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CMU’s One Liners: Twitter’s new Head Of Music, Waka Flocka Flame wants out of record deal, Glastonbury’s nitrous oxide ban, and more

By | Published on Wednesday 29 April 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Twitter UK’s Head Of Entertainment Partnership’s Sunil Singhvi has announced (via Twitter, obviously) that he is moving to the US to take up the role of Head Of Music.

Approved hardcore outfit Bastions have announced that they will go on hiatus following a show supporting Rolo Tomassi in London on 2 Jun. “If this seems sudden, it’s because it is”, they said in a statement, explaining that other commitments meant that they would have to abandon the recording of their debut album. However, they added: “We truly believe that this isn’t a goodbye, if and when the time is right, we will be back”.

• Waka Flocka Flame tweeted yesterday, claiming that his label, Atlantic, is holding back his new album and demanding to be allowed to buy himself out of his contract. He even came up with a hashtag for his campaign: #LETWAKAGO. An unnamed source subsequently told Billboard that the rapper is already considering other offers.

• Another clip from Kurt Cobain documentary ‘Montage Of Heck’ has been released, ahead of it US TV premiere on HBO next week, featuring the Nirvana frontman mocking hate mail. The film is out on DVD this week.

• The new Deftones album is scheduled for release on 25 Sep, frontman Chino Moreno has told Radio 1.

• Folk musician Richard Thompson has announced that he will release a new album, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, on 29 Jun.

• Wiley has released a video for new track ‘Chasing The Art’. Watch it here.

• Glastonbury has banned nitrous oxide from its King’s Meadow area at this year’s festival, in a bid to reclaim the ‘sacred space’ from people inhaling the gas. “The arrival of so much nitrous oxide in the King’s Meadow – some two tonnes of canisters were picked up, by hand, at Glastonbury 2014 – has darkened the field’s atmosphere”, said Green Fields co-ordinator Liz Eliot.

• Battles have announced that they will play a one-off London show at The Dome in Tuffnell Park on 27 May. Tickets went on sale this morning.

• Classic Album Sundays and the John Peel Archive have announced an event that will allow attendees to listen to Pulp’s ‘Different Class’ album on 6 Jun. Oh, I should mention that Jarvis Cocker will be there to listen along too, at the John Peel Centre For Creative Arts in Suffolk. Details here.

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