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CMU’s One Liners: PJ Harvey signs to AGI, Billy Corgan joins TNA, Roisin Murphy to play ABC, and more fun with acronyms (actually none)

By and | Published on Tuesday 28 April 2015

PJ Harvey

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• New York-based booking agency AGI has signed PJ Harvey for North America. The singer, currently working on a ninth studio album, was previously booked by CAA in the region.

• Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has taken a new job as Producer, Creative and Talent Development at TNA Wrestling. The role will see him develop characters and storylines for the company’s ‘Impact Wrestling’ show. “As cultures currently evolve at great speed, so must pro wrestling meet and supersede such expectations to thrive”, says Corgan.

• As if Refused getting back together wasn’t bad enough, now they’ve further sullied their legacy by recording a new album. That’s out on 30 Jun. You could listen to the first track from it, ‘Elektra’, but I wouldn’t bother cos it is shit.

• Frankie And The Heartstrings have announced that they will return with their third album, ‘Decency’, on 10 Jul. Here’s first track, ‘Save It For Tonight’.

• Róisín Murphy has announced three UK shows in November, which will follow the release of her new album ‘Hairless Toys’ on 11 May. She’ll play Glasgow’s ABC on 14 Nov, Manchester’s Albert Hall on 25 Nov, and the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 27 Nov. Here’s the video for new single ‘Exploitation’.

• Wolf Alice have announced tour dates for September, which will close with a show at the Brixton Academy on 26 Sep.

• Editors have announced UK tour dates for October, including a show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 13 Sep. The band’s fifth album will also be out this autumn. You can download the first track from it, ‘No Harm’, from their website.

• Unicorn’s Alden Penner will be touring the UK in June. It might interest you to know that Michael Cera will be appearing as a member of his band. Or not, whatever.

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