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William's Daily La Blog 40 - 16th July 2010

Day off! We had a day off in sunny LA and the weather was just fantastic (obviously).



I met up with Mikey, Dave (our soundguy) and Stoney (our tech) for breakfast in a cafe down the road, and sat with them in the sunshine talking about the show and other tours. We decided to take it to the pool, and went back to the hotel.



Now I took a risk. Every time I even think about the sun, I burn. Not like a little bit pink, but lobster red. Last month we were in Kansas and I sat by… Continue

Added by La Roux on July 17, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments


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William's Daily La Blog 39 - 15th July 2010

The LA show. These are always pretty important, but (touch wood) always SUPER good. We were playing Club Nokia which holds 2,500. It's funny to think that in August last year, we were playing at The Troubadour which holds maybe 200 tops?! What a year.



The venue was in downtown LA, which is an area we haven't really been to before. It was in a shopping centre too, similar to the Islington Academy in London actually. Mickey and I went outside to see some fans who had been waiting for 8… Continue

Added by La Roux on July 17, 2010 at 9:59am — 2 Comments


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William's Daily La Blog 38 - 14th July 2010

After kicking jet lag in the a** (9 hour sleep!) I got up and had a wonder around the area we were staying in, in San Diego. I just wanted some breakfast, as I'd not really eaten the day before. "Right, burger restaurant....yep, there's another one....right there's a mexican...oh, a diner, more burgers, yep..." - oh yes, I forgot that we are back in America and all you can eat is BURGERS AND MEXICAN FOOD!! WHAT IS ALL THAT ABOUT?! I found what looked like a nice little french cafe just around… Continue

Added by La Roux on July 17, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments


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William's Daily La Blog 37 - 13th July 2010

21 hours of travelling is never fun. I left my flat at 11am UK time and got a cab to Heathrow, London, then flew from London to Los Angeles, then drove from Los Angeles to San Diego and got in at midnight West Coast time. I could have ended my life there and then, I was SO SO tired! But instead, like any normal human being, I went to bed.



Strangely enough, the plane is the only place I ever seem to be able to write music. I can look at this blank computer screen for hours at home… Continue

Added by La Roux on July 17, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments


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La Roux US Articles and Interviews

While we Americans did just celebrate our independence from England, there are a handful of British imports we should be thankful for — Flake bars, Russell and, particularly, La Roux. The twosome — Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid — hit mainstream in the States by the end of 2009 with their curious, impossibly compelling mix of 8-bit-bent electro-pop laced with Jackson’s haunting, hunted vocals and undeniable amounts of vulnerability. La Roux’s style — a decadent yet detached,…

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Added by La Roux on July 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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La Roux Takes It's Best Shot - LA Times.

With hits such as 'Bulletproof,' the British duo fronted by Elly Jackson is being embraced in the U.S. It'll play sold-out Club Nokia in L.A.



Elly Jackson has never felt comfortable in girly clothing. In a pop world of in-your-face sexuality and scantily clad stars tiptoeing around in high… Continue

Added by La Roux on July 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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Robyn Looks Ahead to 'Gangsta' Snoop Duet on 'Body Talk, Pt. 2'

As she prepares to launch a North American tour, Swedish electro-pop diva Robyn is forging ahead with plans to release three "Body Talk" albums, possibly getting all of them out before the end of the calendar year.



"It's a practical solution to the problem of me not being in the studio as much as I would like to," Robyn [née Carlsson] tells Billboard.com. "I'm going to keep writing and hopefully be able…

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Added by Robyn on July 14, 2010 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

William's Daily La Blog - 12th July 2010

1 day.



1 day off before going to america for 5 weeks. Its the longest we have been on tour for, and such a long way away too. It will be good, but hard at the same time.



Clothes had to be washed, new drumsticks collected, contact lenses bought, the bank to visit, and girlfriend to lunch with, and a 5 weeks to be backed into a suitcase.



Easy!



And I made it out to a party in the evening! Needless to say, I was/am absolutely knackered by 3am..but by the… Continue

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Die Antwoord in August issue of Spin

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Added by Die Antwoord on July 14, 2010 at 9:55am — No Comments

Die Antwoord's "5" EP Out Now in the US

The new Die Antwoord EP "5" is available now to download in the US. To get your copy from iTunes,… Continue

Added by Die Antwoord on July 13, 2010 at 1:27am — No Comments


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Sting - Symphonicities Out Now

Sting's new CD "Symphonicities" is available from today online and at all good retailers. To get your digital copy of Symphonicities from iTunes, click here or from Amazon MP3,… Continue

Added by Sting on July 13, 2010 at 1:20am — No Comments


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Call Me Kills - T-Shirt Competition

Hey Sweethearts!



Thanks for tuning in to "Love, Kills xx" each week! Enter my competition for a chance to win a "CALL ME KILLS" hand made tee shirt as seen in episode 7. Submit your wildest, most creative idea for an episode of "Love, Kills xx " below and the winner's idea will be used in an… Continue

Added by Natalia Kills on July 12, 2010 at 6:30pm — 66 Comments

Die Antwoord in New York Magazine

Check out this article in New York Magazine on Cherrytree Artists Die Antwoord - "Sounds like: nothing you've ever heard. The two M.C.'s rhyme in a mesmerizing combo of accented English, the occasional Dutch and their native…

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Added by Die Antwoord on July 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Exclusive premiere of the new Die Antwoord EP "5" on Pitchfork

Click here to preview the new EP "5" from Die Antwoord on the Pitchfork website. "5" will be available at all good digital retailers from tomorrow and in stores July 27.

Added by Die Antwoord on July 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Robyn's "Don't F*cking Tell Me What To Do" at Number 7 in the Cool Cuts Charts

This week, Robyn's "Don't F*cking Tell Me What To Do" has made it well into the Top 10 of the Cool Cuts Charts, arriving firmly at Number 7. "Don't F*cking Tell Me What to Do" is available on her new album "Body Talk Pt. 1" out now. The Cool Cuts is the UK’s leading tastemaker dance chart compiled from reactions from tastemaker DJs and the Cool Cuts panel, now in it’s 22nd year.

Added by Robyn on July 8, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments


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Pieces of Robyn in NME

Check out this feature on Robyn in NME where she talks about things ranging from her first concert to her favourite cartoon… Continue

Added by Robyn on July 8, 2010 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Martin's Vinyl Vault

"Martin's Vinyl Vault" show on Cherrytree Radio will be retired in 5 weeks. Tune in to the last 5 episodes on Thu and Sat at 9am and 4pm PDT.

Added by Cherrytree on July 8, 2010 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

All Hearts all-star Kelis in The Village Voice

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Added by Cherrytree on July 7, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments


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Far East Movement interview with Complex Magazine

Our interview with Jaeki in Complex Magazine is now up… got a chance to go in-depth talkin about our history to signing with Cherrytree/ Interscope to our thoughts on party music vs lyricism vs us…

FM COMPLEX INTERVIEW PART 1…

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Added by FAR EAST MOVEMENT on July 6, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments


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Various 'Symphonicity' bundles from the Sting.com store

In just under two weeks, 'Symphonicities', the highly-anticipated companion album to Sting's Symphonicity World Tour, will be released by Cherrytree Records & Deutsche Grammophon. However, Sting fans in North America don't have to wait that long to hear what Sting has in store come July 13th.



Starting today, if you live in North America and you pre-order 'Symphonicities' from the Sting Online Store, you will instantly receive a free download of the completely re-imagined… Continue

Added by Sting on July 6, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

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