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One Liners: Yumi Zouma, IFPI, Wide Days, more

By and | Published on Friday 19 June 2020

Yumi Zouma


Yumi Zouma have signed a new deal with Sub Pop Publishing. “We’re so excited to be joining the Sub Pop Publishing family, an organisation that has been responsible for music that has literally been the soundtrack of our lives”, say the band. “From Beach House to The Postal Service, Sub Pop’s catalogue is one we would most certainly be stashing in our desert island rucksacks”.



Global record industry trade group the IFPI has opened a new division in Sub-Saharan Africa, based in Nairobi. “The opening of our office in Nairobi demonstrates IFPI’s focus and commitment to the region and will enable us to better champion issues affecting the local recording industry and support the further development of the music market in these countries”, says IFPI CEO Frances Moore. Overseeing IFPI operations in the 46 countries covered by the office will be Angela Ndambuki. She was previously CEO of the Kenya National Chamber Of Commerce And Industry.



Scottish music convention Wide Days has announced that this year’s event will now take place online from 23-25 Jul with panels, speed meetings, hang-out rooms and plenty of other things too. CMU Insights will be popping up in the conference programme as normal – more details about all that will be going live very soon. Meanwhile, tickets are on sale and a bursary scheme has been launched – all the info is here.



Noname has responded to J Cole’s track that may or may not be about her with a track that may or may not be about him, called ‘Song 33’.

Swae Lee has released new single ‘Reality Check’.

Saweetie has released new single ‘Tap In’. Her new album, ‘Pretty Bitch Music’, is out later this summer.

Selfie sticks are a blot on human history, right? But now Robyn has made a music video with one. So I don’t know what to think anymore.

Following the release of her Finneas-produced single ‘I Can See The Change’ last month, Celeste has now put out a video for the track. “The song was written from a very personal and introspective place”, she says. “However, it has taken on a new and more powerful meaning because of what has been happening with COVID-19 and the global reinvigoration of the Black Lives Matter movement”.

Angel Olsen has released a new Mark Ronson remix of her track ‘New Love Cassette’. “A song can go in so many directions if you let it”, she says. “I love hearing what Ronson hears in this remix of ‘New Love Cassette'”.

Back with their first new music for eleven years, Doves have released new single ‘Carousel’. “It’s a reminiscent of the times that we’d go to places like North Wales on holiday as kids”, says the band’s Andy Williams of the song. “Places where you had your first experience of sound systems and music being played really loud”.

Everything Everything have release new single ‘Planets’. Says frontman Jonathan Higgs: “[It] is a song about calling out to be loved, feeling unworthy and finding the love of the universe instead”. The band’s new album, ‘Re-Animator’, is out on 21 Aug.

Julianna Barwick has released new single ‘In Light’, featuring Sigur Rós’s Jónsi. Her new album, ‘Healing Is A Miracle’, is out on 10 Jul through Ninja Tune.

Creeper have released new single ‘Be My End’, the opening track of upcoming new album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. “Thematically it introduces the ‘apocalyptic romance’ that the album deals in”, says frontman Will Gould.

Amy Shark has released new single ‘Everybody Rise’. “The whole idea of writing a song about unrequited love feels overcooked and everyone’s done it, I know”, she says. “But I don’t feel like anyone’s done it like this before. I wanted it to sound like all these broken hearts getting together and being like, ‘We all wonder what it’s like to be with you'”.

Former Carter USM frontman Jim Bob is releasing his first solo album for seven years in August, titled ‘Pop Up Jim Bob’. From it, this is new single ‘Jo’s Got Papercuts’.

Sabiyha is back with new single ‘Love Me Alone’. “I’m someone who embraces sexuality, however, that does not give people a free pass to treat me like an object”, she says. “This song basically says ‘I’m over this bullshit, I’m not letting this affect my self-worth; I’ll love me'”.

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