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By | Published on Wednesday 10 November 2021



Jenny Hval has signed a new record deal with 4AD to release her first solo album since 2019. First single, ‘Jupiter’, is out now, which she describes as “a post-apocalyptic road trip”, saying: “It begins by the art installation Prada Marfa in Texas, but turns into a game of identification and absurd imagery. The song winds its way through a desert-scape where values, genres, representation and relationships are breaking down. It tickles our death drive and throws us into space”. She will also play EartH in London on 11 Apr.



Universal Music Publishing in the US has promoted Taylor Testa to VP A&R, based in Santa Monica. “It’s been an honour contributing to the growth of this incredible company that always puts songwriters first”, she says. “I am grateful to work with such talented songwriters who trust me with their art. I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter”.

Jasmine Hsiao has been promoted to the position of Managing Director of Warner Music Taiwan. “I’m excited to take up this opportunity to lead the brilliant team here in Taipei”, she says. “In addition to its heritage as a prolific producer of Mandopop for Chinese music fans around the world, Taiwan is also building a reputation in emerging genres such as hip hop and rap. Our team is well-positioned to aggressively expand our roster across all these fast-growing scenes and take a leading position in the market”.



Mitski will release her new album, ‘Laurel Hell’, on 4 Feb. Here’s new single ‘The Only Heartbreaker’, which she says is about “the person always messing up in the relationship, the designated ‘bad guy’ who gets the blame. It could simply be about that, but I also wanted to depict something sadder beneath the surface, that maybe the reason you’re always the one making mistakes is because you’re the only one trying”. She has a sold out UK tour set for April next year, finishing with two shows in London at the Roundhouse and Brixton Academy.

Placebo will release their first album for nearly a decade, ‘Never Let Me Go’, on 25 Mar. From it, this is new single ‘Surrounded By Spies’. The band are set to tour the UK and Ireland in November and December 2022.

Shamir has announced that he will release his eighth album, ‘Heterosexuality’, on 11 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Cisgender’.

Beach House will release new album ‘Once Twice Melody’ on 18 Feb. Between now and then, they will release all the tracks from the LP in batches, with the first four out now. They have also announced that they will be in the UK for shows in May.

Blawan has released ‘Blika’, the latest track from his upcoming ‘Woke Up Right Handed’ EP.

Blood Red Shoes’ Laura-Mary Carter has released new solo single ‘Ceremony’. Her album, ‘Town Called Nothing’, is out on 3 Dec.

Nilüfer Yanya has announced that she will release her new album, ‘Painless’, on 4 Mar. Here’s new single ‘Stabilise’.

Spector have released new single ‘Country Boy’. Frontman Fred Macpherson describes it as “a mini epic torn between glam and glum”.

Poppy Ackroyd has released new single ‘Murmurations’. Her new album, ‘Pause’, is out this week.



Fatboy Slim has announced a show at Boxpark in London on 18 Dec, in aid of Martlets Hospice. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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