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By and | Published on Thursday 28 July 2022

Charli XCX


UK record industry collecting society PPL has promoted its Chief People Officer Kate Reilly to the expanded role of Chief Membership And People Office. It means that, as well as leading the society’s HR and facilities teams, she will also oversee its membership team. “Kate’s business acumen, industry knowledge and contact base makes her ideally suited to further develop her role at PPL and to lead the evolution of PPL’s service to its membership”, says CEO Peter Leathem.



Charli XCX has released new song, ‘Hot Girl’, taken from the soundtrack of upcoming horror-comedy movie, ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’.

Bush have announced that they will release new album, ‘The Art Of Survival’, on 7 Oct. Here’s new single ‘More Than Machines’. “Instead of being mournful or self-piteous, this is about the success stories of humanity’s survival against the odds”, says frontman Gavin Rossdale of the album. “People just find a way to push through. We’ve all obviously suffered in varying degrees. I think the nature of life is the art of survival”.

Sampa The Great has released new single ‘Bona’. Her new album, ‘As Above, So Below’, is out on 9 Sep.

Rival Consoles will release new album, ‘Now Is’, on 14 Oct. The title track is out now. “There are some pieces that are influenced quite strongly by the isolation and anxiety of these times”, he says of the album. “There are also pieces which are more optimistic and vibrant, which I think is a consistent attitude of my records, as I want art to express many aspects of life”.

Punk supergroup Off! have announced their first album in eight years, ‘Free LSD’. It’s out on 30 Sep. Here’s new single ‘War Above Los Angeles’.

Efé has released new single ‘Loving Girl’. “[The song] is about the juxtaposition between pleasing other people and yourself”, she says. “It’s about finding a middle ground while wanting to be liked and seen as this ‘loving girl’. I started creating the song as a joke, so it was actually like 90% freestyle. I feel like it really captured my headspace at that time – feeling disconnected from people because of miscommunication and trying to figure out how to be loved”.



Having been touring their collaborative album with Chelsea Wolfe in recent months, Converge have announced that they will return to the UK on their own later this year. After playing Manchester’s Damnation Festival on 5 Nov, they will perform at Electric Brixton in London on 6 Nov. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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