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One Liners: Frank Ocean, Liam Gallagher, Ellie Goulding, more

By | Published on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Frank Ocean

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner Music’s VP Global Playlists Strategy Kieron Donoghue has announced that he is leaving the mini-major. As well as founding the company’s playlist brand Topsify, Donoghue also launched its streaming-only label Artists To Watch earlier this year.

• Sophie has signed a new record deal with Transgressive, as new single ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ is officially released. She’ll premiere her new live show at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles tonight.

• Frank Ocean has published a ‘photo essay’ in I-D, in which he suggests he’ll be doing something in 2018.

• The National have released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, from their ‘Sleep Well Beast’ album.

• Sleigh Bells have released new single ‘Rainmaker’. Their new EP, ‘Kid Kruschev’, is out on 10 Nov.

• Spoon have released the video for new single ‘Do I Have To Talk You Into It?’

• John Maus has released the video for new single ‘Touchdown’. He plays two sold out London shows this week.

• Wesley Gonzalez has updated Cliff Richard’s ‘Wired For Sound’ video by scooting around Milton Keynes on not roller skates, but one of those things they call a hoverboard that clearly isn’t a hoverboard. Watch the video for his new single, ‘Not That Kind Of Guy’, here.

• Liam Gallagher has announced that he will play a show in London’s Finsbury Park on 29 Jun next year. Tickets will go on sale here at 9am on Friday, priced a fucking lot of money.

• Ellie Goulding’s won herself a United Nations Foundation New Voices Award in recognition of her environmental and social justice activism. “I am an earth optimist”, she says. “Through the Paris Climate Agreement and the Global Goals the UN has provided an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together to create a positive future. At the same time young people today are famously some of the most inclusive and solutions-orientated thinkers to ever walk on this planet. I want to use my platform to amplify their stories, bring them into the debate and to help fulfil their brilliant promise as global citizens”.

• DJ Mag revealed the results of its Top 100 DJs poll this weekend, with Martin Garrix coming out top for the second year running. Check out the full list here.

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



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