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CMU’s One Liners: Chalk Press Agency, Sony Walkman, Paul Weller and plenty more where that came from

By and | Published on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Paul Weller

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• PR man Jon Lawrence has left Stoked to set up his own company, Chalk Press Agency. Clients include Haim, St Vincent, Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Kyla La Grange, Broods and Denai Moore. Details here.

• Sony has signed off on a new Walkman model, the Walkman ZX2. It’s a high-end MP3 player priced at £949, and features a hi-res audio processor to rival Neil Young’s Pono. It will probably go on sale in the spring. And for all the kids who don’t know the history of the Walkman, Pitchfork felt it necessary to print a recap.

• Paul Weller is going to mix up some fuckin next level shit on his forthcoming studio album. It’s “defiantly 21st century”, “progressive in the literal sense of the word” and features a “kazoo [played] through a fuzzbox”, he tells Uncut.

• Oh, what? Another Tame Impala album. Well, OK then. But make sure you clean up afterwards. The band are still working on the record, so there’s time to clear a proper space for it.

• NY hip hop entities Dipset – aka Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey – have this week shared their first new single in five years, ‘Have My Money’. Slide over and hear a radio rip of it, right now.

• Jagjaguwar signees Viet Cong have let slip another song from their debut album, which is out on 20 Jan. Slipped right out it did. Someone should really pick it up. Look, there it is.

• Grimey type Mumdance and the Boxed collective’s Logos have knocked heads on a LP of “ten future-facing club tracks’, titled ‘Proto’. It arrives via Tectonic on 16 Feb, and this may or may not be a stream of its title track.

• Still-dismally-named indie band Pop Etc, fka The Morning Benders, have released the lyric video to their new single ‘Running In Circles’, which is available to buy now. Look, listen and learn the track via said lyric clip right here.

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