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One Liners: Lamb Of God, Ed O’Brien, Justin Bieber, more

By | Published on Friday 7 February 2020

Lamb Of God


The Jack 2 radio station in Oxford has requested a format change from media regulator Ofcom. Rather than playing a mix of new and recent chart music for 15-29 years olds, it plans to rebrand as Jack 3 and play “easy hits for the over 50s”. That’s going to shock all the young people when they tune in. Or the young person, possibly. Everyone in radio was bigging up their new RAJAR listening figures yesterday, but are the kids really tuning in anymore? Convert the entire FM spectrum to “easy hits for the over 50s” I say.



Lamb Of God have announced that their first album for five years, titled ‘Lamb Of God’, will be out on 8 May through Nuclear Blast. First single, ‘Checkmate’, is out now.

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien – as EOB – has released new solo single ‘Shangri-La’. The track is taken from his debut solo album, ‘Earth’, which is out on 17 Apr.

Foals have released the video for ‘Neptune’, from their ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’ album.

Jon Hopkins has released new track ‘Scene Suspended’. “The main tracks on [his 2018 album] ‘Singularity’ were built of hundreds of layers and processes, and took nearly two years to build”, says Hopkins. “Following on from this I’ve been craving a return to simplicity, to acoustic sound and to the instrument I grew up playing [the piano]. In order to express similar themes, but to use as little as possible to achieve this, the only sound sources on ‘Scene Suspended’ are piano and violin”.

King Krule has released new single ‘Alone, Omen 3’. His new album, ‘Man Alive’, is out on 21 Feb.

Maribou State will release a Fabric mix next month, including two new tracks of their own. “In this mix we wanted to create a world of music that in its entirety you wouldn’t expect to hear within the walls of Fabric, but would reflect the hours spent before heading to the club”, say the duo. The release is out on 27 Mar.

Field Music have released the video for ‘Money Is A Memory’ from their ‘Making A New World’ album. They begin UK tour dates later this month.

Roch has released new single ‘T-Rose’. “The song is about an absence of a child/loss of one and a common feeling of once someone/thing is gone you feel you have more to say to them”, she says. “This is the most intimate and pared back song on the album”.



Justin Bieber has announced that he’ll play a small show at Indigo At The O2 on 11 Feb, ahead of the release of his new album, ‘Changes’, next Friday. This Friday – ie today – he’s released new single ‘Intentions’, featuring Quavo.



Nile Rodgers will host his second annual BRITs viewing party at The Ned in London, in aid of The BRIT School and We Are Family Foundation, later this month (on the same night as the BRITs, funnily enough). Tickets here.

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