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CMU’s One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips

By | Published on Wednesday 17 December 2014

James Murphy

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• James Murphy has packaged his previously reported “algorithmically generated soundscapes”, which incorporate match data taken from machines at the US Open tennis tournament, for a digital release (via the IBM SoundCloud) on Friday (19 Dec). This is a snippet of one of the tracks, ‘Match 176’. Game over.

• Enter Shikari released a video for ‘Slipshod’, an exclusive iTunes bolt-on to their next LP ‘The Mindsweep’, ahead of the latter’s release on 19 Jan. Watch the clip, which is animated by ex-‘Ren & Stimpy’ storyboardist Peter MacAdams, today, if possible.

• Thrifty post-hardcore band Make Do And Mend will, on 23 Feb, self-release their new eleven track long player ‘Don’t Be Long’. Get hyped for the premiere of its lead single/title track via this Noisey interview.

• The LuckyMe label’s advent calendar is, like most advent calendars, giving up a new daily gift in the approach to Xmas. Yesterday’s was a Rustie edit of ‘Beautiful’, a single originally released by AG Cook, aka boss of one of CMU’s favourite artist congloms of 2014, PC Music. Stream the remix here.

• The rockin and rollin Loveless bros (of Drenge) are hitting the road early on in the new year, with shows newly confirmed in Leeds (19 Jan) and Manchester (20 Jan), plus an already in place NME Awards Show date at London’s Tufnell Park Dome (12 Feb). Get tickets here and then let’s never speak of this again. Ever!

• Electronic lady Grouper, or Liz Harris, is to play a one-off UK show as part of the St John Sessions on 23 Apr, at St John of Hackney Church in London, as a live compliment/complement to her peculiar latest LP ‘Ruins’. Tickets are available already so go and reserve them, already.

• Next year’s London Electronic Arts Festival and very mini convention, aka LEAF, will feature ‘in conversation’ events with Nile Rodgers, DJ Harvey, and the Black Butter Records and RAM Records teams, and some other speakers that haven’t been revealed yet. The first-confirmed headliner is Modeselektor, and tickets to the event, which goes on between 6-7 Mar, are on sale now via the LEAF site.

• FAO anyone planning on going to either of Tove Lo’s forthcoming shows at London’s Koko (22 Jan) Manchester’s Academy 2 (23 Jan): DO NOT GO TO THOSE SHOWS. For they have been postponed. Whilst Tove recovers from an ongoing inflammation of her vocal cord, that is, which she says means she’ll be inactive for two months or so. Read this very sorry Tove Lo Twitter note for more info.

• Synth-pop band Scarlet Soho have improved on news of their European tour by adding some UK dates at last: at the Railway in Winchester (20 Feb) and The Islington in London (26 Feb). SS’s forthcoming album ‘In Cold Blood’ drops worldwide on 13 Feb, and this a trailer trailing it.

• Green Day, Lou Reed, Bill Withers and Joan Jet & The Blackhearts are amongst the ‘class of 2015’ of acts being thrown into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame as part of its latest wave of inductions. They’ll be locked in and left to rot for all eternity.

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