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Time and time again, we find ourselves scrolling through Spotify looking for our favourite lady jams. 

It's time consuming and kind of annoying – so we decided to do something about it! 

We have set ourselves up on Spotify, and created the grooviest playlist ever (think all the best in 90s pop, plus Dua Lipa and the gals).

Currently, we have about 40 songs on it, but we are so open to suggestions. Have a song you love? Let us know, and sure we'll add it on for you. 

We're also going to add 5 songs to the playlist every week, and we'll keep you updated. 

Have a listen, and let us know what you think. 

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Genuinely, there is nothing better than a good gig.

A few drinks, all your mates, and brilliant live music – pure heaven in our book. 

Anyway, with that in mind, we've decided to keep you lovely ladies in the know, with a new gig guide each week. 

Without further adieu, here are the concerts on across the country this week (and weekend, naturally!)

Paul Weller, The Olympia, Tuesday 13th February. 

2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, “In The City”, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most artists, instead releasing a new studio album, because releasing new albums is what Paul Weller does. Always moving forwards, almost clinically averse to nostalgia or checking his progress in the rear-view mirror.

And so, continuing his never-ending creative peak, Paul Weller releases his eagerly awaited 13th studio album “A Kind Revolution”, out now on Parlophone Records.

There are still a few tickets left for this gig, but act fast. 

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Jake Bugg, Whelans, Thursday 15th February.

Following the release of Jake Bugg stunning new album ‘Hearts That Strain’, he announced a acoustic show at Whelans on Thursday, 15th February.  Tickets are actually sold out, HOWEVER, there are still some available on seat wave if you fancy it! 

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Wild Beasts, The Olympia, Thursday 15th February.  

'Wild Beasts are coming to an end. Our hearts and minds have been devoted to the band since we were teenagers. We've created something quite of our own and built a body of work which we stand by as heartfelt and true. The four of us have decided for our own reasons and in our own ways that it is now time to leave this orbit,' reads a statement from the band, regarding their split. 

HOWEVER, in a final goodbye, the band are doing a handful of farewell shows, one of which is in Dublin this week. Do not miss this one! 

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Smokie, Vicar Street, Sunday 18th February.  

Serious throwback here, but you'd be surprised how many Smokie songs you actually know (and, you'll impress you ma if you attend no doubt!)

Singing 'Alice, Alice, who the F**CK is ALICE' at the top of your lungs in Vicar Street? Sure what else would you be doing of a Sunday. 

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Like it or not, the festive season is well and truly upon us, and with nowhere to turn you might as well get into the spirit.

And what better way to get into the holiday mood than a good old-fashioned sing-along to your favourite Christmas songs?

Well, we've got some good news.

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves at 1pm on November 28 on the following FM bands:

  • Dublin City and County 105.2FM

  • Cork – 106.7FM

  • Galway – 87.7FM

  • Kildare – 88.1FM

  • Kilkenny – 104.3FM

  • Letterkenny – 105.7FM

  • Limerick and North Tipperary – 105.5FM

  • Midlands North – 101.6FM

  • North East – 99.4FM

  • South East – 103.8FM

  • Tralee / Killarney – 105FM

  • Wicklow North – 107.3FM

  • Wicklow South – 106.6FM

Listeners can also find the station on Christmasfm.com and on Virgin Media channel 900.

This year, all proceeds will be donated to Sightsavers, a charity which provides sight-saving operations for people in the developing world.

Speaking about this year's launch, co-founder Garvan Rigby said: “We are delighted to bring Christmas FM back on-air for our tenth year.”

“We are beyond delighted to have reached this point and want to thank each and every one of our listeners who have supported us on our journey and in turn, supporting each of our chosen charities.”

Warm up those vocal chords, ladies! 

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If you only have to hear the opening line of Lose Yourself in order to immediately launch into Eminem's 2002 track, then you may want to sit down before reading on.

The soundtrack to 8 Mile recently featured in scientific research, and the connotations associated with knowing the words of the track from start to finish aren't exactly uplifting.

According to a preliminary study into psychopathy, individuals who were fans of tracks including Lose Yourself and No Diggity scored the highest on the psychopath scale.

The study, which was conducted at New York City University, involved exposing 200 individuals to 260 songs while researchers compared the participants' personality tests to their taste in music.

And it turns out that Eminem fans along with Blackstreet fans raised more red flags than Sia fans, for example.

Speaking to The Guardian, head researcher, Pascal Wallisch, explained the motivation behind the study, saying: "The media portrays psychopaths as axe murderers and serial killers, but the reality is they are not obvious; they are not like The Joker in Batman,"

"They might be working right next to you and they blend in. They are like psychological dark matter," he added.

As many may consider the link between musical taste and psychopathy a tenuous one, Wallisch explains that the study allows for further investigation into a potentially dangerous group of people.

“You don’t want to have these people in positions where they can cause a lot of harm,” continued Wallisch. “We need a tool to identify them without their cooperation or consent.”

Wallisch stressed that the study was still in its preliminary phases, but are confident that their findings provide a foundation robust enough to launch a major study into the links between musical taste and psychopathic traits.

This work is very preliminary,” he said. “This is not the end of an investigation, it is the very beginning."

*Immediately deletes Lose Yourself from iPod.*

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Sony Music have announced that a track recorded by the late George Michael will receive its first play on BBC Radio Two today.

The new release comes eight months after his death and though details of the single are yet to be confirmed, a tweet from Nile Roger has led fans to believe that it's a remix of the song Fantasy from the 1987 album, Faith.

The track will debut on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning and fans are gearing to hear the previously unreleased material.

The singer died on Christmas day 2016, aged 53, from heart disease linked to drug and alcohol abuse.

In a statement posted on his website, Michael's sisters reassured fans that Michael's creative team at Sony Records "will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted."

It's estimated that George left behind up to three album's worth of material including collaborations with Nile Rogers and Naughty Boy.

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We're suckers for a bit of nostalgia here at SHEmazing HQ, and nowhere is this more evident than when we cast our minds back over the charts of the last decade.

After realising that Paramore's Riot! was released a full ten years ago, we started reminiscing over the tracks that captured our hearts and minds in that same year.

And as it is August 1, we thought it appropriate to focus our attention on the songs that dominated the national and international charts this same month ten years ago.

With Rihanna finally relinquishing the top spot after Umbrella spent weeks at Number One, these five tracks promptly took its place.

Prepare to feel old, ladies.

Ireland

The Way I Are: Timbland feat Keri Hilson & D.O.E Sebastian.

You'd have been hardpressed to make it through a day in Ireland this month ten years ago without hearing this track at least five times.

 

UK

With Every Heartbeat: Robyn with Kleerup

The Swedish songstress earned her first UK Number One wth this corker.

 

Stronger: Kanye West

Still one of our favourites tracks Yeezy has ever released.

 

USA

Hey There Delilah: Plain White T's

Potentially one of the most overplayed songs of that summer, to be fair.

 

Beautiful Girls: Sean Kingston

You either loved it or hated it, ladies.

Now, go lament your lost youth, ladies.

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Sir Paul McCartney has reportedly written a song about Donald Trump, just one month after slating the US President for showing the “ugly side of America.”

According to The Liverpool Echo, the 75-year-old former Beatle was making his annual appearance at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, when he confirmed the new track.

Reports suggest that the song, yet to be named, will feature on Paul's upcoming album, due for release later this year.

"Sometimes the situation in the world is so crazy that you’ve got to address it," the music icon told students who gathered to hear him speak.

Earlier this month, the musician vocalised his criticism of Trump during an interview with The Daily Telegraph:

"He’s unleashed the ugly side of America. People feel like they have got a free pass to be, if not violent, at least antagonistic towards people of a different colour or a different race.”

"I think we all thought we’d got past that a long time ago."

Details regarding Paul McCartney's upcoming album remain unclear, however it is known that the rock n' roll icon has been working with producer, Greg Kurstin, who in the past has worked with the likes of Adele, Lily Allen and Sia. 

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Ever wonder what flavour your favourite song is? Yep, neither have we – and that's why we're a tad confused by this new machine.

Japanese company NOMLAB has invented a juicer, aptly named Squeeze Music, that turns your favourite song into a drink.

The machine analyses the emotional content of the tune, and then transforms it into liquid.

Each feeling has a specific genre:

  • Happy = Sweet

  • Excited = Sour

  • Romantic = Astringent

  • Sentimental = Salty

  • Sad = Bitter

And while music genres produce many more feelings that those five, NOMLAB is looking into incorporating five more feelings into the machines very soon.

According to Indy100, the developers of Squeeze Music said: "At a music festival for example, you can enjoy the experience to have a drink blended according to a song while listening to it at a gig.

"Moreover, we can mix alcohol so it could be served as cocktails in a bar if people want to try that out."

The introduction of alcohol has made it much more appealing to us… but is this just total millennial notions?

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Tullamore trio, Chasing Abbey have just landed themselves a global record deal.

The unique pop/ dance/ hip-hop group formed in 2016 and broke onto music scene earlier this year with the release of their debut track, That Good Thing, which made the lads the most listened to unsigned Irish act on radio.

Following the song's success, Chasing Abbey attracted the attention of a number of international labels – and now, they have finally secured a deal with 3 Beat UK and Universal Music.

The renowned record label is responsible for breaking artists such as Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Jay Z.

That Good Thing is set to be released across the UK, Europe, America and the rest of the world in the coming weeks.

If you fancy catching these guys before they become world-wide mega stars, they’ll be playing a headline show at The Academy on September 23.

Tickets for the show are available here

Not bad for three lads from Tullamore, eh?

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Boyzone are back!

The guys have been busy working on a very special 25th anniversary album, and it looks like they've enlisted the help of some very talented song writers.

During a recent interview, Shane Lynch revealed that Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith had both penned tracks for the boyband, but admitted that nothing was set in stone just yet.

He told The Sun: “We have gathered a number of tracks. We’re not finished yet, we are still harvesting. We have a track from Ed and one from Sam.”

The track that Sam’s written, I absolutely adore. I love the record so I hope it goes on the album.”

He added: “We are also dealing with some of the guys who worked recently with UK artists from Emeli Sande to Professor Green and Labrinth.”

Shane also told the newspaper that the album was due for release some time between September and February, and confirmed the band would embark on a tour next spring.

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“It’s all happening. We’re recording pretty much whenever we can get to a studio.

“We are all floating around a bit doing individual projects — some in London, some in LA, Ronan is in and out of Australia.

“Nowadays recording is brilliant because you don’t actually have to be there, you can send files around the world.”

This will be the band's first release since their 20th anniversary album in 2013.

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If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to invigorate us here at SHEmazing HQ, it’s the discovery of new music.

And that discovery is made all the more electrifying when the artist in question hails from Ireland.

A recent release from Lydia Forde, who is currently making waves on the New York music scene, is rapidly becoming our most played track of the month.

Read, which deftly navigates the scenarios thrown up by the reopening of old relationship wounds, sounds like a mix between Kate Nash, Foxes and Dolores O' Riordan, and frankly we’re obsessed.

Filmed in Brooklyn, the video follows her trying to escape the memory of an ex in a dreamy one-shot sequence, and we'll admit we have had this tune on repeat for days.

Read is a single from Lydia's upcoming EP set for release in August.

 

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The Killers are coming to Dublin's 3Arena this November.

Ahead of the release of the band's fifth album, Wonderful World, the American rock group have announced a huge UK and Ireland tour for November 2017.

Taking to the stage on Thursday, November 16, the band will perform some of their greatest hits from throughout the years along with tracks from their upcoming release.

Tickets are €65.00 including booking fee and will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, July 14.

But, if you can't wait that long, pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of their fan club, 'The Victims' at thekillersmusic.com.

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