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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Go Back To The 80s In New Music Video 'Pretty Girls' - WATCH

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Britney Spears and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea have dropped the music video for their collaboration, "Pretty Girls." In the new video, the duo are blonde-tastic, super-crimped valley girls from the 80s ready to party with their BFFs. Oh, and Iggy Azalea is an alien who takes human form a la Earth Girls Are Easy.

The video also features a Rob Lowe-esque teen heart-throb, sure to bring back memories of The Brat Back.

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And because this is a Britney Spears video, there's also a trip to the car wash where we encounter (what else?) hot and shirtless male dancers. 

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Even The Traffic Signals Are Going Gay For Eurovision 2014: VIDEO

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6a00d8341c730253ef01a3fd05dc1f970b-500wiAhead of next week’s Eurovision, Austrian capital Vienna has made even the traffic lights gay.

Vienna will host this year’s musical extravaganza after Conchita Wurst’s (right) victory last year.

In celebration, the city’s traffic signals now feature gay and lesbian couples, some with hearts above them, reports Pink News.

A spokesperson for the city said the change came about to attract the attention of pedestrians and drivers in order to improve road safety and to “present Vienna as an open-minded city.”

Watch Conchita Wurst’s winning performance at Eurovision 2014, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Leona Lewis Has Fire Under Her Feet: VIDEO

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The British songstress and former X-Factor winner is back with a new foot-stomping single that marks a departure from the sound she became known for with her breakout hit, "Bleeding Love." As Billboard reports, the video for "Fire Under My Feet" "focuses on individuals who are each marching to the beat of their own drummers." Those individuals include out gay supermodel Shaun Ross, a drag queen, an inked-up tattoo artist, a boy ballet dancer (think Billy Elliot) among others. Of the video, Lewis tweeted, "It was so much fun making the video and every story behind each person featured is truly inspiring. I hope it inspires you too."

Meanwhile, MTV notes that the song sounds similar to Adele's 2010 jam, "Rolling In The Deep." It is too early to tell whether or not enough of a resemblance exists between the two songs for any legal action to be taken, as the song has only just dropped. However, a controversy is likely the last thing Lewis is hoping for with this song especially given the legal back-and-forth that ensued with DJ and producer Avicii over her performance of the song "Collide" in 2011.

Watch the video and listen for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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David Hockney: Gay Culture Has Been Ruined By 'Boring' Men Living Ordinary Lives - VIDEO

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Artist David Hockney has said that gay culture has become too conservative because men want to live “ordinary” lives by entering into civil partnerships and having children.   

In an interview prior to the launch of a new exhibition of his work in London, England, Hockney was aghast at the suggestion that he might marry another man and lamented the decline of the Bohemian spirit.

The 77 year-old said he has stayed in contact with former lovers, except for those who have become boring.

San Francisco is apparently also boring now because of the lack of such figures as Harvey Milk.

On a slightly more positive note, Hockney opened up about his love life, saying that the love of his life was “maybe” Gregory Evans, his 62-year-old manager.

He also discussed how the death of one of his assistants in 2013 almost caused him to give up painting. Dominic Elliott died at Hockney’s house after taking a cocktail of drugs and alcohol and then drinking a household drain cleaner.


New Music: SOAK, The Natural Aggregate, Stereoshock, The New Division, Azure Blue

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New Music is brought to you by Deadly Music! which covers mostly independent indie, alternative, electro pop, post rock and ambient music, with a bit of everything else deadly thrown in for good measure.

Most songs reviewed here 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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SOAK - "Digital Witness"

Xc2cSAWS_400x400Northern Ireland singer-songwriter SOAK (above and right) - aka Bridie Monds-Watson - was one of our tips for greatness last year.

Due to release her debut album later this month, SOAK has just dropped a cover of “Digital Witness” by St Vincent.

Have a look at the video below, along with Bridie’s brilliant cover of “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.

If you’re stuck for Swift covers, try this one of “Begin Again” by Sportsman and two other recent covers of “Shake It Off” by Wonderful Humans and Bent Denim.

 

 

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The Natural Aggregate – ‘DIVAdiva’

‘DIVAdiva’ is taken from last year’s 1000 Little Popstars by alternative / electronica act The Natural Aggregate. Just released on the first anniversary of that EP is a video for “DIVAdiva”, a typically collaborative effort featuring abrasive synthesis, powerful piano textures and rhythmic intricacies.

As part of the one year anniversary, The Natural Aggregate is set to produce one more video to accompany the EP before releasing a second EP later in the year, which will be a collection of pieces as featured on the soundtrack for independent film Plight, produced by Rebound Productions and directed by Lucy Bonnett, scheduled for release this Autumn.

 

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Miley Cyrus Announces Launch Of Foundation To Support Homeless LGBT Youth

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Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus announced this week that she's launching the Happy Hippie Foundation to support homeless and LGBT youth reports the AP. Cyrus said the death of trans teen Leelah Alcorn and Bruce Jenner's coming out as trans spurred her to use the fame and attention she receives and re-direct it into a good cause:

"The position I'm in, I feel like I've got a lot of power. But so many kids don't feel that way. They're under their parents' rule.

"When you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that's what I had to ask myself a lot. It's like, I know you're going to look at me more if my (breasts) are out, so look at me. And then I'm going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you."

Cyrus generated media attention when she brought a homeless man as her date to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, where he accepted an award on the singer's behalf. In the AP interview, Cyrus revealed that not all of her previous relationships could be considered "straight or heterosexual." She declined to elaborate. 

Cyrus recently shot a series of music videos with other stars including Joan Jett and Ariana Grande to help raise funds for the foundation; the video with Joan Jett officially debuted this Tuesday on the foundation's Facebook page.

You can watch Cyrus' kill it with Joan Jett as they perform "Different," AFTER THE JUMP...

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