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By | Published on Monday 26 January 2015

Jess Glynne

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Jess Glynne is going to be big news this year, so get fucking used to it. You may already have heard her new single, ‘Hold My Hand’. If not, here it is.

• What’s ‘Peter’ Doherty doing? Writing and recording the new Libertines album? Nope. He’s got a solo single called ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ coming out on 9 Mar. All proceeds will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Listen here.

• You already shit your pants when BadBadNotGood recorded with Ghostface Killah and got Doom in on the action. Now get ready for your mind to be blown, because that track has a video with Boom Bip and Odd Future’s Left Brain in it.

• Rex The Dog is back. Sweet Jesus, man. Where have you been? He’s got an EP called ‘Sicko’ out on 2 Mar. And here’s a DJ mix thing he did too, in which is buried the title track of that EP.

• Hey! It’s Toro Y Moi. Back again with another of those album things. ‘What For?’ it’s called. What fucking for? For tracks like this, that’s what.

• Former EMF frontman James Atkin is about to release his debut solo album on 2 Mar. Unbelievable! Oh my god, did I actually just do that? Unbelievable. Here’s the first single, ‘Corresponder’.

• James Lavelle will be presenting Unkle Sounds at Koko on 28 Feb. Not entirely clear what that means, but it sounds like fun. Buy tickets here.

• If you were looking forward to seeing The Black Keys on their European tour then – HA! – bad luck, idiot. They’ve cancelled it. Bit harsh? No, you have to learn. Anyway, the band’s Patrick Carney has injured his shoulder and “needs time to heal”. Lightweight.

• Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be in Norwich this year on 23-24 May. Taylor Swift’s going to be one of the headliners. Programmers of other festivals keen to now which other acts are now off limits as they struggle to compete with the BBC event’s unique funding and free ticket strategy will be pleased to learn that more updates are expected shortly.

• Remember that cartoon we all used to watch years ago, ‘The Simpsons’? Well, it’s still going apparently, and Pharrell’s going to be in an episode.

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