Charli XCX just released the music video for her new single, “Doing It” featuring Rita Ora. You can’t deny that Charli knows how to do a collab right. The video was filmed in a California desert and drew inspiration from: Thelma & Louise, Natural Born Killers, 70s fashion, and Barbie. The video is crazy, weird and cool—basically everything you have come to expect from Charli. C’mon, it’s not every day you see a pink monster truck.
Ed Sheeran‘s newest video for the single, “Thinking Out Loud” is quite the surprise! Who knew he had it in him to dance the night away like that. Ed reportedly had professional dancers come in to train him just so he could get the routine down perfect. The hard work sure paid off! Beautiful song (not surprising), but I just can’t take my eyes off him in this video. Check it out above!
Have you ever wondered about the life of Stephen Hawking? Then you will want to see The Theory of Everything because it looks GOOD. Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”), who plays the theoretical physicist, has been creating major Oscar buzz.
The film is based on the memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, Hawking’s first wife. She is portrayed by Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″) in the film. The story revolves around the romance between Hawking and Jane when they met in Cambridge and follows his early years, his prognosis and his accomplishments in academia. This looks like a tear-jerker and a good one at that. Take a look above for now! The film will be released November 7, 2014.
UK rock band, The Kooks have a new video performing their song “Forgive & Forget“, which was filmed at Hansa Studios. Although it is not an official single this song totally rocks. The track is off of their fourth upcoming new album Listen, which will be out September 2nd via Astralwerks. This will be the first album with new drummer, Alexis Nunez.
British electronic group Clean Bandit have announced that they will be embarking on their very first North American headline tour. Their hit song, “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne has been climbing the Billboard Hot 100 showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Tickets are available now as well as VIP bundles. Check out the dates below and don’t miss one of the best acts the UK has to offer.
September 15th – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (BUY)
September 16th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (BUY)
September 18th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (BUY)
September 19th – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts (BUY)
September 20th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (BUY)
September 22nd – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (BUY)
September 23rd – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater (BUY)
September 25th – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
September 26th – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (BUY)
September 27th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (BUY)
September 30th – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre (BUY)
Ed Sheeran as a puppet you say?! That’s exactly what you will see in his new music video for the amazingly awesome single, “SING“. I just can’t get enough of this song and he just made it better with this super clever and funny video. The karaoke bar theme fits really well with the song lyrics and those Asian businessman were incredible. Pharrell also makes a cameo in the video since he contributed vocals and produced the track. The ending of the music video is classic. It is hands down one of my favorite videos this year. Watch the goodness above!
If you have not heard “Come With Me Now” by the super cool band, Kongos then you are missing out on some extremely awesome new music. Sometimes you just know when a band has the potential to be the next hit band and sirens went off for me with these guys. They are four brothers who are from South Africa, but also grew up in London and now live in Arizona. They bring an eclectic sound to alternative music that has been missing (who doesn’t love an accordion?!).
They released their debut album, Lunatic in 2012 in other parts of the world, but it wasn’t until this year when they began receiving major recognition and re-released Lunatic through Epic Records. The album is available through iTunes and they, along with Young the Giant, will be joining Kings of Leon on their upcoming tour.
One of my fav boy bands, The Wanted, released a statement to their fans today stating that they are taking a break after their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour. Things were getting suspicious when most of the band members began other ventures (modeling, solo single, clothing company, etc) late last year, but the band evaded rumors until now. After releasing the statement, they took to their individual twitters to say that this is not the end. Only time will tell on that front.
In the meantime, they will soon be releasing the video for their newest single, “Glow in the Dark“, an electro-dance track that was, in my opinion, one of the best songs on Word of Mouth. Sigh. Good and bad news all in one. These guys put on an insane live show, so be sure to catch this last tour while you can.