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One Liners: Stagehand, Cut Copy, Steps, more

By | Published on Wednesday 28 October 2020

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UK record industry trade group BPI and its BRIT Awards have donated £54,000 to Stagehand‘s COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund. “As the BPI and BRITs donate £54,000 to Stagehand, it is met with our sincerest appreciation”, says Stagehand Chair Of Trustees Mike Lowe. “Forming part of our ongoing COVID-19 Crew Relief Campaign, their contribution will be invaluable, and has now enabled the fund to reach the £240,000 mark”.



Cut Copy have signed a global publishing deal with BMG. “We are incredibly pleased that Cut Copy has chosen BMG as their new global publishing partner and we couldn’t be more THRILLED to be helping the band launch their new music while also creating innovative ways to further enhance global awareness of their iconic back catalogue”, says BMG Australia MD Heath Johns.

Sony/ATV has signed Australian country singer-songwriter Brad Cox to a worldwide publishing deal. “Songwriting is such a huge part of me and my career”, he says. “I’m super stoked to be working with Sony/ATV both in Australia and in Nashville. I love them all and this is going to be an awesome partnership”.

Universal’s Bravado merch division has partnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to launch a store on the latter’s Tmall Global online marketplace. “This partnership with Tmall Global, in conjunction with our colleagues at Universal Music China, will provide both international and domestic artists with opportunities to engage more deeply with fans in China, and to continue to reach new consumers and audiences around the world”, says Bravado CFO John Habbouch.



Steps have released ‘Something In Your Eyes’, the second single from their upcoming ‘What The Future Holds’ album. “It’s so much fun and is a nod to old Steps”, say the band of the song. “You can’t help but sing along and feel uplifted by it”. The album is out on 27 Nov.

John Carpenter has announced new album ‘Lost Themes II: Alive After Death’. It’ll be released through Sacred Bones on 5 Feb. From it, this is ‘Weeping Ghost’.

Benee has released new single ‘Plain’, featuring Lily Allen and Flo Milli. “I wanted to make it a song someone could listen to when they find out their ex is with someone new”, she says. “The feeling sucks, so I wanted ‘Plain’ to make ya feel like you have the upper hand. Lily and Flo Milli both have such cool sass, and both their verses really elevated the track”. Her debut album, ‘Hey U X’, is set for release on 13 Nov.

Flohio has released new track ‘With Ease’, featuring Kasien. Her new mixtape, ‘Unveiled’, is out on 27 Nov.

Actress has released a new short film titled ‘Karma & Desire’, to accompany his recently released album of the same name.

Dirty Projectors have announced the final EP in their five EP series, ‘Ring Road’. Set for release on 20 Nov, an anthology collection of all five releases will come out the same day. From the new release, this is ‘Searching Spirit’.

Real Estate have released a video for their song ‘Gone’. You can watch it here, if you want. Or you can download the green screen performance for yourself and create your own video with whatever backdrop you like. “We’ve always wanted to play inside of your refrigerator”, say the band. It’s totally up to you whether or not you allow them to fulfil that dream.

Justin K Broadrick in his Jesu guise has released new single ‘Alone’. The track is taken from new album ‘Terminus’, which is set for release via Broadrick’s own Avalanche Recordings on 13 Nov.

Drones have released new single ‘Josephine’. “Growing up in Britain with its normalised binge-drinking culture, I never thought much about the fact I was relying on alcohol to feel relaxed and to have fun”, says vocalist Lois McDougall. “People started referring to the intoxicated me as ‘Josephine’. At first this was funny. Josephine was a clown. But there’s nothing funny about self-abuse. This song is about me realising that”.

Group A have put out a previously unreleased video for their song ‘Initiation’ to mark the new vinyl release of their 2013 debut album, also titled ‘Initiation’.

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