Keane – A Bad Dream (Watch)This is used very effectively in the first episode of the new series of The OC, and as that was the first time I heard I now can’t help feeling torn between “Yay, Marissa is dead!” and “Oh no, poor Ryan!” when I hear it. I wouldn’t say I’m a… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
Just JackCould this at last be the year that Jack Allsopp brings his innovative pop music to the UK charts? Already receiving Radio 1 airplay and an appearance on Later With Jools Holland, his career is looking the brightest it has yet, but the album could still flop as his brilliant debut The Outer Marker… Continue reading 2007: The Year Of…?
The rest of ScandinaviaLordi defied the Baltic Block and gave Finland their first ever Eurovision win, Danish exports Infernal had the dance hit of the year, and Norway produced a slew of fabulous females – Margaret Berger, Marit Larsen, Bertine Zetlitz and Lilyjets being the prime examples. The girls of r’n’bSome of the best singles… Continue reading 2006: The Year Of…
was the DVD I and other Darren Hayes fans had been patiently awaiting for what seems like forever, the Too Close For Comfort tour film. TCFC was the tour he did in 2002, and the DVD includes footage from the concerts (mostly the one in Hammersmith which was my first Darren concert and possibly my… Continue reading My favourite Xmas present this year…
The Ark will be taking part in this year’s Melodifestivalen!!! I don’t know if this has anything to do with Lordi (being a rock band) but I’m so pleased they are up for it, cos most bands in other countries who sound like them would never agree to it!
BWO – Temple of Love Released: 15th MarchTrivia: Number one in my chart since the moment I heard it. BWO really are the band of the year for me, and the year before, and hopefully next year too – bring on album 3!Best bits: 1. Want! Love! Woah-woah, we all need! Love! Woah-woah!2. Thunder rolls… Continue reading The No.1 Most Poptastic Single of 2006
I think I’ve just found the best new band since the Pipettes! They are called Alphabeat and here is their MySpace. I was reading back on Alien Hits as I’m not very up to date with blogs (as usual) and saw the video for their single, Fascination. It was extremely poptastic but the video has… Continue reading What an amazing Christmas present!
BWO – Will My Arms Be Strong Enough Released: 13th SeptemberTrivia: Visit their fabulous official fansite www.electronordica.com to downlowd some exclusive tracks from their new remix album, Halcyon Nights, which is out on the 27th of December.Best bits: 1. Wiiilll my arms be stroooong enou-ou-ough2. Let me prove my trust in you, I’ll stand right… Continue reading The 2nd Most Poptastic Single of 2006
The Pipettes – Pull Shapes Released: 3rd JulyTrivia: It is rumoured that the Pipettes were created “as an experiment in manufactured pop” by manager/guitarist Bobby and founder member (now departed) Julia Clark-Lowes, so it’s slightly ironic that they ended up appealing to a lot people who usually claim to above “manufactured” music.Best bits: 1. Pull… Continue reading The 3rd Most Poptastic Single of 2006
Last year I posted my huge yet brilliant Christmas compilation as a special holiday treat, and since I am very lovely and generous I am re-posting it. Click here to download the CD, and here for the Word file which you can print off as a cover for the CD. To read more about the… Continue reading Another Very Poptastic Christmas!