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Introducing… MKTO

We’ve got MKTO in The Hits Radio HQ soon and I’m very excited about finally playing this on the radio… Take Justin Timberlake’s infectious charm, add some Rizzle Kicks mischief and mix with Michael Jackson’s killer beats… and you’ve got yourself MKTO. These guys are huge in the US right now and

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By darrylmorris

Rixton Have Landed

You know that feeling, when a song or band you found early gets picked up by the rest of the world and suddenly it isn’t your thing anymore. It’s tough, that. Every time you hear it on the radio or seeping through somebodies earphones on the bus, you want to tap

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By darrylmorris

New Coldplay Song – A Sky Full Of Stars

I’m not usually one for a ride on the Coldplay bandwagon. I find them largely underwhelming considering the hype, but they’ve really got my attention with ‘A Sky Full of Stars’. Available to download from Sunday, it features some thumping, Avicii-planted EDM with plenty of the classic Chris Martin piano

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By darrylmorris

New Klaxons Video

The Klaxons have unveiled the video for ‘There Is No Other Time’. The video features a night club performance with a glitchy countdown, with the single set to be the first from their new album, Love Frequency.

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By darrylmorris

LISTEN: Calvin Harris Teases New Track

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has teased a new track. It’s called Summer and does exactly what it says on the tin. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a park with an ice cold cider.

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By darrylmorris

New John Newman Video

John Newman has gifted us a new video for his single ‘Out Of My Head’. It’s classic John Newman artistry and we see objects breaking and coming back together in black and white. ‘Out Of My Head’ is the fourth single from his album ‘Tribute’. Watch the video here…

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By darrylmorris

Taylor and Ed Duet In Berlin

Ed Sheeran joined Taylor Swift for a second time on her ‘RED’ European tour to perform his new single. The pair, firmly locked in ‘friend zone’, have been working closely over the past few months and took to the stage together to perform Ed’s new single ‘I See Fire’ in

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By darrylmorris

New 1975 Video

The 1975 have premiered the video for their new single. ‘Settle Down’ will be the 5th release from their debut, chart topping album. Matt Healy’s band head out on tour next month, starting in Glasgow on February 7th.

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By darrylmorris

Introducing: New Etches Track

Up and coming indie 5-piece ETCHES have revealed their new track. Their demo ‘Let’s Move In’ saw them feature on some of the biggest music blogs in the world and gained airplay on BBC Radio 1 and XFM to name a few. The Liverpool band’s next offering, ‘The Charm Offensive’, is as dark and

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By darrylmorris

Little Mix To Support One Direction?

The rumour mill has been in full swing for the past 24 hours, with people suggesting Little Mix could support One Direction on their ‘Where We Are’ tour in the summer. The rumours started after a post on their label’s website that seemed to give the game away…   Although

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By darrylmorris