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5 Seconds Of Summer Pose As Target Employees To Prank Customers: Watch

Jul 27th, 2014 // Comment
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Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer will likely sell big with their self-titled debut album. Just in case, though, the pop-punk band decided to pose as Target employees – complete with fake names – in an elaborate prank to boost sales. The band’s mission, according to drummer Ashton Irwin: “We’re going to be pretty much trying to sell our album to middle-aged men.”

Ultimately, 5 Seconds of Summer ended up aiming for a broader audience. The band dropped CDs into random carts. Guitarist Michael Clifford “helped” another customer search for microwaves by mentioning that they were likely by the CDs. Fellow guitarist Luke Hemmings told one customer that he smelled nice, before he placed a CD next to a child sitting at the DVDs section. (She pushed it away.) More »

Austin Mahone Covers George Strait In San Antonio: Watch

Jul 26th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Austin Mahone took cues from ’90s boy bands (Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC) on his debut EP The Secret. To kick off his headlining tour, though, Mahone also decided to cover The King of Country.

While performing in his hometown of San Antonio, the pop heartthrob performed a faithful cover of George Strait‘s 1995 hit “Check Yes Or No” while wearing a cowboy hat that initially belonged to his father.

Strait emerged in the early ’80s and ushered in a new wave of traditional country singers – and inspired Mahone himself, as shown in a video unearthed by America’s Funniest Home Videos. In 2012, the show hosted a submission in which Mahone, age 3, pulls a cowboy hat over his head, grins at the camera and says, “I look like George Strait.” (He was close enough … Strait likely would have worn pants.)

Watch a grown-up Austin Mahone cover George Strait, then a young Austin Mahone do his best to look like George Strait after the jump. More »

Fifth Harmony Debut New Song, “Reflection”: Watch

Jul 26th, 2014 // 4 Comments
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Fifth Harmony performed a new song called “Reflection” while opening for Austin Mahone in San Antonio, Texas yesterday (July 25).

Like lead single “Bo$$,” this slick pop-R&B track sees the girls sounding subtly flirty as they empower themselves, standing in front of a mirror and getting caught giving themselves compliments: “Oh, I ain’t talking about you / I’m talking about my own reflection.”

Fifth Harmony will tour with Mahone, The Vamps and Vine star Shawn Mendes nationwide through September 9, as the group preps its debut album, due out this fall.

Watch Fifth Harmony debut their new song “Reflection” after the jump. More »

La Toya Jackson Shows The Basics How It’s Done In Her Flawless “Feels Like Love” Video: Watch

Jul 25th, 2014 // 17 Comments
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Sing hallelujah! La Toya Jackson returns to the music scene today (July 25) with catchy club anthem “Feels Like Love”. The stunning 58-year-old is perhaps better known for her best-selling books and hit reality TV show these days, but Toy first found fame in the family business. 1980 disco anthem “If You Feel The Funk” set the tone for her career but she became a veritable cult legend with scandal-pop classics “Sexbox” and “Sexual Feeling” later in the decade.

“Feels Like Love” is considerably more refined than those tunes but it’s still outrageous in its own kooky way. La Toya coos seductively about tearing up the dance floor with her man before serving dictator realness with a hilarious spoken interlude (“I want everyone in every country to stand up and do what I say!”). As for the video? The thinking man’s Jackson puts on a master class in glamor, allure and elegance. Watch up top. More »

Azealia Banks’ “Heavy Metal And Reflective” Video: Watch A Preview

Jul 25th, 2014 // 4 Comments
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Hip hop’s biggest never-was, Azealia Banks, is currently without a label. And you know what — she doesn’t really give a flyig f***. The other day Twitter’s biggest bully posted a still from the video for her upcoming independently-released single “Heavy Metal And Reflective” (out July 29). And now we have a super-short preview clip of what’s sure to be the visual of the year — or at least of the hour the day it premieres. (It is Azealia Banks, after all — the long-lasting attention span of the masses doesn’t really enter the picture.)

Head below to watch the (t)rapstress ride by a camera on a motorbike in the desert and — what else? — flip the bird. More »

Shift K3Y Brings His Upbeat “Touch” Single Stateside: Watch The Video & See His US Dates

Jul 25th, 2014 // Comment
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With Disclosure and Sam Smith‘s “Latch” now in the Top 10 (at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100) and Clean Bandit also rapidly climbing (#22 with “Rather Be” this week), the UK dance music invasion continues with a new player: Shift K3Y. The 21 year old (real name: Lewis Jankel) took his house/garage throwback single “Touch” to the upper reaches of the British chart earlier this year. Now the song is set for a stateside release on July 29, complete with an EP containing the radio edit and two remixes.

Shift K3Y also has two stateside shows lined up for next week, in New York and Los Angeles. Catch the dates for those below, and watch the colorful video for “Touch” up above. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Perform “Amnesia,” “She Looks So Perfect” & “Beside You” On ‘Kimmel’

Jul 25th, 2014 // Comment
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And now, for their next act in proving their impending pop culture dominance…

Following their performance on Today, Australian pop-punk troupe 5 Seconds Of Summer took to the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform some of their biggest hits off of their chart-topping self-titled debut.

The set included their aching Top 20 ballad “Amnesia,” along with “She Looks So Perfect” and, as a bonus, album track “Beside You.”

The boys sounded fantastic live and brought their usual energy to the stage. (But then again, it’s probably hard to hear much of anything over those shrieks from the audience.) Check out 5SOS performing “Amnesia” up top, then check out the other performances after the jump. More »

Becky Hill’s “Caution To The Wind” Video: Watch The (Seriously Existential) Animated Clip

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Enchanting everyone in sight with her smokey, languid vocals on Rudimental’s “Powerless”, UK’s latest pop darling Becky Hill recently released her Two Inch Punch-produced debut single “Caution To The Wind,” which now has a video to go along with it.

Directed by Fred Rowson, the mastermind behind the visual for DVBBS, Borgeous and Tinie Tempah’s collab club track “Tsunami,”  the “Caution To The Wind” clip explores the passing of time.  It’s beautifully animated and follows the progression of life, whether it is through people’s age or the landscape around us. More importantly, however, it not-so-subtly let’s us all know that, regardless of its progression, the world will still keep on spinning and spinning…. and spinning.

Watch the clip up top, and let us know what you think in the comment section below. More »

Lily Allen’s “As Long As I’ve Got You” Video: Watch The Glastonbury 2014 Tribute

Jul 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Ah, Glastonbury — the mud, the music, the one festival that sells out a year in advance. Simply said, it’s pretty much the mecca of all music gatherings. However, as seen in Lily Allen‘s latest video for “As Long As I’ve Got You,” this festival is not only the gig of every artist’s wet dreams, but also a place that holds a certain element of nostalgia for the British songstress. 

As it turns out, Lily is a fervent Glasto-goer, showing baby photos of her with the Allen fam and slowly progressing to images of her teenage years at the festival in the beginning of the video. The clip then switches to the Sheezus singer going on a lovely stroll through 2014′s Glastonbury grounds, laughing, dancing, twirling, even taking a few snaps to remember the glorious experience in between. More »

The Vamps Take Over Garden State Plaza Westfield Mall: Watch

Jul 24th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Want to gauge a pop act’s popularity? Bring them to the mall and watch what happens.

After smashing the charts at #4 across the pond, The Vamps — one of Britain’s hottest new imports at the moment — are preparing for a full stateside takeover with their latest single “Somebody To You.” (You know, the one Demi Lovato herself endorsed by providing a feature on the track last month!)

To promote the track, the boys decided to hold a performance and meet and greet for fans at the Garden State Plaza Westfield Mall yesterday, which you can now watch above. And, judging by the screaming, selfie-taking teens that crowded into the venue, it seems that they’ve already made quite an impression.

Watch above as the boys charmingly goof off behind-the-scenes in the mall offices, meet some fans, perform their track in front of the crowd and get escorted away from the shaking and crying crowd by mall security. Then, head below to see the troupe perform the track live on The Today Show this morning. Will The Vamps be the next troupe to top the charts in the US? Let us know in the comments below. More »