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One Liners: Spinnup, Suicide Silence, Becky Hill, more

By | Published on Thursday 25 June 2020

Universal Music


Universal Music’s DIY distribution platform Spinnup has expanded into Japan. As with the platform elsewhere, one of the draws of the service for DIY artists is the chance to be heard by Universal A&Rs. “We’re very excited to be able to find and support new Japanese talent through Spinnup and to invigorate the independent music scene here”, says Universal Music Japan boss Ichiro Tamaki.



Nuclear Blast-signed metalcore band Suicide Silence have teamed up with Bandsintown to develop a virtual world tour. The band will livestream gigs timed for the convenience of 29 cities around the world. As well as a 90 minute performance, each show will also have a Q&A and various other bits of digital content. “Livestreaming can be more than just going live for free on a platform”, says Bandsintown Managing Partner Fabrice Sergent. “It can be a multifaceted, extremely engaging yet intimate experience”.



Becky Hill and Sigala have released new single ‘Heaven On My Mind’. The song was co-written by Hill and MNEK.

Jónsi has announced that he will release his first solo album in a decade on 2 Oct. Titled ‘Shiver’, it was co-produced by AG Cook, and features guest vocals from Liz Fraser and Robyn. Here’s first single ‘Swill’.

Jpegmafia has released new anti-Trump track ‘The Bends!’

Kelly Lee Owens has released new single ‘On’. “This is perhaps the most intimate and personal song I’ve written so far”, she says. “The two halves of the track reflect upon sad acceptances of the truth and then the joyous aftermath of liberation that can come from that”.

Aminé has released the video for recent single ‘Riri’.

Kenzie has released new single ‘Exhale’, featuring Sia.

Hurts have announced that they will release their first album since 2017, ‘Faith’, on 4 Sep. “If you’d have told me when we started it, how coherent, powerful, and authentic it is, many months later, I probably wouldn’t have believed you”, says the duo’s Adam Anderson of the album. “At one stage, I thought we had no chance”. From it, this is first single ‘Suffer’.

Song Sung have released new single ‘The Mind’s Eye’. “It’s provocative and resilient and in a way, quite anthemic”, say the duo of the song. “We can fall down together, but in defiance, we will stand up forever”.

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