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CMU’s One Liners: Deezer, Spice Girls, Frank Ocean, more

By and | Published on Thursday 7 July 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner Music’s label services thingy whatnot ADA has promoted Brandon Squar to the role of EVP of Digital Sales & Strategy for the whole wide world. “True”, says his boss David Orleans.

• Possibly feeling a little left out of the Apple/Spotify public shouting match, Deezer has hired itself a brand new VP Of Communications in the form of Julia Herd who may or may not now be charged with the task of dissing Apple on Twitter.

• So now the Spice Girls ARE planning a reunion show for next year, or so says the Mirror. I might just write a year’s worth of “it’s on” and “it’s off” articles later today, so we have them on file. Despite Mel C saying it’s not happening – and Victoria Beckham still being undecided – apparently the remaining three are planning a Hyde Park show, performing as a trio if necessary.

• Frank Ocean hasn’t released his new album yet, but at least he’s starring in a new Calvin Klein advert.

• Speaking of Calvin Klein adverts, Young Thug is in one too.

• So is Henry Rollins. His advert is quite creepy, but mercifully short.

Zara Larsson’s ‘Lush Life’ has a new video, because one is never enough.

• Courtney Barnett has released the video for new single ‘Elevator Operator’, the opening track from her 2015 album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’.

• Toro Y Moi is releasing a new live album, ‘Live From Trona’, on 5 Aug. There’s a live film too, which you’ll be able to watch on Vimeo here.

• LZNDRF – aka Ben Lanz and The National’s Bryan and Scott Devendorf – will release two new songs on twelve-inch vinyl on 5 Aug.

• Russian Circles have released another track from their forthcoming new album. Clicking here will confirm this to be true.

• Rob Crow’s dubiously named but still good Goblin Cock have announced that their third album – ‘Necronomindonkeykongimicon’ – will be out in September. Here’s first single ‘Something Haunted’.

• It has begun. Ed Sheeran is rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury next year. It will be a set consisting entirely of Matt Cardle covers. With Barry Gibb guesting on that Biffy Clyro one.

• Morrissey announced that two shows in London last December were “likely” to be his last ever UK performances. Not that likely though, because he’s now playing the Manchester Arena on 20 Aug.

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