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CMU’s One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more

By and | Published on Monday 29 September 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kobalt Label Services has confirmed the appointment of Tom Osborn, previously with Epitaph/Anti-Records, to the role of VP Marketing, working on marketing campaigns for the label services business worldwide out of its LA office.

• ‘Scottish hitmaker’ Calvin Harris has released minimal info on his new LP, like the fact that it lands on 3 Nov, and that it will carry the title ‘Motion’. So that’s it for now, watch this Calvin Harris-shaped space.

• NYC rap kid Wiki, aka the one off of Ratking with the missing tooth, has climbed on a trans-Atlantic remix of London grime MC Skepta’s ‘That’s Not Me’. Check its video, which features both rappers in the flesh, here, and read Skepta’s views on American v British hip hop here.

• Rock’s most abiding old boots The Who have released their first new track in eight years, ‘Be Lucky’, as is skimmed off the top of their forthcoming 50th anniversary compilation. Oh and here’s a wince-making fact; it’s inspired by Daft Punk.

• St Vincent, aka Annie Clark, is releasing ‘Rattlesnake’ as the next single from her latest LP ‘St Vincent’. Please stream it here ahead of its release on 3 Nov.

• Houndstooth-signed trip-pop duo 18+, who claim their names are Boy and Sis, will on 10 Nov release their very first record of length, as is titled ‘Trust’. This is one of its tracks, ‘All The Time’.

• Sweden’s Tove Lo, who let go her synth-pop-centring debut EP ‘Truth Serum’ earlier this year, is to headline a show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 21 Nov. Tickets are on sale at this link.

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