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By and | Published on Friday 1 September 2023


The Scottish Music Industry Association has announced that its Creative Director Robert Kilpatrick will take on the additional role of Interim CEO following the departure of Ronnie Gurr from the top job. The association’s Interim Chair, Nick Stewart, says: “Robert understands the SMIA’s importance better than anyone else. Hard-working and driven, he has been instrumental in achieving the organisation’s aims”.



Nicki Minaj has released new single ‘Last Time That I Saw You’.

Timbaland has released new single ‘Keep Going Up’, featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado.

Kylie Minogue has released new single ‘Tension’. Her new album of the same name is out on 22 Sep.

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry has released her debut solo single, ‘Are You Awake?’ “For a long time, I couldn’t imagine doing anything outside of Chvrches but I think some things that I needed to write had to be done from purely my own point of view”, she says. “I never really thought I’d write a piano ballad, or a solo album full stop, so life really is full of surprises”.

Bastille have teamed up with Han Zimmer to record a new version of their song ‘Pompeii’. “Having the opportunity to work with the living legend that is Hans Zimmer, and his brilliant team, has been an absolute dream”, says frontman Dan SMith. “Working with them on this new version of ‘Pompeii’ has been incredible and has put the biggest smiles on our faces throughout the whole wonderfully surreal experience”.

Griff is back with new single ‘Vertigo’. “Experiencing love and growing up, it always feels like the world and my emotions are spinning faster than I can keep up with”, she says. “’Vertigo’ is the beginning of a new creative chapter for me and I’m excited for us all to go on this journey together”.

Soft Play – the duo formerly known as Slaves – have released new single ‘Punk’s Dead’.

No Guidnce have released new single ‘Yeah Yeah’.

VV Brown has released new single ‘No Fear’, featuring Liam Bailey, taken from her upcoming new album ‘Am I British Yet?’



The 1975 have announced UK tour dates in February next year, which will include two nights at the O2 Arena in London. Tickets go on general sale on 8 Sep.

Loyle Carner will headline the Royal Albert Hall on 6 Oct, performing his latest album ‘Hugo’ in full. Tickets go on general sale on 7 Sep.

Venbee is set to head out on a UK tour this autumn, including a show at Heaven in London on 1 Nov. Tickets go on general sale on 8 Sep.