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WATCH: Paramore, “Passionfruit (Drake Cover)”

You would think R&B-tinged rap and pop-rock wouldn’t get along, but Paramore continue to impress. The group, who are busy promoting their latest album After Laughter, stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and performed. A highlight of their set was a cover of Drake‘s infectious hit “Passionfruit.” Between Hayley Williams‘ lovely vocals and the spot on instrumentation, it’s a great cover. Check it out after the jump! For more Paramore, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Of Mice & Men, “Contagious”

On September 9, Of Mice & Men will be dropping their latest album Cold World. Thus far, the group have premiered two singles (“Pain,” “Real”) from the effort. Now, another taste from the record has premiered. Of Mice dropped a new single, “Contagious.” The premiere was hosted on BBC Radio 1. It is a pretty rocking tune with a serious nü-metal feel and a monster chorus. Check it out after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Mumford & Sons “2Shy” Cover

On BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Mumford & Sons covered Shura‘s R&B song “2Shy.” While it sounds like an impossible task, they did an impeccable job at fitting this song to their own sound (whatever that is). What do you think about it? Listen to it and the original version after the jump and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Evolving from the folk sound that gave them their claim to fame, Mumford & Sons newest album Wilder Mind attempts to break into the realm of something more alternative and…

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WATCH: All Time Low Covers Sia’s “Elastic Heart” on Radio 1

This morning on BBC Radio 1, All Time Low performed a live cover of Sia‘s “Elastic Heart.” Watch it after the jump and let us know what you think of this alternative version! Their cover offers a softer rendition of the song, which is pretty enjoyable. Like most covers, it is difficult to make a song your own especially when it is originally done in a different genre. Regardless, All Time Low does not disappoint their fans (or Sia’s, really) with their performance of “Elastic Heart.” Check out another cover of…

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Charli XCX Covers Taylor Swift On BBC Live Lounge

Charli XCX was a special guest on BBC’s Live Lounge, where she performed a cover of Taylor Swift‘s #1 hit and Grammy-nominated “Shake It Off”. The song has a Pop Punk feel to it that occasionally Charli XCX will showcase in her music, though not so much of late. She sped up the lyrics a bit and put her own spin on it to give the cover a more original feel. You may remember Taylor Swift trademarking a bunch of phrases from her music (read about that here)? Well, Charli…

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Fall Out Boy Covers Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

While guests on BBC Radio 1, Fall Out Boy decided to give listeners a taste of their Funk with a cover of #1 hit “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The cover gives the Funk-Pop song a bit of a Rock-based influence, noted by heavy guitar parts. The whole performance lasts about 3 and a half minutes. You can view the performance below the jump. Their upcoming album American Beauty/American Psycho will be released on January 20th. For more music from Fall Out Boy, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and…

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WATCH: Issues “Never Lose Your Flames” Live at BBC Radio 1

Issues recently performed their song “Never Lose Your Flames” at BBC Radio 1. You can check out the stunning performance after the jump. The band will be heading out on the Thanks for the Invite Tour this fall with I Killed The Prom Queen, Ghost Town, Marmozets, and Nightmares. You can check out dates and buy concert tickets here. To be prepared to sing along with Issues’ entire set list in the fall, you can purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: The 1975, “Chocolate (Acoustic)”

Listening to a stripped down version of a band’s hit is always intimate and interesting. The 1975 treated G In The Park show goers to a special treat with a stripped down performance of their song “Chocolate.” The event was hosted by BBC 1 Radio. Check out the performance below! Buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Bastille “Flaws” At BBC Radio 1

Bastille singer Dan Smith announced in Glasgow during the BBC Radio 1 Weekend that the group will continue to work with independent producers following their breakout success. Smith told Digital Spy: “In terms of the next album, we haven’t changed it up at all. I think it would be really fun work with big producers, but it’s not something that interests us at the moment.” Check out a video Bastille at Radio 1 below, or purchase a CD of their work here. Buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like…

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One Direction Live At BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014

One Direction performed yesterday, May 24, at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. At the yearly music festival, the pop sensation sung “You and I” off of their latest album, Midnight Memories, as well as “What Makes You Beautiful” from their first studio album, Up All Night. Watch both videos after the jump.  Please follow and like us:

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