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5 items on ASOS that our teenage selves would go bat shit crazy for

Note: this isn’t a sponsored post. This is just me having a peruse on ASOS.com and realising that I owned half of the stuff on there first time round, back in the 90s….

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Festival fashion 2014 // Bindis are the new flower crowns, according to Coachella

So if Vanessa Hudgens is anything to go by, we’ll all be wearing bindis and embellished kaftans to festivals in 2014. 2013′s fascination with flower crowns now looks decidedly droopy, and instead, Coachella…

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Quiz // What should you buy from the new Kate Moss for Topshop collection?

Kate Moss has been collaborating with Topshop since 2007 and it’s been said that her new collection, available end April, most resembles her current eclectic signature wardrobe. Any self respecting girl with a…

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MTV Movie Awards 2014 // Le Blow rates the red carpet looks

The MTV Movie Awards. Like the Oscar’s creepier, needier cousin, where awards are given out just to get celebrities to show up (HI, Mark Wahlberg and your Generation Award) and viewers hope in…

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Leonardo DiCaprio dances at Coachella – and it’s not a pretty sight

Still harbouring a big ol’ crush on Mr DiCaprio, circa 1997? Not now you’re not. Some enterprising young woman, situated behind Leo in the crowd at Coachella this weekend, thought it wise to…

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The Chimp Store spring/summer 2014 lookbook // All about ‘head’ wear, apparently

OK, so we get they’re called The Chimp Store (in homage to Planet of the Apes) and that they sell streetwear so need to be a little bit hip and a little bit…

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UK Eurovision entry 2014 // Molly Smitten-Downes – Children of the Universe

While we’re slightly disappointed that Geri Halliwell/Wet Wet Wet/Rylan won’t be reppin’ the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, we must admit we’re slightly relieved to have a credible artist singing for…

What’s big in our box // First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

Basically, if you like the sound of Haim, The Pierces and Le Blow faves Say Lou Lou, plus the look of Fleetwood Mac, or possibly even the girls from ABBA, First Aid Kit…

What’s big in our box // VV Brown ft. Kele Okereke – Faith

VV Brown is BACK (nope, we’re not sure where she went), and she’s brought Kele Okereke off of that Bloc Party with her. Faith is the third single to be taken from her…

What’s big in our box // 12 women to watch in music for 2014

This is what we reckon your 2014 is gonna sound like – and to spice (girl) things up a bit, we’re supporting the sistah-hood by focusing on the women who’ll be making (sound)…

What’s big in our box // Woman’s Hour – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis cover)

This shouldn’t work, but it really, REALLY does. First heard during Made In Chelsea, during one of those #awkward coffee shop moments, Woman’s Hour have put their spin on X Factor winner Leona…

What’s big in our box // Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (+ lyrics)

In which Lily Allen tells us all about her baggy pussy. So, the need-to-know stuff: 1. It’s Lily Allen’s first new song since 2009. 2. It’s essentially Lily Allen vs Robin Thicke (and…

What’s big in our box // Say Lou Lou – Beloved

You know we’ve got a lot of love for twins here at Le Blow (we blame the Sweet Valley High sisters), especially musical ones. Say Lou Lou are the latest matchy-matchy siblings flicking…

What’s big in our box // Nothing compares to mash-ups, not even open letters

Unless you’ve managed to stay away from all channels of social media this month, you’ll have probably read an open letter. Maybe you read the reply, the reply to the reply, the open…

What’s big in our box // We Are Twin – The Way We Touch

We’re admittedly a bit slow off the mark sharing this track. It’s been out and in our heads on loop since mid-August. It’s the sort of bouncy up-tempo track that feels like it…

What’s big in our box // Pr0files – Call Yourself a Lover

Call yourself a lover… but you don’t call me Crikey. This song is moodier than Le Blow HQ with synchronized PMS. They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but it…

What’s big in our box // Neon Jungle – Trouble (vs Shampoo’s version)

Hmmm. We felt like we should include new girl band Neon Jungle’s debut release Trouble in the Le Blow music news round-up as, aside from the fact we’re a squillion years older than…

What’s big in our box // Chela – Romanticise

Another day, another Le Blow musical girl crush on an Aussie songstress. This time we’ve got a fancy for Melbourne siren Chela. Her new single Romanticise is everything we like in a track:…

What’s big in our box // Owl Eyes – Hurricane

I hadn’t heard of Owl Eyes until I stumbled across her new single Hurricane, and while I can’t confirm if she has a head that swivels all the way round, I can tell…

What’s big in our box // Misun – Hills and Trails

Oooh, we haven’t got excited about new choons in a while (mainly because we’ve been too bloody busy to listen to any) but Washington DC based threesome Misun (pronounced ‘me-sun’) have certainly got…

What’s big in our box // Lady Gaga Vs Katy Perry – are you applauding or roaring?

Lady Gaga’s back, and don’t we know it; after a hiatus involving her recuperating from a broken leg (and dented ego) in a golden wheelchair, Lady G has got a new single out…

What’s big in our box // Dizzee Rascal – Goin’ Crazy ft. Robbie Williams

Dizzee Rascal’s linked up with Robbie Williams for his new single Goin’ Crazy. We shouldn’t like this collaboration, but *whispers* we really, really do. TBH, we’ve been fans of Dizzee Rascal since Flex,…

What’s big in our box // Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are

Le Blow’s Amy and I were lucky enough to recently be invited to a ve-ry intimate sesh with Wirral’s own Modfather, Miles Kane. I’ve made it  sound a bit like a sordid threesome….

What’s big in our box // YADi – The Blow (PLUS interview)

Ready for a new sound this summer? Then up-and-coming songstress YADi is just what you’re looking for. British beats, hypnotic vocals and North African cultural influences combine in an evolution of art, style…

What’s big in our box // Clean Bandit – A&E

Well, to be honest, Clean Bandit ANYTHING is currently big in Le Blow’s box. Any group that boasts a cellist, 2 x violinists, a DJ who also plays the clarinet and some SERIOUS…

What’s big in our box // Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell

You already know we’re feeling Pharrell in a BIG way. (Oh, how we wish we WERE feeling Pharell in a big way!). And fresh fom his collaboration with hot bots Daft Punk, he’s…

What’s big in our box // Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

We’d forgotten how much we a) like Daft Punk and b) fancy Pharrell Williams. Remember his saucepot vocals on N.E.R.D.’s She Wants To Move? Yes. Yes, we DO want to move. On you….

What’s big in our box // Snoop Lion ft. Miley Cyrus (srsly) – Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

This track is full of so much WTF?-ness, it’s unreal. Snoop Dogg’s new track Ashtrays and Heartbreaks has well and truly got us scratching the exposed crevic of our arse-cheeks in wonderment: Snoop…

What’s big in our box // Gorgon City – Real ft. Yasmin

Now, this is a cheeky lil choon. If you like your house deep ‘n’ durrrrrty, in the Disclosure sorta stylee, you’re probably all over North London DJ/producer combo Gorgon City’s Real already. It’s…

What’s big in our box // Young Galaxy – New Summer

If you like the following, you’ll defo LOVE this track: Florence ‘and-the-Machine’ Welch’s mystical musings Kate Bush’s madcap banshee-like wailings in the 80s. Or Enya. A-Ha’s Cry Wolf (a-woooooooooo!) Mystic Meg as fashspiration…

What’s big in our box // Say Lou Lou – Julian

Oh look, it’s ABBA’s Frida and Agnetha! (It isn’t). Australian/Swedish twin sisters (some girls get ALL the hot) Say Lou Lou (formerly known as Saint Lou Lou, keep up) serve up this delicious…

What’s big in our box // Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege (vid ft. Lily Cole)

As if slapping a gospel choir on to their thumping comeback Sacrilege wasn’t enough, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have abandoned all sense of subtlety like the word got cut from the dictionary by…

What’s big in our box // Ronika – Rough n Soothe

We knew we’d like Ronika when we found out her forthcoming EP was inspired by ‘Miami Sound Machine, the reggae influences of Sophia George and the golden years of Rn’B when Mariah Carey…

What’s big in our box // CHVRCHES – Recover

Ooh, it’s like Garbage for 2013! CHVRCHES (pronounced ‘churches’ – so fucking cool, right?) are a Scottish electro pop trio, made of of two beardy blokes and lovely little Lauren Mayberry, who we’re…

What’s big in our box // Feathers – Land of the Innocent

Right. I’m a bit pissed off, if I’m honest. Feathers have totally stolen my idea of a cool-looking synthpop girl band. I mean, Jem and the Holograms can’t count cos they were a…

What’s big in our box // Foxes – The Unknown

Oh, Foxes, you big tease, you! Release your debut album already! Foxes AKA London songstress Louisa Rose Allen gives us a taster of what’s to come (sort of) with this ‘non-video’ video of…

What’s big in our box // Mutya Keisha Siobhan – Lay Down in Swimming Pools

Remember w-a-y back last summer when we told you the Sugababes were getting back together? Well, since then, we’ve been more excited about seeing the likes of Five and B*Witched reunite on telly,…

What’s big in our box // HAIM – Falling

Oooh yes. We like this. We like this A LOT. You already know we’re massive HAIM fan girls (they’ve been on our radar since June last year), and we’ve totally fallen (hur hur)…

What’s big in our box // Misty Miller – Happy Together (AKA the Burberry LFW song)

Logging on and watching the live stream of the Burberry catwalk show from London Fashion Week has become a bit of a tradition here at Le Blow HQ because a) our invite seems…

What’s big in our box // Kisses – The Hardest Part

Look. I’m not very well. Had my appendix removed last week, and resemble something from the Saw horror film franchise. Anyhoo, not being able to move far from the sofa has meant I’ve…

What’s big in our box // Disclosure x AlunaGeorge – White Noise

They may never have been out to a club they weren’t playing until last year, but that hasn’t stopped Disclosure churning out tunes like they’re readying up a Greatest Hits. In reality, we’ll…

What’s big in our box // Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha)

We never thought we’d see EMO electronic genius Gold Panda put out a pop song, but thanks to some nifty sampling by Brit singer/songwriter Charli XCX, he sorta has. The Hertfordshire-born 20-year-old throws…

What’s big in our box // Tegan and Sara – I Was A Fool

Twins are, like, TOTALLY HOT RIGHT NOW. From Marc Jacobs’ checkerboard twins on his SS13 catwalk through to having your very own style sista AKA Australian twins Jess and Stef Dadon of How…

What’s big in our box // Katy B x Geeneus x Jessie Ware – Aaliyah

This is rather excellent. It’s a tribute choon to the late and great R&B songstress Aaliyah. Brit singers Katy B and Jessie Ware appear to feel a tad threatened by her now legendary…

What’s big in our box // Solange Knowles – Losing You

Even though Beyoncé is BACK and looking like one hot mama, we at Le Blow have got a whole lotta love for her younger, cooler skin-and-blister, Solange Knowles. When siblings of already famous artists…

What’s big in our box // Azealia Banks Vs Angel Haze

Aahhh, there’s nothing to start off the new year quite like a juicy cut of Twitter beef is there? The time honoured tradition as deeply stemmed in hip-hop as booty hoe videos and…

What’s big in our box // Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E* – Need U (100%)

Ugh. And I mean that in a good way. As in: ‘Ugh, this track is sooooo freakin’ good’. I can’t help but hit the repeat button on this one. London-based producer Adam Dyment…

What’s big in our box // This is what 2012 sounded like: DJ Earworm Mashup – United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)

As the year chugs to a close, you may well ask yourself, if the most popualr music of 2012 could be mashed up into one chunky choon, what in blue blazes would it…

What’s big in our box // Charli XCX ft. Brooke Candy – Cloud Aura

We love a little pint-sized popstar. Like those ones you look at and think ‘yeah, I could fit her in a tube of Smarties and carry her around in my pocket all day,’…

What’s big in our box // Chrisette Michele ft 2 Chainz – Charades

Okaaaaay, *wedding DJ voice* ‘aaaaaannnnnd one for all the lovers out there, pull them in close and grind like you’re working for tips’ (many MANY reasons why my wedding DJ career never took…

Hippity hot-to-trot // We L’ove 80s Miami bass duo L’Trimm

These girls are SOOooo frickin’ adorable: They are Lady Tigra and Bunny D and they met when they were dancers in their early teens (in da 80s) and took female emcee-ing by storm….

What’s big in our box // Everything Everything – Kemosabe

We wuv Everything Everything here at Le Blow. No really. It has absolutely NOTHING (nothing) to do with us fancying bassist Jeremy Pritchard really rather a lot. Nor the testosterone-fuelled, angry drum-banging, grrrrr-inducing,…

What’s big in our box // Benzel and Jessie Ware – If You Love Me

Currently the greatest thing to happen to smooth grooves since Sade, Jessie Ware may have lost out on the Mercury but the Brixton babe remains at the top of our playlist, and this collab…

MC Luscious – BOOM! I Got Your Boyfriend // Yeah, you can have him, love…

Someone pointed out to me recently that the 90s weren’t ten years ago anymore. Where has the time gone? I’ll tell you. It’s been wasted worrying about Pussycat Doll Don’t Cha Wish Your…

What’s big in our box // Haim – Don’t Save Me

Haim. Not to be confused with 80s heart throb (for that is what hot boys used to be called by the likes of Smash Hits back then) and Lost Boys actor, Corey Haim…

Is this the greatest thing on the internet? // MJ and Eddie Murphy want to know Whatzupwitu?

Now forgive me if I’m 20 years late to the party and you’ve all been dining out on this YouTube clip for years, but – is this video of Michael Jackson and Eddie…

What’s big in our box // Dev Hynes – Neptune (Lemonade cover)

Spooky time of year this, eh? Bitter cold nights and all this talk of Halloween, it’s enough to make a girl cling to her boyfriend pillow for dear life. Failing either of those,…

What’s big in our box // Coves – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)

This is the sort of hip cover we’d like to think we’d do if we ever performed on, say, X Factor or something. And everyone would think we were cooler than a snowman’s…

What’s big in our box // Girls Aloud – Something New (go girls, g-g-go go go!)

Yeah, we’ll admit. WE LIKE THE NEW GIRLS ALOUD SONG. Maybe we’ve just got  swept up in the whole reunion hooplah or maybe it’s the shouty feministy lyrcis – ‘go girls, g-g-go go…

10 Reasons Why… you *should* get drunk // As if we needed any excuses

Online presenter Emily Hartridge AKA ‘internet sensation’ AKA as fancied by Russell Brand (and admitedly we have a birrova girl crush on her) AKA guest blogger (or should that be, ‘vlogger’) for Le…

10 Reasons Why… women cheat // Well, according to Emily Hartridge, anyway

Russell Brand fancies her, the Daily Mail wuv her – hellz; she was even featured as ‘going up’ in Grazia t’other week. Yup, online presenter Emily Hartridge is fast becoming an ‘internet sensation’…

Step to the beat // London Fashion Week SS13: sounds from the catwalk

The clothes might be fleeting but the tunes are forever. That was the musical message from London Fashion Week’s SS13 shows. From Disco to trash-pop, electro to er… Kate Nash with Cruella de…

Step to the beat // Top 10 music videos where they walk down the street

Oftentimes when I’m plugged into a good song, headphones on, walking down the street I may or may not pretend I’m in a music video. Oh, alright. I ALWAYS pretend I’m in a…

Last of the Summer Rhymes // The Le Blow hip hop summer playlist

The British Summer has been working part time, hasn’t it? Just when we think it’s finally starting to sort it’s life out for the home stretch, it throws out another day where we…

Internet sensation Lana Del Rey // Yay, nay or just okay?

Lana Del Rey, Lana Del Rey. Sounds a bit like a holiday resort in the Costa del Sol, doesn’t it? Ever since her track Video Games was used at Chris Kane’s S/S’12 catwalk…

  • UK Eurovision entry 2014 // Molly Smitten-Downes – Children of the Universe
  • What’s big in our box // First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
  • What’s big in our box // VV Brown ft. Kele Okereke – Faith
  • What’s big in our box // 12 women to watch in music for 2014
  • What’s big in our box // Woman’s Hour – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis cover)
  • What’s big in our box // Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (+ lyrics)
  • What’s big in our box // Say Lou Lou – Beloved
  • What’s big in our box // Nothing compares to mash-ups, not even open letters
  • What’s big in our box // We Are Twin – The Way We Touch
  • What’s big in our box // Pr0files – Call Yourself a Lover

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