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Katy B – “Little Red Light”

Notting Hill Carnival, London’s annual festival of gigantic dancehall speaker-systems and public drunkenness, is coming up, and Rinse.FM, the former-pirate London station, is taking the opportunity to celebrate its 20th anniversary by hosting a two-day party that will include sets from people like Tinashe, Ms. Dynamite, Bok Bok, Metalheadz, and Skream. The great dance-pop singer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014 - 11:40 am

The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there’s a big difference between “Britpop” and “British pop,” this seems like an appropriate time to point out just how many singers from the motherland have been making waves on these shores. We haven’t quite reached British Invasion levels of saturation; many… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014 - 5:11 pm

The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking?

In recent years, pop music’s landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert and guitars become inherently retro, one archetype that refuses to die is the sensitive guy with an acoustic guitar. Note that American Idol‘s prospective pop messiahs are now just a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Katy B – “Still” Video

While Katy B’s last video paired her against a dark background that eventually exploded with lights and colors, the new “Still” is all stark white and glowing light. They’re almost complete opposites, but in both cases Katy’s iconic red hair pops against the setting, and her performance is absolutely gripping. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 1, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Watch Katy B Cover Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”

Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” is shaping up as one of the inescapable songs of the day, a dominant clarion call that packs in more catchprases per second than any song in recent memory. Just in the last several weeks, we’ve heard covers or remixes from James Blake, Angel Haze, Future, Detail, Diplo, Kanye West, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Watch Katy B Cover Arctic Monkeys’ “One For The Road”

In a recent live-in-studio session, Katy B tried out a cover of One Direction’s “Story Of My Life,” and it was awesome. But Katy hadn’t finished covering British boy bands in that same studio, and she’s since returned for another one. In a recent visit to the BBC Live Lounge, Katy covered Arctic Monkeys’ “OneMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014 - 10:59 am

Watch Katy B Sing “Crying For No Reason” On Graham Norton

The U.S.A. is, in a lot of ways, a great place to live, especially if you have a crippling addiction to artery-clogging snack foods or if you don’t really get soccer. One problem with living here, though, is that we don’t live in a country where Katy B shows up as a performer on late-night… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Watch Katy B Cover One Direction’s “Story Of My Life”

Katy B is kinda-famous for translating way-out dance-music sounds into fun, approachable pop music, but she’s also very much a part of the present-day British pop-music firmament. That makes her, in a way, a peer of world-conquering boy band One Direction, whose recent ballad “Story Of My Life” she covered in a recent live-in-studio sessio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2014 - 10:39 am

Katy B – “Crying For No Reason” Video

The great British dance-popper Katy B will give us her sophomore album Little Red early next year, and I can’t fucking wait. One of the early singles is the twinkling, strobing heartbreak-anthem “Crying For No Reason,” and now that song has a video in which Katy belts the song out while a crazy light-show erupt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2013 - 9:08 am

Katy B – “Sleigh Ride”

The great British dance-pop singer Katy B is a few months away from releasing her sophomore album Little Red, and we’ve posted her songs “I Like You” and “Crying For No Reason,” which both rule. During BBC DJ Rob Da Bank’s recent Christmas party, Katy sang both of those songs, and she also trotted out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2013 - 12:12 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Katy B – “Crying For No Reason”

Katy B is going to have a big 2014. The singles she’s been dropping over the last few months have been some of the most confident and satisfying dance-pop we’ve heard in a while so it’s not surprising how frequently she’s been showing up in our Best Songs Of The Week lists. “Crying For No… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 15, 2013 - 2:51 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

When sifting through this week’s qualified nominees for 5 Best Songs, four different tracks from Sky Ferreira’s long-awaited debut Night Time, My Time made the ballot. In the Bangerz pop-sphere, it’s a reminder that projects in the genre should be cohesive and well-produced and eschewing party-primed lyrics for emotional reveals is still the stuff hit… More »

By: Stereogum / November 1, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Katy B – “I Like You”

Katy B has begun a triumphant return in this year as evidenced by “What Love Is Made Of” and the more recent “5 AM.” Those songs were great, club-ready tracks carried by Katy’s propulsive voice. And yet, they don’t quite prepare you for this “5 AM” b-side “I Like You.” B’s sultry voice rides along… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 28, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Katy B – “5AM” Video

5AM,” the new big-room house single from the great British dance-pop singer Katy B, was one of our favorites of two weeks ago. In its new video, Katy attends a vaguely creepy hallucinatory sex-party in a mansion, which is to say that this video has essentially the same plot as Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass” video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013 - 9:17 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

On Sunday night Nothing Was The Same leaked, so there’s some likelihood that in the midst of a listening frenzy, you missed some of the best music of the week. Or, maybe you eschewed the entire NWTS hype machine and want to know if some of your picks made the cut. Find out what did… More »

By: Stereogum / September 20, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Katy B – “5AM”

Katy B returned this year with massive (and kind of slept on) cut “What Love Is Made Of” and has now delivered “5AM,” another cut from her upcoming album. As the title suggests, it’s full-end of the night vibes, anxiety-ridden but still ebullient, with a massive, almost-meditative bridge that begs both for love and relief. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 16, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Katy B – “What Love Is Made Of” Video

Katy B’s back! Or at least making overtures toward being back! This weekend she performed with Jessie Ware on a song they did for last year’s Danger EP, and earlier this month she unveiled a stand-along rave-pop track called “What Love Is Made Of,” presumably the precursor to a new LP. It’s got a video… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2013 - 9:54 am

Watch Katy B And Jessie Ware Perform “Aaliyah”

The London pop singer Katy B released an EP last year, Danger, featuring a collaboration with Jessie Ware, “Aaliyah.” At this year’s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend the duo performed the song live for the first time. Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 26, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Katy B – “What Love Is Made Of”

Last year, Katy B gifted us with Danger, a gratis EP with guest appearances from Diplo, Jessie Ware, and more. She’s release the follow-up to her massive debut On A Mission this fall and, in anticipation, debuted “What Love Is Made Of” on the Annie Mac show earlier today. The track is one of the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 10, 2013 - 3:07 pm
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