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CMU’s One Liners: Noise Records, Opeth, Skepta, more

By and | Published on Friday 15 April 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• BMG will relaunch metal label Noise Records with one of those major reissue campaigns next month. Founded in 1983, Noise Records was subsequently bought by Sanctuary Music in 2001, which was then sold to Universal, which then sold the Sanctuary catalogue to BMG in 2013.

• Opeth are adding to their beer range. Their second, Communion Pale Ale, will be available from 22 Apr. There’ll be a launch event with a DJ set from guitarist Fredrik Akesson at the Northern Monk Brewery in Leeds the same day.

• Skepta will release new album ‘Konnichiwa’ on 6 May, he announced via Instagram. Here’s the tracklist too.

• Michael Kiwanuka has released the video for new single ‘Love & Hate’. His new album of the same name is out on 27 May.

• The Invisible have announced that they will release new album ‘Patience’ on 10 Jun. They’ve also released a new track from it, ‘So Well’, featuring Jessie Ware. Also, they’ll headline the Pickle Factory in London on 19 May.

• Halsey has released a new version of her track ‘Castle’ for new film ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’. Here’s the video.

• BadBadNotGood have released a new track, ‘Speaking Gently’.

• Noonie Bao has released the video for new single ‘Reminds Me’. “I wanted it to sound like the dark woods, huge castles and desperation”, she says of the track. Find out if she was successful here.

• Pete Doherty will play the first show at the re-opened Bataclan Theatre in Paris on 16 Nov. The show will come almost a year to the day after terrorists opened fire on the audience at an Eagles Of Death Metal show there.

• Having previously announced that she would be playing London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 14 Nov, Julia Holter has now let slip that she’ll be going on a whole flippin UK tour straight after.

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