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One Liners: Atlantic, TaP Music, Devendra Banhart, more

By | Published on Wednesday 13 March 2019


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner UK’s Atlantic label has announced that it is restructuring itself to focus on six key disciplines: A&R, promotions, marketing, publicity, creative and audience. In particular, it has boosted its creative team with a particular emphasis on conceptual, visual and video stuff. Label President Ben Cook says it’s a “dynamic, bold leadership structure” that will “create a truly progressive 21st century record company with an invaluable proposition”.

• Management firm TaP Music has hired The Weird & The Wonderful’s Steven Braines and Sophia Kearney to head up its new electronic division. “We spurned so many offers from other management companies over the years – the thing that changed for us was simply who was asking us the question”, say the duo.

• Devendra Banhart is going to release a book of poetry next month called ‘Weeping Gang Bliss Void Yab-Yum’. That’s the title I was going to use for my book of poetry. So annoyed.

• The Good, The Bad And The Queen have released a video for their song, ‘The Truce Of Twilight’, directed by their very own Paul Simonon.

• Shy FX has released new single ‘Bad After We’, featuring Ghetts and Kojey Radical. His new album, ‘Raggamuffin Soundtape’, is out this Friday.

• Art School Girlfriend has released new single ‘Come Back To Me’. She’s also announced UK tour dates in April, which will finish up at Omeara in London on 10 Apr.

• Paws have released new single ‘The Watering Hole’ from their new album ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’, which is out on 26 Apr.

• Drahla have released new single, ‘Stimulus For Living’. The track is taken from their new album, ‘Useless Co-ordinates’, out on 3 May.

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