Friday, 31 August 2012

Taylor Swift's cute (and super cool!) video

Taylor Swift all cute in her new music video
Taylor Swift's new music video for her hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is all about cuteness. A Cute boy. Cute clothes. Cute animals. Taylor debuted her new music video on MTV, and let's just say the superstar decided go a little outside of the box for it. Like, "film the entire thing in one take" kind of outside of the box. E! Online reports that "donning her signature retro style, Swift is all about the whimsy in the video. Directed by Declan Whitebloom and filmed in one go (girl knows how to make a quick outfit change!), the video chronicles the singer's on-going breakup with a pretty cute bearded fellow (model Noah Mills), who kind of resembles Swift's ex-beau Jake Gyllenhaal... Backing up Taylor in the video is her band, who are dressed as stuffed animals, and some hand-crafted scenery. "I wanted the video to look as quirky as the song sounds," the singer told MTV's Sway during an interview. "There's just knitting everywhere; there's just random woodland creatures popping up." Taylor'ss new album "Red" is set out in October.

Original Sugababes is ready to blow you away!

The original Sugababes: Mutya Keisha Siobhan
What magical news do we hear on this cold Friday morning in Cape Town, South Africa? The original Sugababes are back! Amen! And Mutya Keisha Siobhan have told fans that they will release new music by the end of the year. The three singers announced their reunion earlier this year and have since been busy in the studio working on new material. Mutya Keisha Siobhan have told fans that they will release new music by the end of the year. The trio - who originally started out as the Sugababes - previously indicated that they wouldn't unveil any new songs until 2013, despite adding the final touches to their new album earlier this month. However, the band have now confirmed that they will debut a new track in 2012. "Hey guys, Lets catch up!!! We've been super busy Writing & recording our album, Its hard work but we've been having a blast being creative & hanging out with each other (sic)," they tweeted. "We're almost there and cannot wait to show you all what we've been cooking up together!!! Sooo excited :-D "There WILL be music for your music loving ears this year!!! Thanks for the love!!! Whoooop!!!" Mutya Keisha Siobhan have worked with a range of producers for their new record including ex-All Saints star Shaznay Lewis, Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy and TMS. Watch the original Sugababes hit Overload, HERE!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Two HOT new songs from Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers
With exictement building on rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers first ever tour of South Africa, the band just unveiled two new hot singles. The band previously announced plans to release 18 new singles during the remainder of 2012 and into 2013. The next two tracks to be released are 'Magpie's on Fire' and 'Victorian Machinery', which serve as numbers three and four. The next pair of singles - to be titled 'Never Is a Long Time' and 'Love of Your Life' - will be released on October 2. Further tracks will then be unveiled on November 6, December 4 and December 18. All of the cuts were recorded as part of the band's sessions for 2011 album I'm With You. Listen to Victorian Machinery HERE and listen to Magpies On Fire HERE.
*It seems that fans were left red hot fuming with Computicket with ticket sales...Apparently the system crashed and people were left angry. Read the story, HERE!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

CD REVIEW! The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

New Jersey’s finest, The Gaslight Anthem return with their brand new studio album, "Handwritten". Recorded in Nashville with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) Handwritten is an album full of anthemic, sing-a-long, heartfelt rock songs that will strike a chord with music fans the world over. From the upbeat hustle of lead single "45" which kicks off the record and the passionate heartbreak of "Here Comes My Man" to the gorgeous acoustic "National Anthem" - the album takes you on a musical road trip like no other.

Introducing DirtyFunk

DirtyFunk (Credit: Manni Photography)
Ladies and gentleman, we bring you DirtyFunk. Straight out of Goodwood, Cape Town, comes the freshest new addition to the South African music scene in years. The trio, consisting of Angelo "Elvis" Taylor, Dale "Chief" Johnson and Andre "Triple Threat" Machent, have been working their magic since 2010 and are now ready to take on the world. "We've been working hard to create a following and we feel ready now to burst onto the scene. It's going to be big," says Dale Johnson.Although considering themselves down to earth guys, they're living the rockstar life that blends in with their unique style and sound that is breaking the conventional hip hop/electro barriers. Performing over 70 shows to crowds as big as 7 000 people at some of SA's most respected venues, DirtyFunk is quickly establishing themselves as the group to watch.  Their first official single, Rockstar,  is set to hit radio stations all over the country in September and features the zef Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow. "These young guys have a lot of heart and killer beats. Working on this track with them was such a kief experience. Definitely keeping my eyes on them," says Jack Parow. Listen to their new track, HERE

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Steve Aoki live @Tomorrowland

Steve Aoki going crazy with his beats!
South African fans of DJ Steve Aoki are in for a real treat when he visits our beautiful country at the end of the year. The DJ just posted on Twitter a link to his performance and the best electro house festival, Tomorrowland, and what we saw blew us away! It's a thunderous bouncy club banging event with Steve playing his hits like Singularity, Come With Me, Cudi The Kid, Turbulance and many more. Check out the link HERE and get into the groove with Steve Aoki! Steve Aoki South African Tour: DBN (Wavehouse) - 7 December 2012; JHB (H20) - 8 Devember 2012; CPT (Harington Street Party) - 9 December 2012.

Britney Spears records new duet with will.i.am

Britney Spears and will.i.am
Pop diva Britney Spears has confirmed that she will feature on will.i.am's new single 'Sexy Sexy' reports Digital Spy. The singer announced via her official Twitter page that she will appear on the track, which is expected to premiere in the coming weeks.  She said: "Can't wait for y'all to hear @iamwill's next single featuring me. Coming very soon. Stay tuned people...." She added: "Just left the studio w/ @iamwill working #willpower. Look out 4 #reachforthestars beamed 2 earth from mars tmrw via my friend @MarsCuriosity. will.i.am recently announced that a song from his new LP 'Reach For The Stars' would premiere on the surface of Mars, after robot rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the planet earlier in the month. Britney has previously tweeted the robot, asking if the planet looks the same as it did for her music video 'Oops I Did It Again' in 2000. The bot replied: "Hey Brit Brit. Mars is still looking good. Maybe someday an astronaut will bring me a gift, too. Drill bits crossed ;)"