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[NEW MUSIC] Justin Beiber feat. Kanye West & Raekwon – Runaway Love (Remix) by wearesme
February 19, 2011, 1:41 am
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Firstly, SME would like to take the opportunity to point out that we do not normally condone the posting of Justin Beiber music. The main reason being; we are incredibly jealous of his success at such a young age and feel incredibly inferior of a boy half our size. I’m sure you’ll agree this is completely understandable? *Cue Belieber abuse*

However; when Kanye West is involved, we have no choice in the matter. Kanye has jumped on the track ‘Runaway’ with fellow G.O.O.D Music member Raekwon for the official remix and the result is a jam.

SME x

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[VIDEO] Grammy Awards 2011 – Performances by wearesme

The awards are under way so keep checking as we constantly update this post with the performances as they become available!

Christina Aguilera, Florence Welsh, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams – Aretha Franklin tribute:

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Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Bruno Mars, B.o.B & Janelle Monae – ‘Nothing On You’ / ‘Grenade’
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[SME MEETS] Freddie Cowan from The Vaccines *Exclusive Interview* by wearesme

If you haven’t heard about The Vaccines, you must reside under a rock. Coming third in the recently announced BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll, with their single ‘Post Break Up Sex’ released this week and a debut album on the way; The Vaccines are the band on everyone’s lips right now. An incredible achievement from a band who only formed officially in June 2010. Their rise to fame has been a rapid one to say the least.

The London based band was initially formed by Justin Young (vocals) and Freddie Cowan (guitar) with a third member who soon left. They were soon joined by Árni Hjörvar (bass) and Pete Robertson (drums) and named themselves The Vaccines in June 2010.

They released their demo “If You Wanna” in the Summer of 2010 and were immediately championed by Zane Lowe, who awarded it his ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on 18 August 2010.

After playing their first gig in Leicester they embarked on their first UK tour. Their popularity continued to rise and they sold out their first London show, having to turn away 200+ people at the door after reaching capacity at The Flowerpot in October 2010. The likes of Alex Kapranos, Marcus Mumford, and members of White Lies and The Maccabees were all in the audience.

The band then released their debut single “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” (only one minute and 24 seconds long) on 29 November 2010 which reached number 157 in the UK Singles Chart.

After securing a contract with Columbia Records, they were signed to play on the 2011 NME Awards Tour, joining the likes of Magnetic Man, Crystal Castles and Everything Everything.

The band released their second single “Post Break-Up Sex” this week which was sat at #19 in the mid week chart.

When presented with the opportunity to speak to Freddie Cowan from the band, naturally we jumped at the chance. We couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say about the bands incredible rise from obscurity and everything that has come with their newfound popularity.

Fresh from a week long trip to America where the band caused a massive stir selling out venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Toronto, we spoke to a jet lagged Freddie and here’s what he had to say:

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