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One Liners: Isolation Albums, DIYsolation, Alesso, more

By | Published on Wednesday 8 April 2020

Isolation Albums


Manchester music conference and showcase festival Off The Record has announced a new project called Isolation Albums. It will see musicians, producers and celebrities share their favourite albums to listen to while on lockdown, raising money for Help Musicians. Peter Crouch, Edith Bowman, Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody are among those taking part.

DIY magazine has announced a virtual festival, DIYsolation, which will see artists performing live from their own homes via Instagram. Acts performing include Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Peace, Self Esteem and Happyness. Taking place from Friday to Sunday this week, the event will raise money for Help Musicians.



Coventry music venue The Empire has announced plans to relocate to the city centre, taking over another former cinema building and corn exchange in order to double its capacity to 1800. Manager Phil Rooney says: “With the support of the council and City Of Culture 2021, we have built a significant investment that will bring jobs to the city and create a first-class entertainment venue to rival anything in the UK”.



Alesso has released new single ‘Midnight’, featuring Liam Payne. “During these difficult times Liam and I hope this song can bring some light”, he says.

Ghostpoet has released new single ‘Nowhere To Hide Now’. His new album, ‘I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep’, is out on 1 May.

Aesop Rock has released new EP ‘Music From The Game Freedom Finger’, featuring music he wrote for the video game ‘Freedom Finger’. Which is why it’s called that. From it, this is ‘Drums On The Wheel’.

The Soft Pink Truth – aka Drew Daniel from Matmos – has released new track ‘On’. His new album, ‘Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?’, is out on 1 May.

Summer Camp have released the video for ‘Love Of My Life’ from their latest album ‘Romantic Comedy’.

Zombie-Chang has released a new song about COVID-19, titled ‘Please Stay Home’, mainly pondering her toilet paper situation.

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

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