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CMU’s One Liners: Vérité, FastForward, SMIA, more

By | Published on Friday 2 September 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Buzzy artist Vérité has signed up to Kobalt Label Services for the release of her debut album, having previously worked with Kobalt’s AWAL distribution company. “We’re THRILLED to continue working with Vérité”, says KLS Global Head Of Creative Vincent Clery-Melin.

• Media Insight Consulting’s FastForward conference will return for a second year in 2017. Aimed at music industry types under the age of 35, it will take place in Amsterdam from 23-24 Feb.

• The Scottish Music Industry Association has not one, not two, but three new board members, and a new chairman to boot. New Chair Dougal Perman is joined by Gillian Henderson, Sharon Mair and Blake Hutchinson.

• Big Deal have announced that they have split up, bowing out with one final video for the their song, ‘Idyllwild’. “If you already bought a ticket to one of the shows or festivals we had booked this summer we can only say we are sorry”, say the band in a statement. “It seems sudden to us too”. Yeah, but less sudden than it does to us, surely?

• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have released the video for new single ‘Jesus Alone’. Their new album, ‘Skeleton Tree’ is out next week.

• Annie provides vocals on this new Tuff City Kids track, ‘Labyrinth’.

• Sohn has released a new track, ‘Signal’, and also announced that he’ll be playing Oslo in London on 16 Sep.

• Tiggs Da Author has released his new single, ‘Swear Down’, featuring Yungen.

• Soccer96 have released another new single taken from their upcoming ‘As Above So Below’ album. Here’s ‘Feels Right’.

• Dena will play Birthdays in London on 16 Nov. Her new EP ‘Trust’ is out today. Here’s the title track.

• Sälen will headline Kamio in London on 19 October. Here’s their new single ‘The Drwg’.

Listen to our weekly playlist of new music featured in this week’s CMU Daily on Spotify here.

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