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One Liners: AC/DC, Jon Green, The White Stripes, more

By | Published on Wednesday 7 October 2020



Reservoir has signed writer-producer Jon Green to a worldwide publishing deal. His latest release is Kylie Minogue’s new single ‘Say Something’. “I’m THRILLED and really excited to start a new chapter with some new faces and old friends, too”, says Green. “Reservoir has been making great waves and I’m really honoured to be part of the team”.

The Kobalt Capital Fund has acquired the songwriting catalogue of writer-producer David Hodges. The catalogue will continue to be represented by the main Kobalt publishing business. “With his impressive catalogue, David had his fair share of suitors”, says Kobalt Chair Willard Ahdritz. “His decision to sell to Kobalt Capital’s fund and continue his partnership for Kobalt Music Publishing to service and administer his great work is humbling and an honour”.

The Strawberries & Creem and Cambridge Club festivals have been acquired by Sony Music-backed promoter Senbla. “We’ve been looking to move into the festival space for some time now, and this young team, full of positive energy, have created two unique events that have the potential to have a seismic impact on the UK scene”, says CEO Ollie Rosenblatt.



AC/DC have released new single ‘Shot In The Dark’, with their surviving classic line-up back together. That includes vocalist Brian Johnson, whose hearing loss led to him being replaced by Axl Rose on the band’s last tour. Following an experimental medical treatment, he’s back in action. This new track is the first from new album ‘Power Up’, which is out on 13 Nov.

The White Stripes have announced that they will release a greatest hits album on 4 Dec. They’ve also released a previously unreleased live video of ‘Ball And Biscuit’ taken from a 2003 performance at Shibuya-AX in Tokyo.

Bastille have released the video for new single ‘Survivin’.

John Cale has released new single ‘Lazy Day’. “I was so ready to finally get my new album out; fits and starts and then damn 2020 happened”, he says. “As a songwriter my truth is all tied up in and through those songs that must wait a while longer. And then it occurred to me that I do have something for the moment, a song I’d recently completed. With the world careening out of its orbit I wanted to stop the lurch and enjoy a period where we can take our time and breathe our way back into a calmer world”.

Amon Amarth have released the video for ‘Fafner’s Gold’ from their 2019 album ‘Berserker’. “It has it all”, they say of the video. “Fire, more fire, fighting Vikings, a flying Viking helmet riser, giant stone guardians of Asgaard, an epic sea serpent and… Fafner’s Gold”.

Helena Deland has released new single ‘Pale’. The song, she says, “is about the little space left to the actual self in romantic relationships where idealisation comes into play”. With her debut album, ‘Someone New’, out on 16 Oct, she’s announced a livestreamed launch show on Bandcamp on 19 Oct. Full details and tickets here.

Benjamin Lazar Davis has released new single ‘If You Want It’. His new album is set for release next spring.

Sen Morimoto has released new single ‘Jupiter’. His new eponymous album is out on 23 Oct through Sooper Records.

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