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One Liners: House Anxiety, Kelly Lee Owens, Alicia Keys, more

By and | Published on Thursday 24 September 2020

Kelly Lee Owens


The House Anxiety record label has announced a new partnership with Believe enabling it to expand its roster. New signings include Bad Boy Chiller Crew and Genesis Okuwu. “I’m so energised and inspired by this new era of the label”, says founder Jaimie Hodgson. “House Anxiety has always been about breaking new talent that takes people out of their comfort zone, and we have already managed to curate a new roster of future stars who do exactly that”.

Phrased Differently and Budde Music have announced a partnership to form a new joint venture music publishing business. Budde will merge its existing London office into this new operation. “I can’t think of a more perfect partner than Budde Music”, says Phrased Differently MD Hiten Bharadia. “It’s a cutting edge entertainment company at the top of its game led by executives at the top of theirs”.



US media firms PMC and MRC yesterday announced a joint venture that will bring together a number of the music and entertainment industry titles that they own or have a stake in: so that’s The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Vibe and Music Business Worldwide. A second JV will use MRC’s telly-show-making expertise to create programmes utilising the brands and content of the aforementioned magazines and websites.



Anathema have announced that they are going on “indefinite hiatus” as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve all – every one of you included – faced unpredictable challenges, which impacted both our professional and personal situations”, say the band in a statement. “In this hardest of times, events over the last year have left us with no option [but] to go on indefinite hiatus. As individuals it is time to pursue other paths in life”.



Kelly Lee Owens has released the video for her John Cale collaboration, ‘Corner Of My Sky’. It only stars bloody Michael Sheen. “Michael’s performance alongside John’s vocals and the magic toaster portal is gold and something I’m very happy to have out in the world”, says Owens. I promise that will all (kind of) make sense once you’ve watched the video.

Alicia Keys has released the video for ‘Love Looks Better’. Her new album, ‘Alicia’, is out now.

Tee Grizzley has released the video for ‘Trenches’, featuring Big Sean, taken from his latest album, ‘The Smartest’.

Dagny has released the video for new single ‘It’s Only A Heartbreak’. Her new album, ‘Strangers/Lovers’, is out on 2 Oct.

Alison Wonderland has released new single ‘Bad Things’. The song, she says, is about “confronting your demons and dealing with them”.

Matt Berninger has released the video for his latest solo single ‘One More Second’.

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me have release the video for new single ‘Razzmatazz’.

Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs have released a new track together, called ‘Heartbreak’. “[Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs] was playing me a fairly stripped back idea he had for something last year”, says Bonobo. “We spent a few afternoons in his studio trying ideas out and eventually ‘Heartbreak’ was the end result”.

Static-X have released the video for ‘Dead Souls’, from their latest album ‘Project Regeneration Vol 1’. The track features vocals from the band’s late frontman Wayne Static and Ministry’s Al Jourgensen.

Tim Burgess has announced that he will release new EP ‘Ascent Of The Ascended’ on 27 Nov. “There was an energy that came from recording the album with such a brilliant band – I didn’t want it to end”, he says. “I wanted to record a bit of a magnum opus, which is where ‘Ascent Of The Ascended’ came in”. From it, this is ‘Yours. To Be’.

Exit Kid – the side-project of Years & Years’ Emre Turkman – has released new single ‘Bleary Eyed’. “I wrote ‘Bleary Eyed’ in the middle of the Great British Lockdown, having consumed a daily-dose of Boris Johnson’s COVID briefings, and watched in horror as Trump found a hidden sixth-gear of madness across the pond”, he says. “The song is written tongue-in-cheek from the perspective of these leaders, who seem to have no clue”.



KSI has announced UK tour dates for May next year. “Trust me, the shows are gonna be insane, from the production to the special guests, plus all the new music that I’ll be dropping will improve the experience even more”, he says. “I am too ready. You better be too!”

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