New James Blunt?
After so many years of waiting for a follow-up to Songs About Jane, I had lost all excitement about the second Maroon 5 album, so it came as quite a surprise when I found myself absolutely loving it! In fact, Sophie may have already been overtaken as my top pop CD of 2007 so far.… Continue reading Mini Review: Maroon 5 – It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
I’m not saying that this year was the best ever, but for me it has been the most successful as my top 5 favourites were indeed the top 5 finalists, and my favourite boy and girl both made the final. Jordin is lovely and ace, so she definitely deserved to win and will make a… Continue reading Reflections on American Idol 2007
E-Type – True Believer (Live)I truly believe (ha) that E-Type is one of the best dance acts around, and it’s no coincidence that much of his work is written, produced or both by his pal and mine (well, one day maybe!), Max Martin. His music is bursting with euphoric energy and feel good vibes, with… Continue reading New Swedish Dance-Pop On The Block
I’ve always been a big fan of lovely Sophie and her ace pop music, and I was looking foward to hearing her new album, but I never expected to be heralding it the best album of 2007 so far… yet I am! I’d heard a few of the songs already and been listening to If… Continue reading Mini Review: Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Trip The Light Fantastic
The festival is finally over and I’ve now seen a total of 26 bands over 3 days – quite impressive! There were a few unpleasant experiences (We’re Marching On, Foals) but overall I’ve been highly impressed by the bands I’ve seen and have a few new favourites as well. Here are my thoughts on the… Continue reading The Great Escape… Part 3!
Last night I saw 11 live bands in the space of 10 hours, at 6 different venues, each doing a half hour set! I was in the front row for 6 of them as well! I began at 6pm with the Undercut and ended at 4am with the Holloways. Here’s a rundown of what I… Continue reading The Great Escape… Part 2!
This weekend over 200 arists descend on the most fabulous English town of Brighton (where I happen to live) for the second annual Great Escape Festival. Focussing on new bands and international acts, it’s a great way to discover new music and there’s a huge variety to choose from. I bought a wristband for all… Continue reading The Great Escape… Part 1
Four Day HombreThe singer sounds remarkably like Chris Martin, but there is something very likeable about this music nonetheless, particularly the songs Daylight Came and Rocket Pack. I doubt I’d ever buy their album myself, but I think a lot of people would – there’s definitely a big market for this sort of thing, as… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Josh Groban – Don’t Give Up (You Are Loved) (Video)Along with the brilliant In The Clouds by Under The Influence of Giants, this is my current biggest tip for the top. Considering how much I detest You Raise Me Up, this must be a pretty amazing song for it to get my approval, and it… Continue reading New Pop On The Block