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One Liners: Becky Hill, Modest! Management, Explosions In The Sky, more

By | Published on Tuesday 18 July 2023

Becky Hill


Modest! Management has appointed Sarah Gallagher as Managing Director. She originally joined the company in 2009. “It’s an exciting time here at Modest! and I’m delighted to be stepping into this new role”, she says. “We’ll continue to work hard to ensure that we as a team can realise the full potential of all our artists, and diligently develop their careers in a way that maximises all opportunities in music and beyond”.



The Music Venue Trust has announced that its annual Venues Day conference will this year take place at The Fireworks Factory in London on 17 Oct. “With this year’s Venues Day shaping up to be our biggest to date we are keen to showcase and celebrate the incredible amount of unsung work that our members do behind the scenes every single day to keep grassroots live music vibrant and viable throughout the UK”, says COO Beverley Whitrick.



Becky Hill and Chase & Status have teamed up for new single ‘Disconnect’. “It’s a true dance floor record that toes the line between the rave and the radio, and to be working with the likes of Chase & Status, who I have dreamed of working with since I was a teenager, is a real moment for me”, says Hill.

Explosions In The Sky have announced that they will release ‘End’ – their first album for seven years – on 15 Sep. Out now is first single ‘Ten Billion People’. “Our starting point was the concept of an ending – death, or the end of a friendship or relationship”, say the band. “Every song comes from a story or an idea one of us has had that we’ve all expanded on and made its own world”. The band are set to play shows in Dublin, Manchester and London in November.

Lost Girls – aka Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden – have released new single ‘Ruins’. “If ‘Ruins’ is ‘about’ anything, it’s about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical”, says Hval. The duo will play Corsica Studios in London on 7 Nov.

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