Artist:Zara Larsson Song:“Ruin My Life” Why You Want to Watch: Directed by Charlotte Rutherford, “Ruin My Life” is the first single and video from Swede Larsson’s upcoming third album. The colors and sets in this one are amazing, as is the exquisite Larsson. Rutherford’s directed videos for many female artists, including Marina & The Diamonds and the Aces.
Cool Cover:Cosmic Kitten‘s Lobotomy Details: Downey, California’s Cosmic Kitten keeps the cat theme going on their third album cover, featuring a purple cat performing a lobotomy on a person. Scary. Look at all those tubes. Could be fodder for nightmares, but cute cat.
Swedish singer Tove Styrke recently played at the Tractor Tavern in support of her third studio album, Sway, released earlier this year. It was the last show for Tove and her two-member backing band during the US leg of the Sway Tour, which is continuing now in Europe. It was an elaborate stage for the venue with hundreds of individually lit white roses – and Tove passed out fresh red roses to the audience near the end of her set. Young singer-songwriter Au/Ra opened.
Christine and the Queens, the French musician Héloïse Letissier, just retweeted festive gay tweets‘ post on Twitter: “She could sing the end of the world and make it entertaining.” Sounds about right. Letissier, a singer-songwriter, sings in French and English and dances during her shows. She even has a dance troupe! Primarily singing in her native French, Christine and the Queens released her second album, Chris, in September. Thank you to photographer Casey Brevig for getting snaps of Christine and the Queens with the dancers. Loads of great action photos ahead:
Your self-described Lords and Masters, Gwar, pumped their “blood” all over Showbox SoDo in October. The metal band is still popular, even after losing their previous lead singer, Oderus Urungus. Now with a being called Blothar as their vocalist (who made his debut on last year’s Gwar album, The Blood of Gods), Gwar’s got a super fan base, known as Bohabs. It’s always admirable when groups can make it through such a loss and transition. And hey, do you like graphic novels? Gwar’s got a new one: The Enormogantic Fail. Connecticut metal quintet Hatebreed, who recently shared a video of cats who “Destroy Everything,” started the night.