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CMU’s One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories

By | Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014

The Pop Group

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Australian dance DJ and producer Dro Carey has lately signed to pretty alright label Greco-Roman, and will release a new EP titled ‘Club Injury Handbook’ on 1 Dec. Have a taste of its buoyant title track now via SoundCloud.

• Having ‘inked’ a deal with Turnstile Music, Bristol indie band Trust Fund are now to release an album called ‘No One’s Coming For Us’ in Feb 2015. Listen to its topmost song ‘Cut Me Out’ right this minute.

• Post-punk lot The Pop Group are back, after a long, long lunch-break of oh, 35 release-free years, give or take. And they’re bringing with them a Paul Epworth-produced new LP titled ‘Citizen Zombie’, which will be available on 23 Feb. Hear one of its eleven tracks, also its title track, via this link.

• A lorry-load of over 30 American rappers (not at all least Pusha T, Killer Mike, Action Bronson and Young Thug) have gone mic-to-mic on a single mega-track, backed by Noisey and Hennessey, titled ‘The Rap Monument’. Scale a preview of it here.

• Bill and Ted’s dream psych-pop star Only Real, aka Niall Galvin, has broken his new single ‘Yesterdays’ to fans ahead of its release via Virgin/Harvest on 26 Jan 2015. Stream it here.

• Still hot from his dip in the ‘CMU approved’ toaster last Monday, Canadian alt-pop artiste Alex Calder has since released the video to his new single ‘Lola’, having put it together in his living room in 30 minutes flat. Watch the ‘Lola’ skate-o-rama now.

• Also approved, Vessels have signalled their new LP ‘Dilate’, which is set to descend on 2 Mar 2015. From it is a track titled ‘On Monos’, which features Leeds singer Snow Fox, the video for which is viewable here.

• Ed ‘Primark pants’ Sheeran has added an extra date at Wembley Stadium on 11 Jul 2015, since that other Wembley Stadium show he’s doing (on 10 Jul 2015) has already shifted what’s clearly a promising quantity of tickets, which went on pre-sale earlier today. Surely now he can afford to get his ‘undies’ in M&S.

Approved synth-pop band Scarlet Soho have confirmed a host of European shows (the first on 29 Jan in Paris) circling the release of their latest LP, ‘In Cold Blood’, on 13 Feb 2015. The band promise UK dates are on the way, too; so track those updates via the SS Facebook page, if you please.

• Worldly XL-signed twins Ibeyi have confirmed a load of British shows in early 2015, starting at the Bristol Louisiana on 18 Feb. The dates, which act as a live caption to the release of the approved Diaz sisters’ eponymous first LP on 16 Feb, will unfold as listed.

• So here’s a thing; Metallica are headlining next year’s Reading AND Leeds festivals, which take place in tandem over 28-30 Aug. A weird array of acts featuring Jamie T, Run The Jewels, Pierce The Veil, Refused and Wilkinson (live) are also confirmed to play. AND Walls will serve as the festivals’ ‘official’ ice cream sponsor, “serving the old and new favourites including Magnum, Cornetto, Calippo, Twister and Solero”. Now that’s what I call a scoop.

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