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One Liners: Sounds Of Red Bull, Hits Radio, Avicii, more

By | Published on Tuesday 25 June 2019

Fleur East, Greg Burns and James Barr

DEALS

BMG Production Music has signed a deal to represent the Sounds Of Red Bull catalogue. Owning a production music library being another of the ways in which the sugary drink brand is a bit weird. The BMG tie-up applies worldwide, expect for the US and Red Bull’s home country Austria. “Partnering with Red Bull – an iconic brand renowned for creating exciting and engaging media content – is an exceptionally good fit with the overall content strategy of BMG Production Music”, says BMGPM’s John Clifford. Sure.

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MEDIA

Fleur East, Greg Burns and James Barr have been announced as the hosts of a new breakfast show on Hits Radio, Bauer’s national pop station on DAB that is also on FM in Manchester. The new breakfast line-up kicks off on 12 Jul. “There will be early starts”, says East.

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RELEASES

The video for Avicii‘s collaboration with Chris Martin, ‘Heaven’, has been released. The track appears on the producer’s posthumous album ‘Tim’.

Zara Larsson has released new single ‘All The Time’.

Friendly Fires have announced that they will release their first album for eight years, titled ‘Inflorescent’, on 16 Aug. The record was co-produced by Mark Ralph, James Ford and Disclosure. Here’s new single ‘Silhouettes’.

Frightened Rabbit have released two cover versions of their song ‘My Backwards Walk’, one by Harkin & Sarah Silverman, and another by Manchester Orchestra. Both tracks are taken from the upcoming covers compilation that will mark the tenth anniversary of their album, ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’.

Hot Chip have released the video for ‘Spell’ from their new album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.

The Good, The Bad And The Queen have released the video for their song ‘1917’.

Snail Mail has re-issued her debut EP ‘Habit’, featuring a new recording of her cover of Courtney Love’s ‘The Second Most Beautiful Girl In The World’. Separately, she’s also released a version of her track ‘Pristine’, in Simlish – the language of characters in ‘The Sims’ video game series.

Cold War Kids have released new single ‘Complainer’, taken from their upcoming new album ‘New Age Norms’.

Trash Kit have released new single ‘Sunset’. The band’s new album, ‘Horizon’, is out next week.

KO has released new track ‘Any’.

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GIGS & TOURS

The Libertines have announced new UK shows in December. They’ll kick off in Bournemouth on 3 Dec and wind up at Brixton Academy in London on 18 Dec. The band have also announced that they will open their new bar and recording studios in Margate on 16 Aug.

The line-ups for this year’s Warehouse Project shows in Manchester have been announced. The events, which run from September to November, will this year take place at new Manchester venue The Depot. Performers include Aphex Twin, Nina Kraviz, Skepta, Mura Masa and more. Details here.

Idles have announced that they will head out on a short tour in December. They will take in Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds, before their biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace on 7 Dec.

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