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One Liners: Soundgarden, Diplo, National Album Day, more

By and | Published on Thursday 29 August 2019



After being given a 24 hour deadline to withdraw from the class action lawsuit over the 2008 Universal archive fire, Soundgarden have refused. Their attorney, Howard King, tells Rolling Stone: “Arbitrary deadlines [from Universal’s lawyers] have zero force or effect. Until UMG reveals what it collected for their litigation claims to extensive damage to master recordings, we cannot accept their belated claim that no damages were actually suffered”.


Diplo has announced the launch of a new house label, Higher Ground. Its first release will be ‘Rave Grave’ by Walker & Royce on 25 Sep. “House is where it all came from”, says the producer. “Everything we know and love as dance music today started with the masters in Chicago and Detroit almost forty years ago. The genre has always been incredibly important to me, and Higher Ground is our homage to the legends and opportunity to champion new sounds and artists from around the world pushing the genre forward”.

In the run up to National Album Day look out for album-themed exhibitions in the following UK railway stations: Glasgow Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street and London Bridge. Why? What do you mean “why”? How the fuck should I know?



Sentric Music has promoted Simon Pursehouse to Global Director Of Music Services and Sabine Douglas to Head Of Business Operations. Meanwhile, the company has also hired Ashley Smith as Finance Manager and Luke Montague as Royalty Manager. “These latest staff promotions and additions will bolster our growth and ensure our clients continue to receive excellent creative and business support across the board”, says CEO Chris Meehan.



AG Cook has released ‘Lifeline’, his first solo single since 2016. It features backing vocals from Caroline Polachek, trivia fans.

Liz has released new Kim Petras collaboration ‘Btr 2gthr’. It was written, she says, during “a two-day tequila dance party at the studio” and was inspired by German happy hardcore outfit Scooter.

Cigarettes After Sex will release their second album, ‘Cry’, on 25 Oct. Out now, first single ‘Heavenly’ is “inspired by the overwhelming beauty I felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night”, according to frontman Greg Gonzalez.

Sunn o))) have announced that they will release their second album of the year, titled ‘Pyroclasts’, on 25 Oct. Its four tracks are taken from the same sessions as ‘Life Metal’, which was released in April. Here’s a preview.

Jenny Hval has released new single ‘High Alice’. The track is taken from her new album, ‘The Practice Of Love’, which is out on 13 Sep.

Mr Ben And The Bens have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Who Knows Jenny Jones?’, on 25 Oct. Here’s first single ‘Transmissions’. The band will also be on tour in the UK in October and November.



Blanck Mass will tour the UK in November and December, including a date at The Scala in London 26 Nov. His new album, ‘Animated Violence Mild’, is out this Friday.

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