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Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best threads worn this week by people in the music biz, from Glastonbury stunners to some front row shockers.
Florence Welch at Glastonbury
Dancing barefoot around the stage in her custom made Chanel suit, Florence Welch had just as much fun headlining Friday night at Glastonbury as everyone in the crowd did watching her. The chic – androgynous outfit allowed her to move freely and resulted in an enthusiastic and explosive performance. Foregoing her usual whimsical ’70s style for an outstanding high fashion look has become Florence’s style lately and it seems she’s onto a winning thing.
Pete Doherty at Glastonbury
Sending the crowd wild when being announced as the surprise act on the famous Pyramid Stage, The Libertines didnt disappoint and played an incredible set. Not as surprising however was Pete Doherty appearance in shambles. Despite recently coming out of rehab, the musican didnt exactly look fresh and well rested. His outfit of choice though suited the indie rock band and did look very similar to something his ex-girlfriend and unofficial face of Glastonbury, Kate Moss, would wear to the festival.
Paloma Faith at Glastonbury
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Her everyday look still has a fancy dress like feel to it, but I think she step it up for roaming around Glastonbury. Completely out of the ordinary and not everyone’s cup of tea, the English singers relaxed attitude towards fashion is that Getting dressed should be a fun experience! Playful and flamboyant in a multi coloured poncho and leopard print wellies, no doubt shes having a ball here.
James Bay Glastonbury
Call his music folk rock or indie pop, whatever it is his style looked everything bit typical Glastonbury. Wearing his signature hat, military jacket and reflective sunglasses, his best accessory was his red vintage looking guitar. The musican who was hand picked by Christopher Bailey to perform at the SS15 Burberry Prorsum show and where Mario Testino approached him for a photoshoot, seems like he will be transferring to the fashion world sometime soon.
Grace Chatto at Glastonbury
Whilst she does look like she could be going to the gym, sport luxe is the all the rave and is becoming increasingly more popular at festivals. Looking a lot more sensible than her on stage fur coat choice, which could hold up in a Russian winter. Wearing an Adidas outfit and Calvin Klein jacket, the Clean Bandit cellist and vocalist topped the look off with some very cool Linda Farrow sunglasses.
Everything Everything at Glastonbury
Looking like a modern Franki Valli and the Four Seasons in their matching suits (well, jackets), Everything Everything played to a large audience, where the only criticism of their set was that it was too short. As they climb the ranks of the later slots time in years to come maybe theyll upgrade from the red, orange and pink. Sorry, guys
Adele at Glastonbury
Shes back! For her rare appearance, Adele looked festival appropriate in an embroidered tunic, black jeans, ankle boots and a maroon Chanel bag. Looking comfortable yet stylish, Im sure her emergence has reminded all fans how excited they will be to hear her upcoming stuff. She is reportedly working with Pharrell Williams on her third album.
Elektra Kilbey-Jansson from Say Lou Lou
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One half of the Say Lou Lou duo. They describe their music as ethereal disco noir which pretty much sums up their style too. Elektra Kilbey-Jansson here in Paris looking understatedly feminine. Only having just released their debut album in April, they are definitely one to watch out for both music and fashion wise. Theyll be the new Florence Welch.
Johnny Hallyday, Lenny Kravitz and Liam Gallagher at Saint Laurent, Paris Fashion Week
The French rocker, the American rocker and the English rocker. Hallyday and Kravitz look every bit the divine rock stars they are and well Liam looks like hes just come off a trek in Nepal. Together they sit front row at the Saint Laurent menswear spring/summer 2016 show.
Sky Ferreira at Saint Laurent, Paris Fashion Week
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Saint Laurents favourite indie pop singer (she’s modelled for the brands style book twice before) usually has a classic cool girl look but in this instance looks a little unpolished for the front row. With her ‘couldnt give a fuck’ attitude and her tough accessories, I guess shes just staying true to her style. Props on the jacket though.
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Indie pop artist, Ryn Weaver certainly has presence. Somehow she makes this awkward pose look graceful. Proving the ’70s trend isnt going anywhere she models a dress that is reflective of her own style. Photographed for tumblr in a Gina Correll creation.
Joe Jonas and Zayn Malik at Maison Valentino, Paris Fashion Week
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Well looky here. I like the change in boy band style (or perhaps ex-boy band). Zayn Malik took a break from doing nothing to hang out at Maison Valentino menswear show in Paris with his homie (according to Jonas tweet). Both dressed in Valentino they almost looked like they colour coordinated. Even if they did, you cant deny, the boys have swag. This was also Zayns first fashion show. Good choice, Zayn.
2015 has already gone above and beyond its call of duty in terms of dropping great albums. Sufjan Stevens, Björk, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie xx and plenty more have delivered fantastic albums that easily beat most LPs released last year. It’s not stopping there though. There are impending releases from the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Frank Ocean all due for release this year if they get their act together. Below is a guide of what to expect and when to expect it.
Nobody really knows what the hell is going on with this one. It was originally called So Help Me God but it has since been renamed Swish and were really not sure what is going to be on the album apart from one song. During the Yeezy x Adidas launch, it was revealed that Wolves would be track one of the new album, but Yeezy himself is yet to confirm whether All Day, Only One or FourFiveSeconds will be on the album.
In terms of collaborators, theres Theophilus London, Vic Mensa, Sia, Rihanna, Paul McCartney and apparently even Diddy on the album. He kind of revealed to Zane Lowe in an interview that he and Rihanna would be touring together, so youd imagine she will feature quite heavily on the record.
As for a release date, we havent even got a hint yet. There was a period around his Adidas launch when it was looking pretty certain that it would come soon but since then things have slowed down with the rapper most relying on All Day when it comes to live appearances.
It feels as if weve been seeing tweets about #R8 for years now. Its been a little under three years since Rihannas last album Unapologetic which is unheard of in the world of one-album-a-year RiRi so its understandable that everyones getting a little restless.
Hold tight because theres a lot to get through with this one. Firstly, weve heard FourFiveSeconds, American Oxygen, Bitch Better Have My Money and James Joint which are all assumed to be from the album. The producer of BBHMM Bibi Bourelly has reportedly also written Higher which was teased on her Instagram. Weve also heard the Florence + The Machine-sampling Only If For A Night which featured on the Dior ad. So theres six songs that may or may not be on the album.
Kanye West is understood to be the executive producer of #R8 but so far no other producers have been confirmed. As for the songs, Rihanna told MTV News, I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years. I want an album that I could 15 years, not any songs that were burnt out.
Surely this album will come out this year but at this point we have no idea. Rihanna is yet to really nail a full album so it seems like shes taking her time with this one to get it completely right.
Lana Del Rey
This week Lana Del Rey revealed that her third album Honeymoon would be released in September. Thats just over a year since the release of Ultraviolence showing that shes moving things along pretty quickly. On Instagram Del Rey described the record as a beautiful futureretro record, and that shes already shot two videos for it.
Mark Ronson revealed in an interview with Interview Magazine that he was going into the studio to work with LDR but there has been no confirmation as to whether any of his work will end up on the album.
In terms of songs, she revealed to Billboard that shes doing a cover of Nina Simones Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood which will probably end the record just like her cover of The Other Woman did on Ultraviolence. Shes currently on tour with Courtney Love and on that tour shes selling a tour book with the lyrics to Honeymoon printed. But thats all the information we have. For all we know, she could be planning an EDM record.
THANK YOU @LANADELREY YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO ME!!! I have had this fan page for years- dedicated to you, and for you to finally notice me (THE DAY BEFORE I SEE YOU) makes me so happy. I love you so so so so much! More than I could ever explain through Instagram !! Thank you!!! #lanadelrey
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Grimes hasnt had an album since 2012s Visions but she has by no means been quiet. Shes released her Rihanna-reject Go, a brilliant demo called REALiTi and a track with Bleachers for Girls titled Entropy. It seems putting the album together has been a pretty long process. She binned a whole album worth of material because she found it depressing and wants the new album to be as good as possible.
Now details are finally starting to emerge about when to expect the album. She took to Twitter to reveal that the album will drop in October and then counter-intuitively said that it would be a surprise-drop because she wants fans to get it at the same time as press. Its been recorded with real instruments and is a lot different to anything shes done in the past. Also, every track on the album is super different.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Miguels album was tentatively called WildHeart. Now its been confirmed that his album is definitely called WildHeart and weve got confirmation that the album is coming this year. Even better, we have a release date of 30 June which he revealed in an interview.
The record has been preceded by Coffee (Fucking) which features Wale and is an extended version of the song that appeared on his EP at the end of last year. He told Rolling Stone that the album was made with the intention of crafting “an ode to love of self…? [and] the ongoing infatuation with whatever you’re fucking into.” He also wants the record to feel and taste like twilight in L.A.” Rolling Stone also revealed that three track names being Leaves, A Beautiful Exit and N.W.A. which features Kurupt.
Hes worked with Kaleidoscope Dream producers Pop and Oak as well as Benny Cassette and Benny Blanco. He began working on it in January of 2014 and credits a trip to Australia as slowing the process down, so well done us.
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Views From The 6
Drake confirmed that the title of his fourth album would be Views From The 6 last year but since then we really havent heard anything off it. Of course, we got his surprise mixtape earlier this year in the form of If Youre Reading This Its Too Late but we still have no official word on when to expect his next studio album, which were going to assume is still called Views From The 6.
In March, Ernest Baker, a journalist who spent time with Drake during Coachella said that the rapper has two songs that he likes for the new record. The first is one that features Beyonce and the second is one that he expects to inspire a paradigm shift. Last week a song called Can I featuring Beyonce leaked, however, there has been no word from the OVO camp as to whether its bound for the next album or not.
Two other songs have also leaked this week, On A Wave featuring Tinashe and Go Out Tonight, which could be on the album, but they might also not be so, there you go.
Drakes currently on his Jungle tour which is due to finish in a weeks time so maybe hell get to work when he returns from that.
Sky Ferreira is currently working on the follow-up to 2013s brilliant Night Time My Time. Last month she took to Twitter to confirm that album number two will be called Masochism. Details are scarce on what to expect from the record but she told Billboard that shes working with Ariel Rechtshaid and Justin Raisen who worked on her debut and was also looking to get into the studio with Gesaffelstein. She also revealed that she is collaborating with Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes of Primal Scream.
Shes performed one new song live, Guardian, late last year but were yet to get any official tracks from the record. Just this week she posted to Instagram a picture of Fever Rays album cover for her self-titled debut and captioned it big big big influence for Masochism.
@MuuMuse that is what the 2nd album is called ❤️❤️❤️
— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) April 6, 2015
Boys Dont Cry
Back in April Frank Ocean kind of revealed on his Tumblr that his new album would be called Boys Dont Cry and would be accompanied by a magazine. Since then, hes been pretty much mute on what to expect from the album which is due to drop in July.
This week French pianist Christophe Chassol told BBC 6 Music that he had been asked to record piano for the album. He revealed that Ocean had been recording the album at Abbey Road and that Ocean had asked him to do some speech harmonization on a song with him.
Last year his frequent collaborator Nabil said, Everyone should be excited about this new album that shit is fire. Hes making a great record. It blows the sophomore-album myth out of the water. Meanwhile Pigeons and Planes reckon hes cooking up a rap album. They could be right.
Only today Beach House announced the release of their forthcoming album Depression Cherry. It follows the release of 2012s Bloom and is said to be a return to the more minimalistic sound of Devotion and their self-titled debut.
This record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role, the duo said in a press release.
With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.
Its due to be released on 28th August and the cover is actually made of red vinyl. Check the tracklist and cover below:
3. Space Song
4. Beyond Love
9. Days of Candy