Making Your Mind Up is always a bit of a farce, and I have come to expect to be completely embarrassed by my nationality on Eurovision night, but in the stakes of shambolicness this really takes the biscuit! Yes, Scooch once did a good song, but this was not it. I will be accused of… Continue reading What? What? WHAT?!?!
Ross Copperman (MySpace)Apparently his song As I Choke was a huge hit on iTunes but I didn’t recognise his name at all, and only vaguely recognised the song, recalling seeing its video at some point on a music channel. He’s American but targetting the UK market first, and hoping to be a 1-man Coldplay… well… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkoU3lJymj4] It’s the completely crazy Ukranian entry for Eurovision, Danzing by Verka Serduchka. Kiev 2008? Maybe not, but I bet it will get some votes from the UK.
I just love this fan interview translated on an Amy Diamond fan site. Her fans are clearly even younger than she is and their questions reflect this, but in fact make for an unusual and interesting interview! Very Smash Hits in the 80s. Now I know how many times she’s seen She’s The Man, that… Continue reading Amy Diamond uses Aquafresh toothpaste
The Ark to Helsinki!!!! I somehow don’t think I will be quite so excited next weekend when the UK result is announced, so I’m making the most of this good news. The Ark are one of my actual favourite bands, Swedish or otherwise, so it’s really exciting for them to be in Eurovision, even though… Continue reading YAY!
Because tonight is the Melodifestivalen final, and I have two strong favourites, The Ark and Måns Zelmerlöw, and guess which two are miles ahead of all the other acts in the online vote on the MF website? Yep, it’s my favourites! This is why I love Sweden. Sebastian beat Måns in Idol and is a… Continue reading It’s time for MEGA SUPER EXCITEMENT!!!!
The fab girl group Shut Up Stella, who I first wrote about last August, have just finished working with Xenomania! They’re American but came over to the UK especially to work with Brian, Miranda and co. in Kent, and they wrote all about it on their MySpace blog.
Fountains of Wayne – Someone To Love (Listen)I’m sure you remember their previous hit, Stacey’s Mom, which although not the classiest of subjects was certainly a catchy and cheer-enducing tune. While I recall being unimpressed by whatever they chose to be its follow-up (I vaguely remember a video set on a boat), I am quite… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
Yesterday I visited a friend and as soon as I entered her room she shoved the latest issue of Q magazine in front of me. Albeit confused as to why she thought I’d have the slightest interest in such a rubbish magazine, I was intrigued as I saw Rufus Wainwright staring back at me. “Jessica!”… Continue reading Oh Rufus, we knew you could do it!
There are some artists who you see once, you’ve had the live experience and that’s enough, but there are others who you could see again and again and even if they played the same songs every time you’d never get bored. Along with Rufus Wainwright, Darren Hayes and a few others, Robyn is in the… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Review: Robyn Live (Again!)