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CMU’s One Liners: The Vaccines, Opeth, In Flames, more

By | Published on Friday 17 June 2016

The Vaccines

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The Vaccines have extended their record deal with Sony/Columbia for two more albums. They have begun recording their fourth album already, which will be the first without drummer Pete Robertson, who has left the band, it was also announced this morning.

• Opeth have signed to Nuclear Blast and will release their twelfth album, ‘Sorceress’, through the label later this year. “The decision was made in [Nuclear Blast boss] Markus Staiger’s ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150mph somewhere in the south of Germany”, says frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt. That doesn’t sound like a good time to be negotiating a contract at all.

• In Flames have also signed to Nuclear Blast outside North America, returning to the label for the first time since 2008’s ‘A Sense Of Purpose’. No word on what sort of car the deal was agreed in, but Anders Fridén says: “Both [the band and the label] started in a garage in Europe, both love metal and both have grown a lot bigger over the years”.

• BlackBritishMusic has announced that it will launch new initiative RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry) at the House Of Commons on 12 Jul. More information and tickets here.

• A live version of Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ album will be released on 15 Jul. Have a look at the different physical versions here.

• Just in case you thought that that last track they released was an accident, The Avalanches have released another. Here’s ‘Colours’. New album ‘Wildflower’ is out on 8 Jul.

• Trentemøller has announced he’ll release new album ‘Fixion’ on 16 Sep. He’ll also play a UK show at the Islington Assembly Hall on 18 Sep.

• Boris have uploaded a previously unreleased track from the upcoming tenth anniversary edition of their ‘Pink’ album. This is ‘SOFUN’.

• Bishop Nehru has released the video for ‘Midnight Reflecting’ from his ‘Magic 19’ mixtape.

• Murcof and Vanessa Wagner will release an album of reinterpretations of music by artists including John Cage and Aphex Twin on 23 Sep, titled ‘Statea’. Here’s their version of Arvo Part’s ‘For Alina: Variations For The Healing Of Arinushka’.

• Ekkah have released the video for new track ‘The Space Between Us’.

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