Ticketing firm Eventim has appointed John Gibson as UK Managing Director. “I am delighted to have John on board in his role of Managing Director”, says Eventim UK Chairman Nick Blackburn. “He brings a wealth of experience with him; which includes an in-depth knowledge, and understanding, of all aspects of our industry”.
Skunk Anansie have released the video for new single ‘This Means War’. It’s also been announced that they will play the Grace Jones-curated Meltdown Festival in London in June.
Flohio has released new track ‘Heavy (Freestyle)’.
Wesley Gonzalez has announced the follow-up to his 2017 debut ‘Excellent Musician’. Titled ‘Appalling Human’, the album will be out through Moshi Moshi on 12 Jun. New single, ‘Change’, is out now.
Featuring former Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson, Azusa have released new track ‘Monument’. “‘Monument’ is a mid-tempo banger about false idols, hypocrisy, and the shortcomings of faith systems as a one-size-fits-all recipe for the ‘correct’ ways of living”, say the band.
My Dying Bride have released new song ‘Tired Of Tears’. “The track touches upon the most terrifying, stressful and harrowing period of my entire life – the near death of my only child”, says frontman Aaron Stainthorpe. “I have been down before but it never hurt like this. This was true darkness and I was not sure my mind could take it”.
Kvelertak have released new single ‘Fanden Ta Dette Hull’. The song, explains vocalist Ivar Nikolaisen, is inspired by a museum in the band’s hometown of Stavanger, Norway. “The first thing you could see was … a real skeleton of a man who grew up in my neighbourhood in the nineteenth century”, he says. “This guy was buried last year, in 2019. ‘Fanden Ta Dette Hull’ is the story of his life. And what a life!”
Mount Forel have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Small Worlds’, on 3 Apr. Their next single, ‘Silicon Valley’, is out on 20 Mar.
GIGS & TOURS
Nadine Shah has announced that she will play a one-off show at the Moth Club in London on 24 Feb to preview new songs from her fourth album, ‘Kitchen Sink’, which is out on 5 Jun.
M Ward has announced three UK shows in October, playing Edinburgh, Liverpool and London. His new album, ‘Migration Stories’, is out on 3 Apr. Here’s new single ‘Unreal City’.
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