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By | Published on Tuesday 18 April 2023

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AEG Europe has appointed Lynsey Wollaston as Vice President and General Manager for European Festivals. “With her extensive industry leadership and experience, Lynsey brings huge value to our team”, says CEO of AEG European Festivals division Jim King. “As we gear up for the busy festival season ahead, I look forward to working with Lynsey to deliver the best-in-class events for which we are renowned, and to growing the festivals division of the business”.

Spotify has promoted Leroy Harris to Head Of Marketing for the UK and Ireland. “Leroy joined Spotify three and a half years ago as artist marketing lead, and our business has benefited hugely from his energy and creativity in that time”, says Spotify UK & Ireland MD Tom Connaughton.

Concord has announced some executive shuffling. President Of International Publishing John Minch is set to move into a new role overseeing the song rights owned by the company, under the new title Executive Director, Publishing. Meanwhile, Jeff Van Driel is set to move from the Nashville office to London to take up the position of General Manager, International Operations.

Artist and label services company Idol has appointed Thomas Sharp Maxwell as General Manager of its North American operations. “Over the past few years Thomas has had a central role in building Idol’s global presence”, says company president Pascal Bittard. “We’re excited to see the US team continue to grow under his leadership and develop its network of partnerships with forward-thinking labels and artists that share our independent mindset”.



Sophie Ellis-Bextor has released new single ‘Lost In The Sunshine’. She says of the song: “’Lost In The Sunshine’ is about a lazy, hazy, hot, romantic, perfectly sunny day with the one you love”.

Christine And The Queens has released new single ‘True Love’, featuring 070 Shake. New album ‘Paranoia, Angels, True Love’ is out on 9 Jun.

Former Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, producer Will Putney, and ex-Every Time I Die members Jordan Buckley, Clayton ‘Goose’ Holyoak and Stephen Micciche have formed new band Better Lovers. “Jordan sent me some already finished instrumental tracks and they hit me at just the right time”, says Puciato of how it all came together. Here’s the band’s debut single ‘30 Under 13’.

Muna have released new single ‘One That Got Away’. “This song is just rubbing your hot ass in the face of someone who messed up their chance of being with you”, says the band’s Katie Gavin. “It’s a bit vengeful and mean, but also fun. Fuck it. Once I sent Naomi and Jo the demo they really took the cockiness in the lyric and vocal performance and carried it to the extreme with the production of the track. It became this super bombastic, Janet Jackson-era track”.

Dream Wife have released new single ‘Orbit’, taken from their new album ‘Social Lubrication’, which is out on 2 Jun. They’ve also announced UK and Ireland tour dates in October, which will finish up at Electric Brixton in London on 19 Oct.

Caterina Barbieri has announced that she will release ‘Myuthafoo’ – the sister album to 2019’s ‘Ecstatic Computation’ – on 16 Jun. A reissue of the earlier album will then follow on 7 Jul with an extra track added. Here’s new single ‘Math Of You’.

Teri Gender Bender has released new single ‘Like No One Else’, taken from new EP ‘Catspeak’, which is out on 12 May. She also has another EP, ‘Outsiders’, scheduled for release on 7 Jul and UK tour dates supporting The Mars Volta in June.

Lambrini Girls have released new single ‘Lads Lads Lads’. Their debut EP ‘You’re Welcome’ is out on 19 May, with UK tour dates in May and June. They will also open for Iggy Pop at London’s Crystal Palace on 1 Jul.

Freya Beer has released a new double A-side single featuring the songs ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Galore’. She is set to begin a UK tour next week.



Queens Of The Stone Age have announced three UK shows in June, playing The Piece Hall in Halifax on 20 Jun, Dreamland in Margate on 22 Jun, and Cardiff Castle on 23 Jun. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Limp Bizkit have announced that they will play London’s Gunnersbury Park on 13 Aug. Support will come from Pendulum, KennyHoopla, Joey Valence & Brae and Deijuvhs. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly has announced UK tour dates in June in support of his debut solo album ‘The Strange Order Of Things’, which is out on Friday. Tickets also go on general sale on Friday.

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