Last month we had a poolside chat
with The Vamps
about their forthcoming debut album, where band member James McVey
told us, “We like to think that we explored different musical genres with regards to instrumentation. Hopefully people think it’s good fun because we had a lot of fun making it.”
Turns out the quartet’s fans, or at least the ones in the UK (so far there’s no US release date), will find out just how much fun the record is on April 14, when Meet The Vamps is released in the lads’ home country. Included are the boy band’s three singles, “Can We Dance,” “Wild Heart” and “Last Night,” plus 12 other tunes. The Deluxe edition takes it all even further with three additional songs, bringing the tracklist to a grand total of 18 Vamptastic jams.
Head below to see the titles for what all made these denim-loving pop-rockers’ first album, plus the cover of the Deluxe version of the LP.. More »
is prepping the release of new dance anthem “Up!” The X Factor
winner unveiled the sexy cover today (March 18) and bears a striking resemblance to Kylie Minogue
in her feathery white outfit, which is not exactly surprising given her critically acclaimed portrayal of the superstar in Australian mini-series Never Tear Us Apart
Produced by LA-based DJ Mario Marchetti, “Up!” is a return to the exuberant dance-pop of “What You’ve Done To Me” — with a splash of carnival thrown in for good measure. It sounds extremely promising and makes the wait for the comeback queen’s LP even more agonizing. Listen to a LQ preview of the upbeat floorfiller after the jump. More »
It’s been a busy week for Jennifer Lopez
. The stunning 44-year-old dropped a new remix of buzz single “Girls”
and danced up a storm — alongside fellow Latin superstar Ricky Martin
— in Wisin
‘s sexy “Adrenalina”
video. Today (March 4) she unveils the cover art of new single “I Luh Ya Papi”.
There’s not much to say about this. Well, apart from processing the LOL-inducing title. Jenny looks stunning as usual — rocking a white hot outfit and slick ponytail. She also appears to be standing on a yacht, which makes sense given that the Jesse Terrero-directed was shot in Miami. It should be noted that the song also features French Montana, which means urban J.Lo is here to stay. More »
, the stripped-down, more organic and less dance-pop new album from Sophie Ellis-Bextor
, turned out to be the first surprise hit of 2014 in the UK when it was released last month. It’s a record that, personally speaking, may seem a bit left field, given Sophie’s previous output, but somehow just clicks by about the third listen.
Lead single “Young Blood” is now set to be followed up by the string-laden, slightly “Stand By Me”-esque “Runaway Daydreamer.” Like the rest of the album, the track was produced by Ed Harcourt, and it has an official release date of March 31. Give the song a spin below. More »
It’s been a tough week for Sky Ferreira
. She took a tumble while opening for Miley Cyrus
in Anaheim, California on February 20 and seriously injured
her leg. Here’s some news that should cheer the 21-year-old up — “Boys” will be released as the belated second single from critically acclaimed debut LP Night Time, My Time
The infectious Ariel Rechtshaid-produced gem is a worth follow up to “You’re Not The One”, which dropped way back in September 2013. It’s an infectious guitar-pop tune with a wry chorus (“you put my faith back in boys”) that gets stuck in your head after a couple of listens. Listen to effortlessly cool anthem after the jump. More »
stopped by our studio to chat about his 2013 release Between
last spring, he revealed his ambition to release another album
before the end of 2013, titled Agartha
. While that didn’t quite happen, the electro-pop wiz does indeed have another LP that on the way: By Nicole
Frankmusik (real name: Vincent Frank) popped the vibrant cover art for the new record on his Facebook over the weekend, and noted, “The launch date will coming [sic] as soon as I have the album fully mixed and mastered. I am currently trying to blend every song together which is taking a little longer than expect [sic] but I think will be a totally new touch that I have not done on any other album previously.”
Head below to catch the full tracklist for Frank’s fourth studio album, and be sure to also check out his soaring duet with RuPaul, “Fly Tonight,” off the drag icon’s just-released LP Born Naked. More »
Hold on to your wigs! RuPaul
has climbed off his bedazzled throne to put some sass (and ass) back into pop music with new LP Born Naked
(available February 24). The much-loved drag diva’s sixth album — seventh if you include Christmas classic Ho, Ho, Ho
— is a high-camp blockbuster featuring the who’s who of underground-pop deities.
The concise ten-song set (Ru doesn’t fuck with long tracklists) includes collaborations with former Weather Girl/dance legend Martha Wash, Australian soul singer Clairy Browne and My Crazy Girlfriend vocalist Myah Marie. There’s even a cover — I assume — of Shannon‘s freestyle classic “Let The Music Play” with Michelle Visage. See the full tracklist after the jump. More »
will drop his first album in 11 years on April 1. Titled White People Party Music
, the upbeat set was inspired by the comedian’s side-gig as a DJ. He discovered that nothing nothing gets the party started like club bangers for caucasians (!) and decided to put his own spin on the genre.
The emphasis here is clearly on carefree party jams and that’s reflected by the long list of collaborators. Akon, Pitbull and Migos all make appearances, while Afrojack takes over production duties on new single “Looking For A Dream”. The video dropped today (February 13) and finds Nick indulging in some synchronized dancing with suavely-attired friends. Watch him in action after the jump. More »
has been letting all kinds of surprises out of the bag over the past few days. First up was the reveal that her new single
, “You’re Mine (Eternal)”, will be out on February 12, two days before Valentine’s Day (February 14). (UPDATE: The song can now be heard here.
) Mimi then performed the track live at the 2014 BET Honors, ahead of the single cover art reveal today (see above). Now the five-octave diva has posted a teaser clip for the song, which touts her staggering list of music biz achievements since 1990. If you stick around till the tail-end, you’ll see that Carey’s long-awaited 14th studio album The Art Of Letting Go
— her first (non-holiday one) in five years — now has a release date of May 6.
Catch the “You’re Mine (Eternal)” preview below, and get ready to whistle-shriek, Lambs! More »
‘ lead Food
single “Jerk Ribs”
premiered online nearly a year ago, and was finally made available for download on iTunes last week. Now the track has cover art to go along with it — Kelis in triplicate! — as well as a club-ready remix by Ben Pearce
. You may recall Ben’s UK hit “What I Might Do,” which Katy B recently covered for BBC Live Lounge
? Head below to hear how the British DJ re-works Kelis’ soul jam “Jerk Ribs” by springly some dancefloor magic dust atop the song. More »