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CMU’s One Liners: Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Pornhub’s Christmas single and some more stuff

By and | Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Charli XCX

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Having recently waved ‘adieu’ to his Dirty Beaches alias, Canadian alt-pop artist Alex Zhang Hungtai is now officially going by the name Last Lizard. His updated SoundCloud page has two tracks on it already, so go have a little stream.

• Barely a day seems to go by now without a new Charli XCX track being released. So it shouldn’t surprise you to know that she’s released a new track. It’s called ‘Gold Coin’ and it will appear on her forthcoming new album. Here it is.

• Team Me are finally releasing their approval-winning track ‘F Is For Faker’ as a single. Finally! Taken right off the band’s forthcoming LP ‘Blind As Night’, you can watch an official clip for the song via this link.

Approved piano-playing-and-singing man Tobias Jesso Jr has released a new track titled ‘Hollywood’ that has Pitchfork cooing over it like it’s some kind of miracle baby. And to be fair, it is quite a nice song. Listen now.

• Oh look, it’s a CMU approved act in the One Liners again; this time pop kids Kero Kero Bonito, who’ve let fly an energy-drink-snorting new song with inspiring lyrics. Get with ‘Build It Up’ here.

• Midlands indie types Peace have confirmed a chirpy new LP titled ‘Happy People’. Its release on 9 Feb 2015 will be encircled by a string of live shows, the first of which is on 15 Jan at Liverpool’s Kazimier.

• Ariana Grande is going to be appearing in the arenas of the UK next June. Well, some of them. London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham are the cities. And you’ll be able to buy tickets from this Friday here.

• Tove Lo has had to cancel her upcoming show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden this week, due to some “very inflamed vocal cords”. Fear not though, she’ll be back for a show just down the road at Koko on 22 Jan.

• The Download office has ID’d Muse as co-headliners (co with the yesterday-confirmed Slipknot) of the 2015 festival. Faith No More and Marilyn Manson are also now on the line-up – \m/.

• So that whole Pornhub records thing is still happening. The porn website offshoot has announced its first release – a bid for Christmas number one performed by some stars of British adult channel Television X. It’s called ‘Coming For Christmas’ and features lines like “Let’s go sit on Santa’s lap, see what’s inside his sack”. Classic stuff. I’m sure you’ll be very sad to learn that I can’t offer you the full song just yet, but here’s a teaser.

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