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CMU’s One Liners: Tim Hecker, Apple, Channel 4’s Future Sounds, more

By | Published on Friday 18 December 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• 4AD has signed Tim Hecker to a new record deal. The label will release a new album from the electronic musician next year. Hecker has also announced a show at St John At Hackney church in London on 5 May.

• Jeff Williams is now Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, promoted from the tedious-sounding task of overseeing the company’s supply chain. “Jeff”, said CEO Tim Cook. Jeff indeed.

• Because everyone now has to have their own list of artists who may or may not be big in the next twelve months, Channel 4 has published its new Future Sounds list. On it are Alessia Cara, Aurora, Barns Courtney, Blossoms, Bonkaz, Izzy Bizu, Loyle Carner, Pretty Vicious, SG Lewis, and Tala.

Here’s a new Sia track, ‘Cheap Thrills’. It’s one that Rihanna didn’t want.

• Diplo has a new track with Sleepy Tom out. Click this link and it’ll be right there.

• There’s a new Yann Tiersen track out. Good news, eh? It’s taken from a new book of sheet music featuring ten piano pieces. Oh, and he’s touring the UK in May.

• Justin Bieber has added a sixth date at the O2 Arena to the end of his 2016 tour on 29 Nov. What a nice guy.

• Lionbabe will headline Koko in London on 1 Jun. Their debut album ‘Begin’ will be out on 5 Feb.

• Morrissey has commented on his recent Bad Sex Award In Fiction win, telling Uruguayan newspaper El Observador: “I have many enemies who are motivated, as you know, to use my achievements against me. It is best to keep an indifferent distance [to things like this], because there are too many good things in life to allow these repulsive horrors pull you down”.

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