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Charli XCX live: the self-appointed “future of pop” kicks off a cacophonous party (and tackles douchegate)

Charli XCX speaks out on meet and greet controversy and "fake wokeness"
Midway through her Manchester gig, Charli XCX addresses Douchegate. For those mercifully unaware of the spurious shit-storm, it involves LGBTQ fans requesting she autograph increasingly bizarre items, which started in September when she signed a bottle of poppers. But that was merely an amuse-bouche (amuse-douche?) to the outrage-provoking main course – where she was asked to add her imprinter to...

Charli XCX speaks out on meet and greet ‘controversy’ and “2019 fake wokeness”

Charli XCX speaks out on meet and greet controversy and "fake wokeness"
Charli XCX has responded to recent backlash over images from "meet and greet" events, accusing her critics of "fake wokeness". Her comments come after a number of news outlets posted and commented on photos of her posing with and signing unusual items presented her to her by fans at the meetings (such as an urn containing the ashes of one...

Nasty Cherry: the Charli XCX-formed band reveal all about their new Netflix reality show

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The first the world saw of Nasty Cherry was their bassist Georgia’s bare arse. Announcing the band back in January they shared a video on Instagram where drummer Debbie attempts to pour fizz into a plastic champagne flute, which is being balanced on Georgia’s bum. In a jacuzzi. The video came accompanied with the caption “HI. WE’RE NASTY CHERRY AND...

Nasty Cherry announce their own Netflix series ‘I’m With The Band’

Rising glam-punk band Nasty Cherry have announced details of their own TV show coming to Netflix next month. Check out the trailer below. The band, whose members were handpicked by Charli XCX and played their first UK gig at NME's Girls To The Front night in London last month, will be the subject of the six-part series I'm With The...

Lost albums of the 2010s – what became of the albums we were promised but that never arrived?

Gone with the wind: in memory of the unreleased 2010s albums that never arrived
While everyone’s brains are firmly fixed on the best albums of the 2010s (NME's definitive list is coming in November) it’s worth taking a moment to remember those that we never got to hear. Whether that’s full albums that were scrapped in favour of the band or artist starting over, records leaked without the artist’s consent and never to be...

Charli XCX says she’s already started work on her next album

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Charli XCX has confirmed that she has already begun writing new music for her next album. Her latest studio album 'Charli', the long-awaited follow-up to 2014's 'Sucker', was only released on September 13. Prior to that, she dropped two mixtapes — 'Number 1 Angel' and 'Pop 2' — back in 2017. Read more: Charli XCX’s return to Reading Festival was a triumphant...

Charli XCX addresses air pollution concerns over burning car in ‘White Mercedes’ video

Charli XCX responds to air pollution clams in White Mercedes MV
Charli XCX has responded to fans who were concerned scenes in her latest music video for ‘White Mercedes’ might have caused air pollution. READ MORE: Charli XCX opens up about the “stigma” surrounding mental health and therapy in the UK The visual, directed by Colin Solal Cardo, was released last Thursday (October 10). It featured Charli singing in a suspended white...

Watch Charli XCX sing from a suspended car in ‘White Mercedes’ video

Watch Charli XCX sing from a suspended car in 'White Mercedes' video
Charli XCX has shared her stunt-filled video for 'White Mercedes'. The Colin Solal Cardo-directed video (who also helmed her 'Gone' video with Christine and the Queens) sees the pop star sing while inside of a white sports car that is suspended by the rear from a crane. Elsewhere in the clip, Charli poses with white horses and stands atop a white...

Charli XCX says she was inspired by Ed Sheeran on new album

Charli XCX has revealed that she was inspired by Ed Sheeran on her new album. The singer, who is currently on tour across the US, released new album 'Charli' last month. Now, in a new interview with Vogue, she's revealed a slightly unexpected influence in Sheeran. Talking about the song 'Official', Charli said: "The way we wrote 'Official' was very: 'Let’s try...

Watch Charli XCX and Jimmy Fallon perform a mash-up of Depeche Mode and Icona Pop

Charli XCX and Jimmy Fallon perform a mash-up of Depeche Mode and Icona Pop
Charli XCX has teamed up with comedian/talk-show host Jimmy Fallon to deliver a mash-up of Depeche Mode’s ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ and the hit Charli wrote for Icona Pop, ‘I Love It’. READ MORE: Charli XCX calls her Icona Pop hit ‘the most annoying song in the world’ The pair performed the mash-up live during a recent episode of Fallon’s The Tonight Show,...