News Round-Up: Eminem, The Coral and more

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Our recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the past seven days includes a hook-up between Eminem and the UFC, and the return of The Coral.

Eminem’s video for Higher is up on YouTube after its premiere last weekend during the Conor McGregor UFC bout.

The clip sits perfectly in that context, Mathers conducting a mock interview with ESPN’s Michael Eaves and UFC’s Dana White.

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Fontaines D.C. made full use of one of their favourite local pubs when they were the musical guests of Jimmy Fallon last week.

It’s a typically enigmatic performance from the band, driven on as ever by the pounding talents of drummer Tom Coll.

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After a string of impressive singles since 2019, Squid have confirmed their debut album Bright Green Field will be released on May 7th.

It comes with another one of those off-centre, art pop singles; this one entitled Narrator, featuring guest vocalist Martha Skye Murphy, and inspired by the 2019 film A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

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The Coral

The inhabitants of Coral Island will be gradually introduced to us during the coming weeks via audio and visual portraits conceived and created by artist Edwin Burdis.

It starts with Faceless Angel, the first single from The Coral’s new double album which was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool.

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At a time when the final lists of showcasing artists would normally be being finalised, South By Southwest has unveiled a line-up for 2021 who’ll be performing remotely for the giant festival this time round.

Live4ever favourites such as Katy J Pearson, Squid, TV Priest and Sinead O’Brien can at least comfort themselves in not having to navigate the usual visa hurdles for their own SXSW appearances, but the unique hustle, bustle, heat and crowds of Austin in March will sadly seem a long way away this year.

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The new serpentwithfeet album DEACON is set for March 26th on Secretly Canadian.

“I originally approached this project wanting to make something that felt very sensuous,” the LA-based artist explains. “Something a lot softer, a lot more gentle than my previous work.”

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