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One Liners: Polydor, King Krule, Tracey Thorn, more

By and | Published on Thursday 5 October 2017

King Krule

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Polydor has a new Promotions Director in the form of Jodie Cammidge, who moves over from another Universal Music label Virgin EMI. He first joined the mega-major a decade ago in a radio promotions role within Polydor.

• The Fast Forward music industry conference returns on 15 and 16 Feb in Amsterdam, with FUGA, Soundcharts and AIM among its backers this time.

• Keeping the watery theme going, following his last single ‘Dum Surfer’, King Krule has released new track, ‘Half Man Half Shark’:

• Tei Shi has released the video for ‘Say You Do’, from her ‘Crawl Space’ album:

• Pariis Opera House have released the video for new single ‘I Wish’. Their new album is due out on 11 Nov.

• Fifi Rong has revealed her new single, ‘The One’. “This track sums up my creative evolution really nicely”, she says. “Whilst the soundscape of this production is dark and quirky, I’m definitely having fun with it all, finding peace in seemingly bad situations and enjoying life as it comes”.

• OCS (former Thee Oh Sees) have announced that they will release a new album, ‘Memory Of A Cut Off Head’ – their 20th in 20 years – on 17 Nov. Here’s the title track:

• Oh yeah, Ed Sheeran thinks he’s so bloody clever with his looping pedal. Well check out what The Academic pulled off to unveiled their new single ‘Bear Claws’:

• The Spook School have announced that they will release their new album, ‘Could It Be Different?’, on 26 Jan. From it, this is ‘Still Alive’:

• The rather marvellous Tracey Thorn, still perhaps best known for her work as one half of Everything But The Girl, will receive the Artists’ Artist prize at the Artist & Managers Awards next month. Voted for by other artists in the Featured Artists Coalition, this award recognises “the extraordinary long-term creative and innovative musical output of an individual or group”.

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

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