1. Is it true or false that as this article suggests, Terra Naomi’s band includes Tyler Hilton, he of minor pop career and One Tree Hill wife-stealing?2. The Robyn mystery is solved – WEH is now on the Radio 1 a-list and its reason for not being in the charts yet is cos it’s not… Continue reading Thoughts of the day
Brandon from the hushhush ATTACK! music industry newsletter asked to interview me about blogging, so I thought I’d post my answers up here and invite you to send in your own questions for me if you have any – e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in the comments box and I’ll compile them in… Continue reading It’s all me, me, me
I have been thinking about this a lot lately, as the charts have filled up with brilliant pop songs and one of the absolute best of the year has been no.1 for almost 10 weeks. We surely must have won! And I think we actually have, but a lot of people (as exemplified in this… Continue reading Popping The Question: Who Won The War On Indie?
Recently I have bought three CDs by young men who made their names on the Swedish Idol series. None of the albums were quite up to the brilliance of their predecessor Darin Zanyar, but the output of male pop artists in Sweden is getting stronger (don’t forget the ace hits this summer by Magnus Carlsson,… Continue reading Idolising
This weekend I went to my first proper festival, camping and all, Latitude Festival in sunny Suffolk. It really was sunny, despite there apparently being house-shaking thunderstorms where my mum was in Nottingham, so we were extremely lucky weather-wise, and this made the camping a far less terrifying prospect than expected. The festival is a… Continue reading Dirrrty Pop Review: Latitude Festival
1. Maybe Robyn won’t be no.1 after all – I haven’t heard her on the radio or seen the video on TV for about a week now. Robyn Mania did not last long, it seems.2. Why isn’t the Cherry Ghost single in the top 40 when the album’s doing so well and it’s getting lots… Continue reading Thoughts Of The Day
Shayne Ward – If That’s OK With You (Audio)How how HOW is it possible that the new Shayne Ward single sounds like Akon? It’s completely insane. Quite catchy though! Better than any of the ballads off his last album, except maybe No Promises (but even that wasn’t as good as the original by some Danish… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
You may have noticed that despite my no.1 fave singer ever, Darren Hayes, having a new album on the way this summer, I haven’t exactly been going on about it like I normally would. I suppose I’ve just not been driven to excitement by any of the songs I’ve heard so far. Of course they… Continue reading Only on the verge of something wonderful…
I just found a really interesting Swedish TV documentary (with English subtitles) online, about two Swedish guys who write songs for Japanese pop bands, and get the chance to visit Japan to write with Japanese production teams and see first-hand the effect their music has on its adoring fans. It’s also really helpful for me… Continue reading Swedes in Japan – my 2 favourite countries meet!
Guns’n’BombsNot the best name considering recent events (or perhaps that’s the point), but I’ve really enjoyed bopping along to the remixes on their MySpace as I surf the net. It’s not the sort of music I’d listen to while not doing anything else, but it’s great background music. One of them (Filip Turbotito) used to… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?