Jedward star John Grimes last week released a stunning acoustic cover of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, dedicated to his best friend Tara Reid, who had told him it was her favourite song. The track, based on the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole arrangement, comes ahead of tomorrow’s release of the music video for Jedward’s song, ‘Taste The Heat’.
Alt-pop artists Jedward are exactly what the doctor has ordered when it comes to relief from the cabin-fever we’re all experiencing because of the current COVID-19 lockdown situation. Sharing last night on Twitter, the duo announced that they will be releasing the music video for their song, Extraordinary’ next month, to be followed by the clip for ‘Teenage Runaway’.
Late last year Jedward began offering their critically acclaimed 4th album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ in CD format. The demand for CDs, which were initially available for a limited time only with delivery before Christmas, was so high that the Dublin twins were compelled to offer a second wave, with a January delivery.
Now they’ve added a bonus package, in the form of a signed CD, plus two Polaroids, shot exclusively for each order.
With Ireland today finally revealing that they’re sending Sarah McTernan as their entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, two time entrants Jedward – to date the holders of the best result this century for Ireland – have announced they will be performing 6 UK concert dates this May. Further dates, including the possibility of Dublin shows, are yet to be confirmed.
If like us you enjoy a bit of Eurovision, you’ll also know that ever since their two time tilt at the contest in 2011 and 2012, Dublin’s favourite twins Jedward have been rumoured to return. 2019 is no different, with the whispers once again starting up, wondering if John and Edward Grimes will be back this year, and if so, representing which country.
Twins Joe and Luke McGarry, originally from Manchester, UK, but now based in Los Angeles, perform together as Pop Noir. They shot the video for their latest single, ‘White Jazz’, right in the middle of the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, and capture the hallucinatory nature and sheer explosive energy of the area.
Jedward spent much of the first half of 2018 in Los Angeles recording their fourth studio record, the first since the concept album ‘Young Love’, which they released in 2012. The first album from the Dublin twins since they broke away and became independent artists in 2013, it follows on from the nine singles they’ve released since 2014 – including ‘Oh Hell No’, which featured in promotions for Syfy’s ‘Sharknado 3’, back in 2015.