Watch: The 1975 cover Ariana Grande for Live Lounge

With their much-anticipated new album about to hit the streets, the 1975 are back with a little treat for their fans to hold them over until the end of the week. On Monday (Nov. 26), the British band took over BBC Radio 1 for their new Live Lounge session. During the show, the group performed several new tracks from the upcoming record including “Sincerity is Scary,” “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not with You),” and “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

In between all the new music, the four-piece decided to add a cover to their setlist. As a bonus track, the group took on Ariana Grande’s surprise new single, “thank u, next.” Instead of going the way of poppy goodness that the original version of the insightful song leans on, the 1975 decided to make it more like them. Armed with harmonious backup singers to give it a gospel feel, the cover sounds like it could easily fit on any of the group’s previously released albums.

Watch the 1975 cover “thank u, next” above while the full set can be heard here.

The 1975’s new album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, is due out this Friday, Nov. 30. To prepare fans for the album’s release, the quartet unveiled a string of listening parties scheduled to take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, throughout the country. The full list of upcoming listening parties can be found on Twitter.

As for Grande, “thank u, next” has now spent two weeks at the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The chart-topping song has also landed at the top spot on the Digital Song Sales, On-Demand Streaming Songs, and Streaming Songs charts while also becoming the internet’s favorite new meme. Not too shabby for a song the singer released just a few weeks ago.

Watch: New Doctor Who season 11 trailer shows us who’s in charge

“What do we do?”

“Why you asking her?”

“‘Cause she’s in charge, bro.”

“Says who?”

“Says us!”

If that’s not a killer way to introduce the first female Doctor to the public, then we don’t know what is.

Watch the new official trailer for season 11 of the iconic sci-fi show above.

The new season of Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Project Leda Meets Project Castor in New ‘Orphan Black’ Teaser

“These guys aren’t my problem.”

Well Sarah, you might be onto something there because the clones of Project Castor aren’t just your problem; they’re everyone’s problem.

In the newest trailer for the new season of Orphan Black, we find out a little bit more about the male clones, who were created by some random military entity, like we found out in last week’s teaser.

Like Cosima points out in the trailer, they are the “perfect ghost solider” which makes them “untraceable,” even for her to find. Kind of creepy, considering that most of them seem to be a little unhinged.

One thing’s for sure, we’ll be seeing the male clones and the girls going toe-to-toe with each other. Is it bad that we want to see Alison beat the crap out of one of them using her bedazzler?

Anyway, check out the short teaser below.

The third season of Orphan Black returns in a little over two weeks (April 18) on BBC America.

‘Doctor Who’ Companion’s Fate Revealed in Christmas Episode

As Christmas arrived, Doctor Who fans gathered around their television screens to see whether or not the Doctor’s current companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), would be saying good-bye to the long-running science fiction series.

After months of speculation and a cryptic statement from the network, Clara’s fate was sealed at the end of the yearly Christmas episode last night.

The outcome of the episode, which had fans under the impression that Clara would be leaving the Doctor for good, was just a facade and Clara would in fact be staying by the Doctor’s side at least for another season. Coleman went ahead and confirmed the news after the episode aired on BBC America.

“I get a whole other series [season] of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved,” said Coleman.

“I think they’ve finally just reached a point where they really understand each other.”

Talks of Coleman’s departure began when current showrunner, Steven Moffat, had revealed that only Peter Capaldi had signed on for the next season.

U.K. tabloids then began to report that Coleman has changed her mind about leaving the franchise and was slated to continue her role on the show. While fans debated about Coleman and her decision, the BBC urged fans to tune into the Christmas episode for an answer.

Doctor Who Companion’s Fate Still in the Air


The fate of The Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald on Doctor Who has been up in the air for several months since it was reported that actress Jenna Coleman would be saying good bye to the series before the next season begins.

The new season of the show, featuring the Twelfth incarnation of the Doctor, has wrapped up for the year with only the annual Christmas special left. Coincidentally, the 2013 Christmas special had fans say good bye to the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) after several years of manning the TARDIS.

When asked about the speculation that Coleman would be leaving the show, current showrunner Steven Moffat had recently reveal that only Peter Capaldi had signed on for the next season, fueling rumors that Coleman would in fact be exiting the series before the year ends.

Responding to UK tabloid which reported that the actress has changed her mind and decided to stay on board the long-running sci-fi series, the BBC has responded that Coleman and her character’s fate will be addressed during the Christmas episode which is slated to air on BBC America on Christmas Day.

“Viewers will have to watch the Christmas episode to find out,” the network responded.

In other words, Whovians are exactly where they were when the rumors began; wondering if a new companion will be coming in and Clara will be exiting out.

Watch S Club 7 Reunite for ‘Children in Need’


For anyone who grew up in the late 90s/early 2000’s, it must have felt like a blast from the past when news surfaced that S Club 7 would be reuniting for a special live performance.

The British group who called it a day years ago, reunited to perform at BBC’s Children in Need charity function which happened over the weekend. The charity holds a special place for the group who previously contributed two songs from their category for the charity’s compilations in 2000 and 2001.

Watch the live performance before which features several of their biggest hits including “S Club Party,” “Reach for the Stars,” and “Don’t Stop.”

For those not familiar with S Club 7, the British band made a splash in the United States with their television series that followed a fictional version of themselves as they tried to achieve stardom in the United States. The series which originally began in Miami, found them traveling across the U.S. to California where they eventually made it. In between that time, and their travels, they made a couple of film including one that found them going back in time to the 1950’s.

Sadly, members started to leave and eventually, they had to call it a day.

Bring Me the Horizon Respond to Fans’ Criticism of New Song


We knew that Bring Me the Horizon fans were vocal, but we never thought we’d never see the day when the fans would turn on their beloved band.

It appears that a recent song made specifically by the band as part of BBC’s re-scoring of the Ryan Gosling-starring film, Drive has made fans really unhappy with the group.

The song on trial is called “Don’t Look Down” and features the British band getting some assistance from a guest; rapper Orifice Vulgatron from Foreign Beggars.

Many of the fans were so vocal about their disappointment that one fan wrote: “I was willing to accept ‘Drown,’ but I don’t know what this song is. Not for me.”

Another responded to the track by saying: “‘Drown’ was a fantastic change for the band. I really hope this song isn’t the start of something else, cause this was forgettable.”


But, like a band that actually takes into consideration what their fans think about them, BMTH have responded to all the criticism reminding fans that the song was made for the gritty film’s new soundtrack.

Read their statement below.

“We appreciate the level of passion both good and bad for DLD. We are really proud of what we created, but at the same time, we understand peoples confusion and panic after hearing the track. We were approached by radio one to score a piece of music for a rescore of the movie Drive. Now if you’ve seen Drive i’m sure you will agree neither anything from our previous albums, nor drown would of fit very well with the vibe of that particular movie, so we decided to create a piece of music that did justice to the amazing scene we was given.

we took the opportunity to make something completely different, to do something completely different, something that we wouldn’t usually do- although I feel that doesn’t really make sense anymore, because we never do the same thing 2x. We experiment, we change it up, We take risks because we don’t want to stay the same and we want to breathe life into this lacklustre genre, and we want to keep you guessing whats coming next.

Big up Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars for collaborating on the track, And once again, if you can tune into BBC 3 tonight at 10 and watch the whole movie, its an amazing project, and we think we smashed our part, and hope you guys feel the same once you’ve seen it.

Peace, BMTH”

Listen to Bastille’s ‘Drive’ Re-Scoring Contribution


“Pompeii” be damned because Bastille have released another song from their upcoming mixtape, VS. (Other People’s Heartache, Part 3) which is due out in December.

Last week, the British band released their first new track in a long time; a song titled “Torn Apart.” The new song made its grand debut the only way any high profiled song does, especially if you are from across the pond: on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Today, Bastille have gone ahead and released another new track from the upcoming record, a tune named “The Driver.”

“The Driver” will also be featured on the soundtrack for BBC’s re-scoring of the the Ryan Gosling-starring film, Drive. Zane Lowe will be acting as curator for the re-scoring soundtrack. The BBC is set to air the film on Oct. 30 with the new soundtrack scoring it. But sorry kids, the broadcast will only take place in the United Kingdom.

Check out the stream of the new track below.

Bastille frontman Dan Smith had recently said that the band was trying to record a new album, but it does not come as a surprise that it’s been a little hard to get to the studio with all the live performance, tour dates, and festivals the “Bad Blood” group have been on since “Pompeii” launched them to stardom.

BBC Form Supergroup to Cover Beach Boys Song


What happens when you get together tons of musicians for a worthy cause? Usually one hell of a song.

Thanks to the BBC, tons of musicians were asked to come together to cover the Beach Boys “God Only Knows” from Pet Sounds to officially launch of BBC Music. The TV spot featuring the reported 27 artists began to air yesterday (Oct. 7).

Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Stevie Wonder, Brian May, One Direction, Chrissie Hynde, Baaba Maal, Sam Smith, Lorde, Dave Grohl and many more can be spotted in the video. Also making the list of performers was Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys; how else do you pay homage to the guy (or band) that wrote and the song.

As if the long list of singers on the track wasn’t enough to get your head spinning, the BBC also used their 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra on the song.

We warned you, epic might be an understatement. Give the track as listen.

When asked by The Guardian about the remake of the song, Wilson said: “All the artists did such a beautiful job. I can’t thank them enough. I’m just honored ‘God Only Knows’ was chosen. ‘God Only Knows’ is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

The cover will be released as a single to raise funds for the BBC’s Children in Need charity. This isn’t the first time the BBC has done such a supergroup for charity. Back in 1997, the network released a version of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” featuring Elton John, Bono, and Reed himself.

Fall Out Boy Unleash “Centuries”


It felt like history was repeating itself when Fall Out Boy announced plans to release a new song only to be outdone by their fans who spread the word faster than a fire on social media after a music video shoot.

But, it didn’t matter how clever the fans were, because the band managed to hold the song in secret until its scheduled debut today on DJ Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.

“Centuries” is set to be the band’s lead single from that upcoming record which is currently in the works.

Listen to the song below.

“Centuries”  currently on sale for those in North America, while the track will be available worldwide beginning at midnight.

Though talk about a new album has been minimal, there was a recent interview with bassist Pete Wentz hinted that their sixth studio album is in the works. “We’re writing, finishing out the album cycle in South Africa in September.” When the record is finally released, it will be through Island/DCD2.