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One Liners: Megan Thee Stallion & Marshmello, Manic Street Preachers, Brian Eno, more

By | Published on Wednesday 9 June 2021

Megan Thee Stallion


Manic Street Preachers‘ free shows for NHS workers – originally due to take place last December, before being moved to July this year – have been postponed again. They will now take place at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 19-20 Sep.



Universal Music has signed Sam Williams, grandson of country star Hank Williams. “We are so proud and excited that Sam Williams is joining Universal Music Group”, says UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe. “Sam’s talent is timeless and boundless. He has such an incredible way of communicating and emotes as if he’s channeling feelings from another place; somewhere deep inside himself”.



Mariah Carey has left Roc Nation and engaged Range Media Partners as her new management company, reports Variety. Responding to rumours that she had fallen out with Roc Nation owner Jay-Z earlier this week, she said: “The only ‘explosive’ situation I’d ever ‘get into’ with Hov is a creative tangent, such as our number one song ‘Heartbreaker’! To the people who make up these lies I say, ‘Poof! Vamoose, sonofabitch!'”



Brian Eno has launched his own Sonos Radio station, on which he will be airing 300 previously unreleased tracks from his archive. “The earliest track we have at the moment is from 1990. We will be adding more pieces as time goes on”, he says. “New pieces will be entering the mix and some of that will go back even further”.



Megan Thee Stallion features on new Marshmello and Nitti Gritti track ‘Bad Bitches’.

Coldplay have released the video for their new single ‘Higher Power’.

Ava Max is back with new single ‘Every Time I Cry’. “After every struggle you go through you become a little bit stronger”, she says. “And every tear you shed is not wasted, but becomes your river of hope”.

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release an eponymous new solo album on 17 Sep. Listen to first single ‘I Don’t Mind’ here.

Your Old Droog has released a collaboration with MF Doom, recorded before the rapper’s sudden death last year. Here’s ‘Dropout Boogie’.

Celeste has released the video for ‘Tonight Tonight’, from her debut album ‘Not Your Muse’.

White Denim have released new single ‘Crystal Bullets’. “The music for ‘Crystal Bullets’ was inspired by the groove of the great Bernard Purdie and the signature chopped and screwed production techniques of Houston, Texas’s Robert Davis Jr, better known as DJ Screw”, says the band’s James Petralli.

Hannah Holland has released new single ‘Shutters’. Her debut album, ‘Tectonic’, will be out through PRAH on 17 Sep.

Maja Lena has released new single ‘Antares’. “The song is named after the red supergiant star Antares, which is also one of the brightest visible in the Earth’s night sky and the brightest star in Scorpius”, she says. “The star is also nearing the end of its life”. Her debut album ‘The Keeper’ is out on 23 Jul.



Shlomo‘s ‘Beatbox Adventure For Kids’ will be back on tour this autumn, plus there are dates at London’s Underbelly festival in the summer. More info here.

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