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Lily Allen – “Sheezus” [Official Video]

RiRi isn’t scared of Katy Perry’s roaring
Queen B’s going back to the drawing
Lorde smells blood, yeah, she’s about to slay you
Kid ain’t one to fuck with when she’s only on her debut
We’re all watching Gaga, L-O-L-O, ah-ha
Dying for the art so, really, she’s a martyr
The second best will never cut it for the divas
Give me that crown, bitch
I wanna be SHEEZUS”

Before the internet self-implodes regarding the name-checks on Allen’s latest single…here is what she recently told Rolling Stones about the album’s titled-track:

“I would have liked to see “Sheezus” as a single, but it’s not up-tempo enough. It’s also got the word “period” in it, which is really offensive to people, even though half the world has to deal with it once a month. … I think that “period” is going to be my “surfboard” with Beyoncé. People will wear sweatshirts to my concerts that are just going to say “period.”

“I don’t like being compared to other people because I’m quite aware that there are people who are far more talented and have better singing voices than me. I don’t like being put in the same category as people because we have the same genitals and boobs. Nobody is going to write “Lily Allen vs. Ed Sheeran.” It just doesn’t happen. … It feels like the reason we play women against each other is because it’s the last bit of power that men have. They’re like, “Let’s make them feel shit about each other.”

Sheezus drops May 6th!

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Premiere: Courtney Love – “You Know My Name”

Legendary rock-queen Courtney Love has just premiered on BBC Radio 6 a brand new song called “You Know My Name” part of the double-A-side single, ”Wedding Day.” The tune is harder and heavier than expected for sure; but that undeniable, catchy hook is pure Courtney!

The double-A-side single release, available on May 4th, coincides with Love’s recent announcement of a short solo UK tour starting on May11. Dates below.

Listen! Thoughts?!

Courtney Love Tour Dates: 

London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (May 11/12)
Manchester Academy (5/13)
Glasgow O2 Academy (5/15)
Leeds O2 Academy (5/16)
Birmingham O2 Academy (5/18)
Bristol O2 Academy (5/19)
Nottingham Rock City (5/20)

Nu Music: FEVER HIGH – “That’s So Typical” [Debut Single and Video]

No, “That’s So Typical” is not the comeback single of 80s pop royalty Bananarama (but it could be!)….it’s the debut single of Brooklyn-based duo, FEVER HIGH! Comprised of Anna Nordeen and Leah Cary; the duo’s  infectious debut clearly pays homage to the fun, nostalgic era of the 80′s. That undeniable and vibrant retro, synth-pop sound shimmers throughout the song— and it’s contagious earworm of a hook will surely take you back to the poptastic decade. We are hooked!

Watch as the duo pose and dance around the streets of New York City in the Ben Fries’ directed video below.

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ALPINES – “No Other Lover” [New Single]

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UK duo Alpines returns with a fresh new single “No Other Lover.” After hypnotizing us for quite sometime with their seductive brand of broody, synthpop tunes (See “Got Me Wrong” and “Empire”) the duo switches gears on us aiming high for the dancefloor— and they effortlessly succeed with the energetic, 90s-house new single. Catherine Pockson‘s soulful vocals belong on the dancefloor! Check it out!

“No Other Lover” is taken from Alpines‘ upcoming album debut Oasis, out May 26 via Untrue. Also, below is preview of the album’s titled-track. Enjoy!

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A.N.D.Y. – ‘Minus One’ Featuring Tayla

 

After releasing 2 stunning singles featuring international stars Nyemiah Supreme and Dominique Young Unique, Belgium producer Andy Faisca aka A.N.D.Y. returns with a catchy follow up track called ‘Minus One’. This time around he teams up with upcoming Uk vocalist Tayla Malcolm who provides a seductive vocal touch to the uplifting track.

This tune will be on repeat all weekend! Listen!

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Cakes Da Killa – “I Run This Club” [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

New York City Rapper Cakes Da Killa brings it to the clubz on his latest video for the Siyoung-produced, synth-heavy, club banger, “I Run This Club.” The self-described “most clinically insane cunt bitch up in the game” lives up to his reputation reveling just how cool, fun and cray-xy (that’s crazy and sexy) his boombastic crew gets. Cakes, next party…could you add my name to the list?

Cakes’ latest mixtape The Eulogy has been on heavy rotation around here since it’s release early this year; although “I Run This Club” is not included in the mixtape (which you can still download for free here, btw) there are plenty of  slick, ampep up,  hip-hop anthems like ‘Snow Bunnies,’Goodie Goddies’ and ‘Da Good Book’ to get the your turnt, loose and ready for the clubs.

“I Run This Club” is available now.  The remix EP arriving on May 12th will features remixes by Jamie Lidell, Darq E Freaker, Fat Tony and Spank Rock

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Cakes Da Killa – I Run This Club [OFFICIAL VIDEO] from Hot Mom USA on Vimeo.

Reva DeVito – “Friday Night” [Prod. By KAYTRANADA]

 ”I’ll be your lollipop, you can be my sugar thang.”

Portland-based songstress Reva DeVito slays on this hot new R&B\House jam appropriately titled “Friday Night” produced by Montreal’s Kaytranada.

DeVito’s sultry vocals perfectly captures that 90s-00s groove-thang essence (Tweet and Zhané come to mind); while Kaytranada’s energetic thumping production keeps it hot, current and dacefloor-ready!

“Friday Night” is just a taste of what these two are cooking; Kaytranada is currently producing DeVito’s entire upcoming EP! Can’t wait to hear that!

Check it!

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NU MUSIC: HALSEY – “NEW AMERICANA”

 

Introducing 19 year old Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey! The New Jersey-based beaut emerged a while back with the very promising, indie-flavored electropop track “Ghost” (think Ellie Goulding, Chvrches) that resulted in some well deserving buzz for the singer. Well, Halsey (Which btw is an anagram for the singer’s first name) is back with quite possibly one of the best pop anthems we’ve heard since Lorde’s ‘Royals.’ Built around a moody atmospheric vibe, a bold, nostalgic chorus “We are the new Americana high on legal marijuana, raised on Biggie and Nirvana we are the new Americana” and a cool bridge that pays homage to Biggie’s ‘Juicy,’ Halsey‘s anthemic ‘New Americana’ packs a big punch! Take a listen and grab the free download below!

Extremely excited to hear more from Halsey! Let us know what you think of the song(s)?!

If you are in NYC be sure to catch Halsey and Tove Lo’s upcoming live performance at Westway on April 24th. I’ll be there!

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Lola Blanc – “Shut The Damn Door” [Stripped Down Performance Video]

 

Rising pop vixen Lola Blanc delivers another sugary-sweet pop tune for us to indulge! We introduced you to Blanc’s sassy and colorful brand of pop via the infectious ‘Bad Tattoo’ some time last year. The song had us head-bobbing and mirror-dancing for weeks! Well, this time around lady Blanc seems to be aiming for our hearts…and she’s not shooting blancs! (pun).

Her new tune “Shut The Damn Door” is a nostalgic and melodic tongue-in-cheek pop ballad that will take you down memory lane, back to high school; to that awkwardly but memorable first kiss; to that moment you first felt butterflies in your stomach, and to that exciting yet innocent first crush…your teacher. [Personal note: I was in love with my Art teacher throughout freshmen year in high school so this song rings very true to me ;) ]

In the intimate candy-colored video, backed by two stylish sexy gals, Lola stands in front of a mic dressed in a Lolita-esque schoolgirl uniform, rocking the coolest and biggest earrings we’ve ever seen, as she pleads for her lover’s attention “Don’t you wanna touch me? Turn the lights down low, Shut the damn door. I know you think about me, They don’t have to know, Shut the damn door. H.O.T!

On filming the video, Lola explains: “I wanted to shoot a stripped-down performance of it that captured the feel of high-school and the romance of being a teenager. So we decided this video would be the scene at the end of a 90′s Rom-Com where the girl crashes the stage at her senior prom and professes her love to her teacher in a song, with her cool girl band backing her up. Not that that movie exists… but it should!”

Check it out!

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