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One Liners: Don Toliver, Bryan Adams, James Blake, more

By | Published on Tuesday 12 October 2021

Don Toliver


UK collecting society PPL has announced that it is restructuring its HR team. Kate Reilly is now Chief People Officer, while Juliette Edwards will move into the newly-created role of Deputy Chief People Officer, Talent & Wellbeing. The organisation will also hire a full-time recruitment advisor and offer further in-house training and career development support with the appointment of an additional training partner.



Don Toliver has released the video for ‘Flocky Flocky’, featuring Travis Scott, from his new album ‘Life Of A Don’, which came out last week.

Bryan Adams will release new album ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on 11 Mar. Listen to the title track here. “The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away”, he says. “Suddenly all touring stopped, no one could jump in the car and go. The title song ‘So Happy It Hurts’ is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name touches on many of the ephemeral things in life that are really the secret to happiness, most importantly human connection”.

James Blake has released a new version of ‘Funeral’, featuring Slowthai. The original is on his new album, ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’, which came out last week.

Charlotte de Witte has released new EP ‘Asura’, featuring three tracks she premiered in her Radio 1 Essential Mix last month. “With ‘Asura’ EP, I’m trying to give you a little insight into my musical influences by going back to my roots”, she says. “We’re speaking about a young Charlotte who, about twelve/thirteen years ago, got indulged in the world of electronic music by going to her first underground clubs and raves. From electro and techno to acid core and hardcore to psytrance. This EP flirts with the soundscapes of the latter”.

Ritt Momney (who, yes, is still called that) has released new single ‘Sometime’. His second album, ‘Sunny Boy’, is out on 22 Oct. Of the LP, he says: “Sometimes I wonder how much I’ve lost or forgotten since I was a kid. This album was a sort of exploration of that, just trying to remember a way of living and seeing the world so unaffected by stress and responsibility”.



Orlando Weeks will play a short run of intimate shows around the UK next month, including The Social in London on 21 Nov. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Having announced their new album last week, Pulled Apart By Horses have now let slip that they’ll be touring the UK in April next year. They have five shows booked, including Koko in London on 15 Apr. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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