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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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Father John Misty's Maddest Moments: How The Singer Became A Grade-A Troll

Father John Misty is a little trickster. He’s always up to something, always trolling. The purveyor of archly romantic chamber-pop, whose 2015 album ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ is a loved-up masterpiece, has made a neat sideline as an absolute piss-taker. Most recently, he’s launched a line of merch clothing that looks suspiciously Kanye West’s’ The Life of Pablo’ range, though instead bears the words, “The Life of Padre”. But this is only the latest in a long line of wind-ups. Join us, then, as we explore Misty’s maddest moments.

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Film Critics Love David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' Now, But What Did They Think Back In 2001?

David Lynch's super-cryptic L.A. mystery Mulholland Drive has just been named the greatest film of the 21st century (so far) by BBC Culture - ahead of Boyhood, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Lost In Translation. The BBC polled a total of 177 film critics from 37 different countries, so it's fair to say Lynch's sprawling drama is now at the very least "revered", and quite possibly on its way to being considered a modern-day masterpiece.

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