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CMU’s One Liners: Snoop Dogg speaks, Mumfords debut, Alexisonfire reunite, and other verbs

By | Published on Wednesday 11 March 2015

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Peter Rhodes, the London MD of Reed Midem, the makers of MIDEM (amongst other things), has stepped down after 32 years with the company. He will remain on hand as an advisor for a time after he leaves, chief exec Paul Zilk told Music Week.

• Snoop Dogg has been announced as the keynote speaker at this year’s Snoop By Snoop West festival.

• Mark Mumford and his so called ‘Sons’ have debuted their new electric sound. Bit boring.

• Stop everything! There is another new Mew song.

• Ane Brun has a new single out called ‘Directions’. But from whence has it arrived? From a new album due out in the autumn, my child.

Approved last year, Zella Day has released a video for her track ‘Hypnotic’.

• Tink has released a new Timbaland-produced single called ‘Ratchet Commandments’.

• Pop innovator Thomas Truax has announced his eighth album, ‘Jetstream Sunset’, will be released on 20 Apr. Here’s a song from it, ‘Pancakes’.

• The artist whose name I am still most likely to pronounce incorrectly, Taragana Pyjarama, has announced a new EP on True Panther Sound. Titled ‘Ariel’ it’ll be out on 4 May. Here’s the title track.

• Alexisonfire are reuniting to play a number of festival dates this summer, including Reading and Leeds.

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