Double win! The trio from Leeds takes a leap into pop for their newest project but gives it a dash of sinister. This week the band have announced a string of seaside shows with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster. Grab the record here. The record shows a new, almost grown-up side of the four boys. Lead single Dirty Laundry is surprisingly poppy with an intense build-up. It represents the new record well as the band explore a new sound.
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Spotify has launched a global rebrand of its New Music Friday playlist. The revamped playlist, which has 43 versions worldwide, has more than 3. Spotify is supporting its investment in the playlist brand with a major social campaign, new cover art, and New York and Los Angeles billboards featuring acts including BTS. Inspired by a trend of artists making their own New Music Friday social media assets, Spotify For Artists will now test a new feature where all artists added to New Music Friday will be able to grab and share a branded and personalized social asset. The feature will first launch in the US. For more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to receive our daily Morning Briefing newsletter.
Global Release Day alternatively known as New Music Fridays is a new set international day for releasing of music singles and albums. The new global release day went into effect on 10 July in more than 45 major recorded music markets worldwide with new music being released on a Friday as part of 'New Music Fridays'. Music releases are now uniformly available around the world on Fridays at local time in all 45 signatory countries. Of these, 11 countries had their release music on Fridays, while the remaining markets had to switch their day of release when the new albums and singles would become available.