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One Liners: Fatboy Slim, MusiCares, Jamie XX, more

By | Published on Thursday 16 April 2020

Fatboy Slim NHS gig


Once all this is over, I’m not sure who’s going to look after us all while NHS staff are off at all these free shows that are going to be put on for them. But anyway, Fatboy Slim has announced that he will play a show for NHS and other frontline workers at the Brighton Centre on 28 Oct. Tickets will be available from 7pm on 17 Apr.

American collecting societies BMI, ASCAP and SESAC have created a special fund as part of the existing MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund to support their respective songwriter, composer and lyricist members. Info is on the MusiCares website.



Jamie XX has released his first solo track for five years, ‘Idontknow’.

Jake Shears has released new single ‘Meltdown’. “I wrote ‘Meltdown’ on the hottest day of the summer in New York City”, he says. “It’s a compact little jam born from inspiration in the moment”.

Norah Jones has released new single ‘How I Weep’, taken from upcoming new album ‘Pick Me Up Off the Floor’.

A Day To Remember have released new single ‘Mindreader’.

Former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks has released new single ‘Blood Sugar’. His debut solo album, ‘A Quickening’, is out on 12 Jun, through Play It Again Sam.

The Walkmen’s Walter Martin (with The National’s Matt Berninger on backing vocals) has released new single ‘Quarantine Boogie (Loco)’. Profits from the release will be donated to New York charity City Harvest. “I made this song hoping to make enough of a fool of myself to inspire people to donate money to City Harvest”, he says.

Rina Sawayama has released new single ‘Bad Friend’. Her debut album is out this flipping Friday through Dirty Hit.

J Bannon’s Umbra Vitae have released new track ‘Mantra Of Madness’. Their debut album, ‘Shadow Of Life’, is out on 1 May.

Pictish Trail has released the video for ‘Double Sided’, from his ‘Thumb World’ album.

Bing & Ruth has announced that he will release new album ‘Species’ through 4AD on 17 Jul. From it, this is new single ‘I Had No Dream’.

Br3nya has released new single ‘Plenty’.

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