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By and | Published on Tuesday 13 November 2018

You Me At Six

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• You Me At Six have signed a global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing that will kick off with new album ‘VI’. The band are “really excited”. The publisher is “so chuffed”.

• Music and entertainment PR firm WMA has promoted Shane Hawkins to the job of Head Of PR Creative & Media Relations. He originally joined the company in an assistant role back in 2013, being steadily promoted through to the new post.

• Kanye West has postponed the release of his ‘Yandhi’ album again, after performing live with Kid Cudi – in their Kids See Ghosts guise – convinced him it wasn’t good enough. When a previous release date was missed, we were told to expect the record around Thanksgiving. “After performing again, I realise the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet”, he has now tweeted. “I’ll announce the release date once it’s done”.

• In other Kanye West and Kid Cudi news, Lorde has accused them of stealing her stage design. “I’m proud of the work I do and it’s flattering when other artists are inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves”, she wrote in an Instagram story. “But don’t steal”.

• Busted have released the video for new single ’90s’. It’s got all 90s stuff in it.

• Roisin Murphy has released the video for ‘The Rumble’, completing a set of four videos released over the last few months.

• Tommy Genesis has released a new short film, ‘God Is Wild’, featuring songs from her recently released debut album.

• Zilla has announced that she’s changing her name to Zilla With Her Eyes Shut. It helps differentiate her from the other Zillas out there, although she says: “I decided to add the epithet ‘with her eyes shut’ because the music that I create revolves around the unconscious mind”. Her first single under the new name is ‘Cut Me Boy’.

• Norma has released new single ‘Hysterical Wife’. The track is taken from her upcoming debut album.

• Robbie Williams has announced his first Las Vegas residency. A fairly light one, it’ll see him play a six night run at the Wynn casino in March. “I’m beyond excited to announce my first ever residency in Las Vegas”, says Williams. “To follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest entertainers of all time is a dream come true – I can’t wait”.

• Ahead of UK shows supporting Courtney Barnett, and a headline set at London’s Sebright Arms tonight, Laura Jean has released the video for the title track of her album, ‘Devotion’.

• Deus have announced a European tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their ‘The Ideal Crash’ album. The run will see them in London at The Electric Ballroom on 8 May and at The Academy in Dublin on 9 May.

• Soap & Skin will play EartH in London on 15 Apr, in support of recently released new album, ‘From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend’

• Vera Sola is set to play a free show at the Shacklewell Arms in London this Thursday. Here’s recent-ish single ‘The Colony’.

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

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