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One Liners: Madonna, Shakin Stevens, Yaeji, more

By | Published on Wednesday 18 January 2023



Warner Music has hired Tim Matusch as VP Strategy & Operations. Matusch previously worked with new Warner CEO Robert Kyncl at YouTube.

Booking agency Midnight Mango has announced that Barry Stewart has joined its team of agents. “It’s been a breath of fresh air to join such a supportive and dynamic group of very talented people”, he says. “I have spent many years working as a freelance agent, artist manager and tour manager so I’ve had the opportunity to see the business from many sides. My roster has benefited from our synergy, and it gives me the opportunity to take on more acts and develop new relationships within the industry. An old dog can indeed learn new tricks”.



Shakin Stevens has released new single ‘It Comes Around’. The track is taken from new album ‘Re-Set’, which will be out on 28 Apr.

Yaeji has released new single ‘For Granted’, the first from her upcoming new album ‘With A Hammer’, which is out on 7 Apr.

Dutch Uncles have released new single ‘Tropigala (2 To 5)’, featuring Metronomy’s Anna Prior. The band’s new album ‘True Entertainment’ is out on 10 Mar.

Mandy, Indiana have released new single ‘Injury Detail’. The song “was inspired by the idea of being trapped in a liminal space, with the guitars creating a seemingly limitless and undefined landscape”, says vocalist Valentine Caulfield. “The vocals act as a guide to possible salvation, or perhaps something of a more sinister intent”. The band will be heading out on a short UK tour in February, and will also headline a show at The Lexington in London this Friday.

Paige Kennedy has released new single ‘Love You From A Distance’, taken from upcoming new EP ‘Doubles’, which is out on 14 Apr. “Falling in love can feel suffocating at the best of times”, they say. “‘Love You From A Distance’ explores how having 24/7 access to the person you’re addicted to can leave you unsure of who you are without them. Lockdown induced cabin fever has pressure cooked all of our relationships. This is an anthem for proceeding with caution and maintaining personal space”.



Madonna has announced that she will embark on a world tour later this year. Dubbed ‘The Celebration Tour’, it will see her perform hits from across her 40 year career. There is currently one UK date at The O2 in London on 14 Oct. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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