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CMU’s One Liners: Azealia Banks, Hinds, Syco, Globe and more

By and | Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Azealia Banks

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Azealia Banks has left Prospect Park as a management client, though will remain signed to the company’s record label for the time being.

• Hinds – they formerly known as Deers – have signed to Lucky Number, and will play the label’s tenth anniversary party at Village Underground in Shoreditch tomorrow. Here’s a new track, ‘Chili Town’.

• Syco Music has appointed Michelle Marks as its new Marketing Director. She previously worked at media services provider Red Bee. “Thrilled”, says Marks.

• Universal’s partnerships division Globe has rolled out an alliance with online fashion peddler ASOS which will see the e-commerce firm get video exclusives and bespoke artist content for its online channels. Like footage from a Years & Years album launch party. “Longer”, says Globe’s Jennifer Hills. What, longer than years and years? Big time.

• Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is not happy that Donald Trump is apparently due to introduce the band at the Iowa State Fair next month. “I really, really, really hope that there’s no truth to this rumour. Def Leppard have never been a political band, and if we were, I for one wouldn’t be associating my name with this clown”, he wrote on Facebook.

• Bring Me The Horizon will release their fifth album, ‘That’s The Spirit’, on 11 Sep. Here’s a song from it, ‘Happy Song’. Next single ‘The Throne’ will be premiered on Radio 1 tomorrow evening.

• Laura Marling has announced that she will play The Forum in London on 5 Sep. Tickets on sale here now.

• Songhoy Blues will be touring the UK this autumn, finishing up with a show at Koko in London on 4 Nov.

Recently approved Russian shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast will be touring the UK in September and October. This will include a date at London’s XOYO on 6 Oct. They’ll release a new single, ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ on 2 Oct.

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