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Release round-up: Avril Lavigne, Planningtorock, Justin Timberlake and Savages

By | Published on Wednesday 30 October 2013


Rounding up the latest release news…

Avril Lavigne and Marilyn Manson have made a collaborative fright-night track together titled ‘Bad Girl’. Inappropriate in all kinds of ways, it’s taken off Lavigne’s forthcoming LP, which is streaming in its terrible entirety via the Mirror. ‘Avril Lavigne’ (the album), which also includes ‘Let Me Go’, her duet with husband Chad Kroeger, comes out on Monday.

Moving swiftly on, pop iconoclast Planningtorock (pictured), aka Berlin-based artist Jam Rostron, is rolling out an album called ‘All Love’s Legal’ in 2014, this via her label, Human Level. Made on the brink of a “creative crisis”, it finds her shining a light on themes of gender and identity, as in lead track ‘Welcome’, Rostron’s self-directed clip for which you can view here.

Next it’s to a twice-as-nice helping of very different videos, the first being Justin Timberlake‘s boxing-free clip for his ’20/20 Experience’ single ‘TKO (Total Knock Out)’. A fun fact about it is that its star is Elvis’s granddaughter Riley Keough, so that’s nice. Watch it here:

And finally, it’s noir-rock girls Savages‘ new vision for ‘Marshal Dear’, an offshoot of their first and only LP ‘Silence Yourself’. Whilst it features not a single Elvis Presley relative, it is based on scene in Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian WW2 novel ‘Slaughterhouse Five’, which is basically the same thing. Have a peek: