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CMU’s One Liners: Global release day set, Jamie XX album release day set, Alex Burley brewery gig day set, and other dates for your diary

By and | Published on Monday 30 March 2015

Global Release Day

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Record labels worldwide will switch to releasing new music on Fridays from 10 Jul, the IFPI has confirmed to Music Week. As previously reported, Radio 1’s chart show will also move to Fridays to accommodate the change.

• Jamie XX has announced that he will release his debut album, ‘In Colour’, on 1 Jun. Here’s the first single, ‘Loud Places’, which features Romy from some band called The xx.

• Daphne & Celeste have released the video for their first single in fifteen years, ‘You And I Alone’. The track is produced by Max Tundra.

• Many Things will release a new single, ‘Holy Fire’, on 20 Apr. Here’s the video. They’ll play a launch show at The Lexington the day the single comes out.

• Rudi Zygadlo is releasing a new track, ‘Slow Carz’, via Mad Decent imprint Jeffrees. And here it is.

• Denai Moore has released the video for her new single, ‘No Light’. Her debut album, ‘Elsewhere’, is out next week.

• Alex Burey will perform at the London Fields Brewery on 28 May. Tickets here.

• Two of the winners at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards have been announced. Yusuf/Cat Stevens will receive the Lifetime Achievement prize, while the Good Tradition award (aka outstanding contribution) will be posthumously awarded to Meredydd Evans. The ceremony will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 22 Apr.

• And finally, in an exclusive interview with CMU, outgoing ID-er Zayn Malik has called Simon Pursehouse from Sentric Music “a bit of a prick”. And yes, we’re now doing gags only five of our readers will get. What of it?

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