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One Liners: Music For Youth, PRS Foundation, Zedd, more

By | Published on Wednesday 9 October 2019

Music For Youth


Music For Youth has announced musician and broadcaster Jack Pepper as an ambassador for the education charity. “We cannot be quiet, indifferent or unambitious; all young people should have access to a quality music education, both in and out of school”, says Pepper, getting right to work. “It is vital we have action as well as words”.

It’s all go over at the PRS Foundation. They’ve hired Becci Scotcher as Senior Grants & Programmes Manager and Alison Williams as Communications Co-ordinator. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Sills is promoted to Grants & Programmes Manager and Westley Holdsworth is promoted to Grants Co-ordinator. “I am delighted”, says CEO Joe Frankland. Who is also new. Ish.



Zedd and Kehlani have released the video for their single ‘Good Thing’. Zedd is set to play Printworks in London on 7 Nov.

The National have released the video for ‘Hey Rosey’ from their ‘I Am Easy To Find’ album. The video is directed by Oscar nominated director Mike Mills and stars Oscar winning actor Alicia Vikander. Fancy.

Girl Ray have released new single ‘Girl’, the title track from their second album, out on 8 Nov. “Well what’s it about? An intense crush where you lose all reasonable brain thoughts and can’t conceive why the hell things shouldn’t work out in rom-com style perfection”, says frontwoman Poppy Hankin, answering her own question. “This one is for you to roll the windows down to on those hot hot hot summer days. Blast it loud blast it proud”.

Cigarettes After Sex have released new single ‘Falling In Love’. New album ‘Cry’ is out on 25 Oct. The band have UK live dates set for November and March.

Aldous Harding has released the video for ‘Zoo Eyes’ from her ‘Designer’ album. She is set to play UK shows in November and December.

HTRK have released their soundtrack to Jeremy Peixoto’s Scientology documentary ‘Over The Rainbow’. Here’s the title track.

Rina Mushonga has released new single ‘Cassiopeia’. “In my head the song kind of plays out like a heist movie with these bad-ass female assassins fighting the patriarchy and re-adjusting the status quo”, she says.



808 State have announced that they will tour the UK in March and April next year. Their new album, ‘Transmission Suite’, is out this week.

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