Amanda Lamb, Sean McGuinness and Willow Rose - Lego Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu - TV premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 7th February 2015
A duo originally from Manchester consisting of Andy Barlow and singer Lou Rhodes, Lamb's defining moment arguably came in 1996 with 'Górecki', the fourth single from their self-titled début album. Operating in a trip-hop niche not exactly renowned for its ability to emote positively, it also seemed to be a commercial breakthrough, with Rhodes' almost childlike vocals giving up feelings of tenderness and devotion that charmed those looking to escape the laddish final throes of Brit pop.
Returns, however, have diminished for the pair since that point, leading to a seven year hiatus between albums which finally ended in 2011. One of the reasons is that both Rhodes and Barlow now have active solo careers, hence also the gap between 'Backspace Unwind' and its predecessor '5', and the music business being what it is these days, they're equally comfortable to now be operating without a label.
So, confident, experienced and happy - what will the results be? The answer depends on your perspective. It's obvious that no boundaries are being pushed: 'Backspace Unwind' continues to use as its base components the dream-like textures of Rhodes' voice set against Barlow's layered programming; this juxtaposition between de-humanised technology and the fragile human ego being their most notable quality. Opening track 'In Binary' is a prime example of this at work, smudged techno beeps running alongside occasional strings, like a lullaby for The Terminator's children.
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Lady Gaga has been slammed by PETA, who claim she is heartless, for wearing a white fox fur in Germany earlier this week.
Lady GaGa has been slammed by PETA, who claim she is heartless.
The animal rights group - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - have criticised the 'Poker Face' hitmaker after she was spotted wearing a white fox fur scarf in Cologne, Germany on Wednesday (05.09.12).
Wendy Wegner, a spokesperson for the organisation said: ''The picture speaks for itself. PETA is considering passing the hat so that someone can buy her a heart.''
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Singer Lady Gaga has defended her decision to wear fur.
Lady GaGa has defended her decision to wear fur.
The singer has stepped out in two animal style ensembles recently while carrying a dog but refuses to get into details about why she feels it's OK to don an animal's exterior for fashion.
She explained: ''I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, Lamb, alligator, 'kermit' and not to mention meat, that I have already worn.''
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth hosted a Diamond Jubilee lunch for 26 kings and queens at Windsor Castle yesterday (18.05.12) to celebrate her 60th year on the throne.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth hosted a Diamond Jubilee lunch for 26 kings and queens yesterday (18.05.12).
The monarch greeted royals from around the world, including Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Jordan and his wife Queen Rania, and King Constantine of Greece at a lunch at Windsor Castle to celebrate her 60th year on The Throne.
The queen and Prince Philip were joined by Prince William and Duchess Catherine - who got married in April last year, the last time such a large group of foreign royals met - Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
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Emily Blunt accidentally hooked Ewan McGregor's dog on her fishing line while practising for new movie 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'.
The 29-year-old actress was practising using rods with her 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' co-star when she hooked his pet pooch by mistake.
She said: ''We were staying in this castle and there's a pond and they were practising and asked 'Do you want to have a go?'.
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Anya Hindmarch has hit back at critics of celebrity designers claiming they can be an asset to the fashion industry.
Anya Hindmarch believes celebrity designers are an asset to The Fashion industry.
The accessories designer thinks famous faces such as Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Gwen Stefani - who have all made successful forays into the fashion business after establishing successful careers in the spotlight -can use their knowledge as a consumer to know what would sell well, though she acknowledges they may need some help.
Speaking at Red's Hot Women Awards 2011 in association with Euphoria Calvin Klein at the St. Pancras Renaissance hotel in London yesterday (23.11.11), she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think celebrities learn quite a lot from being a customer, so I often think it makes them qualified.
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Motorhead rocker Lemmy has launched his own red wine, but urged his fans ''anything can happen'' when they drink it.
The 65-year-old rocker - who is joined in the band by Phil Campbell, and Mikkey Dee - has created a bottle of Australian Shiraz wine which features flavours of vanilla, blackberries, plums and liquorice.
However, he has warned fans, who will pay £14.40 a bottle, to be wary of drinking too much.
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Lea Michele has 10 tattoos and insists she will continue getting more body art in the future.
Lea Michele has vowed to have more tattoos.
The 'Glee' actress - who plays Rachel Berry in the musical TV show - likes to mark events and pay tribute to people in her life with her body art, and insists her recent tenth design, the word 'Imagine' which she shares with co-stars Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz, won't be the last inking she gets.
She said: "I have 10, but they're tiny, a gold star for Rachel, one for (stage show) 'Spring Awakening', the butterfly on my back is for my mom, another on my foot is for my cousins, and Kevin and Jenna and I have 'Imagine.' The day I got my newest one - it won't be my last - I texted Kevin, 'At the Tattoo parlour,' and he replied, 'We just got here. Where are you?' And I said, 'I'm in New York. Where are you?' And he goes, 'At the tattoo parlour in Los Angeles.' We'd randomly gone on the same night."
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Mariah Carey's favourite baby shower present was a book titled 'Always Be My Babies', made by her fans.
Mariah Carey's favourite baby shower present was a book made by her fans.
The singer was lavished with gifts at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday (06.03.11), and most appreciated the book created by fans, whom she refers to as 'Lambs', from around the world.
Mariah - who is expecting a twin boy and girl with husband Nick Cannon - wrote on her website: "Still haven't really opened all the gifts but seeing so many people who came from all over the world to be there with us was the BEST gift we could ask for!
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Sara Bareilles is always honest about her feelings when writing songs as she thinks it is important people can relate to her.
The 'King Of Anything' singer believes being open with her emotions is an key part of her job, and she always pushes herself to confess her most vulnerable moments on tracks.
She told BANG Showbiz: "I think we have to be the sacrificial lambs, in essence, to kind of share our stories, with the hope that someone out there needs to hear it.
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