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One Liners: My Life Story, Gorillaz, MIA, more

By and | Published on Thursday 10 September 2020



My Life Story have signed a publishing deal with Mute Song covering the band’s 2019 album ‘World Citizen’ as well as much of their back catalogue from the 1990s. Main man Jake Shillingford and co-writer Nick Evans’ sync and original compositions partnership, aka Chøppersaurus, is also part of the deal. “In the great barnyard of music Jake Shillingford is a strutting golden rooster and Nick Evans is a powerful silver goat – we will cherish and nurture these majestic beasts and treasure their sparkling musical droppings”, says Mute Song boss David McGinnis.

Sony/ATV has signed songwriter Emma Rosen to a worldwide publishing deal. “I am stoked to join the Sony/ATV family”, she says. “They share my appreciation and support for the power of diversity, female leadership and equality in this industry. The world is seeing a much-needed change and Sony/ATV has embraced it, working globally and inclusively. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive, enthusiastic team as I dive into this next chapter!”



Gorillaz have released the latest track in their ‘Song Machine’ series. Here’s ‘Strange Timez’, featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith. An eleven to seventeen track compilation (depending on whether you opt for the deluxe version or not) of collaborations with artists including Beck, St Vincent, 6lack, Elton John, Octavian, Kano and more will be out on 23 Oct. Two livestreamed performances are set for 12 and 13 Dec.

MIA has released new single ‘Ctrl’. The track, she says, will not feature on her next album, but is rather “made for the here and now, today”.

Stefflon Don has released new track, ‘Move’. “‘Move’ is inspired by the old me, the Steff that the world was first introduced to”, she says. “I wanted to come back with something hype, feisty and rooted”.

Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo have released the video for their track ‘Savage Love’.

Mxmtoon has released new single ‘OK On Your Own’, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen. “I was beyond excited to work on this track and have it be graced by Carly Rae Jepsen, someone who stands for empowerment and knows the themes of love and loneliness all too well”, she says. “My hope for the song is that [it] can let people know that vulnerability is never something to be afraid of, and admitting you need time for yourself and support from a friend is sometimes a necessary step”.

Marie Davidson And L’Œil Nu have released new single, ‘Worst Comes To Worst’. Their debut album, ‘Renegade Breakdown’, will be out through Ninja Tune on 25 Sep.

Will Joseph Cook has released new single ‘Be Around Me’. “The song is about those moments when you’re teetering on the edge of falling for someone, the transition between playing it cool and showing vulnerability”, he says. His new album, ‘Something To Feel Good About’, is out on 27 Nov.

Action Bronson has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Only For Dolphins’, on 25 Sep. From it, this is new single ‘Golden Eye’.

Yugen Blakrok has released the video for ‘Ochre’, from her 2019 album ‘Anima Mysterium’.

Seamus Fogarty has announced that he will release new album ‘A Bag Of Eyes’ on 6 Nov. “It was about creating and exploring new sound worlds”, he says of the self-produced LP. “Experimenting with new ways of incorporating electronics into the songwriting process, and in some cases dispensing with conventional songwriting processes altogether”. Here’s new single ‘Johnny K’.

Eartheater has released new single ‘Volcano’. Her new album, ‘Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin’, is out on 2 Oct through Pan.

Acid Coco have released new single ‘Sin Salida’.

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