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One Liners: Paul Weller, The Avalaches, Ivor Novello Awards, more

By | Published on Thursday 19 March 2020

Paul Weller


Paul Weller has announced that he will release his fifteenth solo album, ‘On Sunset’, on 12 Jun. New single, ‘Earth Beat’, featuring Col3trane, is out now. Weller has also announced tour dates in October and November.

The Avalanches have released new single ‘Running Red Lights’, featuring Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu. The track “didn’t start out as a defining moment; ‘a single’ as it were”, says the duo’s Rob Chater. “But Rivers responded to our fuzzed-out Spacemen 3 inspired jam with such open heartedness, that we soon dropped all pretence and got down to the heart of the matter… loss”.

Rich The Kid has released the video for ‘Red’ from his recently released ‘Boss Man’ album.

Purity Ring have released two tracks – ‘Peacefall’ and ‘Pink Lightning’ – from their new album ‘Womb’, which is out on 3 Apr.

Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer has returned with new project OffWorld. They have released their debut single, ‘Brave To Be Alive’, the title track of an EP out on 9 Apr.

I Break Horses have released new track ‘Neon Lights’. The duo’s Maria Lindén describes the track as “an anthem for all of us who have ever felt like we didn’t fit in”. New album ‘Warnings’ is out on 5 Aug.

Half Waif has released new single ‘In August’. It “tracks the dissolution of a friendship over the course of a year, throughout every season”, she says. “There’s a particular kind of sadness to a friendship ending when there’s no one to blame, just as there’s something mournful about the inevitable change of weather”. Her new album, ‘Caretaker’, is out on 27 Mar.

Kate NV has announced that she will release her third album, ‘Room For The Moon’, through Rvng Intl on 12 Jun. From it, this is ‘Sayonara’.

Matt Karmil has released new single ‘210’. His new album, ‘STS371’, is out on 27 Mar through Smalltown Supersound.

Babii has released new single ‘Snake’. It is, she says, “a vicious ode to a manipulative spiteful person who has caused me, and a lot of people who are close to me, so much emotional pain that it managed to manifest itself into this song”.



This year’s Ivor Novello Awards, which had been due to take place in May, have now been postponed to 2 Sep. “Our heartfelt thanks to our partners, the Grosvenor House London, Apple Music and PRS for Music for working with us to find an alternative date for The Ivors this year”, say Ivors Academy CEO Graham Davies and Chair Crispin Hunt.

The Music Week Awards, also set to take place in May, will now take place on 21 Sep at Battersea Evolution.

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