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CMU’s One Liners: Deafheaven sign to Anti-, NME editor promoted, Mercury entry deadline this week, and more

By | Published on Tuesday 28 July 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Deafheaven have signed to Anti- and will release a new album in October. Announcing this news, the label has put out a trailer for the record.

• NME Editor Mike Williams is now the publication’s Editor-In-Chief, as it prepares to publish its final paid-for edition later this week.

• Considering all the hoo and the haa of his departure from Blink 182 last year, it might surprise you to learn that Tom DeLonge reckons “a few phone calls” could get him back in the band.

• Sky Ferriera has delayed the making/release of a video for a new track called ‘Guardian’. But it is still coming, so don’t be too sad.

• Guitarist DJ Ashba has left Guns N Roses to focus on his other band, Sixx AM. Read his full statement in your choice of five languages here.

• Stornoway will release a new EP, called ‘Unplucked’, on 18 Sep. Among the five acoustic recordings on it is this cover of ‘The Only Way Is Up’.

• Foxes returns with a new album later this year, and will tour the UK in October, including a date at Heaven in London on 27 Oct.

• Former Bad Seed Mick Harvey will tour the UK this autumn, with three dates in London, Glasgow and Newcastle on 30 Jul, 2 Aug and 3 Aug.

• Entries for this year’s Mercury Prize will close at 6pm on 31 Jul. That’s this Friday, people. If you want to have an album considered, you’d better go here and find out how right now.

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