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One Liners: Kobalt, Leonard Cohen, Adam Lambert, more

By | Published on Friday 12 October 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kobalt’s AWAL has promoted Matt Riley to the job of VP, A&R. In his new job he will oversee the firm’s UK A&R team. “Stellar”, remarks AWAL President Paul Hitchman.

• Leonard Cohen is trolling Kanye West from beyond the grave.

• Adam Lambert and Meghan Trainor will be among the people to provide voice acting services to ‘Playmobil: The Movie’. I know we all thought ‘The Lego Movie’ seemed like a terrible idea when we first heard about it, but seriously, ‘Playmobil: The Movie’?

• Stormzy has announced a live event for his newly launched #Merky Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Taking place at the Barbican, speakers will include Akala, Chelsea Kwayke and Jude Yawson. Details here.

• Sega Bodega will screen a series of short films created for tracks on his new EP, ‘Self*care’, at the Castle Cinema in East London on 23 Oct. “I love creating visuals for my music but I didn’t want to just commission music videos for this project”, says the producer. “I wanted to invite filmmakers to interpret the theme with complete freedom. My music becomes the soundtrack”. Here’s a trailer, and you can get yourself on the guestlist here.

• REM have released a video of them performing ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ at Glastonbury way back in 1999. The performance will appear on their new compilation, ‘REM At The BBC’, out next week.

• Little Mix are back with a new single, ‘Woman Like Me’, which features Nicki Minaj.

• Run The Jewels have released new track ‘Let’s Go (The Royal We)’, taken from the soundtrack of new movie ‘Venom’.

• Charli XCX and Troye Sivan have released the video for their new single ‘1999’.

• Would you like to see the video for Razorlight’s new single ‘Carry Yourself’? OK, well here it is anyway.

• Culture Club have released new track ‘God & Love’. “The song is a call to action”, says Boy George. “Show me your love and actually do something spiritual and inspiring!”

• Ellen Allien has released the video for recently released track ‘Take A Stand’.

• Jaakko Eino Kalevi has released the video for new single ‘This World’. The track is taken from his new album, ‘Out Of Touch’, which is out tomorrow.

• Roses Gabor is back with new single ‘Roses’.

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

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