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By | Published on Wednesday 2 June 2021

Lil Baby & Lil Durk


Round Hill Music has signed Lit to a publishing deal, covering their full catalogue. The publisher’s sister label Round Hill Records will also release the band’s seventh album later this year. “We’re excited to be working with Round Hill both as a band and as songwriters”, says vocalist Ajay Popoff. “This is the fit we’ve been waiting years for. The new Lit music is a refreshing throwback as well as a big step into the future of the modern rock genre”.

Katie Kittermaster has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Revanche Publishing and BMG Talpa Music in the Netherlands. “I’m super excited to be joining the BMG family”, she says. “In fact it is something I’ve pretty much dreamed of forever, wooo!”



Universal Music’s Motown Records in the US has hired Jamila Thomas as VP Artist Marketing. “Jamila is a proven and passionate advocate for artists and an incredibly talented marketer who operates from a place of true passion for music, culture and community”, says CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam. “Motown is home to some of the most prolific and impactful voices of our time, including those of our artists, partners and executives, and we’re excited to welcome her to our team”.



Lil Baby and Lil Durk have released new track ‘Voice Of The Heroes’, from their album ‘The Voice Of The Heroes’, which is out this Friday.

Marking his 60th birthday, Boy George has released new single ‘The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread’.

King Princess has released her first single of 2021, ‘House Burn Down’.

Lump have released new single ‘Climb Every Wall’.

Matthew E White has released new single ‘Genuine Hesitation’. He will release his first solo album for six years, ‘K Bay’, through Domino on 10 Sep.

Ms Banks has released new single ‘Pull Up’, featuring K Trap. “Anytime I touch stage I shut down”, she says, “Imma ‘Pull Up’ and go off. Period”.

A Place To Bury Strangers have released new single ‘I Might Have’. Says the band’s Oliver Ackermann: “‘I Might Have’ is about the insecurities of life and growing up and when you just have to turn around and say ‘fuck it’. Life sucks so we may as well have a good time”. The band’s new EP ‘Hologram’ is out on 16 Jul.

Spector will release their first album for six years, ‘Now Or Whenever’, this autumn. Here’s new single ‘Catch You On The Way Back In’. “It’s music for closing and music for opening, and strangely both the first track we started for the album and the last before we didn’t see each other in the flesh for six months”, says vocalist Fred MacPherson. “It’s more of a drinking song than a thinking song, so it will probably make most sense when we’re all allowed in the same room again”.

Charmaine has released the video for her track ‘Double Dutch’.

Zoee has released new single ‘Evening Primrose’. “This a nighttime song, with metaphors of flowers blooming in the dark and the healing power of the Evening Primrose flower”, she says. “It’s also about throwing up in a Carhartt bag on a night train after being dumped and the mania that ensues”.

Yeиdry has released new single ‘Ya’. It “represents the self-confidence we all have yet sometimes can’t find”, she says. “It’s about empowerment, it’s about not letting anyone get in your way and only relying on yourself, living without the fear of death, which to me, is the bravest approach we can take in life”.



Run The Jewels have announced UK shows in June 2022, opening with a night at Brixton Academy.

Bugzy Malone has announced UK tour dates in November. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Pete Doherty has announced a one-off show at Powerhaus in London on 3 Jul. Tickets are on sale now.

Jade Bird will play UK tour dates in March next year. Her new album ‘Different Kinds Of Light’ is out on 13 Aug. Here’s the title track.

Jane Weaver has announced UK tour dates in January and February, in addition to upcoming shows in November. Here’s her new single ‘Solarised’.

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