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One Liners: Ed Sheeran, Lil Wayne & Rich The Kid, Bloc Party, more

By | Published on Wednesday 24 November 2021

Ed Sheeran


Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid have released the video for ‘Trust Fund’ from their ‘Trust Fund Babies’ mixtape.

Bloc Party will release new album ‘Alpha Games’ on 29 Apr. Here’s new single ‘Traps’. “From the moment we wrote ‘Traps’, we knew it had to be the first thing people heard from this album”, says Kele Okereke. “Playing it in soundchecks on our last tour before it was finished and hearing how it sounded in those big rooms and outdoors”.

The Bug and Sleaford Mods vocalist Jason Williamson have teamed up for two new tracks: ‘Treetop’ and ‘Stoat’. “I’ve been talking with Kevin [Martin, The Bug] for a few years now as regards doing some tunes”, says Williamson. “Matching something to The Bug’s music was always on the cards, a chance to shape different vocal approaches to a certain degree which is deffo evident on ‘Stoat’, I think. Love both tunes. Proper. Bang into this collab”.

Eels have released new track ‘The Magic’, taken from upcoming new album ‘Extreme Witchcraft’, which is out on 28 Jan. There will be tour dates in March too.

Exit Kid are back with new single ‘Basis’. They have a new EP of the same name out on 10 Dec. “‘Basis’ is a very simple song about love and dedication”, says Emre Türkmen. “It’s good to let people know how you feel while you have the opportunity”.

Coucou Chloe is back with new single ‘Wizz’, taken from her upcoming EP ‘One’, which is out on 9 Dec.

Rina Mushonga has released new single ‘Everything = Personal’. “The title is inspired by the activist slogan ‘the personal is political’ which really speaks to how everything is connected, I feel”, she says. “Injustice isn’t something that happens way out there – it stains all of us. It all sounds a bit heavy, haha, but this song is also a song of empowerment and self-actualisation. I find it hard to write without hope – there’s always hope in my music”.



Ed Sheeran has announced a livestreamed show, which you’ll be able to watch wherever you are in the world on 5 Dec (or possibly 6 Dec, depending on your timezone). It’ll be streamed via Amazon Music. “I’m looking forward to celebrating the release of ‘=’ with this special gig and with my fans from across the globe”, says Sheeran. “I’ll be playing a load of new tracks for the first time on the night, too! See you on the 5th”. Or 6th, depending on your timezone. Here’s more info.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will play two stadium shows next year. You can catch them at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens on 22 Jul and Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on 23 Jul. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Ghost will be in the UK for some tour dates in April next year, including a show at the O2 Arena on 11 Apr.

Foxes is going to be touring the UK in February. Tickets, as they say, will be on general sale on Friday.

Grouper will play The National Concert Hall in Dublin on 12 Apr and The Barbican in London on 14 Apr. Tickets are available now.

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