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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Klaxons – ‘Landmarks Of Lunacy’ EP by wearesme

Klaxon’s fans, you will love this. Not so Klaxon fans, you will like this.

We’ve just got round to listening to this very impressive free Christmas release from the boys and its only right we share it with you.

The five-track EP titled ‘Landmarks Of Lunacy’ features unreleased material the band recorded during early sessions for second album ‘Surfing The Void’. It was recorded with James Ford, who produced their debut album ‘Myths Of The Near Future’, at the Black Box studio in Nantes in 2008.

There are periods of time that we have spent together as a band that the only suitable word that comes close to describing them is ‘magical’. The three nocturnal weeks spent at Black Box studio in 2008 under the loving guidance of James Ford was undeniably the point where the magic was peaking.

Sometimes the only way to let a story release it’s full power and potential is to offer it up to the universe. It’s time to let the music do the talking.

Below you can find the download link for the EP along with a listen of our favourite track ‘Wildeflowers’.



December 25, 2010, 7:27 pm
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Merry Christmas to all our readers! We hope you had a great day, however which way you chose to celebrate and you got more than a lump of coal from Santa!

Here’s a few festive messages from some familiar faces:

Lil Wayne


The Queen

President Barack Obama


[FRESH VIDEO] Gorillaz – Phoner To Arizona by wearesme
December 24, 2010, 3:04 am
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The first track from Gorillaz upcoming ground-breaking iPad created album ‘The Fall’ is finally here.
And not only is it here, it comes with an official video made up of photo’s taken on Gorillaz’ recent tour of America.

You can check out said video below:

The 15 track album will be made available in full tomorrow (Christmas day, in case you were wondering what all these pine trees wrapped in lights were about).

The first song fills us more with curiosity than excitement. This album will make for interesting listening!


[NEWS+MUSIC] T-Pain invites fans to feature on his track ‘Merry Christmas’ by wearesme

It’s the season of good will and in keeping with the Christmas spirit, T-Pain is giving fans a chance to feature on one of his songs for the upcoming mixtape ‘prEVOLVEr’.

T-Pain released this track titled ‘Merry Christmas’ moments ago, leaving a blank verse which rappers/singers can submit their best efforts for consideration for the final cut.

If you’re interested, submit your verses to TPainFeatYou2@gmail.com.


[FREE DOWNLOAD] Yasmin – Santa Loves R&B (Mixtape) by wearesme
December 22, 2010, 10:17 pm
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The beautiful Yasmin would have us believe that Santa is in fact real and not only is he real; but his music of choice while riding his sleigh is a cheeky bit of R&B.

To celebrate her 22nd birthday, Yasmin kindly released this brilliant R&B mix which anyone born in the 80’s will love. The mix features 22 classic tracks from the likes of 2 Pac, Jay-Z, Mary J Blidge and LL Cool J.

“Today’s my birthday, it’s also 4 days before Christmas, but where’s the fun unless we’re all getting presents?! So here’s my gift for you, a Christmas Mix full of 90’s R&B, don’t go making too many babies over the festive season now… 😉
I included 22 tracks, one for every year of my life so far! So Happy Birthday to me and Merry Christmas to you!!
Go forth & download!!
Love, Yasmin x”

Nice one Yasmin and Happy Birthday!


[VIDEO] Snoop’s Christmas Story by wearesme
December 22, 2010, 9:36 am
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With only 3 days to go until Christmas, SME are well and truly in the festive spirit, especially with all this snow.

We aren’t the only ones in the festive mood, it would appear that Snoop Dogg is too, as he tells us the real Christmas story.

Merry Christmas. SME x

[FRESH VIDEO] Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon – Empire Ants by wearesme
December 22, 2010, 12:47 am
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Here’s another new video courtesy of Gorillaz and their Christmas advent calendar; this time for the track Empire Ants.

The video features some amazing artwork and sketches which come to life with colour.


[NEWS] Matt Cardle’s ‘When We Collide’ crowned Christmas Number 1 by wearesme

2010 X Factor winner Matt Cardle has beaten all competition in this weeks chart to claim the elusive Christmas number one.

Matt’s cover of the Mercury Prize-nominated Biffy Clyro track ‘Many Of Horrors’ sold a massive 439,000 copies in the six days following his victory on the ITV talent show last Sunday, making it the biggest selling non-charity record in its debut week this year.
Also of note; Biffy Clyro’s original track entered at number 8 with a massive 40,000 sales this week. The power of the X Factor is unquestionable!

Rihanna claimed the number 2 with an impressive 100,000+ in sales for her collaboration with Drake on ‘What’s My Name’. Her steamy performance on the X Factor final definitely didn’t harm sales!

Facebook campaign contenders failed in their attempted ambush of the Christmas number one with Trashmen ‘Surfin Bird’ made number 3 with 68,000 copies and John Cage’s ‘4 33’ entered at number 21 with just under 15,000 sales.

So, congratulations to Matt Cardle! And love or hate The X Factor, you can’t deny that this is a beautiful song; whether you prefer Matt’s version or the original.

CLICK HERE to see the full Christmas chart


[VIDEO] Merry X-Mas from Mike Skinner & The Streets by wearesme
December 17, 2010, 3:50 pm
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“Jesus is the reason for the season” Mike reminds everyone, in this short clip wishing fans a Merry X-Mas. Standing in the snow while munching on a Mince Pie Mike announces he’s taking a well earned festive break.

Fear not; The Streets will be back on with the 4th Janurary with an interactive short film. SME can’t wait.


[NEW MUSIC] Kanye West ft. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor & Musiq Soulchild – Christmas In Harlem by wearesme

Kanye West wishes you G.O.O.D. tidings to all with an early gift in the form of this new track ‘Christmas in Harlem’.

As usual, the track features a whole host of guests keen to spread the Christmas spirit; Dipset’s Cam’ron and Jim Jones, Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor and Musiq Soulchild all feature.


A modern day hip-hop Christmas song; love it!


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