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WATCH: Joel Baker releases touching video for ‘What’s A Song’

Directed by long time collaborator and friend, George Baxter, the video for the first track taken from Joel Baker’s forthcoming debut album is a touching tribute to his mother.

Joel notes: ‘I wrote this song a couple of years back about a breakup that was particularly painful. It’s about the small details of a break up that appear insurmountable at the time. However this song has evolved through the years and when I sing it now it means different things.’

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London trio PALACE share ‘Martyr’ from new album ‘Life After’

London trio Palace have announced their sophomore album ‘Life After’ alongside brand new track ‘Martyr’. ‘Life After’ follows Palace’s acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘So Long Forever’ and will be released on July 12th.

‘Life After’ is an album with a clear message; hope. Its eleven tracks are full of the melodic warmth and rich textures. It is an album in equal parts about loss as well as a manual to moving on, stronger than before.

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Cage The Elephant Return with festival anthem ‘Ready To Let Go’

Having announced details of their hugely anticipated new album ‘Social Cues’, due April 19th on Columbia Records, Cage The Elephant have confirmed they will play a short run of UK club shows this June.

2019 looks set to belong to Cage The Elephant, with the band’s return to music driven by festival-ready indie anthems. Check out the Matt Shultz directed video for the album’s first taste ‘Ready To Let Go’.

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Annie Mac challenges the music industry to address gender equality

Annie Mac heads up the latest initiative from SMIRNOFF’s “Equalising Music” campaign – the ‘Equalising Music Pledge’ – challenging each and every person in the music industry to do one significant thing for gender equality in 2019.

Annie Mac has announced the launch of the Equalising Music Pledge, a movement to shift the diversity dial and push for greater gender balance in the music industry.

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LISTEN: Emma Kelly – Running Wild

Running Wild is the debut single from London newcomer Emma Kelly. With a distinct sound reminiscent of early Florence Welch, the 21-year-old artist pens intricate lyrics far beyond her years.

‘Running Wild’ inhabits a type of ambiguity that makes it hard to classify as happy or sad. Kelly’s bold powerhouse vocal lends the song an element of melancholy. But as soon the memorable piano hook rushes in, it’s clear the upstart’s debut is running for mainstream pop status.

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Credit: Caro Pak

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