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One Liners: Gojira, Tom Misch, K.Flay, more

By | Published on Tuesday 27 April 2021



Sony Music Publishing has announced a new partnership with Swedish publisher The Very Good Music, the two companies having previously collaborated when working with writers like Noonie Bao and Linus Wiklund. “We represent the best songwriters in the world with the support of our incredible A&R team, and joining forces with Sony Music Publishing only makes us stronger – we can’t be anything but excited for the future”, says The Very Good founder Jakob Emtestam.

AWAL has extended its existing deal with Tom Misch. Says AWAL’s Head of A&R UK, Matt Riley: “Tom Misch is one of the most important and successful artists in AWAL’s history. We have worked with Tom and his manager Duncan Murray from day one and it’s been an ever-evolving and exceptionally successful partnership with over a billion streams to date. First and foremost, however, we are THRILLED to continue to work with such a special musical talent whose originality and consistency shines through”.



The UK’s Association Of Independent Music has announced a new online conference called Future Independents which is aimed at the next generation of DIY artists, labels, managers and entrepreneurs. Speakers at the one day event will provide the knowledge required to get going in the music industry. It all takes place on 3 Jun and is free to access. More info here.



Gojira have released new single ‘The Chant’. They’ve also announced that their fundraising campaign for charity The Articulation Of Indigenous Peoples Of Brazil has now topped $250,000. New album ‘Fortitude’ is out this Friday.

K.Flay will release new EP ‘Inside Voices’, featuring collaborations with Tom Morello and Travis Barker, on 11 Jun. Here’s new single ‘Four Letter Words’. “So many of us go through life trying to be polite, and then we reach a breaking point”, she says of the track. “When we were recording ‘Four Letter Words’ it felt kind of scary to allow myself to go there – but there was liberation in it too”.

Fable has released new single ‘Womb’. She says of the track: “‘Womb’ talks about cycles of emotional states, the repetitive highs and lows that I experience throughout the month, and in the end finding the strength to just push forwards with things. The seasons of the female body are often not acknowledged in the structure of our lives and society lacks respect for the trials and tribulations of womanhood”.

Esther Rose has released the video for ‘Good Time’, from her latest album ‘How Many Times’.

Maja Lena has released new single ‘The Keeper’. “The song name ‘The Keeper’ to me resembles the keeper of the self”, she says. “The song itself is about our relationship to ourselves and how we view ourselves. Whether we hold trust in ourselves and if the way in which we strive can ultimately lead to us feeling less satisfied in life”. Her new album, also called ‘The Keeper’, is out on 23 Jul.

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