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NEW MUSIC: Cash+David, Never Mind The Baubles, Bent Cousin, Wonderful Humans, Nieves, Draag

  Cash+david ' Bones'

New Music, brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, will generally avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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Cash+David: ‘Bones’

Cash + David is London-based duo Tim Ross (Cash) and Liz Lawrence (David).

Tim and Liz have described their music as like “singing ‘Like A Virgin’ in a desert karaoke booth, with Sleigh Bells on percussion and M83 on guitars”.

Fast carving out a niche for themselves with their dark, downtempo electro pop, the duo are also gaining attention for their striking visuals as much as their gorgeous sad pop music.

Watch the beautiful performance-based video for their latest track ‘Bones.’

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Never Mind the Baubles - Small Bear’s 2014 Christmas Album

Never-Mind-The-Baubles-Small-Bears-2014-Christmas-AlbumIt’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.

Recording one off alternative Christmas songs has become a major thing in recent years and now a lot of independent record companies are getting in on the act with yearly compilations.

Possible best-in-show this year is Isle of Man label Small Bear’s ‘Never Mind the Baubles’ 2014 Christmas Album.

Have a listen to album standout track 'Happy Christmas (Alan McGee Is An Arse)' by The Bordellos, a thing of real beauty that channels Aled Jones with Half Man Half Biscuit and a touch of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

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Listen to tracks by Bent Cousin, Wonderful Humans, Nieves and Draag, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Eastenders' Actor Cut From BBC Telethon Following Gay Joke - VIDEO

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An actor on English soap opera Eastenders was reportedly cut from a quiz segment on the BBC telethon ‘Children In Need’ following a gay joke, according to Yahoo!

Shane RitchieShane Ritchie is alleged to have said “Hurry up! Last person in is gay” while he and members of reformed 90s pop band S Club 7 were trying to fit into an elevator together.

S Club 7 band member Jon Lee came out in 2010.

Following the remark, three members of the band are thought to have refused to appear alongside Ritchie.

A source close to the actor confirmed that Ritchie made the joke but did not mean it in an offensive manner.

Back in January, a kiss between two gay characters on Eastenders led to an outburst of homophobic comments on social media. In April, the soap's resident beefcake Ben Hardy appeared on the cover of Attitude.

Watch S Club 7’s performance along with Ritchie and the Eastenders cast taking on songs from ‘Grease’ for Children In Need, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bizarre Viral Chicken Song from China Taking the Internet By Storm: VIDEO

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"Chick Chick" is a new single from Chinese pop group Wang Rong Rollin which has amassed more than 5 million views on YouTube. Definitely the thing to watch if your first day back at work after the weekend isn't crazy enough because this has insanity in spades, along with a few barnyard animals who are ready for the White Party.

Find out what the chicken says, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Perfume Genius Tour T-Shirts Feature Eminem in Drag

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Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas), who made his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman two weeks ago and is currently playing dates in Europe, is not the only artist on his tour who will be wearing a bit of lipstick.

Hadreas took to Twitter this week to remind folks that his tour apparel targets a rapper known for his homophobic lyrics, for those of you wanting to 'dress up' your t-shirt collection:


Tom Goss Delivers Wild Drag Cover of Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' - VIDEO

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Out singer-songwriter Tom Goss' latest musical confection is a cover of Meghan Trainor's retro hit "All About That Bass" that is anything but a drag. 

Watch as Goss brings drag queen style back, AFTER THE JUMP...

Crooner Goss's previous covers include a trashy take on Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and a charming rendition of Iggy Izalea's "Fancy." His original works saw him cuddle up with "Bears", remember the loved ones of fallen gay servicemembers in "Lover" and tackle Don't Ask, Don't Tell in "It's All Over."

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Sam Smith, Coldplay, Adele, Others to Re-Record 'Do They Know It's Christmas' for Ebola Relief

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Bob Geldof is getting the Band Aid back together again. In a press conference on Monday, Geldof and Midge Ure announced that the iconic (and some say annoying) charity hit "Do They Know It's Christmas" will be re-recorded to raise funds to fight ebola, with new artists like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, and Adele joining megabands like Coldplay and U2 (who were on the original 1984 recording). The lyrics of the song will be slightly adjusted to reflect the situation of ebola rather than famine, which was their original cause celeb. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 5.35.03 PMGeldof said that the new group, named Band Aid 30 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the first recording, was inspired not by nostalgia but by the United Nations. "Three weeks ago I got a call from the UN saying they required a 20% increase across the board [in funding to fight ebola]," said Geldof, known as much for being a humanitarian and a musician. "They are very concerned about the situation in west Africa.”

Geldof will gather all the artists in a London studio this weekend with an online release next Monday. This marks the fourth time the song will be recorded to help a humanitarian cause, the last effort being in 2004 with a hip hop-oriented cover to raise money for war torn Darfur. Geldof also mentioned that he had contacted Quincy Jones to see about enlisting American artists to help. Can a "We Are The World"-redux be next?

Watch the 1984 original and Geldof's presser, AFTER THE JUMP...

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