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By and | Published on Thursday 1 February 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• London’s Lovebox and Citadel festivals – which were set to relocate from Victoria Park to Brockwell Park this summer – seemingly got on the wrong tube line and will now take place in West London at Gunnersbury Park. Objections had been raised by some local residents about the increase of big events in Brockwell Park, hence the change. On the upside, the leader of Ealing Council is “delighted” about Lovebox heading west instead.

• Talking of the increase of big events in Brockwell Park, having got itself on the right tube line, the Field Day festival has confirmed that it will definitely move to the South London site this summer. Rumours of its move from Victoria Park first emerged last year. The event will take place on 1-2 Jun.

• Spotify is testing out a new standalone personalised radio app, called Stations. It is currently only available for Android devices in Australia though.

• Chvrches have released new single ‘Get Out’. The track was produced by Greg Kurstin, of whom the band say: “Working with Greg was so different to what we’d done before, but it also felt so comfortable and like he’d been in our band forever”.

• Mike Skinner has released another new Streets track, ‘If You Ever Need To Talk, I’m Here’.

• Fugazi rhythm section Brendan Canty and Joe Lally have announced the debut album by their new band with guitarist Anthony Pirog, The Messthetics. The eponymous record will be out on 23 Mar. From it, this is ‘Serpent Tongue’.

• Tokimonsta has released the video for ‘I Wish I Could’ from her 2017 album ‘Lune Rouge’. It was “the very first song I was able to complete” following brain surgery in 2015, she says.

• Ahead of the release of new album ‘Microshift’ this Friday, Hookworms have released the video for one of its tracks, ‘Each Time We Pass’.

• Wye Oak have announced that they will release new album ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’, on 6 Apr. They’ll also be playing three UK shows in May. Here’s the album’s title track.

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

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