Sep 21, 2023 2 min read

One Liners: BTS, Troye Sivan, Duran Duran, Emeli Sandé + more

BTS renew BigHit deal; FreshTracks appointments; New releases from Troye Sivan, Duran Duran, Emeli Sandé, Bleachers, Sleaford Mods, HAAi, Black Grape, Helmet, Chai, Chelsea Wolfe, Hilary Woods, Emma Anderson, and Rachael Lavelle; Live dates from Poppy; Debby Friday wins Polaris Music Prize

One Liners: BTS, Troye Sivan, Duran Duran, Emeli Sandé + more


They may officially be on hiatus, but BTS have renewed their contract with their record label, Hybe’s BigHit Music. “The board of directors has completed on renewing the exclusive contracts of all seven members of BigHit Music's artist BTS”, the company said in a statement yesterday.


Production music company FreshTracks Music recently confirmed some new appointments at its newish UK division, with Tayo Kazzim as Head Of Sales, Josie Kiely as Senior Client Account Manager and Charley Dunlop as Client Account Manager. The appointments come alongside the launch of the firm’s Smart Search tech, which, we are told, is "revolutionising music search by harnessing the power of AI prompts and combatting the challenge of describing music when searching for a match for your media projects".


Troye Sivan has released new single ‘Got Me Started’. His new album ‘Something To Give Each Other’ will be out on 13 Oct.
Duran Duran have released new single ‘Black Moonlight’, taken from their halloween-themed new album ‘Danse Macabre’, which is out on 27 Oct. The track features Nile Rogers and the band’s former guitarist Andy Taylor.
Emeli Sandé has released new single ‘How Were We To Know’. Her new album of the same name is set for release on 17 Nov.
Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers have released new single ‘Modern Girl’. It’s their first release for new label Dirty Hit.
Sleaford Mods will release an EP of off-cuts from their latest album ‘UK Grim’ - titled ‘More UK Grim’ - on 20 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Big Pharma’.
HAAi will curate the next DJ-Kicks mix, which will include a new track from the producer herself, called ‘Ziggy’. The compilation is set for release on 10 Nov.
Black Grape have released new single ‘Pimp Wars’. They will release their new album ‘Orange Head’ on 19 Jan. “If you enjoyed the last album, wait till you hear this one”, says Shaun Ryder.
Helmet have released new single ‘Gun Fluf’. Their new album ‘Left’ is out on 10 Nov.
Chai have released new single ‘Game’, taken from their eponymous new album, which is out this Friday.
Chelsea Wolfe is back with new single ‘Dusk’ - her first under a new deal with Loma Vista Recordings.
Hilary Woods has announced that she will release new album ‘Acts Of Light’ on 3 Nov. Out now is new single ‘Where The Bough Has Broken’.
Lush co-founder Emma Anderson has released new single ‘Clusters’, taken from her debut solo album ‘Pearlies’, which is out on 20 Oct.
Rachael Lavelle has announced that she will release her debut album ‘Big Dreams’ on 10 Nov. The title track is out now, and she is also set to head out on a tour of Ireland in November and December.


Poppy has announced UK shows in February next year, including two nights at Koko in London.


Debby Friday has won this year’s Polaris Music Prize - Canada’s version of the Mercury Prize - with her debut album ‘Good Luck’. Other nominated artists included Feist, Alvvays and Daniel Caesar.
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