High time to put English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose in the spotlight. According to Vogue magazine Rose is “one of indie music’s breakout stars for 2012.” Lucy only took her music outside of her living room and began performing with other musicians when she moved to London at the age of eighteen. That’s when she met front man of Bombay Bicycle Club Jack Steadman. After becoming friends she was offered to perform vocals on a song Jack had written. She contributed backing vocals on the Bombay Bicycle Club albums Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix. Last year Rose toured extensively with Bombay Bicycle Club and Noah And The Whale. She staged at many a festival, including Reading Festival. Her solo debut album Like I Used To was released in September 2012 on Columbia Records. It includes the singles Middle of The Bed and Scar, released in 2011, and Red Face, Lines and Bikes, released last year. The latest song to be picked as a 7” is Shiver. Many of Rose’s videos are shot by close friend Orestes Mitas. Here’s the funny video for Bikes. Catch the new vid after the jump.
There’s no stopping the Queen of Pop. On Sunday Madonna made her comeback performing a couple of hits, and the new single Give Me All Your Luvin’ during the halftime show of the 2012 Super Bowl.
Like a Queen on her throne the singer was pulled in by an army of Roman gladiators, dressed in an embroidered golden cape and black thigh-high boots. Nothing less but a grand entrance, in style, dressed by Riccardo Tisci, head designer of the French fashion house Givenchy. The two already worked together for the singer’s last tour three years ago.
The 12-min set kicked off with Vogue, amid an impressive digital display of Vogue magazines. LMFAO helped out to get Music going, blending in bits of their smash hits Party Rock Anthem and Sexy And I Know It. Then the new song followed, with support of Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. on stage. The latter caused a bit of controversy. A marching band walked in next for a quick interlude of, with some help from Cee-Lo, Open Your Heart. At this point both artists appeared to sing live. For the finale, a huge choir backed Madge and Cee-Lo, supplying a goose bump moment. At the end, the singer was whisked away and the words “World Peace” appeared across the field.