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By | Published on Thursday 25 February 2021

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Atlantic Screen Music has appointed Rosie Hill as its first Global Director Of Sync. She joins from Sentric Music. “I am THRILLED to be joining the Atlantic Screen Music team as they continue on a truly exciting trajectory of expansion and development”, she says. “It’s clear that the organisation fosters a wonderfully collaborative, supportive environment and with the backing of Ru [Hollier, Creative Director] and Simon [Fawcett, CEO], I know that I can fully explore and unleash the huge creative potential we have in our catalogues”.



Ahead of his concert marking the 25th anniversary of Pokémon this weekend, Post Malone has released a cover of Hootie And The Blowfish’s ‘Only Wanna Be With You’, the original version of which ended a run on the Billboard Hot 100 chart 25 years old. So I guess that all probably makes sense. It makes sense, right? I mean, it’s not like it was number one when Pokémon launched or anything, but it was certainly around. So. Yeah. Great.

St Vincent will release a new album called ‘Daddy’s Home’ on 14 May.

Drake features on new Drakeo The Ruler track ‘Talk To Me’.

Laura Mvula has released new EP ‘1/f’, which features reworked versions of earlier songs. “I was against re-interpreting old songs in the beginning”, she says. “But I actually found new energy and life in those songs by putting them through the filter of my current sonic season, which feels a lot more direct than where I’ve been in the past”.

Becky G and Burna Boy have released new track ‘Rotate’.

Steps have released new single ‘Heartbreak In This City’, featuring Michelle Visage. “To say that I’m honoured to record a song with pop icons Steps is the understatement of the year”, says Visage. “After years of dreaming about it, for at least a moment in time, I can officially be ‘Michelle from Steps’! CAN SOMEONE PINCH ME PLEASE?”

Wolf Alice have released new single ‘The Last Man On Earth’. “It’s about the arrogance of humans”, says that band’s Ellie Rowsell. “I’d just read Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’ and I had written the line ‘Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god’ in my notes. But then I thought: ‘Uh, your peculiar travel suggestion isn’t a dancing lesson from god, it’s just a travel suggestion! Why does everything need to mean something more?'”

Tiggs Da Author and Nines have released the video for their recent single ‘Fly Em High’. Tiggs Da Author’s new album, ‘Blame It On The Youts’, is out on 12 Mar.

Sacred Bones will release ‘lost’ Alan Vega album ‘Mutator’ on 23 Apr. From it, this is ‘Nike Soldier’.

Real Estate have announced that they will release new EP ‘Half A Human’ on 26 Mar. Here’s the title track. “When I was writing a lot of these songs, I was feeling a little weird about being in a band”, says the band’s Martin Courtney. “Like, ‘how is this still a thing?’ I was feeling silly about it and then coming around to it at the same time. This is what we’re good at and it’s what we love to do and want to keep doing. I don’t want to do anything else”.

Chai have released new single ‘Maybe Chocolate Chips’. The song is about bassist Yuuki’s moles. “A lot of things happen as we age and with that for me, is new moles”, she says. “But I love them! My moles are like the chocolate chips on a cookie, the more you have, the happier you become! And before you know it, you’re an original”.

Cannibal Corpse have released the video for recent single, ‘Inhumane Harvest’. The band’s new album, ‘Violence Unimagined’, is out on 16 Apr.

Half Waif has released a new double A-side seven-inch, featuring new songs ‘Orange Blossoms’ and ‘Party’s Over’.

Baby Queen has released new single ‘These Drugs’. “I wrote this song when I was in a really bad place which was characterised mostly by this idea that I wasn’t a good person and didn’t deserve good things”, she says.

Svalbard vocalist Serena Cherry will release a solo album under the name Noctule on 28 May. Titled ‘Wretched Abyss’, it’s a black metal album inspired by the video game ‘Skyrim’. “I have always associated ‘Skyrim’ with black metal”, she says. “The snowy mountain settings, the morbid themes, the Norse mythology backbone – it just goes hand in hand for me”. Here’s the title track.



The Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead this August. That’s what they’re saying. “Following the government’s recent announcement [regarding the lifting of COVID restrictions], we can’t wait to get back to the fields this summer”, they say.

Parklife co-founder Sacha Lord has also said that he’s “confident” the festival will go ahead this year. “We pushed back Parklife to September [last year] and we’re confident it will go ahead”, he tells the NME. “We’re not considering operating with social distancing – I personally don’t like these socially distanced events. I think to go to a proper gig or a proper rave you need to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a hot sweaty environment”. Good luck with that.

Ry X has announced a UK show at the Roundhouse in London on 20 Mar 2022. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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