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One Liners: Help Musicians UK, Festival Congress, Matthew Herbert, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 3 September 2019

Help Musicians UK


Music charity Help Musicians UK has opened up applications for its Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, which provides a total of £10,000 in funding to up to four emerging artists in the jazz genre. The deadline for applicants is 14 Oct – info here.



The full programme has been announced for this year’s Festival Congress from the Association Of Independent Festivals, which takes place in Sheffield on 6-7 Nov. Sessions include legendary rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky in conversation, a live recording of Rob da Bank’s ‘A-Z Of Festivals’ podcast, and a keynote from Bert Cole of performance art collective Arcadia Spectacular. Info here.



Matthew Herbert has composed an original score for ‘The Cave’, a new documentary film from Feras Fayyad. In it the director returns to his native war-torn Syria to follow a dedicated team of female doctors who treat casualties in an underground hospital while battling systemic sexism. The film premieres later this month at the Toronto Film Festival.



Benny Blanco has released the video for ‘Graduation’, featuring Juice Wrld.

Avril Lavigne has released a new version of her song ‘Head Above Water’, featuring Travis Clarke of We The Kings.

Wretch 32 has released the video for new single ‘Mummy’s Boy’. “In a Caribbean household, ‘mummy’s boy’ is almost like the worst insult you can give a kid”, says the rapper. “I was the mummy’s boy, with two older sisters and two younger sisters. Me, I take power in it, because the mummy’s boy became the man of the house; the head of the family. So it’s just something that has a negative connotation can be flipped into a bigger positive”.

Gabrielle Aplin and JP Cooper have released new collaboration ‘Losing Me’.

Bat For Lashes has released new single ‘Desert Man’. Her new album ‘Lost Girls’ is out this Friday.

HXXS have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Year Of The Witch’, on 18 Oct. Here’s its first single, ‘Learner’.

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

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