Maroon 5 – New Single & Album News

Published May 17th 2010
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Maroon 5 are set to release their third studio album, Hands All Over, as announced via their Twitter last week. The album, which is rumoured to be their last, is produced solely by Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange. The band also shot the music video for the lead single Misery over the weekend.

Lead vocalist Adam Levine wrote about shooting the video on his Twitter account:

Lots of stunts…I die like ten times In this video! It’s by far the most ambitious and action packed one yet!

Adam also descibed Misery as:

…the most Maroon 5-sounding song on the album.

It was announced that the new album, Hands All Over, will include the following eleven tracks as well as four others:

Never Gonna Leave
Wasted Years
Last Chance
Don’t Know Much About That
Out of Goodbyes
I Can’t Lie
Give a Little More
Hands All Over

The release of Misery on June 28th will be followed by the new album, Hands All Over, on September 20th.

All That Junk – 10/5

Published May 10th 2010
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Maroon 5 have announced the release of their third studio album Hands All Over and a tour in support of the album. (Twitter Link)

Diana Vickers celebrated debuting at number one on the UK album charts with a cake. (Twitter Link)

Avril Lavigne finally got herself a Twitter account, even if it is hard to believe that it’s really her or that she’s 25 years old from her Tweets. (Twitter Link)

Jade Ewen thought she was driving on a motorway today but it was in fact a dual-carriageway. (Twitter Link)

Alexandra Burke’s third single from her debut album has reached number one on the Irish iTunes. (Twitter Link)

Cheryl Sings “Live” Again

Published March 29th 2010
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While I like Cheryl Cole and overlooked the fact that she mimes her way through most performances because of the demanding, energetic routines which put on a good show, it’s no excuse for any singer to mime while standing still.

Cheryl “performed” Fight For This Love on French radio on a show similar to Radio One’s Live Lounge in the UK, standing still behind a mic stand, mouthing the lyrics to a pre-recorded vocal of Fight For This Love out of sync. What’s worse is there was no need for her to mime since there was no dance routine involved and she proved that she’s more than capable of doing a decent live performance as she did last week with her current UK single Parachute and a cover of Owl City’s Fireflies on Radio One’s Live Lounge in the UK. Fight For This Love is not a vocally demanding song and a singer should be able to breeze through it with no problems.

On top of that, the pre-recorded vocal which Cheryl mimed to while rooted to the spot, was the exact same pre-recorded, purposely flawed vocal that she used for her performances of Fight For This Love at The Brits and the Danish version of The X Factor. The least she could do is record a new vocal for each performance to make it sound somewhat convincing.

At this rate, when Cheryl returns to the UK, she’ll be marched straight into the studio to lay down purposely flawed, pre-recorded vocals for the entire setlist as supporting act for The Black Eyed Peas European tour this summer.

Never Judge An Album By Its Cover

Published March 14th 2010
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Diana Vickers’ team revealed the album artwork for her upcoming debut album Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree but unfortunately it’s a bit of a let down since everything about this project has been going so well. It looks like someone at RCA Records had some fun with Photoshop instead of portraying who Diana is as an artist on her debut album’s artwork.

As you can see it’s a bit average in comparison to the rest of the campaign and the incredible songs that are on it. The album title Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree is no where to be seen and it looks more like a self-titled album. It even pales in comparison to the single cover for Diana’s debut single Once.

The fans on Diana’s official site are already causing an uproar over the artwork so hopefully RCA will have the sense to change it. If it doesn’t get changed, hopefully potential buyers will realise the cover has no reflection on the quality of the songs it contains which are all everything this cover is not i.e. amazing.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor & Freemasons – “Bittersweet”

Published March 09th 2010
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The Freemasons version of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s upcoming single Bittersweet has made its way onto the internet after premiering on radio last night. It sounds incredible. Very euphoric dance-pop which will sound amazing in a club. The sound is huge. Having heard clips of the album version, the Freemasons version is definitely the superior version. Bittersweet could be a massive hit for Sophie.

You can listen to a clip of the Freemasons version below:


Bittersweet is still without a set release date and the album is yet to be titled since Sophie declared the title Make A Scene to be not good enough via her Twitter.