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Dublin Racket-Makers Girl Band On The "Psychotic Episode" That Inspired Their New Album

Live, Girl Band's visceral assault of noise means you only catch fragments of their lyrics. Yet the way that frontman Dara Kieley howls lines like "I look crap with my top off!" with the anguished venom of Nick Cave with toothache has always suggested a lurking darkness. "Divorced of context, they're just random sentences that mean nothing," says guitarist Alan Duggan. "But when there's an explanation, they mean everything."

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Check Out This Awesome Movie Samples Mash-Up Of 'Uptown Funk'

It's only August, but we're almost certain this is one of the finest mash-ups you'll see all year. The handiwork of YouTube user dondrapersayswhat, it's a reworked version of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash hit single 'Uptown Funk' that's sung by characters from 280 classic films including Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Austin Powers, The Terminator and The Muppet Movie. The cut'n'paste video reportedly took three months to put together – make all that creative suffering worthwhile by watching below.

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Cult Rockers Royal Trux On Gearing Up For Their First Show In 15 Years

Before most bands announce their reformation, there tends to be a hatchet-burying meeting, perhaps a rehearsal or two to confirm the old magic is still there. But when legendary 90s sleaze-rockers Royal Trux signed up to headline the final day of this month's Berserktown II festival in Santa Ana, California on August 16, the band's core duo of Jennifer Herrema and Neil Michael Hagerty hadn't even been in the same room together since they split as a band and a couple 13 years ago. Still haven't, in fact.

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Beats 1 Radio One Month On - Its Top Five Musician Guest Presenters So Far

Apple Music launched one month ago today with a tagline - "always on" - that rightly made a big deal of its status as the first ever truly global 24/7 radio station. While we in the UK knew exactly what to expect from the ever enthusiastic Zane Lowe and Rinse FM favourite Julie Adenuga, we had no idea who are what to expect from Beats' promised array of superstar musician guest presenters. We haven't been disappointed though - not even close. Dr Dre, Drake, Elton John, St Vincent, Run the Jewels, Josh Homme, Disclosure, Pharrell and Vampire Weekend man Ezra Koeing are just some of the names to have hosted shows on Beats 1, making for some seriously compelling and starry radio. Keonig’s show has focused on straight-up pop hits, favouring the likes of ABBA, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Hot Chocolate. Pharrell's show OTHERtone has been inevitably slick, with some big name guests including Justin Timberlake and Cara Delevingne. So honourable shout-outs to those guys. But whose show has been the best? Here's our top five musician presenters so far...

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