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One Liners: Warner, Richard Ashcroft, Billie Marten, more

By | Published on Tuesday 11 September 2018

Warner Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner Music in Australia has announced a new alliance with Inertia Music – the independent label services business bought by [PIAS] last year – which will see the two companies collaborate on physical distribution. This new coalition on music distribution will go by the catchy name of the Music Distribution Coalition.

• Richard Ashcroft has released the video for new single ‘Surprised By The Joy’. His new album, ‘Natural Rebel’, is out on 19 Oct.

• Billie Marten has released new single ‘Mice’. “I felt sort of empty and lacking a lot of purpose”, she says of her mood when she wrote the song. “‘Mice’ came out of that sentiment, which is why the drums are so lethargic and lazy. The chorus though, reflects how last year I didn’t know who to ‘imitate’. It seemed there was only good and bad people in black and white; I was the anomaly in the middle. Then I went walking and sat on a dead man’s bench and wrote the last verse”.

• Courtney Marie Andrews has released new single ‘Heart And Mind’. She’s set to play UK shows in December, including one at Union Chapel in London on 3 Dec.

• Holychild have released new single ‘Hundred Thousand Hearts’. “‘Hundred Thousand Hearts’ is about how nothing else matters except love”, says the duo’s Liz Nistico. “The world will eventually end, and I hope when my residual energy is floating past the constellations it holds some semblance of the love I have in my life”.

• LCMDF have released new single ‘Thank God I Didn’t Get To Know You At All’. Their new album, ‘Sad Bangers’, is out on 21 Sep. They’re set to play a London show at The Lexington on 15 Oct.

• Maribou State have announced that they will play Brixton Academy on 9 Mar next year. This will be their biggest headline show so far, following tour dates next month that will culminate at the Roundhouse on 18 Oct.

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

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