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By Andy Malt | Posted on Friday November 4th, 2022


Secret publication hired Trinity Hood as an A&R associate and Tony Messina Doerning like A&R. Both will be based in the company’s Los Angeles office. “I’m thrilled to welcome Tony and Trinity to the Secretly Publishing family as part of our A&R team,” says Senior Director of A&R Eddie Sikazwe. “Their addition is another demonstration of our commitment to providing first-class service to our writers. After several conversations with Tony and Trinity, I am confident that they will bring exciting and unique concepts to the team.”



Gary Barlow confirmed that Take that are working on their first album since 2017. “We’ve started writing a bit, but we don’t have to officially start until the New Year,” he told Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio breakfast show 2. “I hope there will be an album next year, but we have to write some hits”.

Pink released new single “Never Gonna Not Dance Again”, which sounds exhausting. She has also announced shows in the UK next summer where you can see how her commitment to forever dancing unfolds, including two performances at the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 24 and 25.

Bastille have released the video for “Hope For The Future”, which appears on both their recent album “Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past” and on the soundtrack of the new climate change documentary “From Devil’s Breath”. “A while ago I had the chance to watch ‘From Devil’s Breath’ and was truly moved by the incredibly powerful story that [director] Orlando Von Einsiedel and the team have woven together,” says frontman Dan Smith. “It’s a heartbreaking story that’s told beautifully, so when they asked me to write a song for the end credits, it seemed important to do something intimate, but also to balance the elements. the most poignant of these people’s stories and the hope the film finally beckons to”.

Sam Fisher released new single “Carry It Well”. The song, he says, “is about saying ‘yeah, I’m fine’ when asked if you’re fine, even if you’re not. You never know what someone can go through and I think if the last few years have taught us anything, it’s how to mask what we can’t describe while intensely feeling what we don’t understand. I hope ‘Carry It Well’ can just let people know they’re not alone.”

Sam Ryder released new single “All The Way Over”. It is, he says, “a song for anyone traveling through loss, grief or heartache”. Catch him live on The Outernet in London on November 23-24.

white lung have released the new single “If You’re Gone”. “Suicide was in the air in so many ways when I wrote this song,” says singer Mish Barber-Way. “At the time, a few public figures had committed suicide and they all had children. I was thinking about postpartum depression and how hard it can hit. The song is about children’s emotions when their parent is now gone and how they deal with this loss. It also delves into the struggle parents face when life gets so bad you see no other way but to end it.” Their new (and last) album “Premonition” is released on December 2nd.

Lafawndah released a new track “The Dawn Of Everything (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi)”, in support of women in Iran. The proceeds from the outing will be donated to the organization Human Rights In Iran. “He was born between unlearning the past and watching the future unfold,” she says of the track. “It is dedicated to the people of Iran and their bravery after the murder of Jina Amini. A lullaby for the tremors that rise when a new life begins to feel possible against all odds – Jin, Jiyan, Azadi”.

Woods have released new single “Ahisma” – a song that first appeared on a 2017 solo album by duo Peter Silberman. “The original version was meant as a meditation on the Buddhist notion of ‘doing no harm,'” he says. “But in the years since its original release, I think the song has taken on a meaning closer to the immediacy of the chorus of ‘no violence’ and has become something of an anthem in opposition to the creeping restlessness and the seemingly unavoidable vitriol of the moment”.



Henry Rollin announced UK tour dates for their new spoken word show in March and April next year, including one at the London Palladium on April 5. Tickets are on sale now.

Goat announced UK tour dates in April next year, concluding with a show at Electric Brixton in London on April 22. Tickets are on sale now.

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