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News Round-Up – 26th June, 2018

Underworld and Iggy Pop Announce Collaboration EP

A new, joint EP titled Teatime Dub Encounters has been announced by rock icon Iggy Pop and British electronic music veterans Underworld. The four-track collaboration will arrive on the 27th of July via Caroline International. The idea for the EP was crystallized when Underworld’s Rick Smith was working on the T2: Trainspotting soundtrack a few years back. Following last month’s mesmerising ‘Bells & Circles’, the newest single from the EP is called ‘I’ll See Big.’ Listen to it below.

New Live EP From Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

A new live EP is coming from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Four live recordings will be included on the Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen EP which is set to come out on the 28th of September. Watch a clip of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performing live in Copenhagen below.

Paul McCartney Announces First Solo Album in 5 Years

After half a decade of not releasing any new material, Beatles legend Paul McCartney is set to release a follow up to his 2013 album New. 76 year old McCartney has already dropped two new songs, ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’ from the album which will be titled Egypt Station and is set to come out in September. Listen to the singles below.

My Bloody Valentine Debut New Song

Currently touring for the first time in five years, My Bloody Valentine are also ready to release some new music. The band has already performed a new, untitled song during their show at the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown Festival in London this Saturday, and announced plans to release two EPs, one being scheduled to appear this summer, with the second coming out in the spring of 2019.

YouTube Plays Will Count in UK Singles Chart

It has been announced by the Official Charts Company that YouTube video plays will now be included in the UK Singles Chart. The change was caused by Google launching its paid subscription service in the UK, which will now be treated similarly to other streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. All official videos from YouTube will count, but user-generated content will not. Moreover, views on official Vevo channels will be included in the chart data – although plays on will not.

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