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Rina Sawayama – Cherry (Live) | Vevo DSCVR


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Rina Sawayama – “Cherry,” an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music. It’s been fun watching Rina Sawayama craft her career path these last few years. The singer, who was born in Japan, moved to the UK as a kid, and spent her university days studying politics at Cambridge, was part of a university hip-hop outfit that also featured Wolf Alice’s Theo Ellis.

But soon enough, the music-making bug bit her hard enough to venture on her own, and those who heard early efforts, like “Sleeping in Waking,” realized there was something valuable about her approach. 2015’s “Where Are U” proved that the fun she had growing up with pop heroes like Britney and P!nk in her head could be spun her own way. The poise of a techno poem like “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome” was equally seductive, and the fact that the young artist also spent time modeling for some key brands helped expand her horizons.

Last year’s ‘RINA’ EP made it plain, and this summer’s fashiontastic video for “Ordinary Superstar” underscored it: she has a great pop sensibility. Sawayama performed a couple of tracks for us at Britain’s The Great Escape earlier this year, and we knew we wanted more. Her DSCVR performances of “Take Me As I Am” and “Cherry,” complete with a pair of dancers, are total fun.

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Bülow – Honor Roll (Live) | Vevo DSCVR


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Critically acclaimed German born pop iconoclast bülow will release her brand new EP, Damaged Vol. 2 [Republic Records/ Wax Records], on next Friday June 8, 2018. Of the song, she comments, “I was imaging myself trapped in a metaphorical cage of my own boredom. Duckworth’s voice and lyrics helped bring those visuals to life.”

SAD AND BORED,” the EP will boast the stark and soulful “You & Jennifer” as well as the shimmering and vulnerable “Honor Roll”, full track listing below.  This summer, she takes this enigmatic sound on the road, launching a full-scale European festival takeover. Check out the confirmed dates below.

After releasing her powerful debut Damaged Vol. 1, bülow has instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike.  The tracks “Like This Guy”“Lines”, and “Not A Love Song” have clocked over 30 million streams, reaching the Spotify Global Viral chart.  A child of the globe, the bright-eyed young singer has grown up in five countries including Canada, Germany, the UK, the US, and is currently finishing high-school in The Netherlands. Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey with these three sentimental, playful, and haunting tracks, “Damaged Vol 1” stands tall as an impressive flag-bearer for things to come.

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Bülow – “You & Jennifer” (Live) | Vevo DSCVR


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When Megan Bulow’s ‘Damaged, Vol 1’ dropped a couple of years ago, the impressive newcomer was still in high school and her besties had “Like This Guy,” “Not a Love Song” and “Lines” blasting through the sound system in the cafeteria. Turns out they weren’t the only ones listening. In the last year “Love Song” has clocked almost 30M Spotify streams, and become an eloquent statement of intent for anyone who wants to be both involved and not involved in a new romance.

With a gentle purr of a voice that leaps out when contrasted against the radiant electro-pop that she’s becoming more and more expert at crafting, the singer, who has graduated school and moved to Canada, is earning a sizable rep. That’s been enhanced by ‘Damaged, Vol 2,’ which arrived at the start of the summer. bülow takes a few cues from Avril Lavigne when it comes to the “honesty-above-all” school of songwriting, so the big blast of candor in our two dscvr performances is now a signature trait. “Honor Roll” is a dreamy hang-wringer that finds her wondering about the balance between partying and adulting, and “You & Jennifer” is a barbed retaliation to a cheating bf. Watch ’em both, share ’em with a friend, and head to the ‘Damaged’ EPs for more bülow.

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Jhay Cortez – “Y No Le Conviene” (Live)


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Jhay Cortez – “Y No Le Conviene” an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music. Director: Micah Bickham Producer: Emily Louick, Contrast Films Editor:  Editor: Lika Kumoi.

From behind the scenes, Jhay Cortez has already worked with some of the biggest names in reggaeton, but now he’s being recognized for his debut solo EP, ‘Eyez on Me.’ Watch his live performance of “Y No Le Conviene” and more now.

 

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PUMA | WE ARE THE ARSENAL


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Arsenal is famous for tradition and heritage. This is vital to PUMA’s approach to the legendary club. To let users experience that key feature of Arsenal’s identity digitally, we created a unique UX feature using parallax and intuitive interactions.

The briefing? Communicate one of the most exciting partnership deals in football history in a fresh, digitally engaging way. The result? A dynamic Arsenal section of PUMA with lots of interactive details and an innovative user experience.

It is not just a shirt to a true football fan. It’s a symbol of the club and what they are trying to achieve. To capture the hype around the shirts PUMA produced for Arsenal, we added a special section where fans could get to know the products and get a feeling for the story behind the new PUMA Arsenal shirts.

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Jade Bird – Uh Huh


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Atwood artist-to-watch Jade Bird already made 2018 her year with winning hit single “Lottery,” which we’re still playing on repeat. Now, the Brit is cementing her presence and reputation, ensuring a top spot in our hearts and on charts with her raw, fiery new single “Uh Huh.”

“Uh Huh” is Jade Bird’s third single of 2018, following the infectiously memorable “Lottery” in January and the intimate acoustic ballad “Furious” in May. A rip-roaring affair spitting fiery energy with hard rock intensity, “Uh Huh” reveals Jade Bird’s raw, animated spirit in such a way that’s never been felt before on record.

Thankfully that’s all about to change, as the release of “Uh Huh” coincides with Bird’s debut US headline tour announcement (dates and detail below). “I wanted to record the song live with my band to capture the energy we have when we perform it on stage,” the artist said in a press release. “I have always been obsessed with that raw, band-in-a-room sound, and I am so happy with the result. It’s got an attitude that is a big part of who I am, and what I write about.” How better to embark on a major 28-date tour, than with a song that begs to be heard live?

“Uh Huh” truly showcases another side of Jade Bird’s artistry. She refers to it as “a new shade to my music and songwriting.” As artists grow, they tend to give more of themselves over to their art; to be more honest, vulnerable, and forthcoming in their lyrics and music. A wit this strong and an attitude this pure don’t spring up overnight – they come naturally to twenty-year-old Jade Bird, who’s found for them a voice in “Uh Huh.”

What a way to unleash yourself.

Like in “Lottery,” “Uh Huh” finds Jade Bird singing to an ex – only this time, there’s no remorse, nostalgia, or lingering love left in her voice. She lets loose with hard rock rancor as she observes her ex’s new girlfriend treating him the way he once treated Bird: “She’s got you where it hurts, but you don’t seem to see that while she’s out at work, she’s doing what you did to me,” Bird sings in the song’s breakdown. Her voice, confident and brazen, betrays a snarky smile of contentment as she watches karma come back around, and for her ex to finally get his due.

Balancing dark satisfaction against her own personal anger and residual pain, Jade Bird sings swiftly from a place of power and pride. Her all-out  screams, cries layered thick with emotion, recall the likes of Janis Joplin and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler: At just twenty years old, Jade Bird is coming into her with a charismatic voice and irresistible charm.

Clocking in just under two and a half minutes, “Uh Huh” is a quick but instantly memorable piece of dynamite – a thrill explosion of sound, energy, and emotion. It’s the kind of song you can’t help but want to sing along to, as you play it endlessly on repeat. Stream Jade Bird’s “Uh Huh,” out now, and see for yourself why Jade Bird is a surefire star in the making.

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DUCKWRTH – Fall Back (Live) | Vevo DSCVR


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DUCKWRTH – Fall Back an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music. LA rapper Jared Lee doesn’t care for overly specific genre designations or stylistic approaches. So even though newcomers might hear him as an MC, this dread-laden whirlwind, who dropped his first album ‘I’m Uugly’ in 2016, swerves around enough to be deemed a crazed black rocker or a postmodern R&B envelope-pusher or, simply put, an imaginative producer who can equally impress you with a guitar riff or synth line.

True, he came up in South Central when Snoop, DJ Quick, Pac and others ruled the local radio, and their subject matter was gang banging. But thanks to his mom’s heavy hand at child-rearing, Duckwrth stayed out of trouble and was more into X-Man and comic fantasy characters. He fell for music before too long, though. Wielding the kind of try-anything vibe you find in OutKast’s best work, Duckwrth moves with the kind of experimental vibe you hear in Jaden Smith’s work. That’s what made his collab with The Kickdrums so unique. Spend an hour absorbing everything from the burb beats of “Bernal Heights” to digi-groove of “TAMAGOTCHI” and you’ll know why we were excited when he came in to roar through the new “Fall Back.” Crank up our exclusive performance – Duckwrth gives it his all on this one.

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Phoebe Bridgers – Scott Street (Live)


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Phoebe Bridgers – Scott Street an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music.

It’s a real skill to wax forlorn without submitting to the depths of despair. In the last two years Phoebe Bridgers has shown us just how articulate she can be regarding the troubled side of life while still touting the small joys that mark most day to day experiences. Again and again, the singer-songwriter revels in the marvels of the emotional deets that shape who we are. After critics erupted over the eloquence of the 23-year-old’s ‘Stranger In The Alps’ (get the ‘Lebowski’ reference?), the Silver Lake-based Bridgers went through a wave of Joni-Jackson comparisons. Elements of the masters dot her songs, but some of her more recent heroes are Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek and Elliot Smith – tender wordsmiths whose best work is both vulnerable and poised. If you know Bridgers’ “Smoke Signals” and “Motion Sickness,” you might’ve heard her “Scott Street” before, too. But not like this. Our DSCVR performance turns the tune, inspired by a sunset stroll through her Echo Park hood, into an epic lament. Swirling fiddle lines and cloudy guitar flourishes prove the singer knows exactly what she needs to bolster her designs as she closes with farewell line of “don’t be a stranger.” Masterful.

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Boyzone – Because


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Boyzone have just dropped the lead single from their upcoming final album, a catchy, country-tinged number co-written by hitmaker Ed Sheeran called Because.

As well as Sheeran, the emotive song features writing credits for Ronan Keating, Amy Wadge and John Shanks and will be released as part of their final record Thank You & Goodnight which will be released on November 16.

The song’s singalong attraction is highlighted in the video, which sees Boyzone perform in all-white suits on a TV screen while Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane all belt along with the track at karaoke.

The video also features clips of Boyzone fans from all around the world singing the hook.

Thank You & Goodnight also sees the Irish boyband collaborate with another special guest songwriter in the shape of Take That’s Gary Barlow on Love.

Boyzone recently announced details of the Thank You & Goodnight farewell tour that commences next January including a show at Dublin’s 3Arena on January 24.

While announcing the tour they said: “When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later…

“If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on The Late Late Show (skip to 6 minutes for that epic dance routine!), you’d probably be surprised too!”

They continued: “But what followed was the stuff of dreams. We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two dozen hits. We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we’re eternally grateful.”

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Ebenezer – 53 Sundays (Live) | Vevo DSCVR


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Ebenezer – 53 Sundays an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music. Ready to hear a little gospel? Good, because Ebenezer is ready to preach.

The UK singer showed up to our performance space with a chorus of four vocalists and took everyone to church on one of his newest songs, “53 Sundays.” It puts the passion in the foreground, and it makes you want to watch the young performer a whole lot more. A handful of artists know that Ebenezer has plenty of skills. He’s worked with Craig David, Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih, and split tracks with Rejjie Snow and Col3trane. Last year he caught a nice buzz with “Cliché,” which he deemed “a testament to who I am.” So is last year’s “Ask Around,” which finds the young MC hitting the gas on his swag. Ultimately, it’s that kind of authority and daring you hear in his voice – there’s no mistaking the spirit when Ebenezer has the mic in hand. Roll through our exclusive take on “53 Sundays” and wait for the goosebumps to arrive. Ebenezer gives it everything he’s got.

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Harvester Uncovers Sneaky Conspiracy in Step Change for the Brand


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For 35 years, Harvester has been serving up freshly grilled ribs and chicken, alongside its iconic salad bar, to the nation. To mark this milestone, Pablo the lead agency were tasked to create an advertising campaign that celebrated the iconic brand’s role in British culture and challenged perceptions. With a roll-out plan for refurbished Harvester restaurants across the country, the brand is seeking to reinforce its credentials as a leading destination for British diners.

The new campaign – comprising VOD, radio and social – represents a deliberate move towards a more provocative and fun tone for Harvester; in line with its ‘fresh thinking’ brand platform that aims to bring a fresh perspective to dining out, with original and entertaining viewpoints on popular culture.

The ads are built on an insight gathered via social listening; that up and down the country many Harvester fans were tweeting their outrage at being left out of a Harvester visit. In a nod to the popular true crime genre, the campaign seeks to uncover this mysterious ‘phenomenon’ of the ‘sneaky Harvester’.

Sarah Gamble, head of brand marketing, said: “As a well-loved brand with a 35-year heritage we wanted to celebrate the passion felt by our fans, but reacquaint audiences with our fun, entertaining and modern side. Pablo have created a bold piece of communication that is really relevant and represents a step change for the brand.”

Mark Sng, partner and head of planning at Pablo said: “Harvester is a cultural institution so it’s only right that we showcase the extent to which Harvester FOMO sparks very real emotions. We’re excited to be working with the brand in this next phase of the its evolution, reclaiming their rightful place at the heart of the casual dining sector.”

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Dermot Kennedy – Glory (Live) | Vevo DSCVR


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Some singers bring it from the heart, some from the gut. When Dermot Kennedy lays into a lyric, his voice unites both regions, and the result is utterly expressive. The Irish singer-songwriter, who learned his craft in the shadow of heroes such as Glen Hansard and David Grey (two other artists who know about wearing their heart on their sleeve) is becoming more and more expert at calibrating drama.

As his 2013 EP ‘Dancing Under Red Skies’ indicated, his songs strive for the epic, and they often attain their goal. 2016’s “”After Rain”” resonated with lots of listeners – check those Spotify numbers – and his inspired production (tempered with hip-hop elements) on the ‘Doves & Ravens’ EP is giving his folk-pop essence a bit more muscle…and earning him lots of new fans as well. Passion is key to the young singer’s approach. You’ll see it immediately in our DSCVR performance of “”Glory.”” Share with anyone who is looking for the real deal.