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Adele Was In 'tears' When She Watched Macklemore And Ryan Lewis' New Track


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Adele was in ''tears'' when she watched Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new music video for their track 'Downtown'.

The 27-year-old singer has admitted she loves the hip-hop duo's new release and was in hysterics when she first saw the accompanying video because it was so funny.

She said: ''The dancing! The marching! The mopeds! The chariots! You have to give it to that video - how ridiculous it is.

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Kwabs Performs Sold-out Homecoming Show


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Kwabs performed a sold-out homecoming show in London on Saturday (17.10.15).

The 'Walk' hitmaker wowed London's Roundhouse with his first show in the capital since the release of his debut album 'Love + War' last month, following a UK tour and dates around Europe.

Two tracks into his set, he explained to the audience: ''Now that I've got your attention, I'd like to say it's nice to see you all again! You see we've been all over the place. We've been in what feels like a different country every day, week and month so it feels good to be home.

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Florence + The Machine Among Nominees For Mercury Prize 2015


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Florence + the Machine and Jamie xx are among nominees for the Mercury Prize 2015.

The full shortlist of 12 nominated albums has been revealed on BBC Radio 6 Music, with Wolf Alice and Benjamin Clementine also receiving nods for their releases.

The prize aims to celebrate the best British albums from the past year, with LPs released between September 9 2014 and September 25 2015 eligible to be shortlisted.

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James Blake Meets New York Mayor To Discuss Arrest Row


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The retired sportsman claims he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed by a New York City police officer who mistook him for a suspect in a credit card fraud case while he was standing outside a hotel waiting for a ride to the U.S. Open tennis championships.

Blake subsequently called for the cop who tackled him to lose his job, and also demanded an apology from police officials, and he began the process on Monday (21Sep15) when he met with the city's top politician, De Blasio, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

After the meeting, Blake told reporters, "We made a lot of progress, and we were all pleasantly surprised... In speaking with the commissioner and with the mayor, I understand the due process and the fact that he (the cop) has rights in the court. I'm willing to respect that... What (De Blasio) said that made me feel good was that, in his heart, he is on the same page as us, and he felt strongly about Commissioner Bratton and the job he's done and the job he's going to continue to do about reducing crime and about accountability."

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James Blake - 2015 US Open Tennis - Women's Final against Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Sportsman James Blake Feared For His Life In Police Confrontation


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The bi-racial African-American claims he was attacked by a plainclothes officer outside his hotel as he was making his way to the U.S. Open tennis championships, and he was soon swarmed by four other cops who reportedly failed to identify themselves as law enforcement officers or notify Blake of what he was being detained for.

Authorities have since admitted the 35 year old had been "misidentified" as a suspect in an ongoing investigation into fraudulently purchased cell phones.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has ordered an internal probe into the cops' behaviour, and Blake is now speaking out in detail about the incident, admitting he was seriously worried he would become another victim of U.S. police brutality.

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Kanye West For James Blake Album


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Kanye West and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon will feature on James Blake's new album.

The 26-year-old musician has announced the 'All Day' rapper along with singer/songwriter Justin will feature on his third studio album, which he recently revealed will be called 'Radio Silence'.

Questioned on whether the pair will appear on the LP during an interview with Esquire magazine, he revealed: ''I can confirm that they're on it. Kanye - I'm with him today. We'd already started on something ... today we should nail something down. If it doesn't end up on the album you know it hasn't worked.''

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Alt-J, Noel Gallagher And Portishead To Headline Latitude Festival


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alt-J, Noel Gallagher and Portishead will headline Latitude Festival.

The annual music festival in Suffolk, south east England will feature the rockers, with alt-J eager to play at the event because it has ''always been so memorable'' when they have performed there before.

The band said: ''We are hugely excited to return to Latitude for the third time. Playing there has always been so memorable. Latitude has always supported us, and to go from playing the smaller stages to this means it will be a night of celebration.''

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Bombay Bicycle Club Think Band Name Is 'silly'


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Jack Steadman wishes Bombay Bicycle Club had a different name.

The four-piece band formed under the name The Canals when Jack was just 15, but soon adopted their current name which the frontman now thinks is ''silly.''

When asked if he wishes they had chosen a different moniker for the group, he said: ''Every day. It's a silly name. Everyone does silly things when they're 15, but not many people have to deal with it for the rest of their lives.''

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Jabberwocky Update: Two Companies Kick Off Legal Proceedings Against ATP


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The debacle that is the Jabberwocky has taken a fresh new turn. In addition to the ballyhoo created by cancelling the festival at short notice (it was due to take place this weekend) two companies involved in ticketing and PR have reportedly launched legal action.

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Dash Tickets - involved in the selling of tickets for the event - last night issued a statement to customers claiming that it is "in no way responsible for ATP's financial problems, nor with their conduct post cancellation." The company added that "substantial advances to ATP which remain unpaid, as do considerable fees for the work we have undertaken on their behalf."

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What Can We Expect From The New XX Album?


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The XX are a band who have achieved the rare accolade of matching their critical success with a commercial viability after the minimalist electronic strains of 2010’s self-titled record altered the face of popular music forever. Without the prevalence of The XX’s sultry and deeply affecting electro, artists so clearly influenced by their sound would have turned out hugely different than they did today. The likes of James Blake and London Grammar, for instance, would certainly be viewed with wholly different eyes has The XX not impacted so extensively.

The XXFans can expect a change in direction and mood on the new XX record.

For their upcoming third release, tentatively entitled LP3, the group have decamped from their native London confines to the climes of some fairly unorthodox locations. In-house producer for XL Records Rodaidh McDonald, who previously worked with the band on second album Coexist, has revealed the band has worked on the new record in Texas and there are trips planned to Iceland and France during the coming summer. As the band absorb the sounds of different continents, McDonald has indicated such international influence will greatly affect the direction of the new record. “There are songs which came out of our experiences in New York and Texas that would never have come out in London” he stated, “the colours and the ideas and the moods on some of these songs are just not things you could write in London.”

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James Blake At The Roseland Theater

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize

James Blake - Barclaycard Mercury Prize held at the Roundhouse - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th October 2013

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James Blake Performing In Berlin

James Blake - James Blake performing at the Tempodrom in Berlin - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 8th October 2013

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations

James Blake - Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations at the Hospital, Endell Street. Where: London, United Kingdom When: 11 September 2013 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th September 2013

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James Blake

Date of birth

26th September, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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