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CMU’s One Liners: Sam Smith’s vocal cords, Expedia’s Festival Playlister, Let’s Wrestle’s farewell show, and more

By | Published on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Sam Smith

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Massachusetts General Hospital has issued a press release to say that Sam Smith’s surgery to combat the haemorrhaging of his vocal cords went well and the singer is expected to make a full recovery. Hooray for doctor/patient confidentially.

• Expedia has launched a little tool to serve up Spotify playlists for festivals, based on your tastes for either mainstream or more obscure acts, and featuring tracks from line-ups past and present. Have a look here.

• Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video is out now. You probably know that already.

• Rita Ora will release her new single, ‘Poison’, on 28 Jun. But you can listen to it here now.

• Gabrielle Aplin has announced that she will release her new album ‘Light Up The Dark’ on 18 Sep. Here’s the title track.

• Prides have announced that they will release their debut album ‘The Way Back Up’ on 10 Jul.

• The approved Alex Burey has released the title track from his new EP, ‘Family Stone’. He’ll also headline a show at the London Fields Brewery on 28 May.

• Pop Etc are releasing a new single called ‘Bad Break’. Here’s the video if you don’t believe me.

• Slaves have announced a November UK tour, which will close with a performance at The Forum in London on 27 Nov. Full dates here.

• Girlpool have added a load of new shows to their schedule, including one at The Scala in London on 15 Sep.

• Let’s Wrestle have announced that they are splitting up. The band’s original line-up will play a farewell show at the 100 Club in London on 10 Jul. Tickets here.

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