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What’s big in our box // Elli Ingram – All Caught Up

She’s probably sick to the tits of being described like this but 19-year-old Brighton born singer Elli Ingram is like the result of some ker-azy experiment plucking the genetics/singing talents of Adele and…

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What’s big in our box // Gorgon City – Here For You ft. Laura Welsh + interview

We’ve only just managed to get Gorgon City’s blaaady catchy Ready For Your Love out of our heads – and just in time for their new single Here For You (out 16th June)…

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Michael Jackson and 4 other pop stars who’ve appeared on stage as holograms

The easiest way to do a post humous perfromance these days is by hologram. And that’s exactly what Michael Jackson did at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, taking to the stage…

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What’s big in our box // Way We Are – Kove (ft. Melissa Steel)

HELLO SUMMER! If you like your choons served up fresh ‘n’ phat, with diva vocals and an authentic 90s piano riff thrown in for good measure *puts up hand* then get your ears…

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What’s big in our box // Ella Eyre – If I Go

Ella Eyre has FINALLY released her debut single If I Go. Regular Le Blowers will recall we tipped Ella for big phat things in 2014, and we weren”t wrong. OBVS. The gal with…

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Festival review // The Great Escape 2014: Klaxons killed it; Kelis got caught out there

I’m a firm believer in festivals involving B &Bs, bars, and undercover venues. SO, ROLL UP GREAT ESCAPE. My fourth time at the festival, renowned for championing new music, with over 400 bands…

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What’s big in our box // Blondie – I Wanna Drag You Around

Blondie’s new album (the first in three years) is out today, and we’ve had lead track I Want To Drag You Around on repeat. It’s the Blondie we all know and love: Debbie…

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What’s big in our box // Alison Wonderland – I Want U

OK, so this track is ERRRTHING right now. And so is Alison Wonderland. Talk about SASS! Last week she was the guest DJ for Diplo & Friends on BBC 1xtra and now the…

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Lily Allen’s new video for Sheezus is here – looks like we’ll be singing about periods all summer

It pains us to say, we’ve not been overly enthused with Lily Allen’s comeback so far, with the exception of the excellent video/lyrics of Hard Out Here. However, the genius concept behind her…

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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…

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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)…

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The history of house music in 10 tunes

Tis the season for partying, and there ain’t no party like an S Club Party! No wait, we mean, like a house party! And if you’ve ever wondered where it all began, let…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lady Gaga’s new song Do What U Want with R Kelly // We’ve died and gone to 90s heaven

Lady Gaga has given us a teaser of a new song from her forthcoming album ARTPOP. But the bit we’re most excited about? It’s a duet with R Kelly! YES. R Kelly’s BACK…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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All the young dudes // The new breed of boys making music to shake your tail feather to

This isn’t me having a perve (OK, it totally is, but these boys literally sound as good as they look), it’s just that I’ve noticed a bit of a trend of late; a…

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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,…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sunshine soundtrack // 10 songs that scream 90s summertime

Oh, the 90s gave good summer song. Maybe it was the wave of head swaying, fringe-flopping-in-face, bouncy Britpop (we’re looking at YOU, Alex from Blur) or maybe it was the chav-tastic RnB choons…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Competition time // WIN tickets to a secret Professor Green gig in London!

We’ve teamed up with Barclaycard to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Professor Green perform at one of the most exciting and exclusive gigs of the year….

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Behind the wheel // Top 10 music videos where they’re driving in a car

Hello, music fans. This is the follow-up to my ground-breaking Top 10 music videos where they walk down the street post, which was about ten music videos in which they walk down the…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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Monie Love// It’s a sha-a-ame they don’t make ‘em like this anymore

What a beautiful day. Here, have a bit of Monie Love. This Battersea born British em-cee and protégé of Queen Latifah is the epitome of 90s girl power. You might remember Monie Love…

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Five best Christmas songs of the nineties // What? No Mariah Carey or Cliff Richard?!

They don’t make Christmas hits like they used to, eh? With boybands and snow and jingle bells and… Brian Harvey. Behold five of the best Christmas songs from the nineties – and we…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dream & Drive: Ten years of The Kills // And we still want to be Alison Mosshart

Some 600 rolls of film and over 20,000 photographs later (for once, we’re not even exaggerating), The Kills have released their first ever book Dream & Drive, full of intimate behind the scenes,…

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Mutya Keisha Siobhan // AKA Sugababes V.1.0

As reunions of pop trios go, the news of the original Sugababes line-up has (somewhat surprisingly) rated quite high on the hype scale. Would anyone care so much if Cleopatra were coming back…

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Call it a comeback? // JoJo’s still got it

If you constantly rubberneck and nostalgacise* on your formative tween years like I do then you’ll not only remember JoJo, you’ll have drunkenly sung Get Out (Leave) – you tell him sistah –…

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Girls rock. It says so on a T-Shirt // Putting the grrrr into girl bands: HAIM, Savages and 2:54

Wymmen eh? With their  nail polishes and Bodyform and inexplicable obsession with the Kardashians. HAHAHAHA wymmen. Such majestic creatures. Like unicorns. It’s kind of a wonder then – like a GLITTERY UNICORN –…

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UK Eurovision entries from the 90s // When we actually used to do quite well

The Eurovision song contest has come around again. The UK won’t win. In fact, the last time the UK won the Eurovision song contest was back in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves…

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Gothic Girls // Jack White’s Princesses of Darkness: The Black Belles

For the most part, Goths on the street are a pretty unappealing bunch. In the real world they’re just too easy to parody: heavy eyes, massive talent and a don’t-give-a-shit attitude is the…

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Rain doesn’t stop play // Eight great wet weather songs from the 1990s

It’s raining! Did you notice? Even Noah would have got pissed off with this amount of rain. So we at Le Blow have decided to put together a selection of wet weather related…

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It takes two // Girl bands: female singing duos of the 80s and 90s

Following my post on threesomes – of the all-girl singing variety that is you filthy-minded SWINES – I felt the need to ruminate on terrible (and not so terrible, atch) twosomes from the…

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London Fashion Week // What music were they walking to?

I have to admit, despite working for a fashion company, surrounded by rails of clothes, air kisses and mood boards of ’90s era Kate Moss, my actual interest in fashion is relatively minimal….

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Fancy a threesome? // Top ten female R&B trios of the 90s…

I resumed my residency as Office DJ yesterday and was dropping  ’90s R&B tunes like no (wo)man’s business. After getting through Montell Jordan, Mark Morrison and Craig David-all-over-my-BOINK, I started to drop more…

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Music that’s BIG in Le Blow’s box for 2012 // Ones to watch. Er, listen to.

To clarify, these are best new acts to break from what we’ve seen so far. Obviously, you’ll still be mostly hearing the same old shit from the same old people who’ve been hanging…

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Christmas Hip Hop playlist // Christmas rapping in Santa’s Ghetto…

As an alternative to “We want Shakin Stevens but will accept Wham”, here is my Hip Hop Christmas playlist… 1. Run DMC: Christmas in Hollis Top of my list every year. Everything you…

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All I want for Christmas is for Mariah Carey to stop canoodling with Justin Bieber. Thanks.

All I want for Christmas, is…. nope. That’s not it. Oh, Mariah. We love you, we really do. Especially when you get a bit ‘diva’ fat, continue to wear cut out swimsuits and…

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Fancying the ‘fugly’ one in boy bands // why it pays to go for the mysterious ones at the back

I’ve been writing this post in my head for ages. You know: fancying the ‘unpopular’ one in boy bands. The one no one else fancies. The one that usually gets plonked at the…

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The MJ biopic… is a BAD idea.

So word on the street is they’re making a biopic about Michael Jackson – and by ‘they’ I mean Ivan Reitman, the guy behind Ghostbusters and Up In The Air. I could make…

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