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CMU’s One Liners: FKA Twigs, Marina And The Diamonds, [PIAS] Nites and more

By | Published on Thursday 13 November 2014

Marina And The Diamonds

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Spooky R&B star FKA Twigs has signed, on an international basis, a publishing deal with music rights firm BMG Chrysalis. Fin.

Approved vocalist/producer Kwesi Darko, aka Blue Daisy, has signed to R&S Records, and will release a new LP via the label in the New Year. In the meantime he’s playing a show at London’s Oslo this Saturday (15 Nov), get tickets to that here.

• Pretend ‘I Need Your Love’ lovers Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding have collaborated on another track, at last, in Harris’s new ‘Motion’ single ‘Outside’, releasing its video this week. In it, they pretend to be in love. View it here.

• Teen-appealing pop baes Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber have released the first icky-sweet taste of their TBA joint LP in new track ‘Home To Mama’. Feel the song’s ‘vibe’ by listening to it here.

• Marina And The Diamonds has cherry-picked all the vital details of her forthcoming LP ‘Froot’, as features the CMU approved title track… um, ‘Froot’. Basically, ‘Froot’ the album is dropping on 6 Apr 2015, will carry this tracklisting, and will be preceded by a ‘Froot Of The Month’ thing granting six grat tracks to those who order it in advance. The first ‘colour’ in that is ‘Grape’! (I have no idea what any of it means – still here are the details).

• ‘The’ Foo Fighters are going on a UK tour of stadium-sized proportions in May 2015, this following the release of the band’s latest LP ‘Sonic Highways’. The first date is at Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light on 25 May, and the other dates are listed at this link.

• [PIAS] is to curate a sequence of so-titled [PIAS] Nites featuring live acts signed to, and admired by, [PIAS]. The first show, a two-dayer featuring Fat White Family, Ghostpoet, Balthazar, Gengaht, The Wytches and Teleman, takes place at London’s Village Underground on 26 and 27 Jan. Info and tickets here.

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