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One Liners: Robbie Williams, Exceleration Music, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, more

By | Published on Wednesday 26 October 2022

Robbie Williams


Exceleration Music has appointed former Warner Music and Amazon Music exec David Gorman as its Creative Director. “I was instantly drawn to Exceleration’s mission, passion, values, and independent, entrepreneurial spirit, all of which have been on full display since we first started talking”, he says. “They crafted a role that allows me to work creatively across disciplines, across our label partners, and across the organisation, making this position a combination and culmination of everything I’ve done up to this point. That I’m already obsessed with so much of the music entrusted to us doesn’t hurt, either”.

Audiovisual and entertainment technology firm Solotech has hired ex-Live Nation exec John Probyn as European Head Of Business Development in its live productions division. “I’ve worked with Solotech UK brands Capital Sound, Wigwam and SSE Audio for many years and they have always been an important part of what I have achieved”, he says. “Their global vision for the future in terms of growth and development excites me and I relish the challenge of helping them to achieve their ambitions”.



Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released new single ‘I Killed Captain Cook’ – the first track from a new double album due out next year. The band have also announced UK tour dates in May and June, including a show at Brixton Academy in London on 31 May.

Anna Of The North has released new single ‘I Do You’, ahead of the release of her new album ‘Crazy Life’ next week.

Andrew Bird has enlisted Phoebe Bridgers for a musical version of Emily Dickinson 1861 poem ‘I Felt A Funeral In My Brain’. “I came across this Emily Dickinson poem and found it to be the most vivid description of an inner world I’ve ever encountered”, he says. “It became an inspiration for the songs on [recent album] ‘Inside Problems’. Who better to sing it with than Phoebe Bridgers? I sent her a demo and so, here we are”.

Quicksand have released new single ‘Feliz’. “This one came together pretty easily, from what I recall coming off of tour we wanted to write something more aggressive for the set”, says frontman Walter Schreifels. “Listening now reminds me of something we might have written earlier in our career but still feels right at home with where we’re at currently. The lyrics speak to the fleeting nature of happiness which paradoxically is what makes feeling happy such a desirable thing”.

Ski Mask The Slump God has released new single ‘Ooga Booga’.

There’s a new US Girls track out. Here’s ‘Bless This Mess’.



Robbie Williams will play two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 6-7 Nov, which will be filmed for the upcoming film about the singer’s life, ‘Better Man’. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday.

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