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News Round-up – 1st May 2017

Radiohead share mysterious new video with cryptic message. The video consists of glitchy computer visuals and is sound tracked by the distorted voice of a young girl. The video has kick-started rumours of upcoming ‘OK Computer’ anniversary celebrations. The classic album, OK Computer was released 20 years ago in June 1997 and is widely considered one of the greatest records of recent times. Other teasing announcements have come in the form of mysterious posters that have been spotted at various locations around the world.

Foster The People announce their third album and release new music. The band have released three new songs all at once ahead of the album release this summer. The three-song EP titled III and the singles are: ‘Pay The Man,’ ‘Doing It for the Money’ and ‘S.H.C.’. The release was also accompanied by an announcement of a summer world tour. As of may 26, in San Diego, Foster The People will play at least 18 dates concluding at the Oshega Festival in Montreal on august 5.

Iggy pop has announced a reissue of his 1977 vinyls to mark a 40th anniversary. The albums, ‘The Idiot’, ‘Lust For Life’ and ‘TV Eye will be reissued on June 2. The limited edition bundle of his first three solo albums will include coloured vinyl and a custom tote bag.

Haim unveil new song and video ‘Right Now’, and announce new album Something To Tell You. The trio of sisters have teased the release of new music for a while but the first snippet of the upcoming album is now available. The long waited follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed debut Days Are Gone will be fully released on June 7. The band also are touring in the summer across a number of UUK dates including reading and Leeds festival and at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend alongside Lorde, Kasabian and Lana Del Ray.

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who worked with the likes of New Order and Talking Heads, has died aged 73. The filmmaker reportedly passed as the result of cancer and complications from heart disease.

The War On Drugs announce four live dates in the UK for November. The band earned acclaim from 2014’s breakthrough third album, Lost In The Dream. The Adam Granduciel-led band also recently shared their new single ‘Thinking Of A Place’, which was their first new song in three years. The tour begins on September 21 in Philadelphia where it then moves through us and Canada to October and then over to Europe in November. The UK stops include Glasgow on November 9 and 10, Manchester on November 12 and London on November 14 at the Alexander palace.

David Bowie and Trevor Jones’ soundtrack to ‘Labyrinth’ is to be re-issued on vinyl for the first time in 30 years on May 12th. Bowie’s iconic soundtrack was originally released in 1986 and is now set for a vinyl reissue for the first time after it has recently been remastered.

Beyoncé is funding ‘Formation Scholars’ college scholarship award for “bold, creative” women in the arts the artists made the announcement through her website, according to Beyoncé.com, the four scholarships are for the 2017-2018 academic year. Eligible students include current or graduate students pursuing studies in arts, music, literature or African-American studies.

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