updated August 19, 2019

Paperclip Agency’s Hilde Spille, under the Compass for Creatives moniker, will be giving a training in Mental Self Defense in September, for women who work in the music business that do not want to limited by the dominating macho atmosphere. The training is in Dutch, at our office in Nijmegen. Early bird registrations run until September 01.

25 years ago, Sass Jordan released her third album ‘Rats’. It became a hit-album. To commemorate this anniversary, Sass Jordan just released a newly-manufactured 180-gram orange-coloured vinyl version, in a limited edition of 1000 copies.

new siginings, we are happy to welcome to our roster:

Nexø (DNK)
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A fast and furious mix of 80s hardcore and 21st century punkrock, Nexø is angry and upset, and although the upcoming album ‘New Normal’ is their first, the band-members all have over a decade of musical experience in different bands (like Patchanka and Larica). And the music shows it! The lyrics are relevant and the band radiates hope and determination: ‘The times are not a’changing, we are changing the times’.
Upcoming album: ‘New Normal’
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

Live Skull (USA)
facebook, wiki
Formed in 1982, the quintessential New York noise band Live Skull are back this year with a brand-new album ‘Saturday Night Massacre’, out in October. Together with other New York bands Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull defined the term “noise rock”.
In his much-quoted review for The New York Times, Robert Palmer declared, “With each new record, New York’s Live Skull delivers a more concentrated brand of emotional intensity, a more ferociously disciplined sonic assault”.
Often brutal and yet strangely seductive, full of hooks and emotional intensity, and with a drone-dance-quality that reminds us of the early Velvet Underground.
After a gap of 30 years, Live Skull are back! The band’s current core consists of Mark C., Rich Hutchins, and Kent Heine.
New album ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ out this autumn (Bronson Recordings – import)
Bookings for Europe (by Rob)

Hardwicke Circus (GBR)
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This fresh 6-piece from Carlisle, in the far North-West of England, delivers an exhilarating sound that mixes blues-rock with sometimes punky rock’n’roll, reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, The Boomtown Rats, Tom Petty, or Graham Parker. Still, they sound very much present-day, with a clear social agenda.
Hardwicke Circus has played a lot of shows in the U.K. and Ireland already, including some of the major U.K.-festivals, and several shows in London. The future looks bright now that the band has been picked up by manager Dave Robinson (formerly Stiff Records, Island Records).
The band’s brand-new EP “The Jug” is available online and will be released via the regular distribution channels soon.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)