Artist News Gigs & Festivals One Liners Releases

CMU’s One Liners: One Direction, Morrissey, Joanna Newsom and a festive bundle of other musical awe

By | Published on Tuesday 9 December 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Shoe maker Converse has kicked a load of musicians into the studio and got them to record some Christmas songs. Amongst the six acts that appear on the new ‘Noise to The World’ compilation are Dum Dum Girls and Deer Tick. Listen here.

• Morrissey ‘Moz’ Morrissey is planning to get in that there studio soon, having penned a whole new album. “We wrote a new album and I hope that we will record in February”, he tells B92. It’s not clear how it might be released, though hopefully this one will stay on sale for more than a few weeks.

• Joanna Newsom is also working on new music, he first new material in five years. Speaking to Dazed, she said: “I’m working on something new – I should hopefully have a little more news soon. I’ve been working hard for a lot of those five years on a new idea”.

• Not wishing to be outdone, Lana Del Rey is working on a new record too. “I’m working on a new record”, she tells Galore. So that proves it.

• Paul McCartney has released the video for his previously reported new single, ‘Hope For The Future’. Written for the videogame ‘Destiny’, the video sees McCartney appear as a hologram within the game. It looks terrible. See for yourself here.

• Despite officially having put the project to bed, Alex Zhang has shared a new Dirty Beaches music video. Except he’s calling it a short film. Sure, it’s fifteen minutes long, but that’s just because the song it’s for, ‘Time Washes Everything Away’, is fifteen minutes long. And here is that video.

• Nadine Shah has announced that she will play a headline show at the Sebright Arms in Hackney on 27 Jan, performing some songs from her new album, which is due for release some time early next year. Tickets are available here.

• Oh hey, the CMU approved Chromatics are going to release anew album in the new year. Their fifth, it’ll be released through Italians Do It Better in February. And it’s called ‘Dear Tommy’. This song‘s going to be on it, even though it’s quite old now.

• One Direction have added some new dates to their 2015 UK tour, including three more nights at the O2 Arena in London. Birmingham, Newcastle and Sheffield also get an extra night each apiece. Tickets for all dates are available here.

• Perfume Genius has announced that he will play his biggest London show, like, ever on 10 Jun next year. But where? Oh, only at the Royal Festival Hall. How nice. Tickets are here. And look, here’s a new video he’s made to top this off perfectly. It’s for the song ‘Fool’.

• Marmozets have announced a UK tour for next February, tickets for which will go on sale this Friday at 9am here. As well as that, they’re giving away a free download of a previously unreleased track called ‘Broken Reflection’. Only until 21 Dec, mind. So head over here and download it before then.

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