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Changes at The Ticket

It’s not just football teams who avail of the January transfer window to bring in new faces, you know. From this week onwards, Lauren Murphy will be taking care of the news column formerly known as On The Record in …

Fri, Jan 23, 2009, 09:44

   

It’s not just football teams who avail of the January transfer window to bring in new faces, you know.

From this week onwards, Lauren Murphy will be taking care of the news column formerly known as On The Record in The Ticket. Lauren was previously at Entertainment.ie where she was consistently on the money when it came to scooping everyone else with music stories. Manchester City may not have got Kaka, but we got Murphy. You can read her first news column here.

All of this means a new column for me and that is the New Music column. Every week, I’ll be writing about a couple of new acts which you may or may not have heard about before. The column will cover all music and all styles – column number one features Passion Pit and Kid Cudi and there are also reasons to check out John Fairhurst, Tenaka and Fever Ray . You can read more here. By the way, I already have a huge list of acts I do want to cover, but if you’ve any recommendations, use the comments field below to contact me. I’m all ears.

Other stuff in this week’s Ticket which may be of interest to the discerning On The Record reader: Sinead Gleeson salutes Road Records, my report from Eurosonic, Tony-Clayton-Lea’s interview with the great Edwin Collins, what’s on James Yorkston’s rider and reviews of new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Telepathe, Lady Gaga, The Things, Squarepusher and Jaydiohead. There’s also reviews of Frost/Nixon and Milk

And, hey, don’t worry, this blog continues as normal, bringing joy, happiness and moments of irrational irritation to thousands of readers every day of the week.