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News Round-Up – 19th September, 2018

Bloc Party Announce ‘Silent Alarm’ Warm-Up Gig In Leeds

Bloc Party announced an intimate warm-up gig in Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on Saturday 13th October, before kicking off their European tour. The band promised to play their brilliant, commercially and critically successful 2005 debut album Silent Alarm in full.

Bloc Party have planned several performances across capital cities in Europe, including Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin and London in October, followed by concerts in New Zealand and Australia in November. 

Robyn Announces First New Album In Eight Years

Robyn will release her highly-anticipated new album Honey on the 26th of October via her own label Konichiwa and Interscope. The new record will be a follow up to Robyn’s previous LP way back in 2010, Body Talk.

Lana Del Rey Shares New Music And Announces A New Album

Lana Del Rey has recently shared a new song, a nine-minute-long track titled ‘Venice Bitch’ which follows the release of ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’, a single which the artist dropped last week. Both songs are preceding the release of Rey’s next album, which is set to come out sometime next year. Del Rey revealed that the follow up to 2017’s Lust For Life will be called Norman Fucking Rockwell.

Listen to ‘Venice Bitch’ below:

Spotify Sued For Gender Discrimination

Spotify has been sued by its former employee, Hong Perez, on the basis of gender discrimination, equal pay violation and defamation, naming her ex-boss Brian Berner in the case. The former sales executive has filed a lawsuit against the streaming company, informing the court about “boys’ trips” organised by the company, which involved drug use and physical altercation, taking place without any disciplinary action. Perez also reported that an employee was promoted despite previously receiving sexual harassment warnings. Perez added that her Berner did not react to her male co-workers breaking the code of conduct while she was falsely blamed for accepting discount tickets for Madison Square Garden and fired for it.  

More information can be found on Pitchfork.

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