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One Liners: Dolly Parton, Killer Mike, Arlo Parks, more

By | Published on Thursday 11 May 2023

Dolly Parton


Nia Archives has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell. “Last year was a mad one for me and I am gassed to kick off 2023 by signing with Warner Chappell”, she says. “[The] team have been super supportive of my music and I’m excited for the next chapter with an amazing publisher on board”.



Bauer Media has appointed Simon Myciunka as CEO of Bauer Media Audio UK. “Simon brings the ideal mix of skills to take the business forward to meet its next set of ambitions as we not only strengthen our position in live broadcast radio but also exploit all the opportunities that digital presents to deepen our relationships with audiences and commercial partners alike, ensuring we have a vibrant and inclusive culture that enables everyone to do their best work”, says Richard Dawkins, President of Audio at Bauer Media Group.



Dolly Parton has announced that she will release her promised rock album ‘Rockstar’ on 17 Nov. Across 30 tracks it includes guest appearances from artists including Elton John, Sting, Lizzo, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Debbie Harry, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. “I’m so excited to finally present my first rock and roll album ‘Rockstar’”, says Parton. “I am very honoured and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time and to be able to sing all the iconic songs throughout the album was a joy beyond measure”. Here’s first single ‘World On Fire’.

Killer Mike has released new track ‘Motherless’, featuring Eryn Allen Kane, from his upcoming solo album ‘Michael’. “When I first played [producer No ID] the album he said two things – one of which was that I was essentially holding something back and that was the song ‘Motherless’”, he says. “It was the last song made for the album because I hadn’t uttered these words [’my momma dead’] out loud since her transitioning”.

Arlo Parks has released new single ‘Pegasus’, featuring Phoebe Bridgers. “‘Pegasus’ is about experiencing the warmth and lightness of good love for the first time”, says Parks. “It also explores how the absence of chaos and the presence of real connection can be a little bit terrifying after a long time of not having it”. Her new album ‘My Soft Machine’ is out on 26 May.

The Pretenders will release new album ‘Relentless’ on 1 Sep. Out now is new single ‘Let The Sun Come In’. The band will headline The Great Escape in Brighton tomorrow night.

Devildriver have released new single ‘This Relationship, Broken’. New album ‘Dealing With Demons Vol 2’ is out tomorrow. Says frontman Dez Fafara: “‘This Relationship, Broken’ explores the severance that happens between two long time partners when they leave each other after years of turmoil”. Fafara has also announced that he will publish the first part of a two part autobiography, titled ‘Loco: Chaos, Calamity, And Coal Chamber’, on 5 Sep.

Jenny Lewis has released new single ‘Giddy Up’. Her new album ‘Joy’all’ is out on 9 Jun.

Future Utopia has released new single ‘Make It Home’, featuring Tomi. “We wrote this in a day and spent most of the time laughing and joking”, says Fraser T Smith. “I’d never forgotten the track and really wanted to reimagine it for a Future Utopia release”. New EP ‘We Were We Still Are’ is out on 23 Jun.



Feist will bring her 360° immersive sound ‘Multitudes’ live show to the UK and Ireland later this year, including a performance at the Roundhouse in London on 9 Sep. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow.

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