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One Liners: Nielsen, Friendly Fires, Marie Davidson, more

By | Published on Wednesday 21 November 2018

Friendly Fires

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Stats firm Nielsen Music’s parent company The Nielsen Company has appointed David Kenny as its new CEO. “Nielsen is uniquely placed at the intersection of marketing data and technology”, says Kenny, employing the sort of meaningless business waffle you’d hope for from a high level exec. “In today’s era of fast moving, ever changing consumers and markets, it is this combination that drives businesses forward”.

• Friendly Fires have release the video for recent single, ‘Heaven Let Me In’.

• Marie Davidson will release a new EP called ‘So Right’. It will feature an extended version and a John Talabot remix of the title track, taken from her new album ‘Working Class Woman’, plus new Lamusa II collaboration ‘La Ecstase’.

• Mono have released the video for new track ‘Breath’. New album, ‘Nowhere Now Here’, is out on 25 Jan.

• Fakear has released new track ‘Mana’. It’s taken from a new compilation marking the fifth anniversary of the Nowadays label.

• Transgressive has signed Kinshasa collective Kokoko and will release an EP, titled ‘Liboso’, on 7 Dec. From it, this is ‘Azo Toke’.

• Chynna has released the video for ‘Dough’, ahead of shows over this way next month. She’ll play Corsica Studios in London on 7 Dec and the Green Room in Dublin on 8 Dec.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.



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