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One Liners: Fender, Miguel, MTV VMAs, more

By and | Published on Thursday 28 September 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• 7digital announced a new alliance with guitar maker Fender earlier this week. The digital music provider and radio programme maker said it would “provide services to bolster Fender’s suite of innovative online and mobile products”.

• The West Coast division of Warner’s Atlantic Records in the US – which should probably be called Pacific Records – has a new President in the former of Kevin Weaver. A long-time exec at the major – with a past focus on film, telly and soundtrack projects – in his new role Weaver will “provide broad-based senior executive leadership on the West Coast, underscoring Atlantic’s bi-coastal strength”.

• Lapalux will release new EP, ‘The End Of Industry’, on 13 Oct. The next night he’ll headline London’s Village Underground. Here’s new single, ‘Holding On’:

• Sälen have recorded a cover of Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’. If you’re lucky, they might perform at when they play Oslo in Hackney on 25 Oct.

• Aldous Harding is back with a new song, ‘Elation’, an outtake from her great new album, ‘Party’. Here she is performing the song on KEXP:

• Anushka has released new single ‘Do You Have Soul’. “I think in my head this is the imaginary house track that Dilla never made”, she says.

• Mannequin duo FEMM have announced that they will release an album of covers, titled ’80s/90s J-Pop Revival’, on 18 Oct. Their new double a-side single, featuring their take on Yuki Saito’s ‘Sotsugyo’ and ‘Roman Hiko’, is out now.

• Miguel will play the Islington Assembly Hall in London on 11 Oct. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

• That Rita Ora will be hosting the MTV EMAs when they return to London on 12 Nov. And there’s nothing you can do about that. We checked. And double checked. It’s too late.

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

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