TAYLOR SWIFTS' YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN WANT TO BE A QUEER ANTHEM AND HELP FORWARD MARRIAGE EQUALITY
With the release of her latest single, “You Need to Calm Down,” which contains the lyric “Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?” it is now clear what political causes Swift wants to align herself with. The music video, released Monday, takes place in a trailer park of pastel rainbows and, in typical Swift fashion, includes a lengthy lineup of celebrity cameos. But this time, they’re queer icons:
JOY DIVISION'S UNKNOWN PLEASURES IS ON-COURSE TO ENTER THE UK ALBUM CHART TOP 10 FOR THE FIRST TIME, 40 YEARS AFTER ITS RELEASE!!!
The record - acclaimed from the moment it was released - came out on June 15 1979 has been re-released to mark its 40th anniversary. It's often considered one of the greatest British albums ever made.
Unknown Pleasures failed to chart upon its original release in the UK and later peaked at Number 71, in August 1980, shortly after the death of lead singer Ian Curtis. But its popularity has endured over the years, with retrospective reviews offering unanimous praise and its iconic artwork embedded in popular culture.
Source: Official Charts
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SONG AND ALBUM FROM SOMEONE WE LOST WAY TOO SOON
The late, great AVICII was a master at inducing euphoria in his audiences, and Heaven, which features the uncredited vocal talents of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, carries on in that great tradition. Already making an impression on the Official Singles Chart, Heaven is sure to dominate many a hands-in-the-air moment on the last night of your holiday, as you pray for just one more tune.
HANDSOME DUNCAN LAURENCES CHARMS EUROVISION VIEWERS
In a move rarely seen at the Eurovision Song Contest, this year's winner - Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence - cast aside the traditional theatrics associated with the competition and instead let the song itself take centre stage.
Following his win with emotional ballad ARCADE, the track made an appearance on the UK's Official Singles Chart. So what next for the musician?
ARCADE has now gone to No.1 in the Netherlands. MAZEL!!!
THE SERVICE LAUNCHED IN 2001 BEFORE INTRODUCING ITS DOWNLOAD STORE IN 2003
Apple has announced plans to end the Mac version of iTunes and revealed a replacement for its download service.
The tech giant will phase out the media application alongside the introduction of OS X 10.15, code-named Catalina, in September.
Apple is replacing iTunes on the Mac with three dedicated apps:
1. A music app to access Apple Music streaming and local music libraries,
2. desktop app for podcasts, and
3. an Apple TV app for its TV and movie content as well as its new Apple TV Plus video subscription service.
The iTunes Store app will stay in place for users to purchase music. On Windows, it will remain as it currently stands for now.
iTunes was launched by Apple on January 9 2001 as their take on 'jukebox software' - an app designed to rip CDs and organise music libraries on your computer. Two years later it launched its digital music store so users could buy music, films, update their iPhones and listen to podcasts. In 2004, sales from downloads appeared on sales charts. Source: Official Charts
PET SHOP BOYS & BANANARAMA SHARE THE SAME STAGE!
Topping the bill on Sunday September 15 are Pet Shop Boys. The headline slot will be Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's only UK performance in 2019, a year that has seen them release their Agenda EP and the live album Inner Sanctum.
The most successful duo in Official Charts history, the pair have scored four Number 1 singles and a further 40 Top 40 hits, plus 16 Top 10 albums.
Pet Shop Boys are working on a new album with acclaimed producer Stuart Price who collaborated with them on their latest two albums Electric and Super.
Completing the line-up are Clean Bandit, Simply Red, BANANARAMA, Kelsea Ballerini and Status Quo.
OUR FAVOURITE GIRLS ARE BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM AND TOUR!
BANANARAMA's brand NEW album
IN STEREO was released
19 April 2019
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TRUE COLOURS: What You Should Know About Black vs. Coloured Vinyl
Vinyl is the ultimate historical musical artifact. It’s visual, it’s tactile, as well as being about the music itself. Everything about the vinyl should feel like it represents what the music is about.
As someone posted "Not going to lie... I will sacrifice slighty better sound quality for an artifact that has history ingrained in it (ie. limited pressings, first pressings, wildly coloured) I can’t get enough"
Shakespears Sister are reuniting almost three decades after they released No1 hit Stay
Bandmembers Siobhán Fahey and Marcella Detroit parted ways in 1993 - just a year after Stay topped the charts for eight weeks. Stay holds the longest-reigning No1 by any female group after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts in 1992.
Shakespears Sister's first single, All The Queen's Horses, will be released on 15 May. The single will be followed by a singles collection, Singles Party, in July.
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FAVOURITE GREATEST HITS ALBUM
Step Back In Time
The album will be available on CD, deluxe CD with 32-page book, digital download, five coloured cassettes and three vinyl formats. The cassettes omit Your Disco Needs You and New York City, while the trio of vinyl variants - black, mint green, and picture disc - each contain 20 tracks and come with a digital download code for all 42 tracks.
LIMITED MINT GREEN COLOURED VINYL
FAVOURITE REINVENTION ALBUM
Reimagines The Eighties (feat. The Sarm Orchestra)
PET SHOP BOYS “AGENDA" EP
Their brand new EP is brilliant and timely reflects on social issues and wealth inequality.
Their four-track EP on CD is also now available to order exclusively with this year’s issue of Annually, the Pet Shop Boys’ once-a-year hardback publication.
Annually was published 12 April 2019 and on the same day a 12-inch vinyl EP of Agenda was released commercially.
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