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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Natalia Kills to Join Robyn on Fall U.S. Tour, Album Due out Early Next Year

Next on my "MUST SEE" live gigs list is Natalia Kills. The British born singer/songwriter just released her official first single "Mirrors" and now is about to go on tour with Swedish pop sensation Robyn! That's a good gig, wouldn't you say? Natalia Kills will be promoting her forthcoming debut album Perfectionist on the 13 city tour that starts on November 5th in Miami Beach, FL ending November 23rd in San Francisco. Prior to her North American tour, Natalia Kills will be joining Kelis in Europe for the anticipated All Hearts Tour. The video for "Mirrors" was shot last month in LA, where she served as writer, stylist AND director alongside her production collaborator Guillaume Doubet, with whom she worked on her short film installments Love, Kills xx.  It should be released shortly. So far "Mirrors" has been remixed for the clubs by Moto Blanco with more mixes HOPEFULLY to follow. Perfectionist is due out in early 2011 on Cherrytree/Interscope Records.  Check out the sneak peak at "Mirrors" below.

Tour Dates:

Nov 5/The Fillmore/Miami Beach, FL
Nov 6/Club Firestone/Orlando, FL
Nov 7/The Ritza Ybor/Tampa,FL
Nov 8/Buckhead Theatre/Atlanta, GA
Nov 10/Terminal 5/New York, NY
Nov 12/The Sound Academy/Toronto, ON
Nov 13/Metro/Chicago, IL
Nov 14/Fine Line Music Café/Minneapolis, MN
Nov 17/Club Nokia/Los Angeles, CA
Nov 19/Venue Vancouver/Vancouver, BC
Nov 20/Wonder Ballroom/Portland, OR
Nov 21/Neumos/Seattle, WA
Nov 23/The Warfield/San Francisco, CA

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Hot Video Alert: Ed Drewett - Champagne Lemonade

Haters be damned. 22 year singer/songwriter/Professor Green collaborator Ed Drewett took to Twitter on Sunday to address his haters.
@Eddrewett: RT this. Im not going to stoop to the level of some washed up bitter industry idiots. Dont yap on about how i cant sing and how i wont last. How about you give me a chance first. After this tweet il say no more but how about you come see me perform supporting Pro, seeing as you never have. Fucking small minded pricks. And if you still have a chin ya x
Well said sir. I DEFINITELY believe in giving an artist a chance before dismissing - ESPECIALLY a new artist.  Many songs that I post about on here I don't like at first listen, but then I listen to the song more and it grows on me.  In the case of Ed Drewett, as soon as I heard his new single "Champagne Lemonade" I was musically smitten. "Champagne Lemonade" is a follow up to "I Need You Tonight," a collaboration Drewett did with Professor Green that went all the way to #3 on the British singles charts.  "Champagne Lemonade" sees Drewett flying solo, in what's a pure party track.  Chock full of synth-driven beats, a catchy hook and an impressive falsetto "Champagne Lemonade" is just what Drewett needs to push him straight into the mainstream. LOVE this song.  UK readers can watch the video below. Anyone outside the UK go check out the video HERE.  "Champagne Lemonade" will be out October 25th on EMI Virgin Records.

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Hot Video Alert: The Motherload

Rather than doing a whole string of individual posts with music videos, I thought I'd kill a few birds with one stone, so to speak, and post a BUNCH of recently released music videos from some of my favorite artists...and some of my least favorite ones as well.  Here we go!
I've had my eye on Shontelle ever since "T-Shirt" was released back in 2008 off of her debut album, Shontelligence. While I liked the song, I lived for the club remixes, so my love for new single "Perfect Nightmare" should come as no surprise. The Darkchild-produced track starts out as your run-of-the-mill R&B ballad but as soon as the song hits the 1:15 mark it's turned into a full-on club banger. Work Shontelle! Work. This is a hot song. Vocally she's not THAT impressive on this track but after releasing a power ballad like "Impossible" it's TIME for Shontelle to have a little fun and do something more up-tempo. The Colin Tilley-directed video was shot in both black & white and in color, seemingly telling the story of a former lover. The single is lifted off of Shontelle's sophomore album, No Gravity which so far has peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200.
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Just for the record, I DO NOT have "Bieber Fever." That being said, you can't deny that Justin Bieber is talented. He's got the voice (for the time being). He has the industry hook ups (HELLO! Usher?). He's got the crazed fans worldwide. "U Smile," the latest single to be released from My World 2.0, was written by Bieber, Jerry Duplessis, Arden Altino, and Dan August Rigo, and produced by Duplessis and Altino. The Colin Tilley-directed video for the ballad features Bieber on piano belting out the lyrics, all the while wooing a pretty blond girl, whom he met as he was bombarded by a group of autograph-seeking fan girls.  The video makes me feel bad for Bieber.  How can he ever have a normal life again? Every time he steps out anywhere he's probably facing a raging mob of teenage girls.  Released back in March as a digital single, "U Smile" peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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Recovery might very well be Eminem's most commercial album to date.  While Eminem is no stranger to collaborations, this album seems like it's FULL of them.  Rihanna, P!nk...even his most recent Lil Wayne-assisted single "No Love" is a bit commercial sounding, thanks in part to the sample of Haddaway's "What Is Love" that appears throughout the track.  Produced by Just Blaze, "No Love" will serve as the third single off of Recovery with a video directed by Chris Robinson.  The video seems to tackle bullying  A (likely heavily edited) version of the single will be released to radio on October 5th. So far the single has peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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