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One Direction, Sam Smith, and Others Team Up to Tackle Ebola in 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - WATCH

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Band Aid, the supergroup behind 1984's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" charity song that helped in the 1983-85 Ethiopian famine relief effort, is re-recording its hit song with some fresh faces and for a new cause. 

One Direction, Bastille, Bono, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Seal, Sinead O'Connor, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran and others have all teamed up to help raise money to help tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa. 

Watch the music video, AFTER THE JUMP...

And to donate to the cause, visit bandaid30.com

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New Music: Stereoshock, Ibeyi, Sasha Siem, Sinead O’Connor, The Barnum Meserve, The Written Years - LISTEN

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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 column.

Enjoy!

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Stereoshock: ‘The Letter’ and ‘The Messenger’

StereoshockStereoshock is New York based producer, composer and songwriter Josh Cohen.

Under the Stereoshock name, Josh has been releasing EDM for a number of years but he has taken a change of direction with his new work.

Two recent tracks ‘The Messenger’ and ‘The Letter’ are companion concept pieces.  Both are emotionally raw cinematic pop tracks, more spoken word soundtrack than actual songs. 

In Josh’s own words, “‘The Letter’ is a musical story about a protagonist, who leaves his family in order to regain a sense of direction in his life. However, throughout his travels, he realizes that time is not always the best resolution. This record represents a valuable life lesson, and provides us with a greater understanding of the power that time truly holds. Life around us will move on, whether we choose to participate in it or not.”

Tearing up Soundcloud for the past few months, Stereoshock could well blow your tiny mind.

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Ibeyi: ‘Mama Says’ and ‘River’

Ibeyi is French/Cuban twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz.

The sisters sing in English and Yoruba and play Díaz’s signature instrument, the Cajón.

Watch the video for 'River' and their stunning performance of 'Mama Says' on the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland

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Check out four more acts and some killer playlists, AFTER THE JUMP... 

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Sinead O'Connor Says 'Take Me to Church' on New Single: LISTEN

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Sinead O'Connor has returned with a new single (and a wig!).

The new track is called "Take Me to Church" and appears on her new album I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss which is out on August 11.

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sinead O'Connor Congratulates Pope Benedict on His 'Greatest Achievement': Retiring

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Sinead O'Connor, who famously ripped a portrait of Pope John Paul II to pieces on SNL in 1992 while saying "fight the real enemy," said this today about Pope Benedict XVI's retirement:

I would like to congratulate Pope Benedict on his wise decision to retire before the very worst of what has been going on is discovered. I appreciate his alluding to some of it in his statement and assure him The Most High forgives those who can faithfully say they did wrong.

The church had been brought into dreadful disrepute by lies and blasphemies against The Holy Spirit. Benedict’s greatest achievement is this act of retiring. There is a chance now for the church to be re-built and made fit to house The Holy Spirit.


Sinead O'Connor Tells Daniel Radcliffe of Giving Him Imaginary Baths: VIDEO

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In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show over the weekend, Sinead O'Connor joked with Daniel Radcliffe that she didn't recognize him with his clothes on because she regularly assists one of her children in taking imaginary baths with him.

She also performed her new single "The Wolf is Getting Married".

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sinead O'Connor Ends Marriage After 16 Days

Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O'Connor has ended her marriage after just 16 days.

SineadShe writes, on her official website:

Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband's life. And also by a bit of a wild ride i took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me wedding night as I don't drink. My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage. It became apparent to me that if he were to stay with me he would be losing too much to bear. And that being with me was not going to serve him positively , career wise or any other wise. I saw his life leave him because of how people close to him reacted. And I can't take anyone's life. And a woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So.. U love someone? Set them free.

He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman. I truly believe though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren't aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband's life and the lives of those close to him. He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap.

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Sinead O'Connor Calls for Full Criminal Investigation of The Pope [tr]


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