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One Liners: Madonna, PJ Harvey, Morrissey, more

By | Published on Tuesday 9 April 2019


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Madonna is going to perform two songs during the interval of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, one of which is expected to be new. One of the songs, I mean. Madonna, the Eurovision Song Contest and Israel are all not new.

• PJ Harvey has released two tracks from her soundtrack to the stage production of ‘All About Eve’, which is out this Friday. Here’s ‘The Moth’ and ‘Descending’.

• Morrissey has released his collaboration with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, ‘Wedding Bell Blues’. Originally made famous by 5th Dimension in 1969, the track is taken from Morrissey’s upcoming covers album ‘California Son’.

• Marina has released the video for ‘To Be Human’, from new album ‘Love + Fear’.

• Courtney Barnett has released new single ‘Everybody Here Hates You’, a standalone single being released for this year’s Record Store Day.

• Zomby has announced that he will release new EP ‘Vanta’ on 17 May. Here’s lead single ‘Zexor’.

• Clinic have released new single ‘Laughing Cavalier’.

• Show Me The Body have released the video for ‘Forks And Knives’.

• Madonnatron have released new single ‘Goodnight Little Empire’. “‘Goodnight Little Empire’ observes the apocalyptic events described in the Book Of Revelations from the comfort of a plush, velveteen couch at the back of a 1970’s disco lounge”, say the band. Their new album, ‘Musica Alla Puttanesca’, is out on 24 May.

• Josefin Öhrn And The Liberation have released the video for new single ‘Feel The Sun’.

• LibraLibra have released new single ‘Lover Boy’.

• Tame Impala have announced that they will play three headline shows in the British Isles this June. The O2 Arena on 8 Jun, the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool on 24 Jun and 3Arena in Dublin on 26 Jun. They’re also playing various European festivals, including Glastonbury.

• James Bay will play the London Palladium on 23 May. “This will be my first UK show of 2019”, he says. “I wanted to play a special, historic London venue for my fans at home”.

• Folk singer Shirley Collins has won this year’s Penderyn Music Book Prize with ‘All In The Downs: Reflections On Life, Landscape and Song’. “This book was my dinner date and it was so difficult to put it down, in favour of a pudding. A read where I constantly felt by the author’s side”, says Squeeze’s Chris Difford, one of the award’s judges.

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