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All Access With Birdy
In many ways, English singer-songwriter Birdy is just an average teenager. The quiet, unassuming 16-year-old loves 'The Hunger Games,' spending time with friends and shopping, and she's a fan of the boy band One Direction. However, these ordinary adolescent qualities are definitely overshadowed by extraordinary ones. Birdy, whose cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love' catalyzed her career, is a gifted
Metric vs. Reptar – Sound Off
Congratulations are in order for alt rockers Metric, who are Diffuser.fm's latest Sound Off victors. The Canadian band overtook the Cribs with their new track 'Youth Without Youth,' which appears on their forthcoming LP 'Synthetica.' Today, Emily Haines, James Shaw, Josh Winstead and Joules Scott-Key will take on electro indie poppers Reptar and their new track 'Orifice Origami.'
The Cribs vs. Metric – Sound Off
After duking it out in a battle of the songs with the Scissor Sisters' brand-new single 'Only the Horses,' the Cribs have become the latest winners in Diffuser.fm's Sound Off with their single 'Come On, Be a No-One.' As the reigning champs, the British trio will take on Metric and the quartet's 'Synthetica' single 'Youth Without Youth.'
The Cribs vs. Scissor Sisters – Sound Off
Congratulations to Cake for winning Diffuser.fm's Sound Off for four consecutive weeks. Their song 'The Winter' dominated every competitor it came up against, and now Cake are official members of the Sound Off Hall of Fame. This also means that it's time for a new batch of competitors, and this week, the Cribs are going head-to-head with Scissor Sisters.
Red Hot Chili Peppers to Cover Classics on Upcoming EP
Red Hot Chili Peppers are celebrating their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with an EP of classic cover tunes. The EP, appropriately entitled 'We Salute You,' will feature RHCP covers of tracks from past Hall of Fame inductees.
Cake vs. The Dandy Warhols – Sound Off
Cake have won Diffuser.fm's Sound Off for three consecutive weeks now, with their 'Showroom of Compassion' track 'The Winter' beating out the Big Pink, Delta Spirit, and most recently, pop-rock quartet Neon Trees. This week, Cake's 'The Winter' will go head-to-head with the Dandy Warhols' new song 'Sad Vacation,' but it's up to the readers who wins.
Givers Featured on Tonight’s ‘Glee’ Episode ‘Big Brother’
Fans of Givers can expect the quintet to move way 'Up Up Up' on the iTunes charts tomorrow, since their hit single is slated to appear on FOX's musical sitcom 'Glee' tonight (April 10).
Cake vs. Neon Trees – Sound Off
Congratulations to Cake on becoming Diffuser.fm's Sound Off winner for their second week straight! Cake first beat out the Big Pink with their track 'The Winter,' and more recently, they edged out Silversun Pickups for the second consecutive win. Now, Cake's 'The Winter' will be pitted against Neon Trees' 'Everybody Talks' in this week's fan-voted Sound Off.
Keane Satisfy Wanderlust Cravings With ‘Silenced by the Night’ Video
Keane have premiered their new video for 'Silenced by the Night,' the first single off of the Brit's forthcoming 'Strangeland' album. The quartet actually aren't at the center of the clip, as the camera follows a young lovestruck couple traveling about deserted Texan highways.
Cake vs. Silversun Pickups – Sound Off
Cake are now the reigning champs of Diffuser.fm's Sound Off, beating out the Big Pink's 'Superman (Hit the Ground)' with their new song 'The Winter' in an overwhelming defeat. Now, Cake and their 'Showroom of Compassion' track will go head-to-head with Silversun Pickups and the band's 2012 single, 'Bloody Mary (Nerve Damage).'