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One Liners: Ed Sheeran & Ishawna, Jake Shears, 100gecs, more

By | Published on Wednesday 24 May 2023

Ed Sheeran


Concord Music Publishing has signed a new global publishing deal with Nana Rogues, who has produced and co-written songs for Drake, Stormzy, Skepta, Dave, Future, Zara Larsson and more. “I’m really looking forward to this next chapter in my career”, he says. “Concord are a major player that understands my vision and sound. Together as a team we will be putting out great feel-good music that transcends across the world!”



Ed Sheeran and dancehall artist Ishawna have released the video for their track ‘Brace It’. Sheeran first discovered when she used the instrumental from his song ‘Shape Of You’ for her track ‘Equal Rights’ in 2017. “Me and Ishawna made a tune after me being in love with her ‘Equal Rights’ cover of ‘Shape Of You’”, says Sheeran. “I love her and loved working with her”.

Jake Shears has released new single ‘Last Man Dancing’, the title track of his new album, which is out next week.

Gogol Bordello have released new charity single ‘United Fight Back’ to raise money for Kind Deeds, which provides prosthetics to wounded Ukrainian soldiers. As well as Gogol Bodello, it features contributions from Green Day’s Tre Cool, ex-Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra, Fugazi’s Joe Lally, Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret and more. “Here, living legends of punk and hardcore who always meant so much to me, come together to show their much needed support for Ukrainian freedom fighters”, says Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hütz.

Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s will release her second solo album ‘Realms’ on 25 Aug. Out now is new single ‘Midnight’.

Fran Lobo will release her debut album ‘Burning It Feels Like’ on 18 Aug. Out now is new single ‘Tricks’.

Kassa Overall has released new single ‘Going Up’, featuring Lil B and Shabazz Palaces. His new album ‘Animals’ is out this week and you can catch him live at Ronnie Scott’s in London on 9 Aug.



100gecs will be in the UK and Ireland in October for a run of shows, including one at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 21 Oct. Tickets go on general sale on Friday

Hard-Fi have announced their first full UK tour in over ten years, with shows throughout October winding up at Troxy in London on 21 Oct. “We’re really excited to be heading back out on the road and playing venues up and down the country for the first time in too long”, says frontman Richard Archer. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

One OK Rock will be in the UK for a one-off show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 1 Jul. Tickets are available now.

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