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One Liners: The Psychedelic Furs, ‘Boris’ Johnson, Taylor Swift, more

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2019

Taylor Swift

DEALS

The Psychedelic Furs have signed a new record deal with Cooking Vinyl. The band will release their first studio album since 1991 early next year. “We are THRILLED”, says the band’s manager Rob Dillman.

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LABELS & PUBLISHERS

Record industry trade group the BPI has welcomed ‘Boris’ Johnson as the UK’s new Prime Minister. The organisation hopes “to work with the new government to strengthen the foundations of our thriving national music culture and support it to reach even greater international success in the streaming era”. Yeah, I’m not sure there’s going to be any time for that.

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APPOINTMENTS

Indie label digital rights agency Merlin has promoted Jim Mahoney to VP Global Operations. “I enthusiastically approach this new role”, he says enthusiastically.

Spotify has confirmed that Will Page will leave the streaming service later this year. He joined the company from collecting society PRS as its Chief Economist in 2012.

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RELEASES

Taylor Swift has released new single ‘The Archer’ and made everyone cry.

The Hold Steady have released new single ‘You Did Good Kid’. “‘You Did Good Kid’ is the first song we worked on for this session and remains a favourite”, says frontman Craig Finn. “It went though a few iterations before we came to this arrangement, and I’m really psyched on it. It feels great to play live.”

Tempa & Scorpz have released ‘Gift Of The Gab’, the title track of their new EP, which is out next week.

Allah Lahs have announced that they will release new album ‘Lahs’ on 11 Oct. From it, this is ‘In The Air’.

Jade Imagine have released new single ‘The News’. Their debut album, ‘Basic Love’, is out next week.

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GIGS & TOURS

Stefflon Don and Sundara Karma have been announced as headliners of this year’s War Child Safe & Sound shows in August and September. More information here.

Natasha Bedingfield will play a one-off show at Islington Assembly Hall on 28 Aug. Two days later she will release her first album for almost a decade, ‘Roll With Me’. From that, here’s new single ‘Roller Skate’.

AlaskaAlaska have announce UK tour dates in November, which will finish up at XOYO in London on 21 Nov. They’ve also released the video for ‘Sweat’ from their debut album ‘The Dots’.

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



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