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One Liners: Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend, Roots Manuva, more

By | Published on Thursday 14 March 2019

Alicia Keys

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Alicia Keys is set to publish a “part autobiography, part narrative documentary” – titled ‘More Myself: A Journey’ – through Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah Book company in November. Here’s a video announcing it.

• Did you ever notice how, when bands want to make a big impression because they’ve been away for a while, they often put a celebrity in their music video? Well, anyway, Jerry Seinfeld is in the new Vampire Weekend video. As are a number of other famous faces. The band will also play three London shows next week, one at EartH in Hackney on 21 Mar, followed by two nights at the Islington Assembly Hall (the first on Friday evening, the second on Saturday morning).

• Roots Manuva and Living Colour’s Doug Wimbish have released a new collaboration, ‘Spit Bits’. The track is taken from the new ‘Pay It Back Vol 7’ compilation on Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label, which is due out at the end of the month.

• Blawan and Pariah have announced the first release from their Karenn project for five years. The ‘Kind Of Green’ EP – “five slices of pudding for your pet fowl”, as they describe it – will be released on 12 Apr.

• Frankie Cosmos have announced a collection of new stripped down, piano-based songs, which will be released in weekly batches over the next month. Titled ‘Haunted Items’, the album will only be available on digital music services. The band have also announced that they will play a one-off UK show at EartH in London on 1 Apr.

• G Flip has released the video for recent single ‘Drink Too Much’.

• Praa has released the video for new single ‘Infinite Regress’.

• She Drew The Gun have announced UK tour dates for October and November this year. Their biggest ever headline tour, it will include a date at London’s Electric Ballroom on 17 Oct.

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