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5SOS’ music video for Amnesia is out at 9PM tonight – is this actually happening?!

Somebody needs to hold us right now…in a matter of hours, we will be able to feast our eyes on the Amnesia music video! Gaaahhh!

With the recent release of their ridiculously amazing album and the Amnesia EP available to pre-order right now, we’re not quite sure what the boys are trying to do to us? This is way too much excitement for us to handle okay? (Please don’t stop though, we love it really. Don’t stoppp doing what you’re doing and all that…okay we’ll shut-up now.)

Who’s got the popcorn and the refresh button at the ready?!

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5SOS’ Amnesia EP is set to feature a ‘bunch’ of new songs and we’re a tiny bit excited!

As if the 5SOS boys weren’t trying to give us a heart attack enough by kinda releasing the best album we think we’ve ever listened to, they’ve now gone and decided to release a whole EP for Amnesia! What are you ACTUALLY trying to do to us boys?!

The EP is available to pre-order today and is said to feature a ‘bunch’ of new songs. A BUNCH?! Like a whole bunch of new songs? You do like to spoil us, don’t you lads?

A new song called ‘Daylight’ as well as a Greenday cover will both be on the EP. Eeeekk!

Are you as excited as us to hear more from our fave Aussie boys?

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Banks unveils gorgeous ‘Beggin’ For Thread’ video.

Gloom pop goddess Banks is back with a new single and an amazing new video to boot. ‘Beggin’ For Thread’ is the singer songwriter’s catchiest, most radio friendly track to date but it still has that dark edge we’ve come to expect, with deep, booming synth bass and haunting vocals about a no good male. Obviously.

“Still down and out, you got me beggin’ for thread / to sow this hole up that you ripped in my head”. Ouch.

The beautifully shot black and white video for the track sees the ‘Waiting Game’ singer looking moody and glamourous (our favourite combination) in a long black dress and perfectly coiffed hair as she is apprehended by lots of bendy dancers in slow motion. Oh, and a huge white horse makes a cameo appearance somewhere towards the end.

We can only hope this may spearhead a trend for more horses in pop videos. *crosses fingers*

 

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20 of the best Harry Potter quotes – Can I have a look at Uranus too?

Today is both J.K. Rowling’s 49th birthday as well as her (and our) beloved character Harry Potter’s birthday.

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To celebrate we’ve rounded up some of the best quotes from the Happy Potter series, in honour of the creator and the young wizard himself. Mostly from Dumbledore because obviously.

1. “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.” [Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, spoken by Harry Potter]

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2. “Why would I go looking for somebody who wants to kill me?”
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That’s legit.

3. “The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.” [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Albus Dumbledore] *cough* 1D dating rumours *cough*

4. “Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain. “[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, spoken by Arthur Weasley]

5. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”  [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, spoken by Sirius Black; a variation of sayings by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1748, and Charles Bayard Miliken, 1910]

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6.  [Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore Steven Kloves (screenplay)]

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7. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery.” [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Hermione Granger]

8. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.” [Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, spoken by Luna Lovegood].

9. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Albus Dumbledore]

10.  “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Albus Dumbledore] Dumbledore really is the wisest of the wise isn’t he?

11. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, spoken by Albus Dumbledore]

12. “The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure” [Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, spoken by Severus Snape]

13. [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, spoken by Albus Dumbledore]


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14. “Can I have a look at Uranus, too, Lavender?” [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, spoken by Ron Weasley] HAHAHAHA! Euphemism.
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15. I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with. [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, spoken by Rubeus Hagrid]

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16. “10 points to Gryffindor”
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17. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Albus Dumbledore]

18. “There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it. “ [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Quirinus Quirrell]

19. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”  [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, spoken by Albus Dumbledore]

20. “Difference of habit and language are nothing at all if your aims are identical and our hearts are open.” [Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, spoken by Albus Dumbledore]

What are your favourite quotes from the Harry Potter books? Let us know in the comments!

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Prides return with the amazing ‘I Should Know You Better’. Plus: UK tour announcement!

We’re BIG fans of Prides here at MP! Towers. The Glaswegian trio burst onto the scene earlier this year armed with ‘The Seeds You Sow’ EP, a stadium-ready collection of brilliantly catchy and anthemic pop tunes that we’ve been humming along to for most of the summer.

The lads are now back with another sing-a-long number to pump your fist along to in the form ‘ I Should Know Better’ and it’s another 80s tinged, synth rock confection designed to be lodged in your brain after the first listen.

Not only that, but the band have just announced a UK tour. They’ll be performing all across the country throughout the month of August so check out the full list of dates below and see if they’ll be coming to a town near you…

1 August – Leopallooza Festival, Cornwall
2 August – Ynot Festival, Derbyshire
6 August – Brixton Academy, London (supporting Blink 182)
8 August – Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
9 August – Summer Well Festival, Romania
18 – 22 August – Prides Club – intimate venues around Scotland
22 August – Leeds Festival, Headlining BBC Introducing Stage
24 August – Reading Festival, Headlining BBC Introducing Stage
29 August – Bingley Music Live, Bingley
30 August – Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries

 

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Chart Update: Magic! race up the charts while Neon Jungle look set for a Top 10 album!

Canadian reggae band Magic! sat down with MP! recently to plan their launch party but it looks like we might have to help them plan another celebration soon! The boys are on course for their first UK number 1 with the insanely catchy ‘Rude’, which has climbed an incredible 48 places since its initial release, dislodging Cheryl’s ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ in the process. Well done, boys!

It’s also good news for newcomer Melissa Steel, who clinches her first Top 5 solo hit with the summery ‘Kisses For Breakfast’, as well Britain’s Got Talent duo Bars & Melody, who sail into the chart at number 2 with ‘Hopeful’. The Voice star Leah McFall also gets a look in at the Top 40 with debut single ‘Home’. Meanwhile in the album charts, the all-conquering Ed Sheeran remains at number 1 with ‘X’ while the amazing Neon Jungle score a well deserved Top 10 album with ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, straight in at number 6. Could it all change by Sunday though? We’ll have to wait and find out…

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WATCH: The Giver is finally coming to cinemas. Brenton Thwaites be still our beating hearts.

We can’t wait for The Giver to hit cinemas and there’s not long to wait. With the premiere being held in August in NYC it won’t be long until it heads over to the UK side of the pond.

If you haven’t read the book The Giver follows the story of Jonas who lives in the perfect community. There’s no war, pain or suffering, no memories for people to know what real life is like. Jonas is given the important job as the “Receiver of Memories’ he enters into training with an old man called The Giver. Jonas quickly learns that perhaps his community and life isn’t so perfect after all.

Brenton Thwaites who plays Jonas has a fitness factor of 50+

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Tay Tay Swizzle also stars in this movie rocking some dark hair!

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MP! Reviews: Neon Jungle’s Manchester HMV signing.

We were lucky enough to go down to Neon Jungle’s album signing and gig in Manchester this week.

Whilst on a promotional tour for their debut album ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, the girls stopped by HMV in Manchester to perform a few tracks and sign a few albums for lucky fans, they even posed for a few selfies!

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The girls performed three songs from the album, opening with their debut single ‘Trouble’ – after seeing them live a fair few times, it’s safe to say they were bloomin’ marvellous.

With one fan tweeting that the performance was like a party, the girls certainly got the crowd going!

A few fans of the girls even posed for a photo with their albums.

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We then arranged a crowd selfie, which is pretty cool!

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Here at MP! Towers, we are extremely proud of the Neon Jungle girls *wipes away proud tears* and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them!

Purchase ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ here.

Did you get a selfie with the girls at one of their recent signings? Leave us a comment below so we can see your pretty faces.

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5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael shows a bit of frustration about the ‘boyband’ tag

Poppy (@itspoppytho) from @FiveSOSUpdates fills us in on all the gossip from the cray cray world of 5 Seconds of Summer. 

So the other day Michael posted up a tweet…

Honestly, I can see why he was a bit upset by this. A lot of people are uneducated into what a “boyband” and a “band” is. I would definitely class 5SOS as a band.

A boyband definition is a band who don’t play their own instruments and dance around on stage to pop type music. A few examples of this would be JLS, One Direction and The Wanted. However, a band is made up of people who play their own instruments and write their own music.

5SOS do in fact play a similar type of sound to bands like ATL, Green Day, Mayday Parade ect. These are some of the bands they look up to. These people are classed as a band so why aren’t 5SOS? Yes they are young, attractive males but that is not what they should be judged on.

When going to a concert, if you’re used to seeing boybands live, you would not be able to compare them to 5SOS. 5SOS live would be more likely to compared to bands like All Time Low and a lot of fans do in fact think that.

So yes Michael, a lot of us do understand your frustrations with people saying how you’re not a “pop punk band.”

If they want to define themselves as a band people should listen! They obviously do know best about their band and anyone who thinks differently is wrong.

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MP!er Areeba shares her thoughts on ‘The Rain’ Virginia Bergin

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Areeba shares her thoughts on ‘The Rain’ by Virginia Bergin. The first in a series of cling to your seat sci-fi thrillers.

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Describe the plot of The rain:  in a tweet – less than 140 characters please.
The Rain is about a girl called Ruby who has to battle her way through an ‘alien invasion’ that is issued through the infected RAIN, although the alien is even smaller than a speck of dust. On her way to her birth-father, in London she encounters many obstacles, not only physical ones but also, many emotional ones. We journey with Ruby through an apocalypse, in Britain. To make it even worse she is stuck with the most nerdy, most un-cool person in the whole world (Darius Spratt) and a little kid (BBK) who does not speak.
This is the first book in the ‘rain’ series and I am looking forward to reading the next book : ‘The Storm. ‘

What genre would you class the book as?
I would class the book in the genre of science and dystopian fiction.

What was the best bit?
The best bit was when she was driving and Darius kept telling her what to do. It was so funny. I also liked how the swear words were replaced with a butterfly.

Anything you didn’t like?
Nope. There wasn’t anything I did not like.

Would you recommend the rain to your friends?
I would definitely recommend this series to my friends and I already have.

Do you think it would appeal to girls or boys more? Or both?
I think it would appeal to both girls and boys because it’s got a lot of action and adventure in it.

Anything else you’d like to tell us about the book?
The author of this book is a very talented person and she should keep it up.

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