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CMU’s One Liners: Roc-A-Fella Records, Bon Iver, Sleigh Bells, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2016

Roc-A-Fella Records

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Damon Dash is reportedly plotting a new TV series that will tell the story of his former business partnership with Jay-Z and the hip hop label they ran together, Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash is promising a “brutally honest account” of the label’s story, which would presumably include the tensions that rose between its founders in the latter years.

• There’s another new Bon Iver track out there in the world. This is ’33 God’.

• Having announced their new album last week, Sleigh Bells have now released another new track from it, ‘It’s Just Us Now’.

• Tulisa has recorded a cover of ‘Sweet Like Chocolate’ by Shanks & Bigfoot. Here is a seventeen second trailer. You might say that was quite enough, but the whole track will be released on Friday.

• Tkay Maidza has released a new track, ‘Carry On’, which features Killer Mike as a guest.

• Cold Cave have put out the video for new single ‘The Idea Of Love’.

• Conan Mockasin and Sam Dust (aka LA Priest) have formed a new band, Soft Hair. Here’s their first single, ‘Lying Has To Stop’.

• Ultimate Painting have premiered new single ‘Song For Brian Jones’. Here it is. Their new album, ‘Dusk’, is out on 30 Sep, and they’ll headline Islington Assembly Hall on 6 Oct.

• Savoy Motel have aired new single ‘Sorry People’, taken from their upcoming debut album.

• The Chemical Brothers have announced three UK live shows in December, finishing up with a performance at the Hammersmith Apollo on 10 Dec. Tickets on sale this Friday.

• Savages have announced that they will play Brixton Academy on 25 Nov. Tickets go on sale through Songkick this Friday.

• Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls will be touring the UK in November and December. One pound from each ticket sale will be donated to War Child.

• Who will be performing at the Mercury Prize ceremony this year though? Well, The 1975, Skepta, Kano, Bat For Lashes, Jamie Woon, Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka, Savages, The Comet Is Coming and Anonhi. There’ll also be some sort of David Bowie tribute.

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