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One Liners: Killer Mike, Serenade, Loyle Carner, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 5 July 2022

Killer Mike


New central London venues Here and The Lower Third – part of the Outernet complex next to Tottenham Court Road station – have confirmed Dice as their primary ticketing partner. Dice’s Global Head Of Music Andrew Foggin is “THRILLED to partner with Outernet and their cutting edge venues”, whereas Outernet Live’s Karrie Goldberg is “THRILLED that Dice have come on board as the primary ticketing partner for our live events”. So everyone’s “THRILLED”. Good.



Music NFT marketplace Serenade has announced the members of a UK advisory board, who are as follows: Darcus Beese from Darco Recordings; Sammy Andrews from Deviate Digital; Dan Sanders from Atlantic Records; Phil Christie from Manifest Publishing; Oliver Sasse from Nerve Management; promoter Toby Leighton-Pope; musician Fay Milton; songwriter and A&R Jin Jin; and broadcaster DJ Target. Iain Watt, formerly with management firm YMU, will chair the committee that will “offer opinions, guidance and insight into key issues relating to the company’s UK presence”.



Stepping away from Run The Jewels for a moment, Killer Mike has released his first solo track for a decade, ‘Run’, featuring Young Thug and Dave Chapelle, and produced by No ID.

Loyle Carner has made a striking return with new single ‘Hate’. It is, he says, “one of the few [of my] songs made from a hateful place. I was angry at the world, frightened and overwhelmed. It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear. It reminds me of times the red mist takes over, and how alone you feel when [it] passes. Arrogant and self-righteous but at the same time vulnerable and somber. I listen to this one in my car, at night. Especially after an argument when you need to get space and take a breath”.

Rae Morris has released new single ‘A Table For Two’. “On ‘A Table For Two’ I imagined making a reservation at a celestial restaurant for [partner] Ben [Garrett, aka Fryars] and me”, she says. “And whoever dies first will just wait there with a drink for the other one. No matter how long”.

Kokoko have released two new tracks, ‘Polo Muneni’ and ‘Nasali Nini’.

Batts has released new single ‘Call It What It Is’. “I find moving and dancing to be so healing”, she says. “I really wanted to create a song that hits you right in the chest and makes you want to move every part of your body. This song feels like a fierce sort of movement, like you really need to move to the sounds”. Her second album, ‘The Nightline’, is out on 14 Oct.



Stereolab have announced UK shows in November and December this year. They’ll finish with two shows at EartH in London, the second of which will also have an after party, with DJ sets from band members until 3am. Tickets go on sale on Friday. New album ‘Pulse Of The Early Brain’ is out on 2 Sep. Here’s recent single ‘Robot Riot’.

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