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CMU’s One Liners: Blue, Ariana Grande and, if you’re lucky, more!

By | Published on Tuesday 4 November 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• All rise, because Blue are mildly ‘hot gossip’ again – what with Simon Webbe still being on ‘Strictly’ and everything – and so they’ve been invited into the Sony Music family in a new record deal (not) worth millions. There will, they say, be a new LP in the New Year, and also a reasonably-sized UK tour which starts on 21 Mar at the Portsmouth Guildhall. One love to Blue, from all at CMU.

• Singing sugar-cube and closet ‘weirdo’ Ariana Grande has released a video what has The Weeknd in it, acting all dark and sensual. Its title is ‘Love Me Harder’, and it’s straight off Grande’s latest LP ‘My Everything’. Watch now.

• Charli XCX has released a new video for her hit single ‘Boom Clap’ that’s shot in Tokyo, for no other apparent reason than because she can, and because her collection of (night)dresses looks cool against a Tokyo cityscape. She also released the final tracklisting for her coming-soon LP ‘Sucker’ via a series of Twitter posts yesterday. Fin.

• Beautiful/dreary US band Warpaint have postponed their European tour, which included six UK dates starting at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 29 Nov, at the last minute, citing “family matters” and apologising. Replacement dates are as yet TBA.

• In case you have somehow not heard already, Rihanna aka @badgalriri is back on Instagram after some months away for reasons that really don’t matter. Go and look now. Or don’t.