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CMU’s One Liners: Solid Steel relaunch, Kanaku Y El Tigre signing, Michael Eavis’s train, more

By and | Published on Friday 24 April 2015

Palma Violets

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music Publishing has renewed its worldwide alliance with UK publishing and production firm Metrophonic, with the major providing rights administration to the indie. “Positive” says Metrophonic’s Brian Rawling. “Delighted” added Universal’s Paul Connolly.

• Booking agent Cris Hearn, previously off of Primary Talent, has joined rival agency Coda as a Senior Agent. “Philosophy” says Hearn. “Universally” adds Coda MD Claire Horseman

• Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel DJ mix show has relaunched its website. It will continue to put up a new two hour mix every week, and for the new site producer DK has collected 50 of the best dating back to 1988. It’s very cool, check it out.

• Peruvian indie folk band Kanaku Y El Tigre have signed joint record deals with K7!’s Strut Records and Tiger’s Milk Records, as well as a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. This is new single ‘Si Te Mueres Mañana’.

• Kaskade has shared the video for new track ‘Never Sleep Alone’. And if you want more, you can watch a bit of slow motion drone footage from his Coachella set here.

• Palma Violets have released the video for ‘English Tongue’, taken from their new album ‘Danger In The Club’, which is out on 5 May. And here is that video.

• Calexico have shared the video for ‘Falling From The Sky’ from their new album, ‘Edge Of The Sun’. Watch it here. Next week they kick of a short UK tour with a sold out show at the Shempire.

• Jurassic 5 have announced UK tour dates to mark the re-issue of their 1995 debut album ‘Quality Control’ later this year. They’ll play in Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol, finishing up at The Forum in London on 10 Sep.

• If you want, you can book to stay in Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s old bedroom in LA on Airbnb, for £199 per night.

• Or, if you’ve got a bit more money knocking around, you could buy Trent Reznor’s house for $4.5 million. Up to you.

• A new train that will travel from Paddington to Castle Carey, the nearest station to the Glastonbury festival, has been named Michael Eavis. Appearing at the unveiling yesterday, Eavis said: “There have been ups and downs over the last 45 years of the festival but this is one of the best moments”.

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