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CMU Planner – w/c 15 Jul 2013

By | Published on Monday 15 July 2013

BBC Proms

Blimey, it’s hot. Let’s all have a glass of water. And maybe an ice cream. OK, two ice creams. It seems like the only way we have any chance of getting through this whole situation. While you try to keep cool this week, we’ve got a whole load of features lined up for you. Not sure they’ll help with the temperature much, but you will be able to read interviews with Avicii and Live Nation’s Paul Latham and an Editor’s Letter.

But now, here’s a round up of events, new releases and more to look out for over the next seven days…

BBC Proms. Yeah, this began last week (and we tipped it then), but it properly gets going this week and it goes on for ages, so we might as well pop it in again. Plus this is quite a quiet week for music business events. And this second plug gives us another opportunity to direct you towards our interview with the Director of the Proms, Roger Wright.

Latitude. The Latitude festival takes place this weekend, its first outing since taking on former Great Escape booker Natasha Haddad. And a very good line-up she’s pulled together too, with headline sets from Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals, plus appearances from Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Efterklang, James Blake, and lots more.

Lovebox. Those looking to summer in the city need look no further than London’s Lovebox, which takes place on Victoria Park once again. This event has the impressive triple whammy of Azealia Banks, Plan B and Goldfrapp occupying the top of the bill. There’s also Jurassic 5, Rudimental and D’Angelo, amongst others.

New releases. New albums you may or may not wish to check out this week come from the Pet Shop Boys, Robin Thicke, Cody Simpson, Thundercat, The Japanese Popstars and David Lynch. You could also pick up an extended vinyl mix of Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’, a split single featuring collaborations between Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht, and the latest offering from Laki Mera. Oh, and there’s a Super Audio CD release of Vangelis’ ‘Blade Runner’ soundtrack. Yes, SACD is still a thing.

Gigs and tours. Hey, let’s start with some one-off shows in London, shall we? Yes, we will, you don’t get to choose. Those Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be in town at the Islington Academy tonight. Meanwhile, CocoRosie and Youth Lagoon will be co-headlining at The Barbican on Saturday (Youth Lagoon also have some solo dates, as well), and Laura Welsh will be playing at the Africa Centre this evening. Kicking off tours this week are Paul Weller, Devendra Banhart, Japandroids, and Johnny Flynn.