Archive for May, 2014

What We Are Listening To This Week

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Music | May 21, 2014

It’s time for this week’s music round up and we have all the hottest new songs and videos for you to enjoy on a warm Wednesday afternoon. Have a look at this week’s selection below.

1. 5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Don’t Stop’

5 Seconds Of Summer have unveiled their super hero styled video for their single ‘Don’t Stop.’ The foursome’s second official single is a catchy pop song that takes influence from bands like Busted and McFly. In the video, the boys all take up a super hero persona and go out to fight crime! ‘Don’t Stop’ is out on June 15th and will be followed by their debut album on June 30th.

2. Arcade Fire ‘We Exist’

Arcade Fire have released ‘We Exist’ – the latest single from their number one album ‘Reflector.’  The mid tempo indie rock track is about a gay son coming out to his father, according to front man Win Butler. The video stars Andrew Garfield and depicts the struggle of identity. Dealing with a very topical issue, the video is emotive and perfectly accompanies the track. ‘We Exist’ will be released on May 26th.

3. Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills And Potions’

It’s been two years since Nicki Minaj released her last album and after a long wait fans can finally hear the lead single ‘Pills And Potions’ from her third record. This track is quite mellow, particularly when compared to her former singles that shot her to stardom, such as ‘Superbass’ and ‘Starships.’ The song feels far more personal than her previous work as she deals with an issue that everyone can relate to – heartbreak. Nicki worked with producer Dr. Luke who has also worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears. ‘Pills And Potions’ will be released on May 21st and Nicki’s album ‘The Pink Print’ is due out later this year.

4. Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte – ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’

In an unusual move by FIFA, Pitbull was chosen for the Brazil 2014 World Cup official song ‘We Are One (Ole Ola).’ The American rapper was clearly inspired by Brazil’s carnival culture in both the music and the video. Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian pop star Claudia also have short verses on the song and their vocal talents are under used. Overall the track has had a negative reception from fans who feel the song should have been done by a Brazilian artist. ‘We Are One (Ole Ola) is out now and the FIFA World Cup begins on June 12.

Music Roundup

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Music | May 15, 2014

We’re back with this weeks hottest tracks for you to enjoy. There’s an eclectic mix of styles this week with rap, pop and dance tracks all appearing. Listen to all the latest tunes below.

1. Nero – ‘Satisfy’

Electronic trio Nero have unveiled their new track ‘Satisfy’ which will serve as the lead single for their second album. The Grammy award winning group saw success with their debut album ‘Welcome Reality’ in 2011 but have since kept a relatively low profile. This loud and menacing single puts them firmly back in the spot light with big beats and evocative vocals. ‘Satisfy’ is available on iTunes now.

2. Eminem – ‘Headlights’

It is well known that Eminem did not have the easiest of relationships with his mother, but in his new single ‘Headlights’ he comes clean about his feelings. This heartfelt track comes with an equally reflective video, which is nearly all shot from the perspective of his mother. ‘Headlights’ is out now and you can catch Eminem live at Wembley Stadium on the 11th and 12 of July.

3. Damon Albarn – ‘Mr Tembo’

Former Blur front man Damon Albarn has returned to his east-end roots in his latest single ‘Mr Tembo.’ The Brit-pop icon wrote the track while he was out in Africa and the lyrics are based on Damon’s experiences there. In the video Damon goes back to his beginnings by performing in a church in Leytonstone where he grew up. ‘Mr Tembo’ is available now as is Damon’s debut solo album ‘Everyday Robots.’

4. Demi Lovato – ‘Really Don’t Care’

American songstress Demi Lovato has revealed the lyric video for her forthcoming single ‘Really Don’t Care.’ The track will be the fourth release from her album ‘Demi’ and also features a verse from Cher Lloyd. In the video Demi’s fans sing the track and then receive a massive surprise as their idol joins them. ‘Really Don’t Care’ is due for release on May 20th.

5. La Roux – ‘Let Me Down Gently’

It’s been five years since La Roux made her debut, and in a surprising move she has returned to music with her new single ‘Let Me Down Gently.’  The title of the track is quite apt, as the song does lack the punch of her former releases. La Roux’s overall sound is still very similar as she continues to rely on synths and her distinct vocals. ‘Let Me Down Gently’ is available to stream online now and La Roux’s album ‘Trouble In Paradise’ will be released on July 7th.

BassBuds Love Bloggers

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Fashion | May 12, 2014

Here at BassBuds, we love nothing more than to flick through our favourite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogs!  Here’s a round-up of what we’ve been reading…

http://www.inthefrow.com/

We can’t get enough of Victoria Magrath’s pastel pink & purple hair, and she matches it perfectly to all of her looks. Most importantly, Victoria always gives her genuine opinion about the products and clothes that feature on her blog. Victoria also has a YouTube channel where she posts clothing and make-up hauls, which are perfect for keeping up with trends.

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http://thunderandthreads.blogspot.co.uk/

If music and fashion are equally important to you then ‘Thunder And Threads’ is the blog for you. We love how effortlessly rock and roll Leanne looks. One of the most unique things about Leanne’s blog are her ‘Get The Look’ posts where she picks a musical act and tells you how to steal their style. We particularly love her spotlight on The 1975 – which we know coincidentally is one of her favourite bands!

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http://www.whatoliviadid.com/

‘What Olivia Did’ is a haven for all of you who love fashion and food – who said you had to pick one?! Olivia combines her cute and feminine style to create a blog that feels a bit like stepping into a cosy tea room. When Olivia isn’t posting her charming outfits, she posts recipes and writes about events that she has attended. It’s like stepping directly into her beautiful world!

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http://www.shewearsfashion.com/

Kavita at ‘She Wears Fashion’ combines fashion with travel, and it makes for a perfect pairing. Not only has she been exploring the realms of Europe, but Kavita also visited America for the Coachella music festival where she showed off her signature glamorous urban style.

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http://www.shirleyswardrobe.com/

‘Shirley’s Wardrobe’ is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for simple yet perfectly chic outfit inspiration. What makes Shirley’s blog so accessible is that her style could suit anyone and you could easily find affordable clothes to recreate her chic looks. Shirley also has a YouTube channel where she posts amazing make-up and hair tutorials.

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Rough Copy – ‘Street Love’

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Music | May 12, 2014

HOT OFF THE PRESS!  The Rough Copy boys have unveiled the video for their debut single ‘Street Love’ – playing with their “sweet but street” image.

The track has an old school vibe to it, as it features a sample of the 80’s classic ‘Sweet Love’ by Anita Baker. Rough Copy have certainly succeeded in making the sample their own, with their distinct voices and the help of producer Beatfreakz, who has previously worked with Usher and Jason Derulo.

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In the video for ‘Street Love’ the boys can be seen vying for the attention of a beautiful young girl, only for her to reject all three. We are sure this wouldn’t happen in real life!

The group finished fourth in the 2013 season of X Factor and have since signed to Epic Records. The guys are now working on their debut album which is expected to be released later this year. The single is out on June 29th and you can check out the video for ‘Street Love’ below.

 

Music Roundup

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Music | May 9, 2014

The weekend is nearly here and to keep you partying through it we have rounded up all the latest music and videos. Take a look at this week’s hottest tracks below:

Little Mix – ‘Salute’

Former X Factor winners Little Mix, are doing the Spice Girls proud with their latest single ‘Salute.’ This massive track is all about girl power with the band singing ‘Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots, Representing all the women, salute, salute!.’ The video sees the girls looking full of attitude and showing off their best dance moves and . The single ‘Salute’ is due for release on June 1st.

Ed Sheeran – ‘One’

Everyone’s favourite red head, Ed Sheeran, has unveiled a new track called ‘One’ from his forthcoming record ‘X.’ This acoustic song is everything that Ed’s fans have come to love about him, with evocative lyrics and pristine vocals. ‘One’ marks the beginning of a new campaign from Ed, who will be releasing an acoustic video every week up until the release of his album. ‘X’ is due to be released on June 23rd.

Cher Lloyd – ‘Sirens’

It’s easy to forget that Cher Lloyd is only 21, especially with her latest track ‘Sirens.’ The second single from her upcoming record shows how much Cher has matured as an artist. The video is also much darker than what we are used to seeing from her. In the clip, she is seen crying while her house is raided for drugs by the police and her partner is arrested. ‘Sirens’ is out now and Cher’s album ‘Sorry I’m Late’ will be out on May 23rd.

Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’

Leicester based band Kasabian have returned to the music scene with their new single ‘Eez-Eh.’ The track is upbeat and more electronic than some of their more recent work. Its video is nearly all shot in black and white, except for a giant pink screen that doubles as a karaoke machine .The single is out now and the album ’48:13’ will be out on June 9th, just in time for their headline slot at Glastonbury.

Shakira – ‘Dare (La La La)’

Booty shaking Shakira is back with the perfect summer single ‘Dare (La La La).’ This feel good track has already led to an outcry for the song to be used for the football world cup over the summer. The single is out now along with Shakira’s self titled tenth studio album.