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‘Pollinator’ features a number of guest appearances from newer artists and music icons.
Blondie will release their 11th studio album Pollinator on May 5 and it’s packed full of exciting collaborations.
The album is the group’s first since 2014’s Ghosts of Download and sees the New Wave heroes getting serious about ‘fun’ during these trying times.
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Charli XCX was surprised Paris Hilton is a fan of her music.
The 24-year-old singer has admitted she noticed the former 'The Simple Life' star singing along to her tracks when she was performing tan awards ceremony, and was utterly stunned when she looked out to the crowd to see her enjoying her gig, because she is a ''fan'' of the socialite and loved her song 'Stars Are Blind'.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper about the blonde beauty, Charli said: ''I've been really inspired by Paris Hilton, small dogs and a glitter, luxe lifestyle. I've never met Paris before, but we were both at the amFAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival this year. I was performing and I saw her singing along to my song and I freaked out. I'm such a fan and one of my favourite songs ever is 'Stars Are Blind' - it's pop genius.''
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will.i.am has advised Charli XCX to sing ''random words'' in the versus of her songs, like he does,because noone will ever know.
The 'Boom Clap' hitmaker has teamed up with the 41-year-old musician - who is known for being in the band Black Eyed Peas - on her new album, and the 24-year-old singer has admitted she has been told to take will.i.am's advice and utter sheer nonsense because no one will notice.
Speaking to Q Magazine about her partnership with the 'Scream and Shout' hitmaker, she said: ''I love him.
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Zara Larsson is desperate to collaborate with Charli XCX and wants to have a ''girl power'' collaboration for a change.
The 18-year-old powerhouse has revealed she would like nothing more than to collaborate with the raven-haired beauty on a forthcoming single, because she has only ever joined forces with male artists such as MNEK and Tinie Tempah.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz about her dream musical pairing, the blonde beauty said: ''I would love to. I think she is amazing. I love her sound and she is a great person as well.
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Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow the journey of its main protagonist Red's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) life from him being bullied at school to his feelings of exclusion in later life. The film is set on an island that is populated with flightless birds whom are mostly happy with their life on the island except Red who suffers with keeping his temper under control.
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Hinds, Jack Garratt and more performed at the Hype Hotel venue.
Set up by music blogging platform Hype Machine and officially sponsored by Mazda, Hype Hotel took place over five days from March 14th - 16th during SXSW in Austin, Texas. It was a week split up with various showcase sessions opening in the afternoons and evenings, and was a particular go-to area for its mixture of both establish and up-and-coming artists, and its amazing dance vibe.
Over 60 acts took to the stage at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel this year, some of which played more than once and none of which were really worth missing. Here are just a few highlights from 2016's line-up:
Jack Antonoff gives away some unique remixes as he begins work on album two.
Bleachers have got involved with Google Play's Free Album of the Week promotion by giving away a new album entitled 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', which is now available to download completely free of charge for a limited time only - so grab it quickly while the offer lasts.
Jack Antonoff continues his Steel Train tradition with 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2'
The album is rather a companion album to Bleachers' debut album 'Strange Desire', featuring all the best tunes re-worked by stellar artists such as Sia ('Like a River Runs'), Charli XCX ('Rollercoaster') and Carly Rae Jepsen ('Shadow') among others. It's a reward for all the devotion fans have shown to Jack Antonoff and his latest pop project, as well as all his previous work with the likes of Fun. and, of course, Steel Train. 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', in fact, follows Steel Train's 2010 remix collection ('Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1') which had appearances the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Tegan and Sara, and Amanda Palmer, not to mention Jack's older sister Rachel Antonoff.
The unlikely union brings Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff to the US this year.
In what could be one of the most exciting pop team-ups of the year, Charli XCX and Bleachers have announced that they intend to hit the road together on a joint tour over the Summer, hitting the US for their 'Charli and Jack Do America' tour.
Charli XCX will be on her own tour this year too
The pair will co-headline the dates with support from up and coming LA musicians BORNS, kicking off in July at San Diego's Observatory North Park and coming to an end mid-August in Columbus, Ohio. It might seem like a random partnership, but Charli and Bleachers' frontman Jack Antonoff's friendship and creative relationship has blossomed since their 'In Ride Sessions' collaboration whereby Charli remixed Bleachers' 'Rollercoaster' and Jack did the same with Charli's 'Break the Rules' in a crazy mash-up.
The 'I Don't Care' singer voiced her frustrations with the music industry in a new interview with the Australian Daily Telegraph, after the pressure she faced coming up with a repeat of her breakthrough hit.
Charli XCX has criticised the modern music industry as being an “uncreative” place where successful musicians are not encouraged to take risks.
The 22 year old British starlet, real name Charlotte Emma Aitchison, scored a huge Number 1 hit in the UK in 2012 with ‘I Love It’, a song she wrote for Icona Pop and to which she supplied guest vocals. It eventually sold in excess of 4.3 million downloads around the world.
Charli XCX performing live
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In many ways, Charlotte Aitchison is an atypical twenty first century star-in-the-making: whereas most of those around are trust funded, stage school veterans whose every nuance is airbrushed into bland conformity, both her past and present are rapidly becoming fascinatingly full of risks.
If Wikipedia is to be believed, Charli XCX began her fledgling career performing in seedy London clubs at just 14 (although, disappointingly, this law-breaking was apparently with the support of her 'rents) but still, it makes for far better reading than a walk on appearance in 'Jack And the Beanstalk' in Dartford. This string of improbability continued via both of her tracks 'Nuclear Seasons' and 'Stay Away' winning single of the week accolades from our bearded competitors, despite neither really pulling up any trees.
Either was a signpost for her debut album, 2013's 'True Romance', on which the destination of travel was competent, if unremarkable, synthpop. It seemed at this point a good bet that the industry machine had taken any rebel spirit and neutered it: how wrong could we have been? 'Sucker' is the sound of a performer upping the ante spectacularly, breaking rules and in the process taking her audience to places that will need plenty of understanding from nonplussed guardians. In short, she's made a pre-teen album for grown ups, and boy, has she done it well.
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Charli XCX - A variety of stars from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015
The British 22 year old 'Fancy' and 'I Don't Care' singer is up for two Grammys as co-nominee this weekend, and spoke to Galore magazine ahead of the ceremony.
Ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, British pop star Charli XCX has spoken about how she feels more accepted in America.
Charli, real name Charlotte Emma Aitchison, is the cover star of this month’s Galore magazine, and said in an interview that finding acceptance in the States has “been easier. I genuinely love being in the US. I’ve always felt more accepted over here which is funny when I come from the UK. But the two places are so different. The UK is where my heart’s at for sure but I do love performing out here.”
Charli XCX is nominated for two Grammys on Sunday evening
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Pop sensations settled down for interviews as they prepared for their Jingle Ball concert.
As usual, the Y100 Jingle Ball was a pop explosion with some of 2014's biggest chart sensations giving it their all on this year's stage in Miami, Florida. Among which we saw Ariana Grande, Pharrell and Iggy Azalea - but what did they get up to backstage?
Ariana Grande and Jessie J at Y100's Jingle Ball 2014 Credit: John Parra at Getty Images Entertainment
'Miami's #1 Hit Music Station' Y100 hosted the perfect pre-Christmas concert on December 21st 2014 at the BB&T Center with this year seeing ultra sultry performances from the likes of Ariana Grande and Jessie J - who looked like serious besties as they hung out backstage, ever since they collaborated with Nicki Minaj on J's number one 'Bang Bang' earlier this year.
Charli XCX - A host of stars from the music industry were snapped as they arrived and took to the red carpet for 1035 KISS FM's Jingle Ball which was held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Thursday 18th December 2014
Numerous pop superstars made appearances at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Among them were 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel and 'All About That Bass' hitmaker Meghan Trainor.
Charli XCX - Shots of a variety of stars from the music industry as they took to the red carpet for Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 which was held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 13th December 2014
It's not long until this year's South by Southwest festival and here's 10 acts you wont want to miss in Austin.
Every year, hundreds of bands descend upon Austin, Texas to make the South by Southwest Festival one of the most anticipated of the year. Featuring musical acts from all over the world, the music section of this mammoth festival takes place from March 11th to 16th 2014. This year sees the festival get even bigger and better as a host of new acts showcase alongside some big name veterans to give an awesome lineup of over 2,000 acts. Anyone lucky enough to be making the trip to Austin next month is going to have a hard time deciding which bands to go see, so to help you make up your mind, here’s ten acts that we consider unmissable from this year’s lineup.
London Grammar are heading to this year's SXSW Festival
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The Killers and Kings Of Leon headline Las Vegas' exciting new music, food and arts festival this weekend (October 26th-27th).
Life Is Beautiful Festival 2013 brings top artists of all walks of life to Downtown Las Vegas this weekend for two days of cracking music, scrumptious gourmet food and breath-taking art.
This brand new festival opens for the first time this year from October 26th - 27th and will certainly be marked as a highlight for festival lovers this autumn. Headlining the event are The Killers, who will hit the Downtown Stage on the Sunday, and Kings Of Leon who will perform likewise on the Saturday. Californian singer Beck will also be making an appearance alongside Vampire Weekend, who topped the US chart with their album 'Modern Vampires of the City' earlier this year, and Imagine Dragons who are returning home to play some of their platinum hits to the neighbours.
A study by neuroscientists three years ago suggested fourteen was the most likely age to indulge in dangerous activities and behaviours. Which maybe provides an adequate explanation as to the existence of '14', Charli XCX's debut album released five years ago at the aforementioned age which even she herself has since disowned for being little more than a collection of gimmicky dance tracks and terrible MySpace music. However, rather than look back on that experience as a shameful attempt at teenage rebellion, Charlotte Aitchison (for that is her real name) has used the ensuing period to hone her skills as a songwriter and arranger. While entirely a single entity, Aitchison has employed a veritable mix of co-writers, mixers and producers including Vampire Weekend cohort Ariel Rechtshaid, French DJ-cum-studio boffin Dimitri Tikovoi whose credits include The Horrors 'Strange House' and American rapper Brooke Candy. What this means is 'True Romance' encompasses all angles of the pop spectrum across its thirteen pieces, following on from last year's couplet of EPs and mixtapes respectively.
Indeed, before anyone dismisses her as another pop puppet off the production line conveyor belt, let's not forget her biggest success story to date was actually as a songwriter. Icona Pop's worldwide hit 'I Love It' being penned by Ms Aitchison herself, suggesting she's anything but a flash in the pan with so much more to offer in the future. With 'True Romance', her long-awaited follow-up to '14', she's justified its lengthy creation process; Aitchison first started making the record in 2010. Transgressing boundaries, combining hard hitting beats with choruses to die for and a saccharine encrusted sheen far more engaging than the majority of her peers, 'True Romance' stands aloft as arguably the finest collection of pop songs released by a UK artist so far this year.
Sure, some of the lyrical asides might be a little too sickly for comfort. Take the Lily Allen-meets-Katy B schtick of 'You (Ha Ha Ha)' for example, all youthful exuberance and bravado down to its "'Cause we used to be the cool kids, you were old school, I was on the new s***" refrain. However, there's more than enough here to satisfy one's craving for something edgy yet dynamic in execution. Opener 'Nuclear Seasons' sounds like a continuation of Marina And The Diamonds fun loving persona circa 'Hollywood' while the bouncy 'Grins', Aitchison insisting "I wanna scream and shout!" over a heavily orchestrated concoction of beats and breaks, being the pick of 'True Romance''s thirteen numbers. 'Cloud Aura', which features the Nicki Minaj-alike verses of Brooke Candy goes for the jugular as does 'Black Roses' - think mid-1980s synth pop meets EDM with a drum sound eerily reminiscent of Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love'.
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