Ailbhe Malone urges Katy P to step away from the acous­tic gui­tar

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Sleep Paral­y­sis by Gabriel Bruce. We’ve had an eye on this young man for a while now, and de­but sin­gle Sleep Paral­y­sis is – for­give the pun – a sleeper gem. Vo­cally, we’re talk­ing Nick Cave and Tom Waits mixed up in a grav­elly stonedash, while lyrics have mo­rose Leonard Co­hen slant (“I had a feel­ing I was dead”). To­tally not nor­mally our thing, right? Ex­cept there’s a dose of high drama, and a catchy hook that keeps things the right side of se­ri­ous­face.

Katy Perry’s been talk­ing about the fu­ture, and has men­tioned the dreaded ‘A’ word. Yes, Katy’s go­ing acous­tic. She told the Sun: “I’ve al­ways wanted to make some­thing like an acous­tic record.” She con­tin­ued “my favourite record is Patty Grif­fin’s Flam­ing Red. I dis­cov­ered it when I was in Nashville. I def­i­nitely want to do a Patty Grif­fin-es­que thing at some point. It’s some­thing that I’m re­ally ex­cited about be­cause I know I can do it and I haven’t re­ally played that card yet.”

Oh K-pez, just be­cause you can do some­thing doesn’t mean that you should.

Nicki Mi­naj is un­leash­ing Ro­man in re­cent in­ter­views – es­pe­cially when the topic of her young fans comes up. Speak­ing to the Guardian, she de­clared: “Why do peo­ple ask me to lose swear words? Do peo­ple ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words?”

Mi­naj be­moaned rap’s dou­ble stan­dard, con­tin­u­ing: “I used to see Eminem in con­cert and peo­ple were bring­ing their lit­tle brother or what­ever. No­body stops them and says, ‘Would you stop swear­ing, Eminem, for loads of money?’ I don’t get it, I don’t get it.”

Bieber’s been back­track­ing this week. In an in­ter­view with

Le Parisien, he tried to move the at­ten­tion away from his high-pro­file re­la­tion­ship.

“One day, I will get en­gaged, when I have found the right per­son in five or 10 years. It doesn’t mean Se­lena is not the right per­son though! She’s go­ing to kill me if I say that! It is not easy to be so young and to have a re­la­tion­ship with some­one that doesn’t stay pri­vate.”

Justin Bieber: don’t call him, he’ll call you. Maybe

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