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One Liners: Vince Power, TuneCore, Slowthai, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 16 September 2020



Vince Power has announced that Camden venue Dingwalls will rebrand as The PowerHaus due to trademark issues. Power acquired Dingwalls back in June. The PowerHaus was previously the name of a venue Power ran in Islington in the early 1990s.



Believe’s DIY distribution service TuneCore has announced the hire of on-the-ground representatives in Russia and Brazil, as well as the launch of websites specifically geared towards self-releasing artists in those countries. It means it now has a local presence in ten markets in addition to its HQ in the US. Ivan Ivanov will head up TuneCore Russia and Bruno Duque TuneCore Brazil.



Slowthai has released new single ‘Feel Away’, featuring James Blake and Mount Kimbie. “This song is about the doubts we have whether it be within friendships, your partner or with our family”, says the rapper. “It’s about putting yourself in the other person’s shoes so you have a better understanding of the situation”.

Marika Hackman has announced that she will release a new album of covers, called ‘Covers’, on 13 Nov. The record will feature versions of songs originally by Air, Alvvays, Beyonce, Edith Frost, Grimes, Elliott Smith, Muna, Radiohead, The Shins and Sharon Van Etten. Here’s her version of Grimes’ ‘Realiti’.

Sufjan Stevens has released new single ‘Sugar’. “On the surface, the song is just a string of clichés, but the message is imperative: now is the time to gather what is good and pure and valuable and make it your own, and share it with others”, he says.

Beabadoobee has released the video for new single ‘Worth It’.

Claire Rosinkranz has released the video for her viral hit ‘Backyard Boy’.

Elvis Perkins has released new single ‘See Monkey’. His new album, ‘Creation Myths’, is out on 2 Oct.

Pom Poko have released new single ‘My Candidacy’. “The song itself is about the wish to be able to believe in unconditional love, even though you know that there probably is no such thing”, say the band. “We, at least, believe in unconditional love for riffy tunes with sing-song choruses”.



Skepta, Octavian and Arlo Parks will stream live performances via On Air on 9-11 Oct. Each show was recorded at Steel Yard in London. More details here.

Corey Taylor will stream a live performance filmed at The Forum in LA on 2 Oct to mark the release of his debut solo album, ‘CMFT’. He will perform the album in full, as well as select songs by Stone Sour and Slipknot. More details here.

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