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CMU’s One Liners: Rough Trade, Roar, Jade Jackson, more

By | Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017

Rough Trade

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Rough Trade Records has expanded its US team with the hiring of Ryan Naideau to head up A&R in the country.

• Jonathan Shalit’s Roar management company has acquired comedy agency Christian Knowles Productions, which counts acts such as Micky Flanagan, Hal Cruttenden, Mark Watson and Zoe Lyons on its roster. “We resisted previous offers from elsewhere to buy CKP, but Roar’s ambition and vision matched our own perfectly”, says Knowles.

• Anti- has signed Jade Jackson to release her new album, produced by Social Distortion’s Mike Ness. From the album, here’s new single ‘Motorcycle’.

• Wire have announced that they will release their fifteenth studio album, ‘Silver/Lead’, on 31 Mar, marking their 40th anniversary as a band. Here’s first single ‘Short Elevated Period’.

• Jaga Jazzist have released a new track, ‘Relative Peace (Oban Rework)’, featuring Young Dreams and Kimbra. The band will play the Roundhouse in London this Friday.

• Methyl Ethel will release new album ‘Everything Is Forgotten’ on 3 Mar. From it, this is ‘Ubu’.

• Neil Diamond has announced 50th anniversary tour dates, with various UK and Ireland dates finishing up at the O2 Arena on 17 Oct.

• Agnes Obel has announced that she will headline the Roundhouse in London on 4 Jun. Here’s new single ‘Stretch Your Eyes’.

• Nominations for the 2017 Radar Awards are now open. Put forward your music related content – videos, photography, design etc – by, filling out this form here.

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