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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Ministry Of Sound, BRIT Awards, more

By | Published on Tuesday 17 January 2023

Noel Gallagher


Sony Music UK has hired DJ and producer Anton Powers as Head Of A&R at Ministry Of Sound Records. “I’m a huge fan of what Ministry Of Sound has done over the years and it’s an honour to come in as Head of A&R, be working with the amazing team and getting stuck in on lots of exciting projects”, he says.



Noel Gallagher and those High Flying Birds of his are going to release a new album called ‘Council Skies’ on 2 Jun. “It’s going back to the beginning”, says Gallagher of the record. “Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be – that’s as true to me now as it was in the early 90s. When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that”, he says. The band will also be touring in July and August, and by jove if there isn’t a new single called ‘Easy Now’ out right now.

Måneskin have released new single ‘Gossip’, featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. “When I saw them play live I was blown away”, says Morello of his collaborators. “They are unapologetically loud, unapologetically sexy, and unapologetically rocking and deserve to be one of the standard bearers for rock and roll for a younger generation”.

Nightwish frontwoman Floor Jansen has released new solo single ‘Invincible’. Her debut solo album, ‘Paragon’, is out on 24 Mar.

The Heavy have announced that they will release new album ‘Amen’ on 21 Apr. Here’s new single ‘Hurricane Coming’. The band play Oslo in London on 21 Mar and The Fleece in Bristol on 22 Mar, followed by further tour dates in September.

Technology + Teamwork have released new single ‘Big Blue’. “Often with our stuff, our voices are put through effects and people are never sure whose singing what, which I really like”, says the duo’s Anthony Silvester. “A lot of ‘Big Blue’ was us resampling ourselves. Sarah [Jones] was really keen on developing a break in it, and we used delays on one of our sampled bits to make sounds like alligators croaking for the break”. Their debut album, ‘We Used To Be Friends’, is out on 17 Mar.



Adam Lambert has announced that he will play an album launch show at Koko in London on 27 Feb for his new album ‘High Drama’, which is out on 24 Feb. Tickets go on general sale on 20 Jan.

Panda Bear and Sonic Boom have announced that they will tour the UK in support of the album ‘Reset’ in April. The run will finish at London’s Studio 9294 on 27 Apr. Tickets are on sale now.

Wednesday 13 has announced UK tour dates this spring, including a show at The Dome in London on 8 Apr. “We are so excited to be returning to the UK with a headline tour, our first visit since 2017”, says Wednesday 13. “We’ll be hitting UK venues this April, in support of our latest album release, ‘Horrifier’, and playing a full set of your favourite songs from the last 20 years”.



Harry Styles is going to perform at the BRIT Awards next month. And also take home most of the prizes, probably. Well, up to four of them. He’s nominated for four, see? But you knew that. Also set to do a turn are Sam Smith & Kim Petras and Wet Leg, the latter of whom could also take home four awards on the big night. Well, not if Harry gets his four awards. Because, of course, there can only be one Album Of The Year. Them’s the rules.

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