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One Liners: Benee, Global, Lianne La Havas, more

By | Published on Wednesday 6 May 2020

Benee Sony/ATV virtual signing


Sony/ATV has signed Benee to a worldwide publishing deal. “Benee is a gifted young songwriter and artist, who has proven how powerful music can be as a unifier and healer”, reckons the publishing major’s CEO Jon Platt. “We are happy to welcome her to the Sony/ATV family as she continues to elevate her career and influence”.

Barclaycard has signed a three year partnership with radio company Global, which will include headline sponsorship of the firm’s Capital Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball. As a result of COVID-19, this year’s Summertime Ball will be a two hour TV compilation of performances from previous years, broadcast on Sky One and YouTube.



Lianna La Havas has released new single ‘Paper Thin’. Her new album, ‘Lianna La Havas’, is out on 17 Jul. “What plays a big role in the album is the idea of the life cycle of plants and nature – equating this journey with a seasonal thing that blooms, thrives, goes away, and comes back even stronger”, she says. “A flower has to dry up and die in order to be reborn. You have to get to the rock bottom to rebuild yourself”.

Fontaines DC have released new single ‘A Hero’s Death’, the title track from their new album, out on 31 Jul. “The song is a list of rules for the self, they’re principles for self-prescribed happiness that can often hang by a thread”, says vocalist Grian Chatten. “It’s ostensibly a positive message, but with repetition comes different meanings, that’s what happens to mantras when you test them over and over”.

Wire have announced that their new rarities compilation, ’10:20′, will now come out on all formats on 19 Jun. The vinyl edition was originally supposed to come out on Record Store Day had it happened last month. They have also put out the previously unreleased full studio recording of ‘The Art Of Persistence’, which features on the record.

Dirty Projectors have announced that they will release ‘Flight Tower’, the second in a series of five EPs the band plan to release this year, on 26 Jun. Here’s new single ‘Lose Your Love’, featuring Felicia Douglass.

Barbarossa has released new single ‘Always Free’. It’s about “me reminding myself that I always have access to freedom from my thoughts if I can find stillness and am open to change”, he says. “I really struggle with this daily, but sometimes a song, film, book, my kids or a conversation might remind me just how simple it can be to just let go of trying to control the outcome and get out of my comfort zone. That’s where the good shit is, it’s in those moments”.

Eartheater has released new single ‘Below The Clavicle’. She wrote it “when I was waiting to understand more about a situation before talking about it – when the meaning was still below the clavicle and hadn’t made it up to my head yet”, she says. “The understanding was still underground – forging in my heart and gut”.



The Eden Sessions has announced that Lionel Richie will play the event next year, on 9 Jun. He had been due to play this year but… you know. Tickets for the original show will remain valid.

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