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By | Published on Thursday 9 March 2017

Harry Judd

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Ditto Music continues its international expansion with a new office in LA. “Our new Los Angeles office will be the heart of our global expansion plans for 2017”, says CEO Lee Parsons.

• McFly’s Harry Judd will publish a book on beating depression through exercise, called ‘Get Fit, Get Happy’, via Hodder & Stoughton’s Coronet imprint this October. Here’s Judd himself announcing this in video form.

• Charli XCX will release a new mixtape, ‘Number One Angel’, on Friday. She’s also announced that she’ll perform live at London’s Jazz Café on 20 Apr.

• Noga Erez is back with a new track, ‘Toy’. “The lyrics while short are meant to show … how quickly and easily power can corrupt a person”, she explains. Erez releases her debut album, ‘Off The Radar’, on 2 Jun.

• Ahead of the start of their Brixton Academy residency tonight, The xx have released a video for dreadful single ‘Say Something Loving’.

• Imagine Dragons have released the video for new single ‘Believer’. It’s got Dolph Lundgren in it. Fancy that.

• Jorja Smith has released her previously mentioned ‘Beautiful Little Fools’ video. “I feel as young girls grow up, they’re slightly tainted by what the media says is ‘beautiful’ and I feel like my song can be a little help to them”, says the singer.

• Forest Swords, aka producer Matthew Barnes, has released a brand new single, ‘The Highest Flood’. “It’s a challenge to navigate the world we’re living in now”, says Barnes “‘The Highest Flood’ distils some of the frustration and hope that I’ve been working through over the past eighteen months whilst making new material”.

• She Drew The Gun released “a homage to inspirational female artists” in a new song, ‘Thank You’, to coincide with International Womens Day yesterday.

• Dream Wife have released a new track, ‘Somebody’, taken from their upcoming debut album.

• Blanco White has released the title track from his upcoming ‘Colder Heavens’ EP, and announced his last minute addition to Tinariwen’s Electric Brixton show tonight.

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