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CMU’s One Liners: Dr Luke v Kesha, Kate Tempest x Loyle Carner, Jaden Smith and so much more

By and | Published on Wednesday 19 November 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Dr Luke has moved to have part of Kesha’s lawsuit against him dismissed. His lawyers argued this week that her accusation of rape against him is barred by the statute of limitations. No decision has yet been made.

• The many, many man-boys of McBusted have released an extra ‘teaser’ track titled ‘Hate Your Guts’ featuring Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, this pre the 1 Dec release of their first LP as a superband. Hear it here.

• Mercury nominee Kate Tempest and CMU approvee Loyle Carner have teamed up for a new track. Called ‘Guts’, the track will be released by Speedy Wunderground on 8 Dec. Listen here.

• The long ago CMU approved Nadine Shah is back with a new song, the first track from her second album, which is due early next year. The track is called ‘Stealing Cars’, which is something you should never do. Take your mind off your thieve-y urges by listening to the song here.

• Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves are all climbing aboard 2015’s NME Awards Tour, which is still sponsored by the city of Austin, Texas for whatever reason. The tour starts on 19 Feb 2015 at the Sheffield Leadmill. Early bird tickets are on sale now via NME.

• The Jesus And Mary Chain have added some overflow dates to their Feb 2015 UK anniversary tour for 1985’s ‘Psychocandy’ LP. The extra shows are in Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Nottingham, and full listings are here.

• Classical pop band Clean Bandit have confirmed a whole lot of headline shows in March 2015, this in ongoing promo backing of their present LP ‘New Eyes’. Catch them first at Belfast’s Mandela Hall on 5 Mar.

CMU approved London band Virginia Wing will play a launch party for their dark, swirling whirlpool of a latest LP ‘Measures Of Joy’ on 13 Dec, at London’s Dalston Trinity Hall. Get event details and tickets here, and stream VW’s new single ‘Meshes’ here.

• By now you’ll have read the joint interview with Jaden and Willow Smith that ran in the New York Times over the weekend. No? Oh god, go and do it now. And once you’re done, you can listen to some music Jaden has made. First, ‘Blue Ocean’, which is an offcut from his debut album, and a few instrumental tracks he’s hoping people will rap over. Or don’t. That might be preferable.

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