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One Liners: Sinead O’Connor, Will.i.am, Madonna, more

By | Published on Tuesday 21 May 2019

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sinead O’Connor – now going by the name Shuhada Sadaqat, following her conversion to Islam – has signed to talent agency ICM Partners for representation in North America. “We are truly excited and honoured to be working with such a talented, unique and groundbreaking artist,” says the company’s Rob Prinz. “We cannot wait to see her performing in North America again”.

• Warner/Chappell has sign composer Eddie Perfect, who has recently composed songs for Broadway shows ‘King Kong’ and ‘Beetlejuice’. “Everyone at Warner/Chappell Music is THRILLED”, says the publisher’s Kurt Deutsch. Sounds exhausting.

• Will.i.am has enlisted British rappers Lady Leshurr, Ms Banks and Lioness for new single ‘Pretty Little Thing’. “I’ve had so much fun and what a pleasure it was working with a legend like Will.i.am”, says Leshurr. “His enthusiasm and drive to make sure this song came out exactly right was so motivating and inspiring”.

• Hayden Thorpe has released new track ‘Earthly Needs’. The former Wild Beasts frontman releases his debut solo album this Friday.

• Yeasayer have released new single ‘Ecstatic Baby’, and announced that they will play the Moth Club in London on 22 Aug. Their new album, ‘Erotic Reruns’, is out on 7 Jun.

• Becoming Real has released his first new music for three years, a track called ‘Shader’. A new EP called ‘Mist Face’ is due out on 19 Jun.

• Madonna’s vocals were edited before her Eurovision performance was uploaded to YouTube, but if you fancy getting the full live experience from her, she’s just added six additional dates to her London Palladium residency.

• After an impromptu show in London was cancelled this weekend, Tyler, The Creator has now announced a two night run at Brixton Academy later this year. He will play 16-17 Sep at the venue, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

• Sigur Rós have announced a free performance of their Liminal ambient project as part of British Summer Time festival’s Open House series. It will take place in Hyde Park in London on 9 Jul.

• Entries are now open for this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards. The ceremony will take place this year at The Roundhouse in London on 3 Sep. You have until 14 Jun to put yourself (or even someone else) forward here.

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