Posts Tagged ‘Lily Allen’

FEATURE: The MySpace Generation: Where Are They Now?

In February, the social media giant that is Facebook celebrated their 12 year anniversary. Back before the days when Facebook ruled the roost (yeah, we’re going back a bit now), MySpace was the social media daddy.

Sure, if you were a regular MySpace user, you probably recall the intense amounts of huge fake hair with multiple colours, the range of ‘scene’ names where you’d include anything mildly gory or dangerous if it wasn’t “RAWR”, whore trains, a plethora of bulletins asking for PC4PC/S4S/W4W/etc or telling you to repost something or you’ll die, amongst others. However, one of the things that kept MySpace such a interesting prospect from its inception to its dwindling demise from about 2008 onwards was what it did for music.

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NEWS: Lily Allen confirms headline UK tour for November/December 2014!

British popstar Lily Allen has just confirmed dates of a headline UK tour throughout November and December, her first promoting her third album, ‘Sheezus’. You can find all dates of the tour detailed below:

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VIDEO: Lily Allen – Sheezus

British pop artist Lily Allen has just unveiled a somewhat animated music video for ‘Sheezus’, the title-track of her new full-length record. You can watch the video below:

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NEWS: Lily Allen announces one-off headline show in London on April 28th 2014!

Pop star Lily Allen has announced that she will play her first headline UK show for four years later this month at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire for a one-off show ahead of her appearances at V Festival this summer. You can find more details below:

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VIDEO: Lily Allen – Hard Out Here

Following a three year long hiatus, Lily Allen has now returned to the music scene with a music video for her brand new single, ‘Hard Out Here’. You can stream and watch the video below:

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ALBUM: Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You

Release Date: February 9th, 2009
Label: Parlophone Records


It’s been a long wait since Lily Allen‘s debut full-length ‘Alright, Still’ infected the airwaves across the world and forced us to have singles like ‘Smile’ and ‘LDN’ in our heads for hours on end. Since then a few things have happened in Lily‘s life, not all necessarily positive, which in turn has helped fuel and provide for album number two; ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.

In many senses, Lily takes influences from all different directions in this album much like her debut, including electro-pop, ska, indie, etc. which makes for what could arguably be considered an exciting take on making elements of the mainstream music industry her own. Electro-pop seems to be a very prominent feature suspect on the album, primarily in the increasingly present everyday drug-use number ‘Everyone’s At It’, and current chart-bothering hit ‘The Fear’. As with usual procedure and expectations, it wouldn’t be a Lily Allen record if there weren’t songs slating ex-boyfriends, with ‘Not Fair’ carrying along witty lyrics about a poor sex life with an ex, with the lyrics “You’re supposed to care that you never made me scream”, and “I lie here in the wet patch, in the middle of the bed / I’m feeling pretty damn hard done by, I spent ages giving head” sealing it with the classic Lily Allen style.

‘Back To The Start’ brings along a nightclub vibe and potential with it. The electronic music and fast and quick lyrical deliverance together mean that this could very well be seen in clubs across the UK and other countries in a very short time. The track ‘Never Gonna Happen’ is a definite stand-out one, with a sound of something you wouldn’t really find in the mainstream today, but yet is moulded and somehow transformed into what could only be quirky and catchy pop music.

‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ may be mainly electro driven, but still holds lots of fresh and exciting songs and ideas that could very well invite many new fans to her catalogue. It’s an evolvement from ‘Alright, Still’, and an album that keeps Lily in a league and classification of her own.

Written by Zach Redrup

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