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1/3 TripAdvisor Reviews Are Fake

HotelPlanner.com CEO Tim Hentschel explains how the recent report claiming 1 in 3 TripAdvisor reviews are fake.

Despite the report of fake reviews, Hentschel still trusts in TripAdvisor. “Tripadvisor has always kept a Chinese wall between its review department and advertising department,” according to Hentschel.

Hentschel elaborates that “TripAdvisor’s high traffic numbers mean it has always been able to have an independent review department. The site’s advertising sales have always been independently strong like Google or Amazon.”

Additional Tim Hentschel talking points:

  • “This debate is very old in travel tech circles. Everybody has been trying to build the perfect machine to spot fake reviews, but nobody has gotten close yet.”
  • “There are sites that make you verify a purchase before you can post a review, but those can be tricked as well, especially by a hotel or restaurant generating fake receipts.”
  • “Up to a few years ago the general consensus in travel tech circles was overall rating is a good indication of the quality of the project, i.e. anyone can fake a few reviews, but if you have hundreds and thousands of reviews and they are mostly positive or mostly negative, then that is good sign of the overall quality of the product.”
  • “A large problem are sites that charge companies a monthly fee to keep up positive reviews. Yelp is facing multiple lawsuits for this practice.”

HotelPlanner.com, the largest group hotel booking site in the world, was called the “go-to site” for travel planners by The New York Times.

The Shakes Debut Music Video

Hailing from the depths of Orange County, CA, Indie-alt collective The Shakes debut the official music video for “With Every Moment”.

The beautifully crafted video was shot and directed by Benny Gigliardi, who does justice for the track. Which stems from frontman and songwriter Sean Perry’s harrowing near-death experience, cited as the main influence for the EP. Benny, who is known for his work with up and coming artists such as Super Whatevr and Hearts and Lions, goes on to describe his process of bringing his vision into fruition:

“It was such a blessing and a pleasure to get to direct this video. I’ve known Sean and Cameron for a couple of years now and we’ve been talking about doing a video ever since we met and I’m so thankful we waited as long as we did. I didn’t necessarily have a storyline in mind for the video, I just wanted to create something visually stunning that would compliment the song and sell an 80’s vibe but also keep it original. Sometimes the best ideas come in the simplest ways, but you also have to be fearless with your approach. But if it doesn’t scare you, where’s the fun in that? It brought me joy to bring this song to life and I hope it does the same for all who see it. This is just the beginning for the Shakes and I’m honored to get to work with them and watch them grow.

The video, does indeed capture Perry’s unique sound which blends 80’s inspired grooves with infectious “Britpop” influenced lyrics and melodies. Comes right on the heels of the young collectives highly anticipated debut EP, released independently on July 23rd, 2018. The Shakes who have had a big year so far since their big break performance at The Troubadour, opening for The Strike earlier this year. Followed by many other key shows throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Upon the EP’s release, not only were loyal cult followers thrilled, but also a new segment of listeners across the country. Partly due to key, infectious tracks such as “Scumptious” immediately pulling over 200,000 plays through streaming with praise from a wide range of well established music blogs online. You can check out the full EP for yourself on all streaming platforms.

With support from larger artists within the scene, such as Francois Comtois of Young The Giant. Whom featured on their debut single “Somebody” last year. THE SHAKES, aim to be a new refreshing voice within the rock scene and don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Already in the works on their next single “Six Feet Below”, coming early this fall.

You can view the cinematic video via youtube and IGTV on their instagram: @theshakesmusic which is cultivated with cinematic tones that are undeniably captivating.

Black Panther + 4 Things You Missed This Week

BOBI ANDONOV UNVEILS ACOUSTIC VIDEO OF FAITHFUL, FROM THE STRIPPED SERIES

Australian alt-pop artist BOBI ANDONOV returns today with the first video from his upcoming Stripped series of acoustic live performances. Premiering on Ladygunn Magazine, the the Andy Madeleine-directed clip sees BOBI deliver a captivating, intensely passionate performance of his latest single, Faithful, which is out now.

Speaking about the new video, BOBI explains, “we wanted to create something dreamy and sensual that would complement the song instead of doing something crazy. Andy Madeleine, the director, had the vision of creating more of a performance video than just a live video in a venue or studio.”

Watch this very special acoustic version of “Faithful” HERE.

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Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love” Music Video surpasses 20M views

PERFORMING AT THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 FESTIVAL AUGUST 19TH AND ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA AUGUST 20TH

Watch the video HERE

“ALMOST LOVE” | DOWNLOAD | STREAM

MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS PRESENT MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA REMIXED EP

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 17

Available today from Marvel Music/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP, featuring 5 remixes of tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Grammy nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Gransson. Gransson produced and remixed two of the five tracks, Waterfalls and Black Panther. The Black Panther score soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music chart in its first week of release. Read more HERE.

Wakanda Remixed is now available for download and at streaming services.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

MADDIE POPPE PERFORMS “GOING GOING GONE” ON GMA

American Idol winner Maddie Poppe performed her single, “Going Going Gone” on Good Morning America this week. She was also joined by Idol runner-up and boyfriend, Caleb Lee Hutchinson to perform their rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” (Watch Here) Both Maddie and Caleb are currently on the road for the American Idol Live! Tour, which continues through mid-September. Tickets available HERE.

Watch her performance of “Going Going Gone” HERE

Watch full interview HERE

IN REAL LIFE HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9TH JAGMAC TO SUPPORT

In Real Life has announced that JAGMAC will be joining them on their upcoming Tonight Belongs To You tour, which kicks off September 9th in Silver Springs, MD and continues through mid-October ending in Orlando, FL. Radio Disney’s NBT (Next Big Thing), JAGMAC, is a 6 sibling pop group from Baltimore, MD.They burst onto the scene with their current single “Right Back With You.”

Tickets and more info available at inreallifeofficial.com.

Artist Pension Trust Announces Art Display

Carefully curated works are featured throughout the New York City building, including in Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group’s newest spaces, Manhatta and Bay Room

Artist Pension Trust (APT) is pleased to announce its new project at 28 Liberty Street, a 60-story skyscraper, located in Manhattan’s Financial District. APT artist works will be featured throughout Fosun International’s 28 Liberty building, including at Manhatta, the Danny Meyer-run Union Square Hospitality Group’s (USHG) newly-opened restaurant and bar, as well as Bay Room, USHG’s first-ever event space, both of which occupy the 60th floor of the building.

“Art has always been essential part of our restaurant designs,” says Meyer. “We are thrilled to include over 100 pieces of artwork from Artist Pension Trust in Manhatta and Bay Room, both by top local talent and established international artists. We love APT’s mission of helping artists and fostering a community between them, and we feel privileged to benefit from their meaningful work, and to share it with our guests.”

Featured artists in the space include Logan Grider, an Oregon-based artist and Theresa Hackett, a Los Angeles-based artist, who will both have their works featured inside Manhatta and Bay Room. Hackett’s work incorporates non-conventional materials to create hybrid landscapes while Grider’s pieces showcase an abstract theme.

“This partnership between APT, Fosun, and USHG is an exciting opportunity for our artist community,” says Zohar Elhanani, CEO of Artist Pension Trust. “We constantly seek new and exciting avenues to highlight the works of APT’s artists and the opportunity to showcase selected art throughout 28 Liberty and in both Manhatta and Bay Room, art that has been personally selected by Danny Meyer, will serve as fantastic exposure for our artists.”

Founded in 2004, APT (Artist Pension Trust) is a unique social initiative, designed to bring financial security and international exposure to a select group of emerging and established artists around the world. APT acts as a mutual assurance program, allowing participating artists to benefit from the sale of each other’s work — in essence, ensuring that the big-name artists behind blockbuster shows can support the work of talented peers still gaining art world recognition.

Since its foundation, APT has worked with some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, from Turner Prize winners to recipients of prestigious awards including the Prix de Rome and Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year. Works by APT artists have been loaned for exhibitions at the world’s leading institutions and have been prominent features of events including Art Basel and the Venice Biennale.

See some of the works that will be featured here: https://www.mutualart.com/apt/

About Artist Pension Trust

Artist Pension Trust (APT) was established in 2004 to provide artists with added financial security at every stage of their career, through a unique, patented model that allows participants to benefit from one another’s success. The APT model ensures that 72% of the net proceeds from the sale of an artwork goes back to its artist and their peers: 40% to the artist who created the work, and 32% shared among artists in their regional group.

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

MAROON 5 TAKE #1 SPOT AT TOP 40 RADIO WITH GIRLS LIKE YOU FEATURING CARDI B

NEXT LEG OF RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF THIS FALL

This week, Maroon 5’s Girls Like You [feat.Cardi B] rises to #1 at Top 40 radio, making it the top song in the country and #2 greatest gainer on the format. Additionally, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum band ascends to #3 on Hot AC as the #1 greatest gainer and #28 at Rhythm with their latest cross-format smash.

Girls Like You [feat. Cardi B] is available on the Deluxe Edition of their platinum-certified sixth full-length album, Red Pill Blues [222/Interscope] out now!

Additionally, the single has already generated over 186 million Spotify streamsand counting. Meanwhile, the star-studded music video amassed 434 million YouTube/VEVO views in under a month’s time.

Next up, Maroon 5 resume their blockbuster Red Pill Blues World Tour on September 7 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. Remaining dates can be found below, and tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

Red Pill Blues was executive produced by J. Kash and Adam Levine. Among its powerhouse tracklisting, it includes the double-platinum chart-dominating hits What Lovers Do [feat. SZA] and Don’t Wanna Know [feat. Kendrick Lamar] in addition to special guest appearances from Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky, LunchMoney Lewis, Future, and Cardi B. Upon arrival, the album bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the group’s sixth Top Ten debut.

Maroon 5 will be on the road throughout 2018 and beyond in support of the record.

TOUR DATES:

September 7 | Salt Lake City, UT | Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 9 | Denver, CO | Pepsi Center

September 11 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center

September 13 | St. Louis, MO | ScottTrade Center

September 14 | Chicago, IL | United Center

September 16 | Milwaukee, WI | Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

September 18 |St. Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center

September 20 | Indianapolis, IN | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

September 22 | Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center

September 23 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena

September 25 | Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena

September 27 | Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre

September 29 | Pittsburgh, PA | PPG Paints Arena

September 30 | Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena

October 2 | Washington, DC | Capital One Arena

October 4 | Charlotte, NC | Spectrum Center

October 6 | Newark, NJ | Prudential Center

October 7 | Boston, MA | TD Garden

October 10 | Hartford, CT | XL Center

October 12 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center

October 14 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden

October 15 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden

About Maroon 5:

Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, sold over 20 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide. The band has additionally earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long. In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which featured the hit singles “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” which has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. In 2012, Maroon 5 released Overexposed, which quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection’s singles rising to the top of the charts. The band quickly also set a record for the most #1’s (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. Maroon 5’s most recent studio album, V, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the hit singles “Maps,” “Animals” and “Sugar,” all of which went #1 on the Top 40 chart. The music video for the album’s GRAMMY nominated single “Sugar” has notably logged a record setting 2+ billion views to date. 2017 saw the musicians release two additional chart-topping singles, “Don’t Wanna Know” and “Cold,” as well as close out a massive world tour that touched down in 30-plus countries for 120 concerts in front of more than 2.5 million fans. On this tour, Maroon 5 also became the first American artist to headline two nights at “Rock In Rio” in September 2017.

Imagine Dragons New Song

Today multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS release a brand-new song entitled “Natural” via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records. “Natural” is available via all participating digital retailers HERE. The band will perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Thursday, July 19th. “Natural” has been chosen as the anthem of this year’s ESPN college football season.

“Living in a dog-eat-dog world can bring out the worst in you, and sometimes, the best,” says the band’s singer Dan Reynolds. “It would be a lie to tell you I haven’t become somewhat skeptical about some things in the last decade of my life. However, I believe that when you truly learn to love yourself, the judging eyes and hateful words become meaningless. ‘Natural’ is about finding yourself and being willing and able to stand up to whatever adversity comes your way.”

Imagine Dragons’ third studio album, Evolve, has been certified double-platinum within a year of its June 2017 release. Evolve has spent 55 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, where it currently sits at No. 17. The album is also 12th in the world on Spotify with over 36 million monthly listeners.

Imagine Dragons are currently out on the road for the second leg of their Evolve World Tour, which will stop for two shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on July 21st and 22nd. See all upcoming dates HERE.

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MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

RELEASED JULY 13th ON CAPITOL RECORDS

GET IT HERE

Capitol Records is pleased to announce the release of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The Movie Soundtrack featuring an all-star cast bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of ABBA to delight fans old and new alike.

The soundtrack will be available on July 13, whetting the appetite of eager audiences a week before the release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit MAMMA MIA! The Movie.

Original ABBA member Benny Andersson produced and arranged the soundtrack, which features a dazzling ensemble of cast members making their mark on eighteen ABBA classics including Fernando (sung by Cher and Andy Garcia), When I Kissed The Teacher (sung by Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies) and Dancing Queen (sung by Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgerd, Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried) to name a few. The full tracklisting and credits are below.

MAMMA MIA! The Movie, released in 2008, also based on the songs of ABBA, is one of the highest-grossing live-action musicals of all time. Its companion soundtrack sold 1.5 million copies in the UK and achieved global sales of over 7.7 million. Almost a decade since its release, its popularity has not waned. There have been 406 million combined streams of MAMMA MIA! The Movie Soundtrack. ABBA are one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The Swedish quartet have sold over 385 million albums worldwide and their songs have been streamed over 2.8 billion times.

The release of MAMMA MIA! The Movie prompted a surge in sales for ABBA, whose hit compilation ABBA Gold went back to No.1 in the albums charts some 16 years after its original release.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN will be released July 20 and will see Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgerd, Dominic Cooper and Julie Walters reprising their roles from MAMMA MIA! The Movie, with Lily James and Cher joining the cast for an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Andy Garcia, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies complete the cast. Watch the trailer for MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN here.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN OST

1. WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies & Celia Imrie

2. I WONDER (DEPARTURE)

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

3. ONE OF US

Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper

4. WATERLOO

Hugh Skinner & Lily James

5. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE ME?

Josh Dylan, Lily James & Hugh Skinner

6. I HAVE A DREAM

Lily James

7. KISSES OF FIRE

Panos Mouzourakis, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

8. ANDANTE, ANDANTE

Lily James

9. THE NAME OF THE GAME

Lily James

10. KNOWING ME, KNOWING ME

Jeremy Irvine, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan & Amanda Seyfried

11. ANGEL EYES

Julie Walters, Christine Baranski & Amanda Seyfried

12. MAMMA MIA

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

13. DANCING QUEEN

Pierce Bronsnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried

14. I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski & Julie Walters

15. FERNANDO

Cher & Andy Garcia

16. MY LOVE, MY LIFE

Lily James, Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried

17. SUPER TROUPER

Whole Cast

18. THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME

Meryl Streep

Music and lyrics by *Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Music and lyrics by **Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson

Produced by Benny Andersson

*songs 1,3,5,6,7,8,11,17,18

**songs 2,4,9,10,12,13,14,15,16

https://www.mammamiamovie.com

NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Congressman Adam Schiff for Re-election

Challenger in California’s 28th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Congressman Adam Schiff in California’s 28th Congressional district.

“Congressman Schiff is a champion for California women and families, and we are proud to endorse his re-election,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Congressman Schiff is a strong and reliable advocate in the fight to make reproductive freedom a reality for women and families. With nonstop attacks on our most basic rights by the GOP and the Trump administration, we need champions like Congressman Schiff to fight back. We know he will continue to be a steadfast ally when he wins in November.”

“I am honored to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America and to maintain a 100 percent rating on choice issues,” said Schiff. “I will continue to stand up to the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress, fight to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for women and families, and to protect reproductive freedom.”

Adam Schiff was elected in 2000 to serve California’s 28th Congressional district, and since then he’s been a tireless advocate for women’s health and reproductive healthcare. Schiff has been a consistent pro-choice vote in the House and has never shied away from vocally supporting reproductive freedom. When re-elected this fall, Schiff will continue to serve his constituency by fighting for their fundamental human rights, including access to abortion and birth control.

NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.

PENTATONIX

Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix have launched a pre-order for their forthcoming release – PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP, VOL. I – out April 13th via RCA Records. Pre-order here.

Pentatonix has sold nearly 10 million albums in worldwide consumption and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 14.6 million subscribers, yielding over 3.1 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.

Additionally, nine of their albums reached the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart (two albums reaching #1) and received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Most recently, “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Hallelujah” were certified platinum, while the Pentatonix original, “Can’t Sleep Love,” was certified gold. The group has had two holiday specials on NBC, released their tour documentary – On My Way Home – in 2015 and appeared in the feature film, Pitch Perfect 2.

Most recently, Pentatonix released a deluxe version of their certified platinum 2016 holiday album A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe and wrapped their sold-out A Pentatonix Christmas Tour in December.

North American Tour Dates:

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Those who pre-order the album will receive “Havana” and “New Rules x Are You That Somebody?” instantly.

The quintet’s arrangement of “New Rules x Are You That Somebody?” mashes up the Dua Lipa hit with the Aaliyah classic. Watch the music video here. Additionally, the video for the Pentatonix cover of Camila Cabello’s “Havana” has surpassed 10 million views.

In concert with the album’s pre-order launch, tickets for the group’s 39-city North American tour are available today at 12pm local time. All fans who purchase tickets online through May 31, 2018 will receive a digital download of PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP, VOL. 1.

To purchase tickets visit www.ptxofficial.com, LiveNation.com or the Live Nation app.

Hey Violet × “Hoodie” 

HEY VIOLET RELEASE “HOODIE” FEATURING AYO & TEO TODAY 

DEBUT ALBUM FROM THE OUTSIDE OUT NOW 
 
Hey Violet’s ‘From the Outside,’ (is) one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums.” – The New York Times

 

Today, Hey Violet release “Hoodie” featuring Ayo & Teo. The song is available for download and streaming at all digital partners, HERE. The track marks the first time Hey Violet has collaborated with another artist, teaming up with self-taught dancers and rap duo Ayo & Teo, best known for their viral hit “Rolex.” The pair have garnered millions of views via social media as well as the recognition of various celebrities. LISTEN HERE.

 

The band’s debut album From The Outside is out now on Hi or Hey Records/Capitol/Caroline- the album hit #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart and is available via all digital retailers. The band co wrote songs on the album which was produced by Julian Bunetta. The New York Times declares it’s “one of this year’s best and most provocative pop albums,” and Stereogum says,

“Hey Violet have a very strong album to show for their efforts – one that, like its provocative lead single, (‘Guys My Age,’) stakes out its territory and demands a reaction,”while Nylon raves, “I challenge you to find a debut album as explosive and technicolored as ‘From The Outside.’ With ’80s-tinged synths and enough sub bass to scratch the little EDM itch we all have, (the album) pulses with cheeky hooks and middle fingers to the status quo. Lead singer Rena Lovelis’ voice is arena-shaking. You’re in for one hell of a ride.”

 

In the past year, the L.A.-based band have proven the power of their immaculately crafted alt-pop. Their recent track “Break My Heart,” has racked up over 10 million combined streams. 

Idolator says “Break My Heart” is a “monstrous electro-anthem” and declares, the band is “destined to have a massive year,” and Alternative Press calls the track “irresistible.” The song is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single”Guys My Age,” which has more than 50 million combined streams, while the video is approaching 20 million views. The band recently wrapped up a sold out North American headline tour, graced the March cover of Alternative Press, and performed “Guys My Age” on both The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. Hey Violet’s Brand New Moves EP debuted as the #1 album on iTunes in the U.S., and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declared front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.” Hey Violet is Rena Lovelis, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass). 

 

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