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Kodaline have been shortlisted for the John Lewis Christmas advert “two or three times”.

The ‘High Hopes’ hitmakers think it is a sign they are doing something right that they have been asked more than once to submit a cover of a particular song for consideration for the department store’s iconic annual festive commercials.

Drummer Vinny May Jr. exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “I think we’ve gone in for like three John Lewis Christmas adverts before.

“They send out the song that they want made to probably about 10 or 20 different bands and artists to get them to record a version of it. So we’ve been involved in that two or three times, I think it is.

“It feels nice to be asked to submit for it. It’s a tip to the hat that you are going in the right direction. It’s an indication that you are doing OK.”

Meanwhile, the band – which also includes Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Jason Boland – would love to collaborate with someone unexpected.

Discussing potential duet partners, Vinny said: “Working with Coldplay would be pretty incredible, we’re huge fans of theirs, we look up to them and have been fans of their music since we were kids. That would be incredible.

“Working with somebody outside of our genre too would be pretty cool, so Khaled or Post Malone or Jay Z. Somebody that people wouldn’t necessarily expect would be incredible. Or someone like Beyonce or Halsey.”

The group have really missed touring this year and can’t wait to get back on the road.

Vinny said: “The main thing about touring is getting to travel and see new places and meet new people. It’s one of the best parts of our job.

“We get to see new places that we would never get to go to. We were in India for the first time last year, in a place called Pune. We didn’t think we had any fans there and we headlined this festival for 20,000 people. It was pretty crazy.

“That’s what we miss the most, those little surprises that you get when you go to a new country and you’re worried about if people will be there and then there’s thousands of people at the gig.

“Our crew is our second family, we spend so much time with them, we’ve had the same guys from the start. We miss them and the craic on tour so we all can’t wait to get back on tour.”



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Raff Law | Raff Law’s style inspiration comes from the bands and movies he’s into

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Raff Law’s style is inspired by the bands and films he loves.

The actor, musician and model – who is the son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost – has opened up about his fashion inspirations and how he’ll often copy the clothes worn in movies or by artists he listens to.

In recent times, the ‘Twist’ star has been paying homage to grunge legends Nirvana through his clothing choices.

Raff told GQ Hype: “I’ve always taken inspiration from bands I’ve been into, as well as cool films. I love ‘True Romance’. I started wearing Hawaiian shirts after I saw that, then I got really into Dr Martens and jeans when I watched ‘This Is England.’ Recently, I’ve become a huge Nirvana geek.”

The 24-year-old actor – who is the spitting image of his famous father – has previously modelled for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Topman, while he’s also the frontman of indie band Outer Stella Overdrive.

Elsewhere, Raff shared how his dad’s love of trainers got him into the footwear “from a young age”, while he insisted he always tries to be himself and laughs off comparisons made between himself and the 48-year-old actor.

He said: “I’m someone who really tries not to compare themselves to anyone else. I really try and ‘do me’. My dad’s my best mate; he and I have always been so close.

“Like any father and son, growing up I looked up to my dad a lot. I’ve always liked the way he dresses – he loves trainers, so that got me into trainers from a young age. He likes good music and that got me into the same.”



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Paul Smith | Paul Smith’s team pulled off a ‘miracle’ getting collection ready amid pandemic

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Paul Smith says it’s “a miracle” his eponymous brand managed to create an entire Autumn/Winter 2021 collection amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 74-year-old fashion designer has hailed his team for managing to pull off the collection and show as an independent British firm.

He said: “As an independent British company – and I mean that, we are independent, as opposed to us having the backing of one of the big conglomerates – the fact we’ve put on a show and we’ve got an entire collection, it’s a real hats off to my team. They’ve done a miracle job. A real miracle. A lot of the brands haven’t been able to get anything together, they’re still working from sketches, they have tiny collections, if anything – so well done to us!”

Smith insisted he didn’t follow the trend of creating casual pieces fit for lockdown because he wanted to “excite people” with new pieces they can add to their wardrobes to jazz up their every day looks.

He told GQ: “I’ve intentionally not done that. It’s such an obvious thing. Due to lockdown, everyone’s doing sportswear, sportswear, sportswear – you know, hoodies, jogging bottoms, trainers, Birkenstocks … If you look at our e-commerce site now, which is around 45 per cent up on what it was last year, it’s nearly all casual clothing that’s selling, so I don’t need to show that. I need to show things that excite people, things that aren’t crazy and that you could easily add to your existing wardrobe, but aren’t just a hoodie or whatever.”

Smith is thankful to have a young team around him who are full of “energy”, as he admitted it’s been extremely “challenging” keeping his business going in these unprecedented times.

He added: “It’s an enormously challenging time. Business is really tough because nearly all of our shops are closed in Europe and then we’re also on restricted hours in some countries. Any company that says they’re not haemorrhaging money right now is not being truthful. Everyone’s going through complicated times, but, luckily, so far so good. We’re so full of positive spirits. I’ve got such a good young team around me – they have so much energy.”



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Adele | ‘It’s crazy how little I remember’: Adele marks 10th anniversary of 21

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Adele doesn’t “remember” much from the period in which she created ’21’.

The ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ hitmaker has marked the 10th anniversary of her seminal second studio album, and confessed that her memory of making the record and how she felt at the time is blurry.

She captioned the artwork on Instagram: “Well I never! Happy 10 years old friend! It’s crazy how little I remember of what it was like and how I felt a decade ago. But Thank You from the bottom of my heart for letting us into your lives and letting me be a soundtrack to some of it x (sic)”

The 2011 LP – which featured hit singles such as ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You’ – was written after the 32-year-old singer’s separation from her then-partner.

Adele is rumoured to be releasing her hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s ’25’ next month.

And the ’Skyfall’ hitmaker has once again poured her “heart and soul” into the new record and found music “like therapy” after the end of her marriage to Simon Konecki in 2019.

A source said previously: “Adele is pouring her heart and soul into this record, including how she feels post-divorce

“She’s been a fan of Raphael since she was a teenager and loves his back catalogue. She wants her next album to be full of soul, with a more eclectic sound.”

The Grammy-winner’s close pal, Alan Carr, recently teased that the album sounds “so amazing”.

The 44-year-old comedian – who got Adele to officiate his Los Angeles wedding to Paul Drayton in 2018 – spilled: “I’ve heard some tracks on it.

“Oh my gosh, it’s so amazing. It’s so amazing.

“I said to her, I said, ‘That voice is like an old friend.’ It’s like an old friend. Because there are some people [on] the charts who sound a bit like Adele and you go, ‘Oh they sound [like] Adele,’ and then when you hear Adele’s voice again you go, ‘Oh no, there’s only one. There’s only one Adele.’”



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