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Alarm Pop: Jessica Mauboy ‘I Believe Anything Is Possible’ – One for the treadmill!

Desperate for a sleep-in but you’ve already hit ‘snooze’ five times? Are you in critical need of a motivational tune to kick start your day? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

Check out this massive hands-in-the-air anthem by Jessica Mauboy, which was specially re-written for the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony this month.

The 24-year old Australian pop star took to the stage (on the same line up as Kylie Minogue, no less) to belt out ‘I Believe – Anything Is Possible’ earlier this month and we reckon it’s a winner.

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Steal Her Style: Rita Ora

Following my last article on Iggy’s style, I thought I’d do a Rita post due to the hype of the newly released ‘Black Widow’video surrounding the hemisphere of the internet.

Rita’s individual style has evolved over the past few years, she’s always been quite daring, loud and eccentric with her clothing choices and she still continues to raise the bar of how far her fashion choices go. She still channels an urban street chic style, but changing to evening looks she maintains a classic, feminine look that compliments her signature red lip and blonde hair look. Her dress choices for red carpet events gets all the tabloids talking no matter how good she looks, but the best thing about Rita is that she embraces her style and believes style and music go together and need each other, which I totally agree with, don’t you?

Similar to the Iggy post, I have again put together three affordable  looks for you which are inspired by  different sides of Rita.

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Taylor Swift breaks a load of records in the US. Of course she does.

Not content with being one of the world’s biggest popstars and the purveyor of amazing pop tune-age ,Taylor Swift is off breaking records all over the shop again. Just another day at the office, right?

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The country pop superstar has just set a record in the US for the highest debut in the history of US Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where “Shake It Off” smashes straight in at No. 9. The song has also sailed into the Pop Songs chart at 12, tying the record for best ever launch. That means a LOT of people have been buying / listening to / playing the song over there. Obviously.

Bear in mind, ‘Shake It Off was released like… a week ago?! Go Tay Tay! 


Listen: Ella Henderson reveals snippets from upcoming album ‘Chapter One’!

With her debut single ‘Ghost’, former X Factor star Ella Henderson has confidently established herself as one of the ones to watch in 2014. The monster hit has become one of the biggest selling singles of year, has just been certified platinum for sales over 600,000 AND topped UK radio airplay charts for three weeks. Impressive, right? 

Ella’s much anticipated album ‘Chapter One’ is out October 13th and we’ve got a sneaky listen to some snippets from the forthcoming LP. Hooray! We’re getting some mega Adele vibes from some of these but what do you lot think? Will you be singing any of these tunes into your hairbrush / phone like we will be?

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Bastille take over Radio 1′s My Playlister!

If you’re a big Bastille fan, then you’ll want to make sure you’re tuned in to Wednesday night’s My Playlister on BBC Radio 1 as Dan and Kyle from the band will be taking over and playing the band’s ‘Covers’ playlist!

The show goes out 9-10pm and the guys have been let loose in a studio to present their very own show. You can hear a sneak preview of the show here, plus there’s a handy BBC Playlister playlist on Spotify, which includes all the tracks from the show plus a few bonus tracks too. If you want to join in the fun on Twitter the hashtag will be #MyPlaylister.

Will you guys be tuning in? What tracks would you like the lads to play?


Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and loads more added to this year’s iTunes Festival!

September is just around the corner (where has the summer gone?!) and the line up for the iTunes festival is hotting up nicely.

Organizers have just announced a truck load of acts to be added to this year’s bill including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Hozier, Little Dragon, Mary J Blige, Nick Mulvey, Ben Howard, Placebo, Tony Bennett, Deadmau5 plus loads more. And that’s on top of confirmed acts like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Kiesza, 5 Seconds of Summer Sam Smith, The Script, Pharrell Williams… The list goes on!

Find out more info about the festival and check out all the other acts playing at this year’s event here


Prides unveil Big Foot inspired video for ‘I Should Know You Better’

Synthpop trio Prides have been busy playing blinders in people’s sheds of late, but they’ve also found the time to chuck out a brand new video for anthemic new single ‘I Should Know You Better’.

They lads have a knack for a bizarre visual or two and the new clip sees a hunter on the lookout for a Big Foot style beast loose in the woods, which is a shame cos the beast in question seems to be quite the dancer…

The band also have a UK headline tour coming up so if you wanna catch them live this October, head on over here and snag yourself some tickets!

Prides UK tour dates

Friday, 17 October – The Kazimier, Liverpool
Monday, 20 October – Brudenell Social Club. Leeds
Tuesday, 21 October – Sound Control, Manchester
Wednesday, 22 October – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Thursday, 23 October – The Barfly, London – SOLD OUT
Friday, 24 October – The Old Bookshop, Bristol
Saturday, 6 December – The Arches, Glasgow – SOLD OUT

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It’s been a good week for Ariana Grande…

It’s been a good week for the amazing Ariana Grande. The pint-sized songstress won Best Pop Video for global mega hit ‘Problem’ AND got to open the show with a performance worthy of a superstar.

She’s pretty much perfect, right?

Not only that, but Ms. Grande’s brand new album ‘My Everything’ is out now and it’s already a hit with fans and critics alike. It’s currently riding high in the UK iTunes charts and is currently number 1 in 78 countries already and counting. Blimey! The ‘Break Free’ singer also made history by recently becoming the first female artist to have 3 songs in the Top 6 of the US Billboard Digital Songs charts, thereby further cementing her prime pop diva status.

Basically, we are not worthy.

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