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May 15, 2014

Join gorgeous ‘Gothenburgers’ this summer as Queens of the Stone Age, Janelle Monae, Neneh Cherry and more take over the city’s summer festival circuit

The world’s most celebrated musicians descend on Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, this summer.

From a May festival celebrating everything LGBTQ, to a three-day party welcoming huge names like Queens of the Stone Age and Janelle Monae, Gothenburg this summer will be dripping in lagom.

What is ‘lagom’, you ask?

Lagom is pronounced ‘law-gum’ and is a word that represents the inherent Swedish notion of equality.

April 5, 2012

Gay UK X Factor finalist Marcus Collins wants to make the world smile with self-penned track from debut album

Fresh from the success of his top 10 debut single and album, gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins will release his self-penned track Mercy.

The song, out on 3 June, is described as a funky horn-laden upbeat number about infatuation.

He said: ‘No-one wants to see misery at the moment. Smile. Make people smile with you. And do songs that make people smile. We’ve never needed that more than at the moment.’

March 2, 2012

Gay UK X Factor finalist Marcus Collins talks about debut album, single and working with Gary Barlow

Gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins gives fans a behind the scenes look at the making of his self-titled album and debut single in a revealing new video.

In the three-minute clip on YouTube, the singer, who came second to girl group Little Mix in the UK version of the hit TV contest, explains his song choices and reveals what it's like to work with Gary Barlow.

He says he chose the cover of Seven Nation Army as the first single because of the song's iconic beat.

February 27, 2012

Gay UK X Factor finalist Marcus Collins gives preview of new album and fans are loving it

Gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins has given fans a tantalising taste of his debut album and it's already creating a buzz in the Twittersphere.

The five-minute preview of the self-titled album on YouTube features original songs, as well as cover versions of Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher by Jackie Wilson and Tightrope by Janelle Monae.

It also includes a track written by Collins' X Factor mentor, judge and Take That frontman Gary Barlow, who also executive produced the album.