New Pop On The Block

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

2007: The Year Of…?

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…?

2006: 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…

Excellent News!

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!

The 2nd Most Poptastic Single of 2006

BWO – Will My Arms Be Strong Enough Released: 13th SeptemberTrivia: Visit their fabulous official fansite 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 3rd 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