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CMU’s One Liners: Enter Shikari, The Postal Service, Stephen Hawking and more

By and | Published on Thursday 9 October 2014

Enter Shikari

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Enter Shikari will, on 19 Jan, release their new LP, ‘The Mindsweep’. “Fuck’s sake – it’s a double-barrelled, double-battery, double-fisted spacehopper!” yells Plug Lazonby, boss at ES’ Japanese label Hostess Entertainment.

• Soporific indie band The Postal Service are releasing a factual film charting the realities of two shows they played at California’s Greek Theatre last year, aka when they got back together again. ‘Everything Will Change’ will be released on DVD on 24 Nov.

• Physicist and man Stephen Hawking will be heard talking on ‘Talkin Hawkin’, a track on ‘The Endless River’, the ‘new’ old LP coming soon from Pink Floyd. Which, by the way, Roger Waters is not on, nor involved with in the slightest. Errhh?

• Sufjan Stevens has teamed with friend and CMU approved singer Cat Martino to sing a song titled ‘Take The Time’. Do exactly that to hear it now via Pitchfork.

CMU approved Scandi-pop hotcake Tove Styrke has released a new single, titled ‘Borderline’, inspired by breaking free of the ‘Matrix’ of patriarchy. “Society has taught me that there’s a limited space for me to grow within, a narrow idea of what I am supposed to be”, she explains via Dazed (where the track is streaming ATM), adding: “I am free when I fully let go of the things that I, as a girl, have been taught to be throughout my life”. Right on.

• Kerbdog are streaming their new live album, ‘Congregation’ – their first new release since 1997 – in full via the Kerrang! website. It’s a good live album, you should listen to it. Here it is.

• Wiley is celebrating the fact that he is definitely going to release his ‘Snakes & Ladders’ album (rather than announcing it and then chucking it in the bin) with three UK live shows in December. Catch him at The Garage in London on 16 Dec, Birmingham’s Institute Library on 18 Dec, and Gorilla in Manchester on 19 Dec.

• Dels will launch his previously reported new album, ‘Petals Have Fallen’, on 19 Nov at Electrowerkz in Islington. The album itself is out on 3 Nov.

• Producer and DJ Alesso has announced two UK gigs in December. He’ll play the Brixton Academy on 19 Dec and Manchester’s Warehouse Project on 20 Dec. Here’s a trailer for the Brixton show.

• B Dolan has added a second London date in November, having sold out one already. Both dates (on 10 & 11 Nov) are part of the Scroobius Pip-hosted Speech Development Records tour. Details here.

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