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CMU’s One Liners: IMS, Sankeys, Mykki Blanco and more

By and | Published on Wednesday 15 October 2014

IMS Asia-Pacific

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Don your sailors’ caps, everyone, the International Music Summit is shipping out to Singapore. Pete Tong will host IMS Asia-Pacific on 11 Dec. More details here.

• Having set up a new clubbing space in Manhattan last year, Sankeys has now decided it would much rather be over the river in Brooklyn. And so over the river to Brooklyn it is moving. “We always felt the area and aesthetics of the [Manhattan] venue was not quite right for us but we went with it”, said owner David Vincent.

• Rapper Mykki Blanco has announced that he will release a new mixtape, ‘Gay Dog Food’, on 28 Oct. It’ll feature a spoken word track by Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna. Here’s a different track featuring Cities Aviv, called ‘Moshin In The Front’.

• Mums’ favourite King Creosote (well, my mum quite likes him) has announced that he’ll be touring all up and down the UK like nobody’s business in January and February. Just look and these dates.

• Yours and your dad’s favourite band, Future Islands, will play the biggest show they’ve ever played on 31 Mar at the Roundhouse in London. Leap sweatily on over to this link to get tickets, which have been on sale since 9am this morning, so might be all gone. Still… leap, leap I say!

• Life-giving rock princes (and 2014 Mercury Prize nominees) Royal Blood have confirmed their highest-capacity European dates, to date, so that’s gotta be a big deal. RB’s forthcoming Euro tour hits the UK on 22 Feb at Glasgow’s Barrowlands. Here are the dates in a list, and here is the video for Royal Blood’s new single ‘Ten Tonne Skeleton’ because blah.

• This year’s shortlist for Wales’ rarest bit of awards-based acclaim, the Mercury Prize-esque Welsh Music Prize, has gone public. The latest LPs by 9 Bach, Cate Le Bon, Euros Childs, Future Of The Left, Gruff Rhys, Gulp, Joanna Gruesome, Manic Street Preachers, Samoans, Slowly Rolling Camera, The Gentle Good and The People The Poet are all nominated for the top award, which will be presented at big ole Welsh ceremony on 28 Nov. Info here.

• The ten recipients of ten European Border Breakers Awards in 2015 have been revealed, and MØ, Hozier, Todd Terje, John Newman and Tove Lowe are five of them. Those lot and the rest will receive their prizes at next year’s Eurosonic Noorderslag festival. Hurrah!

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