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One Liners: Isobel Waller-Bridge, Benny Blanco, BRIT Awards, more

By | Published on Thursday 25 March 2021

Isobel Waller-Bridge


Universal Music’s Decca Publishing has signed Isobel Waller-Bridge, known for her musical work on ‘Black Mirror’ and her sister Phoebe’s TV series ‘Fleabag’. The deal will cover all of her past and future work, including her upcoming album on the Mercury KX label. “I’m so THRILLED to have joined the Decca Publishing family”, she says. “They have a fresh outlook to approaching music publishing and they are beyond creative. It’s a personal relationship and working together with the team has already produced exciting ideas. I’m proud to be partnered with them”.

Sony Music Publishing has signed a deal with South African independent company Gallo Music Publishers to represent its catalogue outside Africa. “Having started my career at Gallo many years ago, I’m THRILLED to be reunited with celebrated works from the likes of Lucky Dube, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, Sipho Mabuse, Caiphus Semenya and so many others”, says Guy Henderson, SMP’s President, International. “Together with Sony Music Publishing’s great roster of writers, we look forward to taking the best of African music to the rest of the world”.



Benny Blanco has released new single ‘Unlearn’, featuring Gracie Abrams. “I feel like we all carry a lot of baggage from past relationships in our lives”, he says. “This song is about leaving all luggage at home and bringing [a] little cute carry on instead”. His new album ‘Friends Keep Secrets’ is out tomorrow.

Cannibal Corpse have released new single ‘Murderous Rampage’. Their new album ‘Violence Unimagined’ is out on 16 Apr.

Another track from Alan Vega‘s ‘lost’ album, ‘Mutator’, has been released. Here’s ‘Fist’.

Doktor has released new single ‘No Drama‘. “The song’s message is simple”, he says. “After a rough 2020 for everyone worldwide, it’s time to remove any unnecessary drama, make money, and continue to enjoy life”.

Iceage have released new single ‘Shelter Song’. Their new album, ‘Seek Shelter’, is out on 7 May.

Snapped Ankles have announced that they will release new album ‘Forest Of Your Problems’ on 2 Jul. Here’s first single ‘Rhythm Is Our Business’. They’ve also announced UK tour dates in October and November, including a show at The Roundhouse in London on 30 Oct.

Field Music have released new single ‘Not When You’re In Love’ and also launched their own podcast. Oh, and they’ve announced UK tour dates in October. It’s all go! Their new album, ‘Flat White Moon’, is out on 23 Apr.

Andrew Hung has released new single ‘Space’, and announced that he will release new album ‘Devastations’ on 18 Jun. “‘Space’ is about the fabric that connects us all, ie space”, he says. “We won’t find perfection in individual elements, but we can find perfection in the space that connects us and the outer edges of the known universe and beyond”.

Art School Girlfriend has released new single ‘In The Middle’.

Vexed have released new single ‘Epiphany’. “Learning to love and accept yourself can be an uphill struggle, especially in a world where people online are free to pick apart every inch of you”, say the band. “‘Epiphany’ is a vulnerable yet cutthroat track about falling victim to self-loathing, battling mental illness, and finally discovering how to not give a fuck about what anyone thinks of you”. Their debut album ‘Culling Culture’ is out on 21 May through Napalm Records.



BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival is set to take place online only for the second year running, it has been announced. However, says the BBC, the event has been designed to be streamed “in parks, on beaches, in pub gardens”. A total of 50 live performances have been recorded for the event, which will take place on 28-31 May.



An update on the BRIT Awards, taking place in May this year of course. Jack Whitehall will host for, I don’t know, the 70th time in a row now, I think. There must be someone else who can do it. Please. “I must be doing something right to be invited back to host the BRITs”, he reckons. “After the events of the past year, I think we can all do with a big night of music and entertainment, and I’m excited to be part of the show on 11 May”.

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