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CMU’s One Liners: Joker, Die Antwoord, Gruff Rhys and maybe more

By and | Published on Wednesday 5 November 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Bass producer Joker has confirmed his latest LP ‘Mainframe’, an “emotional, grimey, cinematic, electronic, R&B-ish mindscape” he’ll self release via his Kapsize label on 16 Feb. FACT has all the facts.

• Die Antwoord have kind-heartedly shared the new video for ‘Ugly Boy’, a track off their third LP ‘Donker Mag’, ahead of the score of shows they’re playing all over Europe from mid-Jan onwards. The clip co-stars name-on-head-game-type pop celebrities Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, Dita Von Teese and, naturally, The ATL Twins. Live the nightmare and watch it now.

• John Robb has announced the next two releases on his Louder Than War record label, an offshoot from his music website of the same name. They are a single from Faerground Accidents, ‘We Hate The Same Things’ (watch the video here), and King Champion Sounds’ new album ‘Songs For The Golden Hour’ (listen to album track ‘Ghetto of Eden here).

CMU approved twins Ibeyi have announced their debut album, which is to be titled eponymously. And why not? It’ll be out via XL on 16 Feb next year. While you wait, here’s the new video for their song, ‘Mama Says’.

• Speaking of twins we all love, Jedward are back with a new single, ‘Ferocious’. “We were inspired by life experiences and wanted to make a song that would lift people up who are down and let them know we understand”, says Edward of the song. Listen here.

• Following the release of his spiritual ‘American Interior’ LP earlier this year, wizard-of-Wales Gruff ‘Griff’ Rhys is playing a heap of UK shows with a band between 8 Feb (at Salisbury Arts Centre) and 19 Feb (At Glasgow Art School). Details here. Amen.

• The Twilight Sad have announced that they are heading out on tour next spring, with UK dates set for April. Fans who buy tickets via the band’s Music Glue store will also get a free download of an acoustic version of the band’s single, ‘Last January’. Watch the video for the original version of the song here.

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