Representing France: Herman Düne – I Wish That I Could See You SoonIf you’re a fan of Adam Green then you’ll love this. I didn’t guess that they were French, but now I know it does make sense. The video is supremely cute, colourful and ace and the song is very sweet. Coincidentally they have… Continue reading Indienational Video Challenge
Maroon 5 – Makes Me WonderI remember when Maroon 5’s first album was released (I bought it in 2003) and they said that the next one may not be out until 2005 and my friends and I gasped in horror – 2005 was sooo far away! Now it’s 2007 and at last there is a… Continue reading New Comeback Singles On The Block
BWO must have been reading my blog, since they have pencilled in the release of their new album for the very month I will be arriving in Sweden and living there for the next 3 and a half months! The first single is a cover of an Alcazar song (Save My Pride, which was a… Continue reading WOW!
When listening to the Alphabeat album, with its mix of male and female lead vocals, I got thinking about the way I describe singers and their music when reviewing it. So many times I have called a female pop star ‘fierce’ or ‘feisty’ or celebrated the ‘girl power’ of a singer – everyone from Gwen… Continue reading Popping The Question: Is there such a thing as Boy Power?
There is so much to read on the Internet relating to music, and you tend to have to sift through a lot of nonsense to get to the good stuff. For the past few months I have been adding links to my del.icio.us account, which you can see here. These are not just links to… Continue reading You’re del.icio.us, so cap.ricio.us…
Sometimes it takes me a while to warm to a new favourite band, and other times you Just Know. Alphabeat certainly fit the latter category. Within seconds of clicking the little triangle on their Fascination video on #1 Hits on Another Planet, I knew that even if this was their only good song I would… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Review: Alphabeat – Alphabeat
Something Old: Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) (Watch)While everyone else is busy raving about their new album, I finally decided to obtain their previous effort, and see if I could be persuaded to like anything on it apart from Rebellion (Lies), which we all already know is a legendary track of aceness. The attempt… Continue reading The Music Of My *Heart*
(UTIOG = Under The Influence Of Giants, in case you were wondering) I wasn’t immensely excited about The Sounds’ gig when I booked it a few months ago, but I never miss a chance to see a Swedish pop group. At the time I expected a low-key affair, mostly Swedes out to support their fellow… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Review: UTIOG & The Sounds Live
Air Traffic (Video)My expectation that Air Traffic were going to be ‘the new Feeling’ was clearly quite a mistake, unless this single is entirely atypical of their sound, because it’s nothing like The Feeling. Personally I’m much favouring Ghosts or Tiny Dancers in the ‘new Feeling’ stakes, but really I don’t think we need a… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Just Jack – Glory DaysI was expecting him to re-release Writer’s Block after the success of Starz In Their Eyes, but I’m glad he hasn’t because I don’t want it to be ruined by being a huge hit. I really like the video for this (the over-literal dancing is funny and the idea of picture/logo… Continue reading New Pop On The Block