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By | Published on Wednesday 12 June 2019

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Hipgnosis has got itself two new catalogues – those of country producer Michael Knox and pop songwriter Sam Hollander. Knox is “excited”, Hollander says it feels like “joining the 1927 Yankees”. Which I think is a good thing.

Australian musician Angie McMahon has signed a deal with Kobalt’s AWAL to release her debut album, ‘Salt’, outside of North America. She has worked with the company on single releases since 2017. “[AWAL] is a free space to have the creativity and career that I envision without any bullshit”, says McMahon.



Mike Rivalland has been promoted to the position of General Manager at Virgin EMI. He was previously Senior Marketing Manager at the UK-based Universal label. “It feels majorly appropriate”, says Virgin EMI President Ted Cockle.

The Madison Square Garden Company has appointed Jennifer Vogt in the newly created position President Of Creative Content And Production. She will be responsible for the creative development of the new MSG Sphere venues in London and Las Vegas. “I am energised by this incredible opportunity”, says Vogt energetically.



Katy Perry has shared a picture of some cookies on Instagram, which fans reckon mean she’s collaborated with Taylor Swift. They’re probably right, but now what I really want is a plate of cookies.

Danny Brown has released the trailer for his new Viceland comedy show, ‘Danny’s House’.



Banks has released another single from her upcoming ‘III’ album, ‘Look What You’re Doing To Me’, featuring Francis And The Lights. The album is out on 12 Jul.

Kindness has announced that he will release his third album, ‘Something Like A War’, on 6 Sep. From it, this is ‘Hard To Believe’, featuring Jazmine Sullivan.

Tycho has released another new track featuring Saint Sinner, ‘Japan’.

Sir Was has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Holding On To A Dream’, on 20 Sep. He’s also released new single, ‘Deployed’, featuring Little Dragon. “Just when I thought I was done with this new album the song came along and took me by surprise”, he says. “Straight away I could hear Yukimi’s voice on it so I just felt like I had to ask her to do it”.

Yoshi Flower has released new mixtape, ‘Peer Pleasure’.

Kelly Moran and Cassie McQuater have released a new track together, ‘Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds’. “‘Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds’ started as a re-imagining of the surrealist story ‘The Debutante’ by artist Leonora Carrington, in which a young woman exchanges places with a hyena, masked in a suit of human skin, for her societal debut”, says McQuater. “[It’s] part of an on-going series exploring the mythological idea of women’s bodies as dangerous and poisonous gardens, with references to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story ‘Rappaccini’s Garden’ – the origin story of Batman’s Poison Ivy”.



Kodaline have announced UK tour dates for November, which will finish with a show at London’s Roundhouse on 17 Nov.

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