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CMU’s One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches

By | Published on Thursday 18 December 2014

Beggars Group

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Current Matador PR man Stuart Davie will, at the end of the year, leave his post to take an internal Beggars Group promotion to the newly-created role of E-commerce Manager.

• An increasingly shirtless Calvin Harris has taken his top off again in order to model a ladder, and some clothes, as the new ‘face’ of Emporio Armani’s SS15 campaign.

• Man band Future Islands have this week released the Jay Buim-directed ‘Road Dawgs’, a seven minute film following them over the year. Look at it here.

• Next-wave rapper Tink has released the video for her track ‘Around The Clock’, the beat to which is by Timbaland. “Raw and simple”, says Tink of the clip’s general vibe. And here it is.

• One of CMU’s Artists Of The Year, the great and holy St Vincent, has a new video on show for ‘Birth In Reverse’ a high spike of her spiny latest LP ‘Strange Mercy’. And like most things she does, it is amazing. Watch it here.

• Psych-rock band Pond have revealed the official video for their new single ‘Sitting On A Crane’, which will appear on their new LP ‘Man It Feels Like Space Again’ when that’s released on 26 Jan. The track itself is available for free via the Pond website, and this is the video.

Approved production corps Future Brown have, in collaboration with director Rory Mulhere, abstracted the sounds of their Maluca-featuring track Vernaculo’ into this video, which is, apparently, “an observation of the senseless world of beauty advertising, positing Future Brown as a universal foundation for all”. Beats me.

• Lo, MC Wiley’s three nationwide ‘Snakes & Ladders’ shows, which were meant to take place this week but got cancelled erm… this week, have been moved to new dates in January. The first is at the London Scala on 27 Jan, with shows thereafter billed in Birmingham (30 Jan) and Manchester (31 Jan).

• The Who have postponed their final two shows of the year – one of which was meant to go ahead last night at London’s O2 Arena – and the next tonight, as Roger Daltrey has been advised by doctors to save his voice. The band will try again at The O2 on 22 and 23 Mar.

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