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One Liners: Hipgnosis, The Edge, Migos, more

By | Published on Tuesday 15 June 2021

Hipgnosis Songs Fund


The Hipgnosis Songs Fund has signed – no, not another big bucks catalogue deal – but whatever it is you sign when you appoint a new non-executive director to your board. A letter of appointment? Anyway, it has appointed Atwater Capital founder Vania Schlogel as its new Non-Executive Director. “Hipgnosis has done an incredible job in creating such an innovative and attractive proposition to investors while at the same time supporting some of music’s most important figures”, she says. “I could not be happier to be joining the board at this exciting stage in the company’s development”.



U2 guitarist The Edge has launched a new guitar strap to support refugee women in partnership with the Love Welcomes charity. “I am proud to be part of their initiative to provide opportunities and employment for migrant and refugee women”, he says. Pre-order yours here.



Migos have released the video for ‘Modern Day’, taken from their new album ‘Culture III’.

Little Simz has released new single ‘Rollin Stone’. Her new album, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, is out on 2 Sep.

Kurupt FM have collaborated with Craig David on new single ‘Summertime’. “The track is pure summer vibes so we decided to do a proper Miami video shoot on the beach with a convertible and models in bikinis and all that”, say the UK garage crew. “In the end Miami was too expensive and we had to do it in Crystal Palace but it still looks sick”.

Yann Tiersen has released new single ‘Poull Bojer’. His new album, ‘Kerber’, is out on 27 Aug.

Jodie Harsh has released new single ‘No Sleep’. “I wanted ‘No Sleep’ to be reminiscent of those nights you never wanted the party to end, those ‘all back to mine’ moments”, she says. “I want this to be the anthem of the summer when the world opens up again, post-pandemic”. I guess you’ve now got more time to learn the words while you wait.

James BKS has released new single ‘Kusema’. “This one is truly special because it’s me rapping and singing for the first time”, he says. “This song is about willpower and taking control. If you have people doubting your vision that’s fine, they not supposed to believe, but you do”.

Susanna and David Wallumrød have announced that they will release an album together, titled ‘Live’, on 13 Aug. It will feature original tracks and covers of songs by artists including AC/DC and Dolly Parton. Here’s first single ‘For No One’.

Sandunes has released new track ‘Shadow’, featuring Half Waif. It is taken from her new EP, ‘Nowhere To Stand’, which is out on 25 Jun.

Wargasm have released new single ‘Pyro Pyro’. They are set to play the Underworld in Camden on 10 Sep.



Belle & Sebastian have announced UK tour dates in February next year. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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