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One Liners: Payday Records, NERD, Five Finger Death Punch, more

By and | Published on Friday 3 November 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey is relaunching his old label Payday Records with both a UK and US base. The new label will get things going with a new release from Gang Starr member/producer DJ Premier, Moxey having previously managed the hip hop duo.

• NERD have released new single, ‘Lemon’, which features the rapping skills of Rihanna. Here’s the video. In the unlikely event you want to hear a version without Rihanna on it, you can do that here.

• Five Finger Death Punch will release a greatest hits compilation, ‘A Decade Of Destruction’, 1 Dec. It’ll include two new songs, including new single ‘Trouble’. The band have shows in the UK next month too.

• Joan As Police Woman has announced that she will release new album, ‘Damned Devotion’, on 9 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Warning Bell’.

• Hookworms have announced that they will release a new album, ‘Microshift’, on 2 Feb. From it, this is ‘Negative Space’. The band will also tour the UK in February and March.

• Pat Dam Smyth has posted new single ‘Blue Lights’ on SoundCloud. Officially released on 17 Nov, it’s taken from his second album, due out in the spring. He’ll also be playing UK live shows in November and December.

• VO5 is returning as the sponsor of the NME Awards in 2018. “With music at the heart of our brand and style embedded in everything we do, we are hugely excited to again be partnering with this iconic music event”, says VO5 brand manager Freya Ulbrick preposterously.

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

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