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One Liners: Chris Difford, Beatport, Pendulum, more

By | Published on Friday 18 September 2020

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Absolute Label Services has partnered with Squeeze’s Chris Difford to launch a new label, Songwriter’s Garden. The first release will be a compilation called ‘Song Club’, featuring a collection of songs curated by Difford. A track from it, ‘Working On The Frontline’, performed by actor Jessie Buckley and her band Jessie And The Leonards, was released earlier this week.



Beatport and Twitch have announced a partnership to increase the amount of livestreamed content on the dance music platform’s Twitch channel. “Beatport has been a key part of Twitch’s music growth over the past couple of years, driving the diversity and artistry of the electronic music industry in unparalleled ways”, reckons Head Of Music Content at Twitch, Will Farrell-Green. “When events all moved to virtual this year, Beatport was one of the first to accelerate their programming on Twitch. We’re THRILLED to expand this partnership to continue connecting this group of avid electronic music fans globally”.



Netflix has turned the ‘Song Exploder’ podcast into a TV show. It was fine as a podcast, Netflix. Podcasts are fine. Anyway, Alicia Keys, Ty Dolla $ign, REM’s Michael Stipe and ‘Hamilton’ writer Lin Manuel Miranda will all dissect one of their songs for an episode in the first series, which is set to go live on 2 Oct. Here’s a trailer.



Pendulum have released their first new music for a decade with a track called ‘Driver’. “We’ve been working on some new tracks for a while now and it’s great to finally get them out”, says the band’s Rob Swire. “We’d been playing exclusive previews of some of the new music at shows in Australia and New Zealand before lockdown, and we’ve been making tweaks along the way to make sure they’re right”.

Deftones have released new single ‘Genesis’. Their new album, ‘Ohms’, is out next week.

Katie Melua has released the video for new single ‘Your Longing Is Gone’.

Health have announced a new album of collaborations, titled ‘Disco 4’, featuring artists including 100 Gecs, Jpegmafia, Soccer Mommy and Full Of Hell. “In the past, each Health LP has been accompanied by a corresponding remix record”, says the duo. “[However], this time, despite being called ‘Disco 4’ in the interest of continuity, we offer you a collection of original collaborations with artists we admire. Also, FUCK 2020”. The track opens with ‘Cyberpunk 2020’, which features no one but Health. Listen to that here.

Enter Shikari have uploaded their full 2017 Alexandra Palace show to YouTube.

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me has released new single ‘Razzmatazz’.

Dream Nails have released the video for ‘Kiss My Fist’ from their eponymous debut album, which came out last week.



Little Mix have announced that they will tour arenas around the UK and Ireland in April and May next year. And who knows, maybe they really will be able to. Tickets go on sale next Friday. The band’s new album, ‘Confetti’, is out on 6 Nov.

London venue The Clapham Grand will hold its official post-lockdown re-opening party tonight, with a performance from Frank Turner. Turner performed at the venue last month in a test run of a socially distanced event that was deemed commercially unviable. However, the venue has now opened a refurbish balcony area, bringing its socially distanced capacity up to a more workable 400. More info here.

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