Gorillaz have shared the full video for new single 'Humility'.

The multi-media pop project will release new album 'The Now Now' later this year, and it's said to be a retreat from their collaboration heavy endeavours.

Out on June 29th, Gorillaz will follow this with a batch of festivals, including Boomtown in Hampshire – curiously, their sole UK date.

'Humility' is out now and it's a soulful return, while the Jamie Hewlett steered visuals were shot in Venice Beach, California.

Featuring 2D on roller skates and a busking Jack Black, it's definitely entertaining. Tune in below.

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Danish talent Goss is most definitely one to watch.

Tipped by internationally renowned producer SOHN, while debut EP 'Healthcare' caused a huge stir online last year.

Gossamer R&B meets spectral electronics, his approach is continually suggestive and wonderfully concise.

New single 'These Days. I Don't Know' continues his rise, a beautifully composed return that fractures the templates placed in front of him. Infatuated both by the humane and the digital realms, 'These Days. I Don't Know' has incredible balance.

Goss comments: "Lyrically I am inspired by this new scene of poets writing about the internet, digital currencies, software, etc. I always felt the internet was an un-poetic place but I think this new wave of poets are making the complexity of the digital world beautiful."

"On the production side I wanted the track to have a certain pace but at the same time have it feeling somewhat laid back. I love when a production give a feeling of both being fast and slow at the same time. Both melancholic and optimistic, complicated and simple."

Goss helped craft the stirring visuals, which air for the very first time on Clash. He continues: “I did this video with my good friends, Joachim Fougner and Yilmaz Sen. The video is a one-shot and the ambition was to make three and a half minutes of minimalistic sci-fi.”

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Manchester group New Luna are one of the brightest new groups in the city, with live shows bearing comparison to Twilight Sad, or even Mogwai.

Dream pop re-imagined for the perpetual Mancunian drizzle, the band's sonic grandeur is reminiscent of Hope Of The States, but with a slight brightness to the sound.

New single 'Knew Too' continues their rise, with the minimalist guitar lines building into a labyrinth of noise. Guitarist Zack Bamber explains:

"'Knew Too' is our first fully self-produced track and one of the newest songs we’ve written. It’s one of the most sinister tracks we’ve ever written and gives off a feeling of ritualistic isolation while the lyrics talk about a steady breakdown in the minds of two people”.

Poised, powerful guitar music, you can check it out below.

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Ireland's Orchid Collective unite four very different musicians, but with one over-riding aim.

Making musically raw yet sonically complex music, the four-piece have played some storming gigs across Ireland and beyond.

Catching the eye of broadcaster Phil Taggart, Orchid Collective are ready to race ahead with new single 'Otherside'.

Blessed with a soaring guitar riff, driven vocals, and percussion that rises up to create something special, it's a perfectly poised return.

The production is crisp but never overly slick, leaving a slightly raw feel on top of their personalised songwriting.

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Sonia Stein lives her life in surround sound.

An actress on her own stage, the R&B riser matches a relish for communication with a need to say something.

Soulful new single 'Change Shapes' deals with the manner in which we form our identity, and how this shifts and changes over time.

It's a supple return, one that moves with an infectious energy. She comments:

'Change Shapes' is about the fluidity of our identity and the freedom but also the fear that comes with that. It is also a reminder to myself that no matter what I try to project, people will see me as they are, not as I am and vice versa (“hold these mirrors up to face me, and I’ll become what you want baby”)’…

Shot by Libby Burke Wilde, the full video for 'Change Shapes' was filmed in the stunning Welsh village of Portmierion.

A dramatic counterpoint to Sonia's songwriting, you can check out the full video for 'Change Shapes' below.

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Simply put: Night Slugs is one of the most vital, influential imprints in this country.

A crew that sits at the nexus between grime, house, techno, and other variant electronic sounds, the label's distinctive sound and perfectionist approach makes each release worth seeking out.

Over the past decade Night Slugs has assembled an incredible catalogue, a tight-knit collection of disparate voices, productions, and sonic artistes.

Reaching their 10th anniversary, Night Slugs will arrange tour dates, releases, pop-ups, and more.

New compilation 'Night Slugs X" is incoming, featuring new music from Kelela, Girl Unit, Nguzunguzu and classic reworks and rarities from Jam City, Cooly G, Kingdom and Lil Silva.

We're able to share 'Meteorology', a day-glo collaboration between Bok Bok and Sweyn J that comes with that trademark chrome-plated finish.

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Rhode Island group Deer Tick are constantly plugged into the world around them.

Absorbing information, thoughts, expressions, the band's two studio albums – 'Vol 1' and 'Vol 2' – are perplexing, fascinating, and constantly creative.

Taken from 'Vol 2', new song 'Wants / Needs' is the perfect example of their approach, all bubbling melody and ferocious about-turns.

Dennis Ryan from the band explains “about determining necessity in an age of modern convenience where the lines between wants and needs are a bit blurred.”

The song's video is based around a beautiful dance composition, choreographed and performed by Jenny Winton and Caili Quan.

Shot on top of a city high-rise, the collaboration results in something pretty special. Jenny Winton explains…

“The video was a collaboration between Chris Vongsawat (videographer) Caili Quan, (fellow dancer/choreographer), and I. We wanted to create a video which combined dance, architecture, and music in a way that hadn’t been done before. Caili and I paired our unique movement styles, while Chris directed the takes, translating them through his lens. What we came up with was a sort of harmony within duality. A yin and yang of audio and visual elements which were both striking and cohesive at the same time.”

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Catch Deer Tick at the following shows:

November
8 London Dingwalls
9 Manchester Night & Day
10 Dublin Whelan’s
11 Glasgow Stereo
12 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
14 Paris, France Point Ephemere
15 Utrecht, Netherlands EKKO
18 Madrid, Spain Caracol
20 Barcelona, Spain Sidecar
22 Zurich, Switzerland Bogen F
24 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess
26 Berlin, Germany Privatclub
27 Hamburg, Germany Haekken
28 Copenhagen, Denmark Lille Vega
30 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen Klubb

December
1 Gothenberg, Sweden Pustervik
2 Oslo, Norway John Dee

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Naked Elephant take their art seriously.

Every element of every release is thought through, from the first note to the last.

And, of course, the videos. New single 'Sun Kissed' is no exception – expertly pieced together pop music, the visuals took the band all the way to Thailand.

Part of an ongoing project, this new clip took the project out to the Elephant Home And Nature in Kanchanaburi.

First, though, a bit about the song from Josh Royse:

“I sat down and really wanted to write a dance song for Naked Elephant, it ended up becoming what is ‘Sun Kissed’, a little bit of the Naked Elephant rock’n’roll DNA with the guitars with the use of strymon pedals to soundscape which was blended with house music. There was a moment where we were finally OK with not having to write these deep esoteric masterpieces in order to feel amazing about our music, we can write something that people simply want to dance to in the sunshine.”

The video was an opportunity to work with actual elephants, at the area's specially built sanctuary.

He continues: “We have a multi-layer approach to helping these creatures, first was filming with them and getting people excited about these beautiful majestic creatures. Also, to bring awareness to the village and tying in our merch that we sell which is of our mascot ‘Russell’ as necklaces and small toys.”

“A percentage of the money earned goes towards this village which contributes to help the elephant’s food, medical care and to expand the village lands. That was really what made this video special, because I was able to turn a music video budget essentially into a charitable investment, into something that we believe in.”

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Hounded by the tabloids and very active on Twitter, Lily Allen is one of the most refreshingly outspoken figures in British pop, and countless articles on, videos of and interviews with her have amassed since she first emerged in 2005 on MySpace.

This was the year YouTube was set up and the year Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp acquired My Space for $580 million. In fact, she memorably referred to Murdoch as ‘Voldemort’ in 2016.

We probed that mass of content in an attempt to find 10 things you (possibly) didn’t know about her ahead of the release of her fourth studio album ‘No Shame’ on June 8th.

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Her cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ has never sat too well alongside the rest of her material. In 2013 she disparaged it as ‘shrill’ and un-listenable, though it seems to have its admirers among newlyweds and karaoke singers. She did sing it, however, at a poignant tribute to MP Jo Cox. She recently claimed in an interview with ‘Vulture’ that she felt ‘bullied’ into doing the John Lewis ad, suggesting there are label dynamics and legal issues at play too. The whole interview is worth a read.

Lily Allen has a storied involvement with Glastonbury Festival. She allegedly ran away from boarding school at 14 in order to attend. Eight years later she’d find herself on the newly-inaugurated Park Stage and on the Pyramid Stage with members of The Specials. She’s played several times since and made headlines in 2015 for, so we’re told, dressing up in a penis costume, collapsing and inadvertently singeing her eyebrows with a gas stove.

Leaving aside the predictably crass tabloid coverage, she did burn a flag emblazoned with ‘Fuck Off Kanye’ until it read only ‘Kanye’. The ‘Sheezus’ singer claimed she was ‘keeping the #peezus’. She recently branded the rapper’s return to Twitter as ‘fascinating’ in the interview with Vulture, which wasn’t sufficiently guarded a response to escape a slew of rehashed articles about it.

She left school at 15, and there’s a clear autodidactic streak within her. Since then she has studied horticulture, wishing to become a florist, though like some of the more outrageous stories here, it could be apocryphal. Intriguingly, she has a flower named after her: the Lily Allen Popstar, a vivid orange and black variety. ‘Lily Allen’ is only the trade name because apparently you can’t call a lily Lily. She also (allegedly) sold ecstasy in Ibiza as a teen.

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Despite claiming that ‘Colabs are so fucking thirsty these days’ in 2014, the singer has worked with Giggs on 2018 banger ‘Trigger Bang’ and featured on albums by the likes of Pink!, Professor Green and Robbie Williams. Collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Marina and the Diamonds and Wiley have failed to materialise as of yet, though the rapper assumed the role of clairvoyant when he said, ‘You will see a track from us in the future.’ That was October 2008.

She leant her skills to the domain of sumo-wrestling when she grappled with Nick ‘Grimmy’ Grimshaw a few years ago. Footage does exist online, we’re sure. In an entertaining interview with the Arctic Monkeys at T in the Park (R.I.P.) 2007, she claimed she’d formed a group with Alex Turner ‘Rupert The Band’. Turner had equally facetiously claimed to the Mirror that a group made up of him, Allen, Dizzee Rascal and James Righton of Klaxons was being set in motion. Turner and Allen did actually wind up featuring on Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Maths + English’.

In 2006 she wrote on her blog, “Boys, your regurgitated indie rock days are numbered so get over yourselves.” – a prophetic statement that could do with being wheeled out every couple of years. The intended recipients were Carl Barât and The Kooks. Of singer Luke Pritchard, she said caustically: “There is no excuse for wearing broken straw hats and dark sunglasses two storeys underground of Alexandra Palace while strumming your guitar like you're treating everyone to an exclusive showcase for your next album – this is a dressing room and you're not Jim fucking Morrison, okay! I don't want to hear your rendition of Waterloo Sunset four times in an afternoon."

The singer has a knack for wry impersonations – on YouTube you’ll find Keira Knightley (yet to meet said James Righton back in 2008), Cheryl (with whom she once had a spat; the pair now seem to have reconciled) and Dannii Minogue. For Complex Magazine, she starred in a guide to British accents.

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Much to the chagrin of the gutter press, Allen visited Calais in 2016 and said what many had been thinking when she apologised ‘on behalf of my country’ to an unaccompanied child. Recently she has become embroiled in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which happened in an area of West London very familiar to her.

Her spats are well-trodden territory, but highlights include those with thug Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins, Piers Morgan. The singer reached the acme of her cattiness in the late noughties, where she sparred with Azealia Banks and Katy Perry among others, before stating: "I have Katy Perry’s number, someone did me a favour. I’m just waiting for her to open her mouth one more time then it hits Facebook."

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Lily Allen will release new album 'No Shame' on June 8th.

Words: Wilf Skinner

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KLYMVX like to have fun with music.

A frisky Parisian production duo, their electro-focussed sound takes in all kinds of other elements.

Continually exploring, the pair recently hit upon the sunshine formula for 'Siento', a slice of tropical pop with a Mediterranean vibe.

They explain: “To give you a little anecdote, in the drop you can hear what sounds like a flute but actually isn’t. We were on a terrace with our beers (we were just messing around) and after having drunk two or three of them, one of us blew into his bottle and frankly, that’s how we found the drop!”

Marissa Chibli strikes the lead vocal, and her focussed, charismatic performance lifts the track into a new realm entirely.

KLYMVX add: “We found Marissa on the internet, thanks to her multiple covers, and immediately knew we’d found the singer we needed. We're from Paris, we live in the grey. We've always said that we make music to make people smile and convey a positive message, and this time we tried to bring the nice weather with us too – and that’s what made 'Siento'.”

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