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Charli XCX has premiered a brand new song called ‘Allergic To Love’. The track was uploaded to SoundCloud earlier this evening, with XCX currently recording her second album. The record will act as a follow-up to her debut True Romance which was released in 2013. The track which features scuzzy guitars and XCX doing a lot of sneezing, is her first new music since her single 'SuperLove'.

There’s no shame in admitting that ‘Whip My Hair’ was one of your favourite tracks of 2010, no shame at all (well, perhaps a little, but it was catchy). Since then the Hollywood offspring and her brother (The one who was in Karate Kid) have been putting out little bits and pieces, but nothing which has really captivated.

'5' featuring her older brother changes things a little. It's a far cry from the hair whipping, pulse shattering energy of her debut, but the smooth chilled out vibe is something Willow is certainly able to pull off. '5' is well-produced to be full of slick and cool R&B beats, and it shows that Willow Smith is more than just a famous daughter. Jaden too seems to have grown up, with a surprisingly mature sounding verse on the track. Tyler The Creator-esque in tone, he may not be as rebellious, but he adds an edge which makes this a really special output for the pair.

Oh and by the way, Willow Smith was born in 2000, she is 13 years of age (WHAT?!). That family has talent.

Tom Odell has unveiled the spectacular new video to the brilliant single Grow Old With Me from the album Long Way down.

Marina & The Diamonds has released the eleventh, and final part of her Electra Heart archetypes, in a video for the track ‘Electra Heart’. With heavy dubstep breakdowns and howling vocals, the video speeds through the other ten videos which have been released in support of the album of the same name. In the final seconds, she can be seen wiping the small, black heart from her cheek, signalling the end of Electra Heart. Marina has also said goodbye to the character on Twitter. Now, how long before more music is on the horizon?!

New music from Maxsta feat. Little Nikki. Two up and coming urban artists is quite exciting, and although this track is formulaic, it’s very chart friendly and catchy. There’s even a little bit of brass!

Brand new song from MGMT, ‘You Life Is A Lie’ from their forthcoming third album

An interview with Dan Croll (28/07/13)

I chatted to Dan Croll who told me that ‘Home’ will be his next single, and that his debut album will be out in early 2014. Apart from this, there’s a UK tour on the way!

NEW (well… not new) HAIM!

So this track ‘The Wire’ has been floating around on the internet in a few different forms for months and months but it’s now been properly premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show!

New single to be released from Icona Pop, following on from the huge success of ‘I Love It’ feat Charli XCX.

If you haven’t already heard of Dan Croll, then find out all about him here. If you do know him, you’ll be as excited as me about his new single ‘In / Out’ and this nerdy little video!

3 weeks until AlunaGeorge’s much anticipated debut album Body Music (Out July 29th). To be fair we’ve already heard a lot of the tracks, but here is another - ‘Bad Idea’.

Spark is one of our absolute favourites. You might remember her from a few years ago with tracks like ‘Revolving’ and ‘Crave’. She supported Marina & The Diamonds and Diana Vickers amongst others, and was signed to 679 Records. However, she parted ways with them and it’s been two years but she’s returned with this huge pop track, complete with her incredible vocals. Expect big things.

New Rizzle Kicks is all about reality TV, trends and political correctness. ‘Lost Generation’ is much better than their last track, and will be released on 25th August as the lead single from new album Roaring 20s.

The official video for 'Burn' - the lead single from Ellie Goulding’s re-release of album Halcyon - is here.

Ellie Goulding gets closer to club-banger with every single, and this one is even more synth-y than anything she’s done before.

'Burn' will be released on August 11th, and is the first single to come from the re-issue of her second album Halcyon which was released last year. It comes after she also premiered new track ‘You, My Everything’ in the first episode of the new series of Skins on Monday. ‘Burn’ was co-written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, whilst Greg Kurstin who has previously worked closely with Lily Allen, produced the track.

How long before she does a Pitbull collaboration?