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CMU’s One Liners: Marr’s Plectrum Records, Låpsley, Drake and more

By | Published on Monday 27 October 2014

Marrs Plectrum Records

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• A shop claiming to be the UK’s littlest vinyl retailer, Marrs Plectrum Records, has opened in its Peterborough-based owner Matthew Hawton’s back garden. “This way we can keep the costs down which is great for our customers. I can’t complain about the commute to work either”, says he. Details here.

• Adele-esque singer Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher has made a deal with XL Recordings, and will release her new ‘Understudy’ EP via the label on 5 Jan 2015. Listen in on lead track ‘Falling Short’ at this link.

• Fast-ageing rap star Drake celebrated his 38th birthday over the weekend by giving away three new tracks: ‘How Bout Now’, ‘Heat Of The Moment’ and ‘6 God’. Get them via the relevant links. And a very happy birthday, grandpa Drake.

• Iggy Azalea is now streaming a new track titled ‘Beg For It’, featuring the brilliant MØ aka Danish-popstar-with-bite Anne Marie Ørsted. ‘Beg For It’ will be released as one of the extras on ‘Reclassified’, the shiny new repackage of Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ LP, on 24 Nov. No need to beg for ‘Beg For It’, for here it is now.

• Red Bull Music Academy is taking a coach-load of dance DJs over to Leeds’ Canal Mills on 15 Nov for a night of um… dancing. Kenny Dixon Jr aka Moodymann headlines, with George Fitzgerald, John Talabot, Daniel Avery and Erol Alkan all on the bill also. Basic info and tickets available here.

Approved Philadelphia singer-songwriter Alex G has added to his live obligations via a new list of British dates; spanning 1 Mar 2015 at Brighton’s Green Door Store, to 7 Mar at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club. This link is the link to get tickets.

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