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By | Published on Thursday 15 November 2018

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Canadian publishing company Ole has announced Helen Murphy as its new CEO. She replaces Robert Ott. “I am passionate about music”, says Murphy. As are we all Helen, as are we all.

• Mogwai and Signature Brew have created a new pale ale named ‘Mogwai Beer Satan’ – a play on their 1997 track ‘Mogwai Fear Satan’. Described as the brewery’s “first concept beer”, it is apparently “built around the properties” of that track. There’s a launch night for the beer at the Signature Brew Taproom & Venue in East London tonight.

• There’s a Little Mix Alexa skill to promote their new album. Enable Little Mix Triple A on your Amazon device to transport yourself into the studio or go backstage with the band. They recorded 400 separate audio tracks for the app, so there’s a lot to delve into. Not like the CBeebies skill, where you have to listen to Mr fucking Tumble say the same thing over and over again. Little Monster’s in the bathroom, shut up!

• Ellie Goulding and that Diplo have released the video for their recent single ‘Close To Me’, featuring Swae Lee.

• The Chemical Brothers have released a video for their last single ‘Free Yourself’. It took eight months to make, apparently. The duo say of the video: “Why would artificial intelligence behave any different to humans discovering music and dance for the first time? We’ve all seen humans dancing brilliantly like robots, we’ve also seen robots dancing brilliantly like robots but you’ve never seen robots dancing badly like humans. That’s new…” It sure is.

• Hozier has released a new single, which I think might be a thing some people vaguely care about. It’s called ‘Movement’. He’s going on a sold out tour of the UK in December, which would confirm my earlier statement.

• The Vaccines have released new single ‘All My Friends Are Falling In Love’. They’ve also announced tour dates for January and February, finishing up with two nights at The Roundhouse in London.

• Lafawndah has released her new mixtape ‘Honey Colony Vol 2’. She’s also announced the full line-up of artists joining her for her ‘Honey Colony’ show at London Queen Elizabeth Hall next month. As well as herself, Tirzah, Kelsey Lu, Nìdia, Bonnie Banane and Elheist will all be pitching in and helping out.

• Popcaan has released the video for ‘Wine For Me’, from his recent album ‘Forever’.

• Easy Life have released the video for their latest single ‘Nightmare’.

• Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has announced that she will release a new album, titled ‘Tides: Music For Yoga And Meditation’, on 11 Jan. Here’s a short excerpt.

• Yaeji has released the video for relatively recent single ‘One More’. “For the music video ‘One More’ I wanted to create a speculative reality in which our daily loops of banal existence become a prison for our creative expression and forward progression”, she says. “Too often people are trapped by their self-imposed ritual routines, and do not have the agency to break free and take control of their own destiny”.

• Balthzar will release new album, ‘Fever’, on 25 Jan. From it, this is ‘Entertainment’.

• Rina Mushonga has announced the she will release her second album, ‘In A Galaxy’, on 15 Feb. Here’s new single, ‘Hey Coach’.

• Azealia Banks has announced two UK shows in January next year. She will play The Ritz in Manchester on 24 Jan and Koko in London on 25 Jan. Probably.

• Blood Red Shoes have announced a run of live shows in December and January, kicking off at the Assembly in Camden on 7 Dec. The duo’s new album, ‘Get Tragic’, is out on 25 Jan.

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

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