We Are Pop Slags http://www.wearepopslags.com New pop news, music videos, downloads, forums and interviews Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:42:39 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.2 Listen: Cheryl Cole – Screw You ft. Wrench 32 (new single) + Craziest Thing (ft. will.i.am) http://www.wearepopslags.com/listen-cheryl-cole-screw-you-ft-wrench-32-new-single-craziest-thing-ft-will-i-am/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/listen-cheryl-cole-screw-you-ft-wrench-32-new-single-craziest-thing-ft-will-i-am/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:36:58 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21444 While ‘Call My Name‘ is heading towards the top spot in the charts this week, the second single to be released from Cheryl Cole‘s album ‘A Million Lights’ is said to be the R&B-tinged ‘Screw You‘ featuring Wrench 32. Cheryl’s collaboration ‘Craziest Things‘ with will.i.am also appeared online, a song with some dub-step influences and punchy chords like her lead single ‘Call My Name’.

Listen to the new tracks below.

Screw You ft. Wrench 32

Craziest Things ft. will.i.am


  • Discuss Cheryl Cole’s new album ‘A Million Lights’ on the forum

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    Usher premieres video for ‘Scream’ http://www.wearepopslags.com/usher-premieres-video-for-scream/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/usher-premieres-video-for-scream/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:51:39 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21437 Usher‘s new single ‘Scream‘ already entered the UK charts at #5 last week, and he’s likely to continue his ascend fuelled by his one-off gig at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Monday (full stream is available here) and the just premiered music video.

    The video includes footage shot at Fuerza Bruta in New York. Usher guest starred in the Off Broadway show for two performances back in April.

    Usher’s seventh studio album ‘Looking 4 Myself‘ is out now.

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    Elsie – London Town (interactive video) http://www.wearepopslags.com/elsie-london-town-interactive-video/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/elsie-london-town-interactive-video/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:57:51 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21432 Liverpudlian songstress Elsie is back with a new single titled, ‘London Town‘. The song comes with an interactive YouTube video where you decide the outcome (you click on the red panels towards the end of each clip). The video takes a cheeky swipe at celebrity culture, from Paris Hilton, Nicki Minaj to TOWIE.

    In case you recognise the brass riff, it’s a sample from The Specials ‘A Message to You, Rudy’.

    Elsie’s next single – London Town – is available July 23 2012.
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    Sky Ferreira – Red Lips (video) http://www.wearepopslags.com/sky-ferreira-red-lips-video/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/sky-ferreira-red-lips-video/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:29:36 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21421 Sky Ferreira has had a bit of a false start back in 2010. A single was released on each side of the Atlantic (One and Obsession), but both failed to do much.

    So here we are, second time around and Sky is back bolder, blonder and rockier. The sound of her debut album, titled ‘Wild At Heart’ has changed to a more ‘Blondie’ inspired sound, stepping away from electropop.

    The first track ‘Red Lips‘ was co-written by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and produced by Greg Kurstin. The video was directed by Terry Richardson.

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    Tori Amos to release new orchestral album: Gold Dust http://www.wearepopslags.com/tori-amos-to-release-new-orchestral-album-gold-dust/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/tori-amos-to-release-new-orchestral-album-gold-dust/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:07:08 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21402 October will see the release of a new Tori Amos compilation, titled ‘Gold Dust’. The songs on the record have all been hand-picked from her entire back catalogue by Tori and have been re-arranged and recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. Tori said about the album:

    “My relationship with all of these songs has changed over the years and they have changed my life. So it wasn’t just about capturing the past it was about realizing that the songs had a new narrative now – 10 or 20 years later than they did when I originally recorded them,”

    We presume the album will feature a reworked version of ‘Gold Dust’, from her 2002 album Scarlet’s Walk.

    In support of the album, Tori will also be doing a very limited number of orchestral shows.

    2012 TOUR DATES:
    Oct 1 — Rotterdam
    Oct 2 — Brussels
    Oct 13 — Warsaw

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    Wynter Gordon: Still Getting Younger (video) http://www.wearepopslags.com/wynter-gordon-still-getting-younger-video/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/wynter-gordon-still-getting-younger-video/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:49:55 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21401 Wynter Gordon‘s debut album ‘With The Music I Die’ never got a release here in the UK, so we’ll probably have to wait for her follow up, which the singer/songwriter has already started on. She tweeted:

    “Im a little nervous for this video to drop cause after it , Ill have to share whats next and ..its so honest ..dont know how u will take it”

    Until then, check out her latest video ‘Still Getting Younger‘.

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    Listen: Dave Audé – Stand By Your Man remix (Tammy Wynette) http://www.wearepopslags.com/listen-dave-aude-stand-by-your-man-remix-tammy-wynette/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/listen-dave-aude-stand-by-your-man-remix-tammy-wynette/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:41:23 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21400 Coinciding with the 70th birthday celebration of the late country legend Tammy Wynette, Dave Audé has remixed her 1968 signature song ‘Stand By Your Man‘. Other well known songs by Tammy included ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’ and the surprise collaboration with The KLF ‘Justified and Ancient’ in 1991.

    DJ and producer Dave Audé is best known for this remixes for Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Ke$ha.

    Dave Audé – Stand By Your Man remix (Tammy Wynette)

    The KLF ft. Tammy Wynette – Justified and Ancient

    The remixes are available from 15th June.

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    Cheryl Cole announces first ever solo arena tour dates http://www.wearepopslags.com/cheryl-cole-announces-first-ever-solo-arena-tour-dates/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/cheryl-cole-announces-first-ever-solo-arena-tour-dates/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:38:29 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21392 It’s all systems go in the world of Cheryl Cole. After a string of TV performances and radio interviews, the Geordie princess has now announced her first ever solo arena tour in support of her forthcoming album, A Million Lights.

    The A Million Lights Tour kicks off at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on 3rd October and includes stops in Dublin, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and ends in her hometown Newcastle.

    Tickets will go on a special pre-sale 9am on Wednesday (13th June) via Cheryl’s official website before going on general sale at 9am on Friday 15th June.

    October Tour Dates:

    03 Oct – Odyssey Arena, Belfast
    04 Oct – The O2, Dublin
    06 Oct – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
    07 Oct – O2, London
    09 Oct – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
    11 Oct – Echo Arena, Liverpool
    12 Oct – LG Arena, Birmingham
    13 Oct – Manchester Arena, Manchester
    15 Oct – SECC, Glasgow
    17 Oct – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

    Note: tickets for Belfast & Dublin go on sale from 9am June 22nd via Ticketmaster.

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    Maroon 5: Overexposed – album preview (snippets) http://www.wearepopslags.com/maroon-5-overexposed-album-preview-snippets/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/maroon-5-overexposed-album-preview-snippets/#comments Sun, 10 Jun 2012 12:21:02 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21385 Maroon 5‘s new album ‘Overexposed‘ is out in two weeks (25th June), but a preview of the entire album has been made available on Amazon Germany.

    The album, which was executive produced by pop-meistro Max Martin, has been described as their most diverse and poppiest yet. The album features the Christina Aguilera collaboration ‘Moves Like Jagger‘ and the lead single, ‘Payphone‘, which gave the band the distinction of the best sales week for a single by a group on the American Billboard Charts, a record previously held by the Black Eyes Peas with ‘Boom Boom Pow’ back in 2009.

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    Cheryl Cole & Katy Perry interview on Graham Norton + Cheryl performance http://www.wearepopslags.com/cheryl-cole-katy-perry-interview-on-graham-norton-cheryl-performance/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/cheryl-cole-katy-perry-interview-on-graham-norton-cheryl-performance/#comments Sat, 09 Jun 2012 17:17:24 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21375 With her single ‘Call My Name‘ out tomorrow – and new album ‘A Million Lights‘ just one week away – it was time for Cheryl Cole to hit Graham Norton’s sofa and stage this past Friday. Sadly her appearance didn’t involve a swan dive, but did include a semi-shared interview with Katy Perry.

    Cheryl discussed the Queen’s Jubilee concert (check out her so-so performance with Gary Barlow here), last year’s X Factor US debacle and why she has dropped the ‘Cole’ bit (from her artwork, that is.)

    ‘Call My Name’ performance

    Interview with Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry (part 1)

    Interview with Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry (part 2)

    Interview with Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry (part 3)

    And if you haven’t seen Very Important People, they did a funny sketch with Cheryl about her mimed performance on The Voice last week.

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    Joss Stone returns with Soul Sessions Vol. 2 + new single ‘While You’re Out Looking For Sugar’ http://www.wearepopslags.com/joss-stone-returns-with-soul-sessions-vol-2-new-single-while-youre-out-looking-for-sugar/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/joss-stone-returns-with-soul-sessions-vol-2-new-single-while-youre-out-looking-for-sugar/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2012 23:26:16 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21366 Joss Stone‘s last two albums ‘Colour Me Free!’ and ‘LP1′ failed to get noticed by most. So the 25-year-old is going back to her roots. She’s releasing a follow-up to her 2003 debut album; ‘The Soul Sessions Vol. 2‘. The new album, a collection of 11 soul classics, will be released on 23rd July and will be accompanied by lead single ‘While You’re Out Looking For Sugar’, which was originally recorded by the Honey Cone.

    Listen to the new single below:

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    Kelly Clarkson performs Dark Side + Princess of China http://www.wearepopslags.com/kelly-clarkson-performs-dark-side-princess-of-china/ http://www.wearepopslags.com/kelly-clarkson-performs-dark-side-princess-of-china/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:49:31 +0000 Silvan http://www.wearepopslags.com/?p=21356 Kelly Clarkson‘s new single ‘Dark Side‘ is out this week, so that meant the former American Idol winner paid a visit to BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge to perform her single, as well as a cover. For her cover she picked Coldplay‘s ‘Princess of China‘.

    Kelly Clarkson – Princess of China for Live Lounge

    Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side for Live Lounge

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