Splendour in the Grass for Channel [V]

Channel [V] has packed up the campervan and is heading home from Splendour in the Grass – a long weekend at the North Byron Parklands filled with music, dance, camping, wacky costumes, live performances, festival food, and some of the hottest artists from Australia and around the world.
Following the mind-melting music festival Channel [V] will be serving up a one-hour Splendour special covering everything that went down including interviews with some of the biggest acts premiering Saturday August 9 at 2pm EST only on Foxtel.

Tune in to catch headliner Lily Allen speak about her latest album release and her on-stage antics, as well as interviews with Violent Soho, Interpol, Grouplove, Rufus, Foals, Ásgeir, Future Islands and many more. Plus with [V]’s access all areas VIP pass, we take you past security to see what really goes on backstage.
Always ready to get amongst it at Australia’s favourite music festivals, hip-hop maestro ILLY and our very own mullet enthusiast Marty Smiley skipped the queues and arrived in style by skydiving into the festival on the first day with the lucky winner from Channel [V]’s Splendour in the Grass competition.
This years’ explosive Splendour festival line-up included headliners Lily Allen, Outkast, and Childish Gambino, as well as Foster The People, Sam Smith, Kelis, Foals, Future Islands, The Presets, Chvrches, Interpol, Grouplove, Sky Ferreira, 360, Vance Joy, Angus & Julia Stone, The Jezabels, City And Colour, Hilltop Hoods, Ásgeir and many more. With performances from over two-hundred artists and DJs, it’s easy to see why tickets sold out in just a few hours.
The special also includes festival highlights from the main stages and the best bits from the tens of thousands in the crowd. Strap yourselves in, you won’t want to miss this – Channel [V] presents Splendour in the Grass premieres Saturday, August 9 from 2pm only on Foxtel, encore screenings will premiere on Sunday, August 10 at 9.30pm and Monday, August 11 at 6pm.

New Music: Lily Allen ‘Air Balloon’

Lily Allen follows her two simultaneous Top 10 December hits, including the No 1 “Somewhere Only We Know”, with the brand new single ‘Air Balloon’ on 2nd March 2014.

The track was written by Lily with Shellback, who also produced the song.

Lily continues to work on her third album, for release later this year.

Her previous two albums sold over 5 million copies worldwide and she has had 3 No. 1 singles. In December she surprised everyone by releasing two tracks at the same time ‘ ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ which reached No. 1 and the ground-breaking ‘Hard Out Here’ which reached No. 9 as a download only release.

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New Music: Lily Allen ‘Hard Out Here’

Lily Allen has hinted at recording fresh solo material since last year, and on Tuesday (Nov. 12), the British pop star at long last unveiled a new song and video. 

Hard Out Here takes the “LDN” songstress into Auto-tuned, deeply sarcastic territory, as Allen tears into society’s (and the music biz’s) outlandish expectations for females.

“You should probably lose some weight, ‘cuz we can’t see your bones/You should probably fix your face, or you’ll end up on your own,” Allen sneers in the second verse of the bouncy song, which also takes aim at men who can openly brag about their sex lives while slut-shaming their counterparts. The video for “Hard Out Here” is pure, unabashed cheek, as Allen is first scolded by her agent for gaining weight during her two pregnancies but then flips the script, comically features some female ass-jiggling and even has silver, Robin Thicke-like balloons spell out… wait for it… “Lily Allen Has A Baggy Pussy.”

Click Read More to see Lily Allen’s latest video ‘Hard Out Here’!

“Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits/It’s hard, it’s hard, it’s hard out here for a bitch,” Allen sings on the song’s chorus, before repeating the word “bitch” dozens of times. Lily Allen is back and is ready to slice your face off.

The 28-year-old singer announced that she would be taking a hiatus from recording following the 2009 release of sophomore album “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” which was preceded by her acclaimed 2006 debut “Alright, Still.” Since then, Allen and husband Sam Cooper welcomed daughter Ethel Mary in 2011 and daughter Marnie Rose last January. “Alright, Still” has sold 627,000 copies to date, accoding to Nielsen SoundScan, while “It’s Not Me, It’s You” has moved 353,000 copies.

Allen has popped up on a few tracks as a guest artist during her hiatus — most notably T-Pain’s 2011 single “5 O’Clock” and P!nk’s “True Love,” which came in at No. 84 on last week’s Hot 100 chart. While there’s no word on whether or not “Hard Out Here” will lead Allen’s third studio album, it’s a darn good harbinger of more material to come.