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One Liners: Spotify, Arcade Fire, Derek Smalls, more

By | Published on Thursday 15 March 2018

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Spotify is testing voice controls in its mobile app for some users. This could be part of the ‘driving mode’ the company began testing last year, or the first steps towards launching a smart speaker. Or both. It could be both!

• Arcade Fire have released their Toni Collette-starring “double music video”, ‘Money + Love’.

• Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls has released a new track from his upcoming solo album, ‘Smalls Change (Meditations On Ageing)’, which is out on 13 Apr. Here’s ‘It Don’t Get Old’.

• Imagine Dragons have released the video for their new single, ‘Next To Me’ – the opening track from their 2017 album ‘Evolve’.

• A few nights ago I had a dream that Eels would release new music this week. Here’s new single, ‘Premonition’.

• What’s this new trend for everyone releasing two songs at once? When exactly was it decided that this was going to be a thing? And don’t give me any of that ‘it’s an a-side/b-side’ concept nonsense. Sohn’s at it now with new songs ‘Nil’ and ‘Hue’. He’ll also be playing the Roundhouse in London on 17 May. Just once though.

• Denis Jones is back with a new album, ‘3333’, out on 30 Mar. Here’s the title track.

• St Vincent has announced three UK shows this August in Edinburgh, Leeds and Cambridge.

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



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