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Kate Tempest's 'Europe Is Lost' Is The Protest Song The World Has Been Waiting For

With ‘Europe Is Lost’, there can be little doubt that Kate Tempest is now the UK’s greatest working lyricist. If we were released in the '70s it would have stood right up alongside ‘Gangsters’ by The Specials and PiL’s ‘Public Image’, and would have probably arrived fully-formed in the pages of NME via a double page advertisement of the the striking sleeve art (above).

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Adele's 2016 Arena Shows: What To Expect From Her First Tour Since 2011

In a move comparable to the release of a new Smiths album or John Virgo bowing to intense global pressure to return to the arena of the televised trick shot, Adele has announced that she will be singing in public in a series of giant arenas next year. It's big news not just because Adele is the biggest artist on the planet, but also because she's repeatedly talked about her dislike for performing in front of large crowds. Here's what we might expect from her first tour since 2011.

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This Precocious 5-Year-Old Has Nailed The Drum Part To System Of A Down's 'Chop Suey' - watch

2015 has brought us 3-year-old DJs, teenagers' renditions of Kanye West's entire discography, and even a four-year-old cat who released an album, somehow – but gunning for the award of most precocious youngun this year is 5-year-old Brazilian drummer Eduarda Henklein, who has absolutely nailed the drum part of System Of A Down's 'Chop Suey!' Look at how passionately she sings along to the song as it blasts into her headphones – current drummer John Dolmayan should be worried for his job.

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