British singer PAWWS premieres title track from upcoming EP ‘Sugar’:

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It’s been nine months since PAWWS put out her impressive double A side single Slow Love / Time To Say Goodbye but the London-raised songstress – whose real name is Lucy Taylor – is now readying the release of her debut EP Sugar.

The title track received its official premiere on PAWWS’ official Soundcloud page earlier this week and it has Taylor purring over a gently drifting, flickering, OMD-reminiscent electronic beat.

The full set will be released on 16 June via Best Fit Recordings, whilst the classically trained musician will also showcase her music at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton next month.

Listen to this rather brilliant title track from @Wolf Gang’s upcoming EP ‘Black River’:

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Wolf Gang are back with the marvellous title track from their upcoming Black River EP, which will be released on 29 April via Interscope imprint Cherrytree Records.

The anthemic, synth-loaded pop rock number serves as a taster of what to expect from the London based four piece’s follow up to their 2011 breakthrough album Suego Faults which is set to follow later this year.

The band, made up of lead singer Max McElligott, guitarist Gavin Slater, bass player James Wood and drummer Lasse Petersen, head to the States next month for a series of gigs which includes a support slot on Bastille’s North American tour that kicks off in Raleigh, North Carolina on 17 May.

They’ll return to the UK for two June dates at The Lexington in London.

Full list below:

May 8 Dallas, TX @ Dada
May 9 Austin, TX @ The Parish
May 10 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
May 12 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree
May 13 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz *
May 15 Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore *
May 16 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
May 17 Tampa, FL @ Local 662
May 19 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
May 20 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore *
May 21 Richmond, VA @ The National *
May 22 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
May 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 25 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
May 27 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion *
May 28 Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium *
May 30 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater *
June 1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
June 2 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
June 4 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 5 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
June 6 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
June 12 London, UK @ The Lexington * Sold Out*
June 13 London, UK @ The Lexington

*Supporting Bastille

Hudson Taylor debut new single ‘Battles’:

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Irish brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor will release Battles as their next single.

The acoustic folk-rock track originally appeared as the title track from the duo’s Battles EP which was released in 2012 before the band were signed by a major label. This slightly updated version received its first official airplay last night on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show where Huw Edwards was sitting in.

Battles serves as the follow up to last month’s Weapons and both songs will appear on Hudson Taylor’s upcoming debut album which will be released later this year via Polydor Records.

Alexandra Burke releases new single ‘Where Do Hearts Go?’:

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Alexandra Burke has released a new single online.

Where Do Hearts Go? was sent to iTunes yesterday and serves as the first taster from the former X Factor UK champ’s upcoming third studio album.

The 25 year old’s debut album Overcome topped the UK album chart in 2009, and featured the number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You. Her follow up Heartbreak on Hold reached #17 in 2012 spawning the singles Elephant and Let It Go, whilst last year she released a free EP entitled #NewRules.

The London-born singer will perform Where Do Hearts Go? live on BBC One’s Good Friday broadcast later this week (18 April), and some of the proceeds raised from the single will be donated to the Well Child Charity.

George Michael premieres music video for Rufus Wainwright cover, ‘Going To a Town’:

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George Michael has unveiled a music video for his cover of Rufus Wainwright’s Going To A Town.

The track appears on the deluxe edition of Symphonica, Michael’s first collection of live recordings, which topped the UK album chart last month and was produced by the one time Wham! frontman with the late Phil Ramone.

Going To A Town first appeared on Canadian-American singer-songwriter Wainwright’s fifth studio album Release The Stars in 2007. Speaking of the inspiration behind the track, Wainwright said at the time:

The meaning is very plain, mainly that I’m having problems with the United States at the moment, as we all are. We all love America, I think everybody does in a certain way. But we have to admit that there’s just been too many mistakes made in the recent past over too many issues, and we’ve just got to deal with that fact.”

Symphonica is available to download on iTunes now.

Samantha Jade premieres the official music video for new single ‘UP!’:

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Samantha Jade has debuted the official music video for her new single online.

The Australian singer uploaded the clip for her latest dance pop number UP! to her official VEVO page earlier today, coinciding with the single’s release to iTunes earlier this week via Sony Music.

UP! serves as the third single to be lifted from the former X Factor Australia winner’s upcoming second album, following on from previous cuts Firestarter and Soldier which respectively reached #9 and #17 on the ARIA chart last year.

Birdy debuts ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ soundtrack cut ‘Not About Angels’:

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17 year old UK singer-songwriter Birdy has premiered a new track online.

Not About Angels features on the soundtrack to the upcoming romantic comedy The Fault In Our Stars which will be released to iTunes on 19 May, and also includes new songs from fellow Brits Charli XCX (Boom Clap) and Ed Sheeran (All of the Stars).

The beautiful piano driven ballad is available as an instant grat track to those preordering the compilation ahead of its release.

This week, Birdy kick starts her support slot on Christina Perri’s North American Head or Heart tour, where she’ll be promoting her second studio album Fire Within which reached #8 on the UK album chart last year. The album has so far spawned the UK top 20 singles Wings and the recently-released Ryan Tedder-produced Words As Weapons.

Jennifer Hudson premieres new single ‘Walk It Out’ feat. Timbaland:

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Jennifer Hudson has premiered her new single online.

Walk It Out serves as the lead cut from the American singer’s upcoming third studio album, and the follow up to her promotional single I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) which reached #20 on the UK singles chart.

The Academy Award winner’s latest is a slick, whirring, 90s-reminiscent R&B jam that features vocals from Timbaland who also produced the track which is scheduled for release in the US later today (15 April) via RCA.

Alicia Keys premieres music video for her Pharrell-produced Kendrick Lamar collab ‘It’s On Again’:

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Alicia Keys has debuted the official music video for her track from the soundtrack to the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

It’s On Again was produced by Pharrell Williams who also co-wrote the song with Keys, US rapper Kendrick Lamar and the man responsible for the film’s score, Hans Zimmer. Lamar also contributes vocals to the track, which plays over the film’s closing credits.

Speaking of the all star collab, Keys said in statement:

I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel It’s On Again captures the experience, the story — and most importantly — the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a super hero in all of us“.

The soundtrack is available to download on iTunes now, whilst the film opens in UK cinemas on 16 April.

Watch the music video for It’s On Again below:

Lana Del Rey premieres new single ‘West Coast’ from upcoming album ‘Ultraviolence’:

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The studio version of Lana Del Rey’s new single West Coast has received its official premiere.

The wonderfully atmospheric track is lifted from the 27 year old Video Games singer’s forthcoming album Ultraviolence, which she has been working on with Grammy Award-winning record producer and Black Keys singer and guitarist, Dan Auerbach.

The Brit Award-winning NYC native also performed the new song during her set at Coachella yesterday, having first teased a snippet of the track during a show in Las Vegas on Friday evening.

West Coast will be released to UK iTunes on 18 May.