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One Liners: Cat Stevens, The Vamps, Rag N Bone Man, more

By | Published on Friday 20 July 2018

Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• Yusuf – aka Cat Stevens – has celebrated his 70th birthday by signing a new deal with BMG to represent his entire recordings catalogue. I probably would have just gone to the pub or something. “I feel very at home [at BMG] and lots of new creative ventures will soon come to light through the ethical vision we share”, he says.

• The Vamps have signed a new publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. “We’ve always written songs for our albums”, say the band. No need to justify yourself to us, lads.

• Red Bull has made a short film about Rag N Bone Man being an all round good egg and mentoring some new musicians.

• The 1975 have a new single out called ‘Love It If We Made It’. It’s got swearing in it and everything.

• Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse have released a new single called ‘Something Human’.

• Zedd’s released a new single. Happy now? Yes, that is what it’s called. Good guess. It features Elley Duhé. Here it is.

• Were you hoping for a new Rod Stewart album? Well, hope no more. Wait, does that sound right? What I’m saying is that Rod Stewart is going to release a new album – his 30th. It’s called ‘Blood Red Roses’, it’s out on 28 Sep, and here’s first single ‘Didn’t I’.

• Blood Orange will release a new album, ‘Negro Swan’, on 24 Aug. “My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of colour”, he says. He’ll play the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 29 Oct.

• Billie Eilish has released new single ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’.

• Tirzah has released a new single called ‘Devotion’. Her new album of the same name is out on 10 Aug. And she’s just announced that she’ll play Village Underground in London on 19 Nov.

• Haiku Salut have released the video for new single ‘The More And Moreness’. Watch it you berks.

• Tallsaint has released the video for new single, ‘Touch’.

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

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