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CMU’s One Liners: Kanye West, Andy C, Kraftwerk and more

By | Published on Friday 12 September 2014

Kanye West

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kanye West made it to his show in Melbourne last night in the end, despite having been briefly admitted to hospital with a possible seizure/headache. “He is feeling better; it’s just precautionary to go to the doctor if you’re not feeling well to make sure you have a good show”, is what the Herald Sun claims to have heard direct from West’s wife, Kim Kardashian.

• The roving and AIM-allied Independent Label Market is to pitch for the first time in Edinburgh, taking place at the Pleasance Courtyard on 11 Oct. Scottish labels like Song, By Toad, Lucky Me, Olive Grove and Gerry Loves Records will host stalls alongside international imprints like Phantasy, Because and Fire. Details here.

• Global dance giant and Ram label boss Andy C has signed to Warner’s Atlantic Records , and on that basis will release a single titled ‘Heartbeat Loud’ featuring singer Fiora on 9 Nov. Head over here to stream the track.

• Big news for Paris and Amsterdam-based Kraftwerk fans (or those able to travel to either capital), as the band confirm eight-night residencies in both cities. It’ll be like when they played one back-LP in its entirety per night over eight nights at the Tate Modern, only in Paris (6-14 Nov) and Amsterdam (16-23 Jan 2015). Light-speed over here to get listings and tickets.

• One of the artists shortlisted for the extra-fab 2014 Mercury Music Prize (this care of his acclaimed LP ‘Total Strife Forever’), avant-pop gardener East India Youth, is headlining a show at London’s Heaven on 13 Nov. Tickets are still available, here.

• The team organising Australia’s inaugural iHeartRadio festival – which was meant to be happening in Sydney on 18 Oct, featuring Miley Cyrus as a headliner – have cancelled the event for the time being after an additional headline act became “unavailable”. So boo to that.

• Knightly lyricist Tim Rice will be named a BMI Icon at this year’s BMI London Awards, which take place on 13 Oct at the capital’s Dorchester Hotel. “And I owe it all” says a selfless Sir T, “to Tommy Steele, Lonnie Donegan, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard and Joe Brown”.

• A paleontogist has named a 19-million-year-old species of ‘long-legged pig’, said to have had a “highly innervated muzzle with mobile and tactile lips”, after wiry-limbed rock fossil Mick Jagger. Fin.

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