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Fierce Panda signs Desperate Journalist for publishing as part of Bucks Music Group JV

Bucks provides creative and administrative support to Fierce Panda Songs

London, 25th April 2019 Respected indie outfit Fierce Panda has signed indiegoth quartet Desperate Journalist to its Fierce Panda Songs publishing arm under a joint venture agreement with Bucks Music Group.

The JV between Bucks and Fierce Panda means that Bucks provides upfront investment, creative sync services and back end administration for Fierce Panda Songs as well as ongoing support, advice and expertise.

Desperate Journalist released their third album, In Search Of The Miraculous, in February this year. The new LP follows the band’s eponymous debut album, released in 2014, and 2017’s Grow Up.

The band have received strong support from a number of well-known music publications including Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus, Q Magazine, The Skinny and Uncut.

They sold out The Garage in London in April, and have gigs scheduled across the UK and Germany throughout the rest of the year.

Bucks Music Group’s Flash Taylor, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Fierce Panda as Desperate Journalist carry on their journey. The buzz around the band gets stronger with every new release, and their reputation for great songs as well as performances continues to grow.”

Fierce Panda Founder Simon Williams said: “We’re delighted to be plugging into the Bucks system for this opportunity for Fierce Panda Songs, and trust that many more acts will follow in the shadowy footsteps of Desperate Journalist in the months and years ahead.”

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Fierce Panda Records – the tiny label with the big bear heart – has released pivotal songs by bands with names like Placebo, Coldplay, Idlewild, Keane, Embrace and The Maccabees over the course of over 400 singles and 124 albums since 1994.

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