One Liners: ONErpm, Poppy, Explosions In The Sky, Shygirl + more
ONErpm’s Asian bases; SMACKSongs promotes Lee Krabel; ANMIP joins IMPALA; Study into representation of East and Southeast Asian people in UK music, new releases from Thundercat, Poppy, Actress, Explosions In The Sky, Cherry Glazerr and Casisdead; live shows from Shygirl and Camille O’Sullivan
Music distributor ONErpm has announced that it now has bases in six Asian countries following a series of appointments over the last year or so, including Isaac Miranda in Malaysia; Lachmi Baviera in the Philippines; Dorcas Chiu in China; Aldo Sianturi in Indonesia; Krittaya Teppaitoon in Thailand; and Bryan Le in Vietnam.
SMACKSongs has promoted Lee Krabel to SVP Publishing. “Lee has been a huge part of the success of SMACK for the past seven years and helped grow the team to what it is today”, says company president Robert Carlton. “I’m excited to see what this next chapter has in store. With Lee here, I know our writers will always be in good hands”.
LABELS & PUBLISHERS
IMPALA - the pan-European organisation for the independent music sector - has a new member in the form of the recently established trade group for independent labels and publishers in Bulgaria, ANMIP. Its board director Ruth Koleva says: "Becoming a part of a European network of independent music companies is a tremendous opportunity for ANMIP Bulgaria. It enables our members to exchange knowledge and expertise with other companies, fostering an environment of collaboration and growth".
ESEA Music has published a study into representation of East and Southeast Asian people in the UK music industry. “The under-representation of ESEA artists in Britain is self-evident”, says the organisation. “It is evident from the responses that representation of ESEA artists in the mainstream, and of ESEA professionals in the industry itself, leaves much to be desired”. Read the full report here.
Thundercat has partnered with Listerine to release a new song for the brand’s Increasing Diversity In Dentistry campaign.
Poppy has released new single ‘Motorbike’, taken from her upcoming album ‘Zig’, which is out on 27 Oct.
Explosions In The Sky have released new single ‘Loved Ones’, ahead of the release of their new album ‘End’ this Friday.
Cherry Glazerr have released new single ‘Sugar’. New album ‘I Don’t Want You Anymore’ is out on 29 Sep. “‘Sugar’ is one of my favourite songs on the album”, says frontwoman Clementine Creevy. “I actually started it with Jonny Pierce from The Drums and he had that sick bassline. We then built everything around it, and he had this idea to do a big ‘I'm your sugaaar’ towards the end of the song which gives it this fun kinda dancy lift”.
Casisdead has announced that he will release his debut album ‘Famous Last Words’ on 27 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Matte Grey Wrap’, featuring Desire.
GIGS & TOURS
Shygirl has announced UK tour dates in December, starting with a show at Drumheads in London on 2 Dec. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
Camille O’Sullivan is set to play London’s Union Chapel on 8 Mar 2024. Tickets are on sale now.
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