Cigarettes After Sex have circumvented perceived wisdom that indie bands are doomed in the modern age of declining sales and mundane Spotify playlists, by becoming an old-fashioned word-of-mouth triumph. Formed in 2008, Gonzalez’ project was uniformly ignored until 2015 when “Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby”, a track from 2012 EP I., became an inexplicable online sensation, racking up 65million views. It was, as Gonzalez puts it, “basically like lightning striking.
A woman who has accused R Kelly of intentionally infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease, has claimed the R&B star “is going around and transmitting STDs to people [and] nobody is telling that story”. Faith Rodgers has filed a lawsuit against the 51-year-old musician, alleging that he sexually assaulted her, locked her in rooms as punishment for failing to please him, and infecting her with herpes. Ms Rodgers said she started her relationship with Kelly when she was 19.
David Walliams, Piers Morgan and Martine McCutcheon were among the stars mourning Dale Winton at his funeral on Tuesday. The Supermarket Sweep presenter died in April at his home in Whetstone, North London and was laid to rest in a humanist service on what would have been his 63rd birthday. Tony Blackburn, Christopher Biggins, Matt Lucas, Steve Allen, Anthea Turner, Vanessa Feltz, Matthew Wright and Graeme Souness were also seen arriving for the service.
Cast members from Coronation Street have paid a surprise visit to a survivor of the Manchester terror attack that happened a year ago, and the results were heartwarming. In assiciation with ITV, who aired the NHS Heroes Awards last night – a programme comemorating those who work in healthcare and display acts of selflessness – Manchester bombing survivor Freya Lewis was one of the recipients. Viewers got to see a touching video of how the cast of Corrie surprised her in a hidden camera set-up.
James Arthur is reportedly being sued by Danny O’Donoghue for copyright infringement related to Arthur’s hit song, Say You Won’t Let Go. The Script frontman, represented by Richard Busch, alleges that the 2016 song is very similar to his 2008 track The Man Who Can’t Be Moved in “tempo and melody”, according to TMZ.
It’s been over a decade since Susanne Sundfør released her debut album. Since then, the multi-talented musician has built a strong back catalogue and a reputation as one of the most respected musicians in Norway. Built largely around organic soundscapes, the album has been transformed into an audio-visual experience which is being shown for the first time outside of Norway tonight, at London’s Barbican Centre.
Actress and model Cara Delevingne has defended Rita Ora after the pop singer received a backlash for her recent single "Girls".