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By and | Published on Thursday 16 September 2021

Nadine Dorries


Sony Music Publishing has signed Tiago PZK to a worldwide agreement. “Tiago is a leading voice within the new generation of artists coming from Argentina and making their voices heard around the world”, says Jorge Mejia, CEO of Sony Music Publishing US Latin and Latin America. “We couldn’t be happier to be part of this journey, we can’t wait to see where it takes us”.

Downtown Music Services has signed five new labels to its roster: the UK’s Homework Radio and Lofi Bloom, Germany’s Effortless Audio, Canada’s Inner Oceans Records, and Sweden’s Ninetofive. “I think a major reason why artists and labels choose DMS is because of the sense of ‘family/community’ that we have cultivated”, says Rod Linnum, VP Sales at DMS.



The big skip of bullshit that currently runs this United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland was given a good old shake yesterday and – once complete – there was a new bucket of bullshit sitting at the top of the Department For Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. By which, we mean, the UK has a new Culture Secretary: Brexit lover and ‘cancel culture’ hater Nadine Dorries.



Chvrches have covered Gerard McMann’s ‘Cry Little Sister’, best known as the theme song to 1987 movie ‘The Lost Boys’. The Chvrches version will appear on the soundtrack of new Netflix movie ‘Nightbrooks’. “We were so excited to work on this project as we are big fans of everyone involved”, they say. “Cinema – horror in particular – has always been a big part of Chvrches behind the scenes. We have talked about covering ‘Cry Little Sister’ for years and this seemed like the perfect moment to do it”.

Kehlani will release her third album, ‘Blue Water Road’, at some point this winter. Out right now is new single ‘Altar’.

The recently renamed Sea Power have released new single ‘Two Fingers’. “The song is ‘fuck me, fuck you, fuck everything'”, says the band’s Jan Scott Wilkinson. “But it’s also ‘love me, love you, love everything’ – exultation in the darkness. If you say ‘fuck you’ in the right way, it really can be cathartic, a new start”.

With their new album coming out on 29 Oct, The War On Drugs have released its titled track, ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’. The band will also play the O2 Arena in London on 12 Apr.

Foxes has announced that she will release her debut album, ‘The Kick’, on 11 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Sister Ray’, influenced by The Velvet Underground track of the same name. She says it “came from a wild part of me during lockdown that was craving a night of freedom and fun again, a longing to let go. The Velvet Underground reference is a nod to describing the most debauched night you could ever imagine but in its spirit, it’s a celebration of the people you can have those indescribable times with. I wanted to encapsulate that energy in a song so I could imagine that feeling forever”.

Pa Salieu has released new EP ‘Afrikan Rebel’. “Fundamentally, ‘Afrikan Rebel’ is about being proud and loud about where you come from”, he says. “For me that is Africa. I see the word ‘rebel’ only in the most positive sense. Those figures through history that have fought against the odds to stand up for what they believe in have always intrigued and inspired me. I hope I can encourage others to be vocal about their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is right”.

Metronomy have released a new EP, titled ‘Posse’, which sees them collaborate with other artists – Pinty, Biig Piig, Spill Tab, Sorry, Brian Nasty and Folly Group. “I made the EP after finishing the new Metronomy album”, says Joseph Mount. “Please consume it in the same spirit it was made; discover some new artists and share the music with your friends”.

Snail Mail has announced her second album ‘Valentine’. “I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all”, she says. “Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. ‘Valentine’ is my child!” Way to set some high expectations. The album’s not out until 5 Nov, but you can listen to the title track now.

A new Grouper album is coming next month. ‘Shade’ will be released on 22 Oct. Here’s new single ‘Ode To The Blue’.

Kills Birds have released new single ‘Glisten’. “This song is about loving the wrong people”, says vocalist Nina Ljeti. “It was written after I experienced a profound betrayal, at the hands of a person who was unable to take accountability for their actions. The lyrics in the chorus – ‘why don’t you love me?’ – are directed at the person in question. In retrospect, they’re also questions I need to ask myself”. The band’s new album, ‘Married’, is out on 12 Nov.

Contributing to the latest run of the Sub Pop Singles Club, TV Priest have put out new track ‘Lifesize’. Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says of the song: “‘Lifesize’ is about the worship of the ‘strong man’ image often present in our political and cultural discourse. One where the patriarchal underpinnings of our society and political structure goes unchallenged. After a particularly gruelling year, when people have looked to leaders for strength, we’ve found instead empty gestures and contempt. We don’t need more macho bravado; society needs empathy and compassion”.

With their tenth album, ‘Worthless Music’, set for release on 3 Dec, The Scaramanga Six have released the second single from it, ‘An Error Occurred’. The band’s Steven Morricone says: “There is defiance in drudgery it seems. Passive-aggressive cleaning routines, give the mirror a talking-to by all means but keep your head down and your big nose clean – that’ll show them. Amongst the cutlery drawer chaos, flecks of pride nestle alongside baked-on food particles”.



BTS have announced a new online concert performance, ‘Permission To Dance On Stage’. It’s being released as a result of their world tour being cancelled because of that pandemic thing, thus denying them permission to dance on stage. You’ll be able to watch in on 24 Oct at 6.30pm Korean time.

Injury Reserve will tour the UK and Ireland in January and February next year, in support of new album ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’, which is out now.

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