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CMU’s One Liners: Snoop Dogg’s weed investment, Louis and Liam’s songwriting japes, Chris Hadfield’s space album, and more

By | Published on Thursday 16 April 2015

Snoop Dogg

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Snoop Dogg has invested in a marijuana delivery service, because of course he has.

• Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson off of the One Direction have been writing new songs with Jamie Scott, because of course they have.

• Spaceman Chris Hadfield, who wowed everyone with his cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ from the International Space Station in 2013, is set to release a full album. Due for release later this year, parts of the record were recorded in space, which is apparently a “human first”.

• Grizzly Bear are preparing to record a new album that is shaping up to be “more adventurous with the sonic directions”, the band’s Ed Droste tells The Standard.

• Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil – apparently known as the king of Iraqi pop – has recorded an anti-ISIS song with London electronic outfit Ooberfuse, titled ‘We Are One’. Officially released this Saturday, you can listen to the track here.

• Former Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton has released a track from his upcoming new solo album ‘HIVE1’, which is due for release on 11 May. Listen to ‘Gracka’ here. He’ll also be playing a show at XOYO in London on 16 Jun.

• Best Coast have released a new track, ‘Feeling OK’, from their upcoming third album, ‘California Nights’, which is due out on 4 May. They’ll be in the UK to play the multi-city Dot To Dot festival in May, plus a show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden on 20 May. Listen to ‘Feeling OK’ here.

• Slaves will release a new single, ‘Cheer Up London’, on 1 Jun. They have a mostly sold out UK tour coming up in May, including two nights at The Scala in London on 6-7 May. Listen to the single here.

• The Tallest Man On Earth will release a new album, titled ‘Dark Bird Is Home’, on 12 May. Listen to the title track here. You’ll be able to catch him with full band on tour in the UK this October.

• Purity Ring have announced that they will play The Roundhouse in Camden on 29 Oct. Tickets are on sale now.

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