With each day that passes, the prospect of Spanish sun, sea and Sangria draws a little closer for those lucky enough to have snapped up a ticket for this year’s Benicássim festival. Preparing to swap Singing in the Rain for Singing in the Sun, British music fans can look forward to the most successful and most anticipated Benicássim festival to date, as more than 45,000 people a day are expected to pass through the Benicássim gates this July.
The celeb-packed evening presented by Radio 1’s Chris Moyles, saw some of the world’s greatest musicians honoured for their contribution to the live music scene over the past year. Acts as diverse as Stereophonics, CSS, Enrique Iglesias, Kate Nash, The Manic Street Preachers, Calvin Harris, Athlete, Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy all played to a packed venue of fellow nominees, music industry experts and fans.
Having been extremely popular as an exclusive video on the MySpace home page, the video for Oh My God is now ready to be put up all over the net and get this single, which is out on July 16th, to the top of the charts where it belongs. The video features a cartoon Lily Allen and a nice cameo from the Kaiser Chiefs all located in a lap dancing bar. The video was directed Nima - whose credits include Hot Chip, Lady Sovereign and Maximo Park, peep it...
Mark Ronson is the sound of 2007. With his masterstroke LP ‘Version’ debuting at Number 2 and being hailed as ‘little short of a miracle’ by The Independent, he returns on July 16th with his dazzling new single ‘Oh My God’. Featuring the vocal talents of urban starlet Lily Allen, it’s a stunning interpolation of The Kaiser Chiefs’ anthem and brims with an irresistible new spin.
As well as hooking up with The Arctic Monkeys for their new album, Dizzee Rascal has teamed up with Lily Allen and Joss Stone for his long-awaited new LP Maths & English. Lily sings the hook on the track So You Want To Be A Gangsta and Joss Stone cornered Dizzee at the recent Brit Awards and begged him to let her sing a hook on the album.