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One Liners: Bandcamp, One Direction, Thundercat, more

By | Published on Friday 24 July 2020



Bandcamp has announced that it will continue its Bandcamp Fridays initiative for the rest of the year. Initially conceived as a one-off event in March, the direct-to-fan platform will waive its cut of revenues on sales for one Friday a month until the end of 2020, in a bid to help artists through the COVID-19 crisis.



One Direction have released a video marking the tenth anniversary of their formation. So you can stop asking now.

Thundercat has written a song for the Cartoon Network’s new revival of 1980s animated series ‘ThunderCats’. Announcing this during a virtual Comic-Con panel session, he explained that his stage name comes from his love of the show, saying: “It became a name that was given to me because in the middle of working on stuff anytime somebody needed to find me, my friends would go ‘find the guy with the ‘ThunderCats’ shirt'”.



Bon Jovi have released new single ‘Do What You Can’, the finished version of the song Jon Bon Jovi wrote with contributions from fans during lockdown. “I am a witness to history”, says he. “I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use their voice to speak to issues that move us”.

Jaden Smith has released new single ‘Cabin Fever’, which he says is his “vision of a quarantine love song. It’s made to be listened to when the sun is setting and you’re feeling good”.

Ronan Keating has released new solo album ‘Twenty Twenty’. It marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album, which is happening in the year 2020, obviously. So that’s the title explained. He describes it as “a greatest hits of brand new music”. Here’s first single ‘One Of A Kind’, featuring Emeli Sandé.

Planningtorock has released the video for ‘Drama Darling’, from her new EP ‘PlanningtoChanel’.

Earl Sweatshirt has released new track ‘Ghost’, taken from a new expanded edition of his 2019 EP ‘Clay Feet’.

Ulver have released new single ‘Nostalgia’, taken from upcoming album ‘Flowers Of Evil’.

Jaga Jazzist have released new single ‘Tomita’, taken from their new album ‘Pyramid’, out on Brainfeeder on 7 Aug.

Suzanne Ciani has released ‘Music For Denali’, a previously unreleased 1973 documentary soundtrack. “It was recorded at Rainbow Recording, which is the studio I found and shared with recording engineer Richard Beggs, who then sold it to Francis Ford Coppola after I fell in love and quickly moved to LA”, she says. “If I had stuck around I would have probably ended up doing sound for Coppola”.

(Hed) PE have released new single ‘First Blood’.

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