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One Liners: Warner Music, Yes Please, Noel Gallagher, more

By and | Published on Thursday 2 May 2019

Noel Gallagher

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner Music has promoted Kinga Siennicka, previously Vice Chair Of Marketing & Promotion for Eastern Europe, to the role of MD for Warner Music Poland. So, make sure you all update your rolodexes.

• Music publicity firm Yes Please has hired former RCA plugger Alex Dobson to do some top plugging for its various music clients. So, make sure you all update your Filofaxes. And then maybe page someone about it.

• Noel Gallagher and those High Flying Birds of his have released new single ‘Black Star Dancing’. “It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep AND ZZ Top, FFS”, says Gallagher. “I might have been watching too much ‘Top Of The Pops’ recently. Anyway, it’s dope – not my words, but the words of Nile Rodgers who literally danced in the studio when he heard it!” Careful, that namedrop nearly landed on my toe.

• The National have released new single ‘Hairpin Turns’, featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Lisa Hannigan.

• Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has released the video for new single ‘Let It Rain’.

• The Futureheads have released new single ‘Jekyll’. It’s the first track released from a new album due out at the end of August.

• Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes have released new single ‘Kitty Sucker’. Their new album ‘End Of Everything’ is out this week.

• Singer-songwriter Remi has released new single ‘Just Kids’.

• Composer Ellen Arkbro will play a UK show at St Giles Cripplegate Church on 22 Jun. Her new album, ‘Chords’, is out on 7 Jun.

• The Lighthouse Family have delayed the release of their comeback album ‘Blue Sky In Your Head’ due to “unforeseen production issues”. It’ll now be out on 5 Jul. They’ve also announced new tour dates for February and March next year. Apparently people did miss them during the eighteen years they were out of action.

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