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CMU’s One Liners: Pussy Riot, Napster, The Weeknd, more

By and | Published on Friday 4 November 2016

Pussy Riot

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Big Deal Music has announced a publishing agreement with the recently productive Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova. She feels “blessed” by the tie up.

• Napster – which is now known by that name worldwide remember, with all that Rhapsody nonsense in the US abandoned – has confirmed an alliance with American mobile network Sprint. Although it seems the tel co will only promote one month free trials to its customers, rather than bundling the streaming service in with its phone packages.

• A new limited collection of Weeknd merch will be available at Selfridges in London today. He’s not doing trousers, but you can get a range of tops and a hat, so that’s something.

• Pixies have released the video for new single ‘Classic Masher’.

• Anohni has released a new video for ‘Hopelessness’. Director Alex Carver describes it as “the fever dream of an anonymous corporate woman”.

• Porcelain Raft is back! Woo! He’ll release a new album, ‘Microclimate’, on 3 Feb. This is the first single, ‘Distant Shore’.

• Brodka has released the video for new single ‘Up In The Hill’. Her first English-language album ‘Clashes’ is both out now and very good.

• Connie Constance has released new single ‘Clouds’. Here’s its B-side, ‘SOSO’, too. Once you’re done with those, you can book tickets to see her at St Pancras Old Church on 5 Dec.

• PVT have announced that they will return on 17 Feb with new album ‘New Spirit’. Here’s the video for first single ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’.

• Yip Man’s ‘Braw Power’ album is finally out next week. Temper the pain of waiting with the new video for ‘Barnburner’.

• Yann Tiersen will perform live at the Royal Albert Hall on 30 Oct next year, which is almost a full year’s notice, so don’t complain that you weren’t warned. Here he is performing ‘Yuzin’ from new album ‘EUSA’ live at Abbey Road Studios.

• It’s Friday! Catch up with this week’s new music with our weekly Spotify playlist.



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