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One Liners: New Hope Club, National Album Day, Arctic Monkeys, more

By | Published on Wednesday 26 September 2018

New Hope Club

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner/Chappell has signed New Hope Club to a worldwide publishing deal. For recordings, the band are signed to The Vamps’ Virgin/EMI imprint Steady Records. “It made sense that The Vamps were given their own label, it’s clear that the boys have the ability to spot amazing talent – and they’ve proven this with New Hope Club”, says W/C MD Mike Smith.

• The Association Of Independent Music has announced an event in partnership with Pitchblack Playlist and MQA for that National Album Day thing on 13 Oct. Running throughout the day, music fans will have the chance to listen to six albums in high quality audio, including records by Mogwai and Gil Scott-Heron, in total darkness. More details here.

• Arctic Monkeys are auctioning twelve limited edition, framed prints of the band in aid of homelessness charity Centrepoint, signed by both band members and photographer Zackery Michael. More details here.

• Unknown Mortal Orchestra have already released one album this year – ‘Sex & Food’ – back in April. They’re back already with another though, ‘IC-01 Hanoi’, which will be released on 26 Oct. From it, this is ‘Hanoi 6’.

• She Drew The Gun have released the second track from their upcoming second album, ‘Revolution Of Mind’. This is ‘Resistor Reprise’.

• Vessel has released new single ‘Argo (For Maggie)’ from upcoming new album ‘Queen of Golden Dogs’, which is out on 9 Nov.

• Yaeji has released new track ‘One More’. Of it she says, “‘One More’ is about enduring and coming to terms with pain until you have the strength to forgive and move on”.

• Murphykid has released new single ‘Wolf’. “The ‘Wolf’ from which this song takes its title is the old black dog”, he says. “[It was] written at a time where the coming of night was something I didn’t look forward to because it exposed anxieties easier to ignore with the distractions of daytime”. The song is taken from his debut album, ‘Skeletons’, which is out on 12 Oct.

• Haiku Hands have announced UK tours dates for next month, including a show at Corsica Studios in London on 23 Oct.

• Stefflon Don has announced that she will play the Hammersmith Apollo on 29 Nov.

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

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