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By | Published on Tuesday 23 October 2018

Devin Townsend

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Devin Townsend has signed a new deal with Century Media’s Inside Out Music label. Next year will mark their 20th anniversary of working together. “In an industry that is tenuous at best, we need to make alliances”, says Townsend. “I’m proud to say I’ve been with Inside Out for many of those years that have defined me as an artist”. He is set to release a new solo album through the label, titled ‘Empath’, next year.

• Artist managers Dan Andrew and Matt Rowsell have announced that they are launching a new record label called Be-Known Music, with the backing of Sony Music’s The Orchard. Their first signings are Eliza And The Bear and Lauran Hibberd, whose new single ‘What Do Girls Want?’ is out now.

• PR agency Dawbell has promoted Laura Sinclair to Head Of PR. Head Of Music And Entertainment Kate Etteridge will take on the day-to-day running of the music team.

• Nine Inch Nails have released a dizzying new live video, featuring a performance of ‘Ahead Of Ourselves’ from their current US tour.

• Paloma Faith has released the video for new single ‘Loyal’.

• Bring Me The Horizon have released new single ‘Wonderful Life’, featuring vocals from Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth.

• Holychild have released new single ‘Carmelo’. “‘Carmelo’ is a song I wrote to a family member who sexually assaulted me”, says the duo’s Liz Nistico. “I didn’t write it for you, I didn’t write it for the internet, it’s written for him, and me. Now that we’re releasing it, I hope this song is of some comfort to anyone else who has gone through something similar”.

• Aadae has released new single ‘Carousel Horses’. The song is about “that sinking feeling when everything appears to be moving but you feel really stuck and static”, she says. “It’s like you are riding a burning carousel with no pause button. I guess it’s always fun in the beginning but then eventually all the lights burn out”.

• Pom Poko have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Birthday’, on 22 Feb. Here’s new single ‘My Blood’.

• The Vaccines have announced UK tour dates for early 2019, which will finish up at The Roundhouse in London on 8 Feb. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

• Architect David Adjaye has been announced as the designer for next year’s BRIT Award trophies. “The BRITs are an iconic, eponymous celebration of British creativity and a true testimony to the wealth of talent working and supporting, making and producing and creating music both in this country and globally”, he reckons. “It is an absolute pleasure to be given the opportunity to participate in honouring fellow creatives in this way”.

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

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