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One Liners: Boiler Room, Matt Everitt, Robyn, more

By | Published on Thursday 2 August 2018

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Boiler Room has appointed Maria Murtagh-Hopkins to the newly-created role of Chief Strategy Officer. “We have only just begun to scratch the surface of what is possible in terms of delivering unparalleled and innovative cultural experiences to our audience, artists and partners”, she says.

• The board of songwriter organisation BASCA has been refreshed, following its recent elections. Crispin Hunt remains Chair, while Jo Thomas, Martyn Ware, Dru Masters and Orphy Robinson are new additions. The organisation has also confirmed its move to new offices in Borough, South London.

• Matt Everitt is to publish a book, ‘The First Time’, based on interviews conducted for his BBC Radio 6 Music show of the same name. Among the artists to discuss their formative moments are Yoko Ono, Trent Reznor, Sinead O’Connor, Paul Simon, Jonny Greenwood, Jarvis Cocker, Debbie Harry, Brian Wilson and more. The book is out on 5 Nov, listen to Spotify playlists for each chapter here.

• Robyn is back with her first new music since the industrial revolution, ‘Missing U’. She says: “‘Missing U’ is a song about this trippy thing that happens when people disappear. It’s like they become even more clear and you see them everywhere”.

• Alt-J have released the video for the Twin Shadow remix of ‘In Cold Blood’, featuring Pusha T.

• You Me At Six have released the video for new single ‘3AM’.

• Anna Calvi has released the title track to her upcoming new album ‘Hunter’.

• Neneh Cherry has released new single ‘Kong’. The track is produced by Four Tet and Massive Attack’s 3D. Cherry will play Village Underground in London on 12 Sep.

• Chilly Gonzales has released new single ‘Pretenderness’, from his upcoming ‘Solo Piano III’ album.

• Ellen Allien has announced new EP ‘Take A Stand’. Out on 31 Aug, it will be put out by Boddika’s Nonplus Records, making it her first release not on her own BPitch Control label for two decades.

• GJan has released new single ‘Clothes Off’. “It’s a song about accepting your true self”, she says. “Encouraging [you] to take off all your ‘fake’ clothes, and let people see who you really are”.

• Upsahl has released the video for new single ‘Rough’. “Life is never that rough if you’re able to breathe and laugh and be with the person you love”, she claims.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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