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CMU’s One Liners: Barry Gibb, Roger Waters, One Little Indian, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Barry Gibb

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Following his stand out cameo at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb has signed a new deal with Sony – Columbia in the US, RCA in the UK – to release a solo album written with his sons.

• BMG is “delighted”, don’t you know, to have signed a long-term deal to represent Roger Waters’ Pink Floyd catalogue. And who can blame them? Not me.

• Jockey Club Live, the venture that stages gigs at racecourses, has a new Chairman in the form of Nicky Dunn, who previously worked in the arenas business before setting up an entertainment industry consultancy in 2011.

• One Little Indian has released a sampler to mark its 30th anniversary, featuring Fufanu, Samaris, Tucks, Wild Palms, Foxtrott, and Olga Bell. Listen here.

• Those new Metronomy tracks just keep coming. Here’s ‘Hang Me Out To Dry’, featuring Robyn.

• Rae Sremmurd’s second album, ‘Sremmlife 2’ is due out on 12 Aug. From it, this is new track ‘#DoYoga’.

• They, as in the hip hop duo They, have released a new track, ‘Say When’. The politically charged track is the first taste of what they assure us is “the strongest project of 2016”.

• Ezra Furman has announced a new EP, ‘Big Fugitive Life’, featuring tracks that didn’t make it onto previous albums. Here’s one, ‘Teddy I’m Ready’.

• Mabel’s released a new single, ‘Thinking Of You’. Watch the video here.

• Mauritanian desert-rock musician Noura Mint Seymali will release her second album, ‘Arbina’, on 16 Sep. Listen to the title track now.

• Chance The Rapper will play Brixton Academy on 22 Nov. Tickets here.

• Belly have announced UK shows, which will take place in July and wind up at The Forum in London on 21 Jul.

• Allusondrugs have announced UK tour dates in August, which they say “shall be the full and final musical undertakings of the entity known as Allusondrugs”. Dates here.

• Entries are open for this year’s UK Music Video Awards, which are now in their ninth year. The awards themselves take place on 20 Oct. Go here for info on how to enter.

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