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Kill The Popscene! Vol. 1 feat. Natalie Portman & Johnny Depp

This week: Paul McCartney recruits Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman, Pulp play Jimmy Fallon & Balotelli makes his music video debut?!

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Welcome to the very first installment of 'Kill The Popscene', a Crave Online weekly music blog that will be focusing solely on new music from the UK that has been pumped into our earholes throughout the last week. So go make yourself a nice cup of tea, postpone your ongoing battle with Lord Voldemort and sit down and enjoy some good ol' fashioned limey audible bliss…

Paul McCartney kidnapped Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman, forced them to make beautiful music videos

If you were initially dissuaded from Paul McCartney's latest album due to his decision to name it Kisses On The Bottom then I give you 'My Valentine', the LP's finest track that was last week granted two music videos starring both Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp. However, I should inform you that watching the Portman video will almost definitely result in you falling head-over-heels in unrequited love with her. Don't say I didn't warn you.


Pulp played Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Pulp took to the stage last week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and performed a relatively subdued set of 'Common People' and live rarity 'Like a Friend'. As I have already had my senses forcibly penetrated by Common People on every indie club dancefloor in this grey, damp little island, here is their performance of Like a Friend.


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs released a song, you'll be sick of him soon

So Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, a.k.a. TEED, a.k.a. Orlando Higginbottom released new track 'Tapes & Money' last week. It's good in a 'I hope radio stations don't grab its udders and attempt to milk gold out of it' kind of way. 


Spiritualized released a new album today, here's their depressing 'Hey Jane' music video to celebrate

Spiritualized also released their new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light today, so here's the depressing/lengthy/depressingly lengthy music video for the first single taken from the LP, 'Hey Jane'.


Scarlett Johannson teamed up with one of them from Massive Attack

Massive Attack's 3D and Scarlett Johansson teamed up in order to cover George Gerswhin's 'Summertime' for the soundtrack of the upcoming Spanish thriller Days Of Grace. It's, err, a bit different from the original.


Balotelli and Rio Ferdinand were in a music video

Lastly, we have Manchester City's Mario Balotelli and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand appearing in a music video for Manchester rapper R.I.O.'s single 'Can't Stop We', with the location for the video being – yep, you guessed it – Norwich.