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One Liners: Warner Chappell, REM, Chance The Rapper, more

By | Published on Wednesday 30 October 2019

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Paul Smith has been promoted to the newly created role of VP A&R And International Songwriters at Warner Chappell. “The songwriting business is more global than ever, and the partnerships we’re seeing across cultures are truly inspiring”, says Smith. “There’s nothing more rewarding than connecting songwriters and helping them maximise their collaboration opportunities on an international level”. What about successfully throwing something in the bin on the first attempt without looking?



REM will release a 25th anniversary edition of their ‘Monster’ album this week, featuring the original record and a new version remixed and overhauled by producer Scott Litt. The band have launched an app to allow fans to compare the different versions of the track side by side.

Chance The Rapper has released the video for ‘Hot Shower’, featuring MadeinTYO and DaBaby, from his album ‘The Big Day’.

Kele Okereke has released new single ‘Guava Rubicon’. “I named this song ‘Guava Rubicon’ after my favourite soft drink but this song is a love letter to my favourite type of girls in the world; the black girls of London”, he says. “The black woman is the most maligned figure in today’s society and I wanted to make something that celebrated her smarts, her sexiness and her magic”.

Tame Impala have announced that they will release their fourth album, ‘The Slow Rush’, on 14 Feb. Now it might be time for new single ‘It Might Be Time’.

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier have released the video for ‘A Schoolgirl’s Day’, from their ‘Corpse Flower’ album.

Pixies have released the video for ‘Long Rider’ from their ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ album.

Clams Casino has announced that he will release new album, ‘Moon Trip Radio’, on 7 Nov. From it, this is new single, ‘Rune’.

House duo Athlete Whippet have teamed up with Metronomy’s Olugbenga Adelekan for a new EP, titled ‘Touch’, out on 29 Nov. From it, this is ‘Be Reborn’.

Junglepussy has released new track ‘Spiders’, with a Halloween-appropriate video to boot.

HMLTD have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘West Of Eden’, on 7 Feb through Lucky Number. They’ll be touring the UK and Ireland the same month. Here’s new single, ‘The West Is Dead’.

Pulled Apart By Horses have released new single ‘Is This Thing On?’ The track is the “official anthem” of Transgressive Records’ fifteenth anniversary. “When we heard our spiritual label home Transgressive was celebrating its birthday this year, it seemed rude not to get involved”, say the band. “They are integral to PABH and what we’ve become”.

Hannah Trigwell has released new single ‘Like U Used To’. “The track is inspired by a relationship that is going steady, but there’s no drama anymore – it’s about missing that”, she says.



Noel Gallagher will play an outdoor show at London’s Kenwood House on 21 Jun next year. The show will be part of English Heritage’s Heritage Live Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now.

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