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Miley Cyrus - Prisoner Ft. Dua Lipa Video

A week before Miley Cyrus presents us with her seventh album, 'Plastic Hearts', she treats us to a raunchy hook-up with Dua Lipa on 'Prisoners'.


YUNGBLUD - mars Video

YUNGBLUD has released his latest single, 'mars', ahead of the delayed album release for 'Weird' that had to be put back from early November to December 4th.

Posted 27 November 2020

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Album Of The Week: Exploring The '80s London Club Scene With Soft Cell's Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

It's 39 years since this groove-laden '80s sensation was released to the world from West Yorkshire synth-pop newcomers Soft Cell. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret came out on Some Bizzare Records, and featured one of the most iconic new wave tracks of...

By Holly Mosley on 27 November 2020

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Nathan Dawe x Little Mix - No Time For Tears Audio

Not content with releasing a thirteen track album earlier in the month, filming their own TV show and hosting the EMA's, Little Mix have decided to team up with DJ/Producer Nathan Dawe for another new single, 'No Time For Tears'.

Posted 27 November 2020

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Miley Cyrus - WTF Do I Know Audio

To coincide with the release of her latest album, 'Plastic Hearts', Miley Cyrus has put out an audio video of 'WTF Do I Know', the opening track of the album.

Posted 27 November 2020

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Tori Amos - Better Angels Lyric Video

Ahead of the release of her four track E.P due out on December 4th, Tori Amos has shared a lyric video for the lead track taken from it, 'Better Angels'.

Posted 27 November 2020

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Kelly Rowland - Hitman Video

Former Destiny's Child superstar Kelly Rowland follows the release of her latest single, 'Hitman', with a new video for the song.

Posted 27 November 2020

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Andrea Corr Reveals The Poignant Inspiration Behind Her New EP Christmas Songs [EXCLUSIVE]

Irish star Andrea Corr is embracing the festive season with the surprise release of a selection of Christmas songs. Her EP - entitled simply Christmas Songs - was released earlier this week (Nov. 25) and features the time-honoured classics Have...

Posted 26 November 2020

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Phoebe Bridgers - If We Make It Through December Audio

To coincide with the release of her latest E.P of the same name Phoebe Bridgers has posted an audio video for her cover of 'If We Make It Through Christmas'.

Posted 26 November 2020

Banned Music Videos: What's All The Fuss About?

It's thirty years ago this week that MTV banned Madonna's Justify My Love video. Back in 1990 it was deemed that chicly shot, arty portrayals of men and women enjoying a bit of casual BDSM in the luxury of a hotel...

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 November 2020

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Here's Why Music Fans Are Salty About This Year's Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards are finally here, but it's left a lot of people scratching their heads in bewilderment. Not only are there a number of names on there that have somehow avoided hitting the radar...

By Holly Mosley on 25 November 2020

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Thanksgiving: The Best Musically Inspired Thank Yous And Songs Of Appreciation We Could Find

Thanksgiving is upon us once more. In fact in many countries, including Canada, The Netherlands and St Lucia it has already been celebrated. The forth Thursday in November though is arguably the biggest, best known Thanksgiving around the world as...

By Andrew Lockwood on 25 November 2020

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Bengal Lancers Talk Josh Homme, Sex Robots And Burlesque [Exclusive]

Indie four piece Bengal Lancers return to the musical fray having recently released thier latest single, Morning Light. The nostalgia driven track, harking back to simpler times, and "night's that you barely remember and some that you probably want to...

By Staff Writer on 25 November 2020

Kenny Rogers Knew When To Hold ‘em

A decade and a half before Shania Twain and Garth Brooks started filling arenas with full-blooded country music, Kenny Rogers was doing it in the ‘70s. A pioneer in bringing country to mainstream pop audiences, Rogers brought home plenty of...

By Lenny Barksdale on 25 November 2020

Camden Place Share Their Collaborative Dreams And Future Aspirations [Exclusive]

Contact Music caught up with Seán Silke from the electro dance act Camden Place ahead of their exciting period of imminent releases and future projects. Seán talks us through his writing process, his preference towards collaborative work and his wish...

By Staff Writer on 24 November 2020

Freddie Mercury: Gone But Never Forgotten

Sadly, it was on this day back in 1991 that Queen's iconic front man, Freddie Mercury, passed away at the age of forty five. The very definition of a showman, Mercury could not win his battle against Bronchopneumonia. He passed...

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 November 2020

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Christmas 2020: This Year's Freshest Tunes For The Festive Season

As the holiday season is fast approaching we thought we'd do a round up of this years new songs that have all been released in time for Christmas. The bin men of Wolverhampton have sadly not made the cut, although...

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 November 2020

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Fibonacci Day: Inspiring A Numerically Based Playlist That Really Adds Up

As it's Fibonacci Day we thought we'd engage the left side of our brains to come up with a sequence of numerically based tunes that hopefully won't divide opinion. Mathematics, rather like music itself, is generally regarded as an international...

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 November 2020

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5 Bands To Check Out If You Love Black Flag

Punk rock has existed in many different shapes and sizes since its conception in the mid-late '70s. From the original garage rock tinted sound of the Ramones, to the vicious hardcore sound of Gallows, punk has proved itself to be...

Posted 23 November 2020

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BTS - Life Goes On Video

BTS have just released their latest album , 'BE', and with it a new video for the lead track, 'Life Goes On'.

Posted 23 November 2020

Which Is The Best Kanye West Album?

From The College Dropout in 2004 through to Donda: With Child in 2020, Kanye West has redefined the hip hop genre and has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. With a career dogged...

By Lenny Barksdale on 23 November 2020

aespa - Black Mamba Video

aespa, the all new Korean girl group from the SM Entertainment stable, have just revealed their debut single and video, 'Black Mamba'.

Posted 23 November 2020

How Accurate Are Songs About Vegas?

The music industry and the casino industry go hand in hand. Not only does Vegas allow both to live harmoniously, but they also work in tandem to boost the profile of celebrities and artists in residence across the Strip. Many...

By Lenny Barksdale on 23 November 2020

Lana Del Rey - Summertime (The Gershwin Version) Video

Lana Del Rey has chosen to re-record the classic George Gershwin song, 'Summertime', in aid of the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras.

Posted 22 November 2020

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Marina - Man's World Video

Marina showcases a new video for only her second single this year, 'Man's World'.

Posted 20 November 2020

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Album Of The Week: A Celebration Of Nineteen Years Of Missundaztood By Pink

On the 20th November 2001 Pink released her second album, Missundaztood. It remains her best selling album to date having shifted more than thirteen million physical copies globally. It is widely seen as Pink's breakthrough album, following her 2000 debut,...

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 November 2020

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Miley Cyrus - Prisoner Ft. Dua Lipa Video

A week before Miley Cyrus presents us with her seventh album, 'Plastic Hearts', she treats us to a raunchy hook-up with Dua Lipa on 'Prisoners'.

Posted 20 November 2020

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Megan Thee Stallion - Body Video

To coincide with the release of her new seventeen track album, 'Good News', Megan The Stallion has premiered a new song and video, 'Body'.

Posted 20 November 2020

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Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber - Monster Video.

A few weeks ahead of the release of his first album in a couple of years, Shawn Mendes teams up with Justin Bieber on his new single and video, 'Monster'.

Posted 20 November 2020

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Beaujolais Nouveau: A Corker Of A Playlist Inspired By Wine

As it's the third Thursday in November it's time to usher in this years batch of Beaujolais Nouveau so we here at Contact Music thought we'd put together a little wine inspired playlist for you by way of celebration. There...

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 November 2020

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Anne-Marie - Problems Lyric Video

Anne Marie releases her sixth single of the year, and accompanying lyric video, with 'Problems'.

Posted 16 November 2020

Morrisson - Gulag (Ft. M24) Video

Morrisson channels a Call Of Duty vibe on his new single and video, 'Gulag'.

Posted 16 November 2020

Loski - Flavour (with Stormzy) Video

Loski teams up with Stormzy to make a great song and an equally captivating video.

Posted 16 November 2020

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Five Ways To Earn Money With Music On Spotify

Music is a gift that we gave to ourselves. It is safe to assume every person likes at least some type of music. Happiness, sadness, excitement; there is a song out there for every emotion. It has continuously evolved and...

By Lenny Barksdale on 15 November 2020

Five Singing Celebrities Who Have Made A Name For Themselves In The Gambling World

Many of us like a flutter, whether it be on the slots, placing a bet on table games in-person or online, or wagering on something that only comes around every so often, like the next President of the United States....

By Lenny Barksdale on 15 November 2020

Lil Nas X - Holiday Video

With the festive season fast approaching Lil Nas X takes us on a trip to the North Pole with the video for his latest single release, 'Holiday'.

Posted 15 November 2020

Tones And I - Fly Away Video

Tones And I returns with another irresistibly infectious tune that's likely to rival the unbelievable success of her huge hit 'Dance Monkey'.

Posted 15 November 2020

From Cindy Lou In The Grinch To Hard Rock Vocalist In The Pretty Reckless: The Incredible Career Of Taylor Momsen

With Christmas Day (December 25th) right around the corner, we imagine countless families will be rooting through their drawers of DVDs to pull out modern classics, including The Grinch, which stars Jim Carrey in the titular role and a very...

By Daniel Falconer on 14 November 2020

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Friday The 13th Special: The Five Creepiest Stories Of The Music World

Happy Friday the 13th to those who love all things strange and sensationalist! Today we thought we'd feed that morbid streak by exploring some of the craziest things that have happened in the music industry over the years. Be warned:...

By Holly Mosley on 13 November 2020

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Labrinth - Still Don't Know My Name Video

Labrinth is back with his second release in as many months as he offers up his latest single, 'Still Don't Know My Name'.

Posted 13 November 2020

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Benee - Kool Video

To coincide with the hotly anticipated release of her debut album, 'Hey u x', BENEE has also released a new track, 'Kool', as well as a video to go with it.

Posted 13 November 2020

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From Cindy Lou in The Grinch to hard rock vocalist in The Pretty Reckless: The incredible career of Taylor Momsen

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Since returning to his musical ventures in 2013, the former Reuben vocalist has become a valuable member of the British alt-rock scene.

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Listen to Little Suspicions' debut single 'Wasting All My Time'.

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Listen to Little Suspicions' debut single 'Wasting All My Time'.

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Machine Gun Kelly strays into the pop-punk culture of the mid-2000s with the video for his track 'Forget Me Too' featuring Halsey and Blink-182's Travis...

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We're not really sure what we were expecting from Filipino-British singer-songwriter Beabadoobee's debut studio album Fake It Flowers, but it certainly wasn't this.

Larray - Canceled Video

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Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco - Lonely Video

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It's impossible not to feel for Justin Bieber after watching the video for his latest single 'Lonely' performed with producer Benny Blanco.

King Princess - Only Time Makes It Human Video

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For what is possibly the best queer anthem of the year, King Princess unveils a brand new video starring an AI version of herself.

The Struts - Strange Days Album Review

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We truly are living some "Strange Days" right now, so The Struts' third output feels like one of the most appropriate albums we've heard all...

Yungblud - Cotton Candy Video

Yungblud - Cotton Candy Video

Yungblud goes from shouting about the underrated youth to preaching sexual liberation in the video for his newest song 'Cotton Candy', which is as sexy...

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