YOUTUBE ORIGINALS x UNICEF x MOONBUG Collaborate On “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season”

YouTube Originals today announced its collaboration with Moonbug Entertainment in partnership with UNICEF for the premiere of “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season” out of the UK, along with the release of the official trailer. “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season” is the prequel to the global, hit football animated series, “Supa Strikas.” “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season,” consists of 12 episodes with the first six launching 3 December at 9am (GMT) on the official THE SUPA STRIKAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL and the YouTube Kids app. The six remaining episodes will roll out in early 2022 and will also be available then in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German and Russian catering to the brand’s global audience.

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OCEAN AIRS – Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie Goes Deep On New ‘Pearldiving’ Solo Album

The Cocteau Twins are such an iconic band that any release by a former member is always an event. So Pearldiving, the first solo…

Watch The Official Trailer For Hometown Showdown Starring Maya Jama, Chunkz, Dan & Phil, W2S And More – Launches November 18 On YouTube

Hometown Showdown is the ultimate bragging rights battle – the chaotic competitive travel show where two best friends go head to head in the battle of the hometowns to prove that where they come from is simply the best place in the UK. 

Maya Jama, Chunkz, Dan & Phil, Harry “W2S” Lewis And More Star In HOMETOWN SHOWDOWN

Hometown Showdown is the ultimate bragging rights battle – the chaotic competitive travel show where two best friends go head to head in the battle of the hometowns to prove that where they come from is simply the best place in the UK. 

Get A Rare Glimpse Into Ed Sheeran’s Life And First-Look At New Album In YouTube Shorts Series

GRAMMY Award winning and YouTube record breaking artist Ed Sheeran unveiled 14 YouTube Shorts giving fans the first full preview of his forthcoming album ‘=’ (Equals), only on YouTube. ‘=’ is the fourth installment in Sheeran’s symbol album series and he is giving fans a first ever album preview on YouTube Shorts with a glimpse into all 14 tracks ahead of the albums official release this Friday, October 29 (Asylum/Atlantic). What’s more, fans around the world are now able to watch and create their own #SheeranShorts to every track on the album.

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ALL WRITE NOW – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PUMP UP THE VOLUME ON NEW ALBUM ‘BOOK’

There are few things you can rely on in life so much as a They Might Be Giants album. They come along frequently, BOOK is the…

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CRAZY DIAMONDS – Inca Babies’ Harry Stafford Covers Pink Floyd On New ‘Bone Architecture’ Album Collaboration With Marco Butcher

Cut from the same jagged cloth as The Birthday Party and trash rockers The Cramps – Bone Architecture is a rambunctious new collaboration between…

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ACCESS ALL AREAS – TIJ’s Barry Snaith On His Punk Past And New Collaboration With Online ‘Ninja’ and Public Domain Activist Carl Malamud

For 30 years now, Carl Malamud’s been waging a mission to make public information free and accessible. It’s a campaign that’s landed the internet…

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OUT OF TIME – REM-Influenced Dupont Circles Release Debut Album 30 Years In The Making

Washington DC psych-indie outfit The Dupont Circles are celebrating the release of what must be one of the longest awaited debut albums in musical…

READ ALL ABOUT IT – New Book Tells The Story Of The Front Page, The Tiny Nightclub That Brought Legendary Live Music To Carlisle

A Few months ago I reviewed a book by Paul Talling which heralded London’s Lost Music Venues. An exercise in nostalgia, Talling’s work also underlined…

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HANS ZIMMER Leads Tributes To Ennio Morricone On Birthday

To commemorate what would have been Ennio Morricone’s 92nd birthday, his closest collaborators have reunited for the first time in years at his studio in Rome. The five celebrated musicians, who worked alongside the composer on some of his most iconic scores, shared memories and stories about him and reminisced about his glittering career, spanning more than six decades. A new mini-documentary, ‘Celebrating Ennio Morricone: The Secrets Behind His Genius’, encapsulating the extraordinary occasion, premieres on YouTube at 2pm GMT.

It’s Hard – John Grimes Covers Michele Morrone Song From Netflix 365 Days

John Grimes of Jedward has done it again, with a gorgeous acoustic interpretation of the hit song, ‘Hard For Me’, from Netflix’s ‘365 Days’.

Jedward Tease Fans About TV Show Plans In Interview On ITV Lorraine

Speaking exclusively from their home in Dublin, Irish duo Jedward were interviewed by Christine Lampard this morning on ITVs ‘Lorraine’ show. 

DUBLIN ALTERNATIVE POP BAND MILK. RELEASE FIRST LIVE STUDIO SESSION SINCE COVID-19

Covid-19 has had a profound effect on the Irish music industry with live performances being its greatest loss. The industry is fighting back with new ways to share live music.

Every Breath You Take: Jedward’s John Grimes Releases Previously Unseen HD Acoustic Cover Of The Police Classic

Jedward have kept their fans entertained during the COVID-19 quarantine, which they had been spending in Los Angeles, with best friend, actress Tara Reid, during which time they were interviewed on ITV’s ‘ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. Now back in Dublin, John has uploaded an acoustic guitar cover of The Police classic, ‘Every Breath You Take’.

Building A Fanbase And Keeping Fans Engaged During Lockdown

While we’re all staying home as much as we can during this unprecedented time, it can begin to feel like things that were once normal are starting to feel like the past: gigs, shows, spending time in the studio and, of course, the normal social media updates.

Blanks Meditates On The Search For Meaning With ‘Silly People’

Blanks, no stranger to taking specific emotions and turning them into inspiration for lyrical content, has released ‘Silly People’ – an meditation into the search for meaning.

Jedward And James Newman To Perform In Upcoming Eurovision Home Concerts

With the Eurovision Song Contest called off this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, Eurovision has been doing their very best to keep fans happy by providing plenty of content. In fact, there’s been so much incredible content that it could be hoped this will continue to be on offer once things go back to normal.

YouTube Originals Announce Star-Studded Four-Hour Livestream Celebration Of Solidarity In Lockdown

YouTube Originals today announced a star-studded lineup of the UK’s most loved YouTube creators and celebrities who will come together in a spectacular four-hour livestream Original “Stream #WithMe” designed to support, entertain and educate viewers in lockdown.

The Killers Release New ‘Watch This’ Video Of ‘Mr. Brightside’ With Vevo

Vevo announces the premiere of ‘Watch This’, featuring The Killers and their music video for ‘Mr. Brightside’. ‘Watch This’ brings a camera to the “comments” section of a music video. This episode will act as a forum for inside-scoop commentary from The Killers themselves as they look back at their music video, giving a first-hand interpretation on everything from inspiration to impact.

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