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Why Britney's 'Carpool Karaoke' Is The Most Revealing Ever

Some people were kind of apprehensive about Britney Spears' Carpool Karaoke appearance, mainly because a teaser clip shared earlier this week showed her not actually singing and looking a little awkward in James Corden's presence. But actually, Britney threw herself into the format admirably, singing along to her huge pop hits 'Womanizer', 'Oops!... I Did It Again' and 'Toxic', and even gamely recreating her '... Baby One More Time' video at the end.

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Florence + The Machine Remain Defiant On New Song 'Wish That You Were Here' - Track Review

Though [a]Florence and The Machine[/a]’s mammoth Hyde Park show earlier this year signalled the end of her ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ tour, it seems that before she takes her well earned rest she’s leaving us with a few gifts to tide us over until her return. After dropping three tracks to coincide with the Final Fantasy video games just a few weeks back, Flo’s done it again, releasing new bombastic new song ‘Wish That You Were Here’.

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New Lorde Album: Release Date, Touring Info And Everything We Know So Far

Released in September 2013, [a]Lorde[/a]'s 'Pure Heroine' album was one of the most arresting debuts in recent memory. As the album approaches its third birthday, fans bewitched by the New Zealand artist's pin-sharp lyrics, elegant melodies and coolly understated beats are clamouring for her follow-up. Responding to an impatient Instagram follower earlier this week, Lorde said: "Give up on me if you want to! I write a record when I have enough special stories to tell, and it's all me, every melody every lyric, not some team who just start the machine up every eighteen months like clockwork. The record is written, we're in the production stage now. I've worked like a dog for a year making this thing great for you guys."

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Reading and Leeds 2016: Is It Going To Rain This Weekend?

Reading & Leeds Festivals – the annual knees-up for the most ardent rock, indie, grime and dance fans – will kick off on Thursday as fans descend on the two sites. We know there’s going to be some ace bands there (take a look at the full lineup here) but what’s the ever temperamental British weather going to be doing for you at both sites?

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