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One Liners: PinkPantheress, Iggy Pop, Joy Orbison, more

By | Published on Thursday 17 November 2022



Blue Raincoat Music’s Chrysalis Records has hired James Meadows as SVP Marketing. He joins from BMG. “I’m over the moon with this new role and I feel privileged to be a part of the next chapter of Chrysalis Records, ensuring it rightly remains at the forefront of the modern music industry and one of the UK’s most respected, creative, artist friendly labels”, he says. The label has also appointed Rachel Forde and Aaron Skates to the roles of of Campaign Marketing Manager and Catalogue Marketing Manager respectively.

Warner Music Japan has hired Kazuhiro Shimada as its new COO. “Kazuhiro is an outstanding exec who has a proven track record in the entertainment sector and an extensive understanding of the Japanese music industry”, says CEO Kaz Kobayashi.

HYBE America has hired Marissa Thompson as Manager, Crystal Huh as director of SB Projects, and Jennifer Coen as a Director of Big Machine Label Group. “These three dynamic, promising executives have proven track records of executing partnerships with vision, determination and skill, and will undoubtedly produce meaningful results for our team”, says Jules Ferree, SB Projects’ President Of Brands & Ventures.



PinkPantheress has released new Kaytranada-produced single ‘Do You Miss Me?’

Joy Orbison has released new single ‘2M3 2U’. “I see this one as a bit of a UK take on hyperpop”, he says. “But with a bit of bass weight. The vocal part could be a sample of some garbled message of love in ‘Bladerunner’ or the ‘Fifth Element’, and the main riffs had me thinking about the DJ Narrows records we’d play at youth club parties. Interesting top lines seem to be a bit absent in my world these days and I’ve definitely been influenced by contemporary drum & bass and their endless search for the catchiest wobble”.

Nia Archives has released new single ‘So Tell Me’.

Jenny Hval has released new single ‘Buffy’. “Somehow I improvised some lyrics that referred to ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’, probably just because I have watched it many times”, she says of writing the song. “‘Buffy’ is not a song about a slayer, a superhero or feminist icon. If anything, it’s a song about hope, but in an understated and episodic way. Because to me, hope is more hopeful when it is presented in a subtle way”.

Tennis have announced that they will release new album ‘Pollen’ on 10 Feb, and have also released new single ‘One Night With The Valet’. They will also headline London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 14 Feb. Tickets on sale on Friday.

Rosie Thomas has released Christmas single ‘We Should Be Together’, featuring Sufjan Stevens. “Christmas can be a bittersweet time”, she says. “Though this story is framed within a relationship, the larger themes and longings are more universal. We all need hope and we need each other. This song’s a beauty and it was great having Sufjan hop in and make it even richer of course – our little Christmas miracle himself”.

Alexander Tucker has a new album, ‘Fifth Continent’, which is a posthumous collaboration with Keith Collins, who died in 2018, using spoken word pieces and field recordings he made while still alive. “It was strange collaborating with someone who wasn’t there anymore”, says Tucker. “But I had this idea of knitting Keith’s recordings into the track, not just to play alongside them but to integrate him into the fabric of the music”. The album is out on 24 Feb. From it, this is ‘In Smiling In Slow Motion’.



Iggy PopBlondie and punk supergroup Generation Sex (Billy Idol, Steve Jones and Paul Cook) will play Crystal Palace Park on 1 Jul. “We are excited to reunite with our friend, the one and only prince of punk, Iggy, for this special show in Crystal Palace Park next summer”, says Blondie’s Debbie Harry. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow.

N-Dubz have announced five open air shows next summer in London, Brighton, Margate, Scarborough and Cardiff. Tickets go on general sale on 25 Nov.

Moonspell have cancelled their upcoming UK tour, citing the cost of living crisis. “We are obviously desolate in bringing such sad news yet we had no other option”, say the band. “The reasons behind this decision are, as you can imagine, the huge financial crisis UK and Europe are living through that affects entertainment sales. We wish to meet you under better circumstances and will work hard to bring a show that is worth your money and time, hopefully in 2023”.

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