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CMU’s One Liners: Liam Gallagher, The xx, NME Awards, more

By | Published on Monday 28 November 2016

Sam Eldridge, Max Lousada, Nicky Stein, Liam Gallagher, Phil Christie, Debbie Gwyther, Roy Eldridge

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Liam Gallagher will play his first solo show at Bush Hall in London as part of Youth Music’s Give A Gig Week next year, reckons Music Week.

• Death Team have released the video for their latest single, ‘Messed Up’.

• When The xx announced their 2017 UK tour recently, it included three nights at Brixton Academy. That’s pretty good, huh? Three nights at Brixton Academy seems alright, yeah? Well how about seven? Seven mate. They’re doing seven nights now. It’s some sort of record, apparently. Because people who can sell that many Brixton Academy gigs normally book a bigger venue.

• The shortlist has been announced for BBC Radio 2’s Album Of The Year award, which will be presented at the entirely pointless BBC Music Awards on 12 Dec. The contenders are Adele’s ’25’, Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s ‘Alone In The Universe’, Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Love & Hate’, and Rick Astley’s ’50’. Absolutely pointless.

• Estrons have announced that they will perform in a number of the many venues that the UK has to offer in the month of February next year. They’ll play the Boston Music Room in London on 9 Feb, for example.

Voting for next year’s NME Awards is now open. Disappointingly, the ceremony is no long sponsored by Austin, Texas. It’s now 80s haircare brand VO5 paying for the whole shebang. Which is much less confusing, and therefore no fun at all. They should have gone with Viagogo, that’s the way to generate fun.

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