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CTM Festival selects four artists to join SHAPE+ artist list

The Berlin festival kicks off today (27 January) and runs until 5 February

NOS Primavera Sound review

LA billboard hints at new Yves Tumor album out 17 March

The enigmatic advert suggesting details of Yves Tumor’s new album was spotted on Sunset Boulevard

Jamz Supernova, Sherelle and Anz confirmed for GALA Festival 2023

The South London event returns to Peckham Rye Park from 26-28 May

Jaymie Silk in a launderette

Jaymie Silk releases new project Rub Music vol. 1: Artificial Realness using AI

‘Rub Music vol. 1: Artificial Realness’ was created as an exploration of the future of music with relation to artificial intelligence

Simple Things to host Mogwai show next month

The Scottish post-rock outfit headline The Forum in Bath on 15 February

Radiohead’s In Rainbows has been recreated using Super Mario 64 sounds

The reworked version of the Radiohead release, made entirely from Nintendo 64 sounds, has been created by Youtuber on4word

Temporary Pleasure launches book on nightclub architecture

The new book from rave architecture collective Temporary Pleasure is due for publication in April 2023

Unum Festival reveals first names for 2023

The Albanian festival heads to Rana e Hedhun in Shengjin from 1-6 June

Aphex Twin shares teaser hinting at Field Day 2023 appearance

Aphex Twin has shared a cryptic website suggesting a forthcoming performance at the London festival this August

Gil Scott-Heron

New graphic novel on Gil Scott-Heron to be released this year

‘In Search of Gil Scott-Heron’ will be released in July this year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop

New Iranian compilation Woman, Life, Freedom released to support women’s rights movement in Iran

The non-profit compilation comes out on 20 January via Apranik Records and spotlights 12 Iranian women producers

Orbital, Colin Self and more pay tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi

The Japanese musician was best known for co-founding the Yellow Magic Orchestra with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Haruomi Hosono as well as his prolific solo career

Coby Sey

Coby Sey, SKY H1 and more to play Ortigia Sound System x AD93 showcase

The event takes place in Milan on 20 January

Manuka Honey

Elena Colombi, Manuka Honey and more confirmed for Saffron’s 7 Days of Sound

The week of online events for women, non-binary and trans people worldwide takes place from 27 January to 2 February

Nene H launches new non-profit label UMAY

The non-profit imprint is a “platform for emerging music artists, aimed to build bridges and empower local culture, giving visibility for geographically underrepresented regions and artists”

Nick Cave live at All Points East

Nick Cave is working on a new Bad Seeds album

Nick Cave shared some of the writing so far and insight into his creative process via his ask-me-anything blog project The Red Hand Files

Radiohead

Radiohead set to “get together” early this year

The band’s drummer Philip Selway revealed the news in an interview with ‘Spin’

Big Thief

Big Thief invite teachers and students to join soundchecks on upcoming tour

The American band has shared the open invitation for their upcoming 2023 U.S. tour

King Krule

King Krule teams up with Jadasea and Pretty V for new project Aqrxvst

King Krule, Jadasea and Pretty V have revealed new project Aqrxvst with their debut three-track release

Theophilus London

Theophilus London reported missing

The rapper’s family and friends are asking for anyone with information on his current whereabouts to findtheoLA@gmail.com or call (929)388–5967

Crowd dancing at DGTL Amsterdam 2022

DGTL Amsterdam unveils full line-up for 2023

DGTL Amsterdam takes place from 7-9 April 2023 and will feature sets from VTSS, Jayda G, Soichi Terada, TAAHLIAH and I.JORDAN

Crowd in a nightclub

New ‘Ticket Bank’ scheme to offer free access to cultural events for those on low income

The London Ticket Bank is set to launch in January 2023 and will offer unsold tickets for music, theatre, dance and comedy events as well as art exhibitions to those who can’t afford to pay for cultural activities

Evita Manji

Evita Manji announces debut album, Spandrel?

The vocalist and musician is also part of the 2022 SHAPE+ cohort

FKA twigs

Flow Festival confirms FKA twigs, Caroline Polachek and Shygirl for 2023

Flow Festival returns from 11-13 August 2023

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli’s band Zopa announce London show

The actor, who stars in the latest season of ‘The White Lotus’ and is also known for playing Christopher Moltisanti in ‘The Sopranos’, has announced a new London show with his band Zopa

KOKO to host Kerri Chandler residency

The house music producer and DJ will host his Kaoz Theory label residency as part of KOKO Electronic in February 2023

Renowned composer Angelo Badalamenti has died

The American composer passed away of natural causes on Sunday (11 December), aged 85

Mica Levi releases new track Skunk Boy. via Dean Blunt’s World Music label

The new track from the London-based musician, producer and composer surfaced online last Friday (9 December)

R&B artist Chrissi wearing a green striped top

Jazz Café announces 2023 UK R&B ones-to-watch showcase

Intro: R&B Edition is set to take place at the London venue on 25 January

Little Simz’ new Inflo-produced album NO THANK YOU is out today

As with her previous two releases, Inflo – aka SAULT – produced Little Simz’ new ten-track album, which she announced last week