Music Mudder raises £61,000 for Nordoff & Robbins; Richard Antwi Scholarship awarded; new releases from Empress Of and Rina Sawayama, Lynks, Ty Segall, Aïsha Devi, Hinako Omori, and Luci; live shows from Pulp, Thundercat, Fever Ray and Oneohtrix Point Never
The Music Mudder endurance challenge that took place earlier this month, organised by Wasserman Music, raised over £61,000 for music therapy charity Nordoff & Robbins, it has been announced. “We’re so happy to have raised over £61,000 for Nordoff & Robbins and we’re already planning for Music Mudder 2024, so register now to take on this unique challenge, raising money for an amazing cause whilst entering into some friendly, muddy competition with your peers”, says Wasserman’s Lucy Putman.
The Richard Antwi Scholarship has announced Jewel John as its sixth beneficiary. She will receive a full scholarship for a place on the University Of Westminster's Music Business Management MA course, starting later this month. "Receiving the Richard Antwi Scholarship is such an honour and blessing”, she says. “The access to the course, plus professional mentorship and the opportunity to build relationships along the way, is an absolute game changer in the pursuit of my career”.
Empress Of has released new single ‘Kiss Me’, featuring Rina Sawayama.
Lynks has shared new single ‘New Boyfriend’, which is about “lovely, kind, thoughtful, intelligent, well-adjusted couples turning into chaotic horny monsters the second they break up”. He has also announced UK tour dates in April next year.
Aïsha Devi has released new track ‘Dimensional Spleen’. Her new album ‘Death Is Home’ is out on 10 Nov.
Hinako Omori haș released new single ‘Ember’. “The idea behind ’Ember’ is noticing that our attachment to the past can cloud our perception of situations, and the importance of breaking through these barriers we place on ourselves to build a healthier, compassionate relationship with ourselves and others”, she says. Her new album ‘Stillness, Softness’ is out on 27 Oct.
Luci is back with new single ‘Spins’. “4.30 in the morning, struck with inspiration, I opened that folder full of beats [producer William J Sullivan] gifted me back in 2021 after our first session and started sketching”, she says. “Riff on top of riff til it was all there”.
GIGS & TOURS
Pulp will headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay new year celebrations on 31 Dec. Comments Jarvis Cocker: “When your grandkids ask, ‘Do you remember the first time Pulp played Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?’ What will your answer be? Come along and start 2024 in the very best way possible. Oh yes”. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
Thundercat has announced UK and Ireland tour dates in March and April next year, including a four night residency at Koko in London.
Fever Ray has announced UK live shows in Bristol, Manchester and London in February and March next year. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
Oneohtrix Point Never will play UK live shows in Manchester and London next April. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday.
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