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One Liners: Blackpink, MMF, Brian Johnson, more

By | Published on Wednesday 7 September 2022



The UK’s Music Managers Forum has announced that it will hold a Managers Summit at Koko in London on 27 Sep. It will include a keynote interview with Attention Management’s Iain Watt and coincide with the release of new book ‘The Essentials Of Music Management’. Tickets and info here.

Brian Eno will give a talk on his approach to sound at the Barbican on 23 Oct, as he unveils ‘Andevernomore: 1st Garden’, a sound installation in the Barbican Conservatory featuring music from his upcoming new album ‘Foreverandevernomore’, which is out on 14 Oct. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.



Michelle Donelan has been appointed as the UK’s new Culture Secretary, replacing Nadine Dorries who stepped down as Liz Truss took over as Prime Minister yesterday. Donelan previously worked in marketing and internal comms for World Wrestling Entertainment, so I guess that kind of counts as relevant experience. With the entire culture industry currently panicking that it’s about to collapse entirely, her inbox will likely be bulging already.



AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will publish his autobiography, ‘The Lives Of Brian’, on 21 Oct. “I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, some bad days and a lot of good days, and during that time I’ve gone from choirboy to rock n roll singer, and now I’ve gone and written a bloody book about it”, he says.

Pixies have released new single ‘Dregs Of The Wine’. It’s the band’s first release to be co-written by guitarist Joey Santiago. Their new album, ‘Doggerel’, is out on 30 Sep.

The Waeve – aka Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall – have announced that they will release their eponymous debut album on 23 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Can I Call You?’

Biig Piig has released new single ‘Kerosene’. “It’s about wanting someone to rip my clothes off, and the tension of that relationship”, she says. “My own hot girl summer anthem”.

The Big Moon have released new single ‘Trouble’. Says the band’s Juliette Jackson: “’Trouble’ is about remembering walking over the railway bridge to the hospital to give birth. Somehow in my memory it’s like a bridge over a canyon in a technicolour ‘Wizard Of Oz’ jungle landscape. But it’s just a pissy graffiti-covered South London pedestrian bridge. It’s about learning that memories aren’t always right, and you don’t have to hang on to them and be traumatised by them forever”.



Blackpink have announced two shows at the O2 in London on 30 Nov and 1 Dec. Tickets go on general sale on 16 Sep. Their new album, ‘Born Pink’, is out the same day.

Pendulum have announced that they will play Brixton Academy in London on 5 Mar. Tickets are on sale now.

Mogwai have announced that they will be touring the UK in December and February. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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