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One Liners: Mogwai, BTS, Pendulum, more

By | Published on Tuesday 29 September 2020



It’s started. Mogwai have announced the cancellation of their 2021 UK tour, which had been scheduled for February next year. “The safety of fans and crew is of paramount importance, and taking into consideration all the information currently available the band deemed this could not be ensured by February”, say the band in a statement.



Kobalt has renewed its deal with Latin singer-songwriter Ozuna. “I’m very grateful to continue working with Kobalt and look forward to continued success with them”, he says.

Sony/ATV has signed country songwriter Marv Green to a worldwide publishing agreement. “Championing the songs of Marv Green is a true honour”, says Sony/ATV Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston. “He has crafted timeless hits that capture the heart and soul of country music”.



UK festival promoter From The Fields has hired Chris McCormick to head up its brand partnerships division. He joins from BluePeg. “The addition of Chris to our team marks an exciting new era for From The Fields, allowing us to service a wider range of clients with a full complement of services from online and offline sponsorship delivery, activations, curation, marketing and production”, says MD Ben Robinson.

Following four years at Island Records, Elspeth Merry has rejoined independent PR agency Inside/Out as Head Of Publicity. “I started my career in music PR at Inside/Out, so it felt natural to come back to where it all began, but this time as ‘head’, not intern”, she says. “You could say I have come full circle; only slightly older, maybe wiser, an amazing major label experience behind me and the privilege to work with artists whose music and vision I truly believe in”.



That BTS just can’t stop releasing albums, can they? They’ve got another one, called ‘BE (Deluxe Edition)’, out on 20 Nov. It’s their second of the year! “The new album”, they say, “imparts a message of healing to the world by declaring, ‘Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on'”.

Kylie Minogue has released new single ‘Magic’. Her new album, ‘Disco’, is out on 6 Nov.

Amanda Shires has released new single ‘The Problem’, featuring Jason Isbell. Released to coincide with International Safe Abortion Day, all proceeds from the track will be donated to reproductive justice organisation The Yellowhammer Fund.

Hayden Thorpe will release new EP ‘Aerial Songs’ on 16 Oct. Here’s first single ‘Blue Crow’.

Public Service Broadcasting’s J Willgoose has announced new solo project, Late Night Final. His debut album, ‘A Wonderful Hope’, will be out on 11 Dec. Here’s first single ‘The Human Touch’, featuring Teddy Hunter.

Juana Molina has announced that she will release a new live album, titled ‘Anrmal’, on 20 Nov. From it, this is ‘Eras’.

Newly signed to Sub Pop, Kiwi Jr have released their first single for the label, ‘Undecided Voters’. “We all know undecided voters”, say the band. “Democracy’s driftwood, the third planks in the flotsam that purple the pie chart, always on sight and never a part of the scene. Placing imminent demise neatly to one side, Kiwi Jr concentrate on the real issues: the terrible alliance between King Crab and the timezones; 3D printing causing mass sculptor redundancies; and the playlist at the Duane Reade. After all, who is it we’re really voting for: Spartacus or the dead?”



Pendulum will livestream a DJ set from Spitbank Fort – a 150 year old military fort in the English Channel – this Friday. Tune in a 12pm UK time on the band’s YouTube channel.

Moonspell will perform to 300 people in the Pax Julia theatre in Beja, Portugal on 31 Oct. The show will also be livestreamed to the world. All the details and tickets are here.

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

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