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One Liners: Mad Decent, Glastonbury, Eurovision, more

By | Published on Wednesday 25 March 2020

Glastonbury Festival


Diplo’s Mad Decent label has launched a new imprint in partnership with LA-based creative agency and streetwear brand Pizzaslime. The first release on Pizzaslime Records is TikTok viral hit ‘Lonely God’ by Marlboro Nights.



With this year’s festival called off, Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have donated medical supplies intended for the event – including thousands of litres of hand sanitiser plus gloves and face masks – to frontline emergency services and NHS workers.



The BBC has announced plans to fill the hole in its schedule left by the cancellation of Glastonbury. ‘The Glastonbury Experience’ will “bring the nation together and create a weekend of the best in music across radio, television and online with amazing performances for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home”.

The BBC has announced plans to fill the hole in its schedule left by cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest. ‘Eurovision: Come Together’ “will feature classic Eurovision performances, a look at what would have been in 2020 and entertaining interviews, including this year’s UK entry James Newman”.



Lady Gaga has announced that she is postponing the release of her new album ‘Chromatica’. It was due out on 10 Apr, a new date has not yet been announced. “While I believe art is one the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic”, she says in an Instagram post.

Haim have announced that they are pushing back the release of their new album ‘Women In Music Pt III’ from 24 Apr to a new date still to be decided. “We feel this is the best thing to do in the current state of things”, they say in an Instagram post.

Bright Eyes have released their first new song for nine years, ‘Persona Non Grata’. Noting the strange turn that life has taken recently, the band say that they will still release a new album this year “no matter what”, but they are obviously “reassessing” their touring plans.

Jarvis Cocker is moving the release date of his new Jarv Is… album – ‘Beyond The Pale’ – from 1 May to 27 Sep. Tour dates in May have also been postponed.

The Pretenders have announced that they are moving the release date of their new album, ‘Hate For Sale’, from 1 May back to 17 Jul due to retail and shipment restrictions in place around the world currently. They have also released the album’s title track.

The release of Kelly Lee Owens‘ new album ‘Inner Song’ is being pushed back from 1 May to 28 Aug. “We had lots of plans to bring you this album that are now not feasible due to COVID-19”, she said on Twitter, adding that the decision was “also out of solidarity for the thousands of record stores closing their doors to protect us”.

Dirty Projectors have announced that they will release a new EP, ‘Windows Open’, this Friday, and have put out new single ‘Search For Life’ already.

Rosalía has released new single ‘Dolerme’.

Zebra Katz has released the video for ‘Moor’ from his new album ‘Less Is Moor’.

Squid have announced that they have signed to Warp, releasing their first single for the label, ‘Sludge’, at the same time.

Hinds have announced that they are postponing the release of their new album ‘The Prettiest Curse’ – originally scheduled for 3 Apr – to 5 Jun. In a statement, they said that while “we all need music now more than ever … things are a bit scary in Spain and the coronavirus is something that is affecting a lot of our loved ones, so for right now we think all of our focus should be on staying safe and staying home, not promoting a new album”.

Katie Von Schleicher has released new single ‘Nowhere’. The song, she says, is about “the close and tight feeling of being alone”. Her new album, ‘Consummation’, is out on 22 May.

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

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