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CMU’s One Liners: Alissa, Sentric Music, Dice, more

By | Published on Thursday 8 September 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Napalm Records has signed Arch Enemy frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz to a new solo deal. “With Angela Gossow as management and Napalm Records just as passionate as I am about this new project, I’m fortunate to have found a home amongst friends and colleagues who are supportive and encouraging of my full musical spectrum”, she says. Her debut solo album, under the name Alissa, is set for release next year.

• Music-publishing-for-everyone pioneer Sentric Music is ten years old. They grow up so fast, don’t they? There will be parties in Berlin, Hamburg, London and Liverpool – the latter two both taking place on 29 Sep, at the 100 Club in London and The Merchant in Liverpool.

• Top ticketing whatnot Dice has confirmed twelve new venue partnerships with The Dome, Boston Music Room, Birthdays, Kamio, The Lock Tavern, The Moth Club, The Shacklewell Arms and The Waiting Room in London, Belgrave Music Hall and Hedrow House in Leeds, and the Night And Day Café in Manchester. “This is just the start”, says CEO Phil Hutcheon. “We’re ready to talk to any venue who wants to truly innovate”.

• PWR BTTM have signed to Poly Vinyl and will release their second album through the label next year. Here’s ‘New Hampshire’ from the first.

• Drake is opening a strip club in Houston. Not one of those seedy strip clubs you get though, no, not that, one “where the women are on a pedestal and the surroundings are unforgettable”. It’s going to be called The Ballet.

• Jack White has stuck an interactive timeline thing looking back at his whole career up on his website. So that’s nice. Look here.

• Preoccupations have released a new eleven and half minute song called ‘Memory’. Make yourself a cup of tea before hitting play on this one, I’d say. And then try to remember everything you hear.

• Dream Wife have released the video for new single ‘Lolita’. They’ve also announced that they’ll play a headline show at the Moth Club in Hackney on 31 Oct.

• Skream will be touring the UK in October, November AND December. “The tour itself is a conscious effort to resurrect the ‘back to basics’ element of club culture to the forefront again, forsaking elaborate, extravagant production for the eyes-down, music focused selection of a pure clubbing experience”, says the producer. He’ll get things kicked off at London’s Village Underground on 28 Oct.

• Jimmy Eat World will be touring the UK in November. What fun.

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