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By Andy Malt | Published on Friday 4 November 2022
Secretly Publishing has hired Trinity Hood as an A&R associate and Tony Messina-Doerning as an A&R. Both will be based in the company’s LA office. “I’m THRILLED to welcome Tony and Trinity to the Secretly Publishing family as part of our A&R team”, says Senior Director Of A&R Eddie Sikazwe. “Their addition is another display of our commitment to providing first-class service to our writers. After multiple conversations with Tony and Trinity, I have no doubt that they’ll bring exciting and unique concepts to the team”.
Gary Barlow has confirmed that Take That are working on their first album since 2017. “We have started a little bit of writing, but we’re not due to officially start until the New Year”, he told Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. “Hopefully there will be an album out next year, but we’ve got to write some hits”.
Pink has released new single ‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again’, which sounds exhausting. She’s also announced UK shows next summer where you can see how her commitment to always dancing is going, including two performances at the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park on 24-25 Jun.
Bastille have released the video for ‘Hope For The Future’, which appears on both their recent ‘Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past’ album and the soundtrack of new climate change documentary ‘From Devil’s Breath’. “I was given the chance to watch ‘From Devil’s Breath’ a while back, and was really moved by the incredibly powerful story that [director] Orlando Von Einsiedel and the team have woven together”, says frontman Dan Smith. “It’s a heart-breaking story that’s beautifully told, so when they asked me to write a song for the end credits, it seemed important to make something that felt intimate, but also struck a balance between the more poignant elements of these people’s stories and the hope that the film ultimately gestures towards”.
Sam Fischer has released new single ‘Carry It Well’. The song, he says, “is about saying ‘yeah I’m fine’ when asked if you are, even when you’re not. You never know what someone might be going through and I think if the past few years have taught us anything, it’s how to mask what we can’t describe while feeling intensely what we don’t understand. I hope ‘Carry It Well’ can just let people know they’re not alone”.
Sam Ryder has released new single ‘All The Way Over’. It is, he says, “a song for anybody on a journey to the other side of loss, grief or heartache”. Catch him live at The Outernet in London on 23 and 24 Nov.
White Lung have released new single ‘If You’re Gone’. “Suicide was in the zeitgeist in many ways when I wrote this song”, says frontwoman Mish Barber-Way. “At the time, a few prominent public figures had killed themselves and they all had children. I was thinking about postpartum depression and how real it can hit. The song is about the emotions of children when their parent is now gone and how they deal with that loss. It also looks at the struggle parents face when life gets so bad one doesn’t see another way but to end it”. Their new (and final) album ‘Premonition’ is out on 2 Dec.
Lafawndah has released new track ‘The Dawn Of Everything (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi)’, in support of women in Iran. Proceeds from the release will be donated to the Human Rights In Iran organisation. “It was born between unlearning the past and watching the future unfold”, she says of the track. “It is dedicated to the people of Iran and their bravery in rising up after the murder of Jina Amini. A lullaby for the tremors that rise when a new life starts to feel possible against all odds – Jin, Jiyan, Azadi”.
The Antlers have released new single ‘Ahisma’ – a song that first appeared on a 2017 solo album from the duo’s Peter Silberman. “The original version was intended as a meditation on the Buddhist notion of ‘non-harming’”, he says. “But in the years since its original release, I think the song has taken on a meaning closer to the immediacy of the chorus of ‘no violence’, and become a kind of hymn in opposition to the rampant turmoil and seemingly inescapable vitriol of the moment”.
GIGS & TOURS
Henry Rollins has announced UK tour dates for his new spoken word show in March and April next year including one at the London Palladium on 5 Apr. Tickets are on sale now.
Goat have announced UK tour dates in April next year, finishing up with a show at Electric Brixton in London on 22 Apr. Tickets are on sale now.
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