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By | Published on Thursday 21 October 2021

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LAB Records has extended its worldwide distribution deal with Warner Music’s ADA. “LAB are industry leaders as a modern, contemporary, streaming oriented label and we’ve enjoyed a brilliant relationship with them over the last four years, so I’m delighted that we’re renewing our partnership”, says ADA MD Howard Corner. The label’s next release with be ‘Thorn’ by Beka on 29 Oct.



Hip hop supergroup Mount Westmore – Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 and Too Short – have released their first single, ‘Big Subwoofer’. The track is taken from Def Jam’s new Snoop Dogg curated compilation, ‘The Algorithm’, the rapper’s first project as the label’s Executive Creative Consultant.

With her new album ‘Blue Banisters’ out tomorrow, Lana Del Rey has released the video for the title track.

Duran Duran have released their collaboration with Tove Lo, ‘Give It All Up’, taken from their new album ‘Future Past’, which is out tomorrow.

Mastodon have released new single, ‘Sickle And Peace’, taken form their new album ‘Hushed And Grim’, which is out next week.

Animal Collective have announced that they will release their new album, ‘Time Skiffs’, on 4 Feb next year. Here’s first single ‘Prester John’.

Having played a surprise free show at the Islington Academy in London last night, Måneskin have released the video for their latest single ‘Mammamia’.

With her second album, ‘Prioritise Pleasure’, out this Friday(!), Self Esteem has released new single ‘You Forever’. “This song is about the bravery of being alone vs the bravery of taking a chance”, she says. “Both very valid. I’m also just talking about me, my band, the people I found since going solo, how we’ve made this difference. I’ve done it all without a traditional ‘support network’ and found my own. I think that’s a life hack”.

The Darkness have released new single ‘It’s Love, Jim’. “It’s really catchy and should be number one all around the world please”, says frontman Justin Hawkins. The band’s new album, ‘Motorheart’, is out on 19 Nov.

Bonobo has released new single ‘Tides’, featuring Jamila Woods. His new album, ‘Fragments’, is out on 14 Jan and he will be touring the UK in May next year, including three nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

Berwyn has released new track ‘Full Moon Freestyle’.

Former contestant on Netflix’s ‘Rhythm & Flow’, Beanz, has released her new single, ‘Wake Me Up When I’m Dreaming’. “The inspo behind it was following my dreams despite what life throws in my direction”, she says. “The video gives the impression that I’m actually in a dream while I’m embracing the moment and moving forward to what’s next. The end of the video adds a little humour and a snippet of what’s coming next on my project”.

Bodega have announced that they will release their second album ‘Broken Equipment’ on 11 Mar 2022. That seems like quite a while away, but here’s first single ‘Doers’. “Sometime on tour near the end of 2019 I found myself reading and watching a plethora of self-help books and YouTube vids”, says the band’s Ben Hozie of the inspiration for the song. “This started from a genuine desire for spiritual and physical improvement, but I soon started noticing how advertisements everywhere were utilising the language of self-help. I was being programmed”.

Warpaint recently announced their return, now the band’s Jennylee has dusted off her solo project too. Her first single for six years is ‘Newtopia’. It is, she says, “about coming to terms with how hard I can be on myself. It’s about finding the multiple sides of yourself, the lighter and darker sides, that push us forward. It’s about me being my own best friend”.

Kur has released new single ‘Let’s Talk’.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are back with their new single, a cover of Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ featuring The Lovely Eggs. The track is being released to raise money for Pop Recs in memory of Dave Harper, who died earlier this year.

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