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CMU’s One Liners: Tim McGraw, Emika, Lorde, Selena Gomez and other true stories

By , and | Published on Friday 7 November 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Country star Tim McGraw has parted company with Red Light Management after a five year alliance with the firm, according to Billboard. The singer’s ex-manager Scott Siman is reportedly filling in.

• Formerly Ninja Tune-signed producer Emika (pictured) has announced that she will self-release her third album through her own, newly set up Emika Records label. As well as that, you can expect a series of twelve-inch club tracks, her debut symphony, and a piano LP. That’s all to come though, for now you’ll have to make do with this video trailer.

• Lordey, Lordey, Lorde has released a video for her new ‘Hunger Games’ soundtracking track ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’. It features some… dancing.

• Idris Elba has slung a Maverick Sabre-featuring track up on his SoundCloud page, called ‘You Give Me Love’. It’s taken from his previously reported Nelson Mandela-inspired album, ‘Mi Mandela’. Listen here.

• Despite only being seven years old, or something, Selena Gomez has now released enough music to warrant a ‘greatest hits’ record. Called ‘For You’, it’ll be out on 24 Nov and features three previously unreleased songs, including ‘Heart Wants What It Wants’, which you can see the video for here.

• Manic Street Preachers will re-release their twenty year-old LP ‘The Holy Bible’ on 8 Dec, both digitally AND on CD AND on vinyl, the first time it’s been available on ‘wax’ since 1994. This news goes nicely with that of the band’s sold-out ‘Holy Bible’ shows next month, at which they’ll play the album from front to back.

• Excellent 60s Cambodian pop-influenced psyche-rock outfit Dengue Fever are back. You just can’t shake them, can you? They’ll be releasing their first album in almost four years on 15 Jan, and it will be called ‘The Deepest Lake’. Here’s the first track off it, called ‘No Sudden Moves’.

• Emmy The Great is releasing an outward-looking four-track EP titled ‘S’ on 27 Jan 2015. Hark at its lead track ‘Swimming Pool’, which features Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts, here.

• The earth stood still yesterday as Earl Sweatshirt released track that’s barely a track, given that it is only 76 seconds long. Stream ’45’ via this link for god’s sake.

• Swedish heavy metal band Opeth are headlining on a one-off basis at the London Palladium on 18 Oct 2015. Which is really far away, so try to hold it in your mind for the next year, or thereabouts. Remembering that it roughly coincides with the 25th anniversary of the band’s formation might help.

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