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One Liners: Little Simz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Kodak Black, Kasabian, more

By | Published on Wednesday 7 December 2022

Little Simz wins Mercury Prize


BMG has acquired various music rights from Chris Rea, just as his song ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ starts its annual rise up the charts. “Chris Rea’s integrity as a musician and his commitment to his art is legendary”, says BMG’s UK President Repertoire & Marketing, Alistair Norbury. “BMG is proud to become custodian of his music interests”.



Little Simz has announced that she will release a new album called ‘No Thank You’ at some point in the future. “Emotion is energy in motion”, she says. “Honour your truth and feelings. eradicate fear. Boundaries are important”. And that’s all the information we have about that.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has teamed up with Kodak Black for new track ‘Water (Drowning Part 2)’. “After I made this [track], everyone I played it for said it felt like the sequel to [2017 track] ‘Drowning’”, says the producer. “So it was only right that I had Kodak jump on this to make another classic record”. His new album ‘Me Vs Myself’ is out on Friday.

Orbital have released new single ‘Ringa Ringa (The Old Pandemic Folk Song)’, featuring The Mediaeval Baebes. “It was a track made in the pandemic and I felt a real pull to use the vocal from ‘Ring O’Roses’, the original pandemic song from the Middle Ages”, says Paul Hartnoll. “It made me feel a connection with all those who suffered before without the help of our modern technology. The music reflects the modern world while The Mediaeval Baebes vocals take us back to the times it has happened before, an old song becomes relevant again”.

Young Fathers have released new single ‘Tell Someone’. Their new album, ‘Heavy Heavy’, is out on 3 Feb.

Hamish Hawk has released new single ‘Money’. “Who buys a jacket from a gunmaker? That is the question”, he says. “’Money’ is a polemical song, and it’s me at my most cynical. It’s a list of cheap shots and petty grievances I had banging around my head at the time of writing. Small talk, rat races and lengthy weddings all come under fire. It’s really no surprise that it turns out I’m the stick in the mud. What’s more, I’m interminably short on cash”. His new album, ‘Angel Numbers’, is out on 3 Feb.

Mumdance has released new track ‘Artificial Intelligence’.

Kate NV has released new single ‘Oni (They)’ and announced that she will release new album ‘Wow’ on 3 Mar.



Kasabian have announced that they will play Leeds Millennium Square on 7 Jul. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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