AlunaGeorge gave their first performance for Later… With Jools Holland on Tuesday (April 23). Performing their new single ‘Attracting Flies’ singer Aluna Francis dazzled in a pair of silver boxer shorts.
French rock band Phoenix also dropped into Jools Holland to perform their single ‘Entertainment’ taken from their recently released album ‘Bankrupt.’
Mrs. Carter aka Beyoncé unveils her highly anticipated commercial for popular high street chain H&M‘s summer campaign.
Bey joins the likes of Lana Del Rey, who have also helped advertise H&M’s clothing and contribute music to the campagin. For the summer collection, Beyoncé add a brand new song entitled ‘Standing On The Sun’ which was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin. The song is also expected to appear on Beyoncé’s fifth studio album due for release later this year.
Introducing… RDGLDGRN! (Pronounced Red Gold Green)
Dave Grohl is drumming for them, Pharrell Williams is writing with them, Beastie Boys right hand man Mario C is remixing for them and everyone from The Fader to NME and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe are talking about them!
This Washington DC based trio gained widespread recognition when they self-released a song called ‘I Love Lamp’ on YouTube late last year. Within just a few weeks the video had 100,000 views and they were on their way to begin recording their debut album at the historic Sound City Studios in California.
It was there, in the same studio where Nevermind was created, that the band caught the attention of Foos frontman and rock legend Dave Grohl, who was so impressed he offered to play drums on the album.
And it’s not just rock royalty that are into RDGLDGRN, the hip-hop community is also taken by the band’s unique sound, with genre-bending artist and producer Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D., The Neptunes), co-writing and co-producing standout track ‘Doing the Most’ and long time Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato remixing the band’s debut single ‘Million Fans’.
The debut single ‘Million Fans’ is released on Island/ Universal on May 20.
The trio have also announced a series of UK tour dates in May in support of their debut single.
With their current single ‘Waiting All Night [Feat. Ella Eyre] sitting at number one on the UK singles chart and their debut album ‘Home’ due for release next Monday (April 29), production outfit Rudimental unveil the video to ‘Baby.’
The track, which can be found on their album ‘Home’ features previous collaborators MNEK and Sinead Harnett.
Pre-order Rudimental’s brilliant debut album ‘Home’ on iTunes now.
X Factor alumni Diana Vickers has unveiled the full version of her new single ‘Cinderella’.
Co-written by Vickers, Miranda Cooper, Simen Eriksrud and Simone Eriksrud, the full track has been unveiled via a lyric video. The official video was recently shot in Los Angeles and is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Vickers releases ‘Cinderella’ on July 21 via independent label So Recordings.The single is available to pre-order on iTunes now. Her second studio album ‘Music To Make Boys Cry’ is currently scheduled to be released on September 9 in the UK.
Singer/songwriter V V Brown is making her return to music with four shows across May, June and July this year.
Kicking off at Birthdays in London on 13th May, and finishing at Madam JoJo’s on 16th July, this series of live shows will take place in the run up to forthcoming single ‘Samson’- the first cut to be taken from V V’s highly anticipated second studio album ’Samson & Delilah’.
Each live appearance will provide fans with the opportunity to see V V accompanied by her full band performing brand new tracks from the forthcoming ‘Samson & Delilah’ album, which has been co-produced by Mercury Award winning producer and The Invisible frontman Dave Okumu – and is due for international release in September 2013.
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