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One Liners: Franz Ferdinand, CAA, Kyla La Grange, more

By | Published on Wednesday 3 November 2021

Franz Ferdinand


The music division of talent agency CAA has promoted Zack BorsonAlex DoumaOmar Garcia and Brad Pophal in LA, Kaitlyn BruceKara Enos and Ariel Happe in Nashville, and Jamie Shaughnessy in London. Bruce is now a music marketing exec, Happe is a brand partnerships exec, while the others become agents.

Various Artists Management has appointed John Dawkins to the position of UK Managing Director. “I am really excited and energised to be taking on this new role and the responsibilities that come with it at such an exciting time for Various Artists Management”, he says. “Our aim is to be recognised as a significant player in the global big league of artist management and working alongside our amazing team I will be focused on helping us achieve that”.



Franz Ferdinand have announced a best of compilation, titled ‘Hits To The Head’, which will be released on 11 Mar. “I have friends who believe you’re somehow not a ‘real’ fan if you own a best of rather than a discography”, says Alex Kapranos. “I disagree. I think of my parents’ record collection as a kid. I loved their compilation LPs. I am so grateful that they had ‘Changes’ or ‘Rolled Gold’. Those LPs were my entrance point. My introduction”. Also, this compilation’s got a new song on it, ‘Billy Goodbye’.

Kyla La Grange will release her first new album for seven years, ‘While Your Heart’s Still Beating’, on 21 Jan, she has announced. Here’s recent single ‘Neverland’.

Yizzy has released new track ‘Grabba’.

Sinead O’Brien is back with new single ‘Girlkind’. She is also set to support Idles at Brixton Academy on 18 Jan.

David Allred has released new single ‘Driving’. The song is taken from his new album ‘Driving Through The Aftermath Of A Storm On A Clear Day’, which is out on 10 Dec.

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