Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You (Listen)This single has been greatly anticipated, which is good cos it’s by Dr Luke, but not so good cos he gave it to Kelly Clarkson. After her ungrateful eschewing of all things ace and Swedish on her third album (obviously not realising they were the only… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Finally, we have reached the end of my A-Z! Although actually it’s only an A-Y. Do you feel cheated? The Sound of ArrowsThe new… Le SportI, like many others in the pop blogging community, fell in love with this band just from watching a few seconds of their wonderful new video. The song is lovely… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A to Z of 2009 – Part 8
Rosanna MunterThe new… Linda SundbladRosanna was one of the members of Play, a Swedish girlgroup who always annoyed me because they basically took singles by UK acts (Billie, Atomic Kitten and Liberty X) and released them in America, where the UK acts had not been successful. Thinking about it now, those songs were probably written… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A to Z of 2009 – Part 7
Erin McCarley – Blue Suitcase (Watch)When I read that Erin was a “sultry singer-songwriter”, I wasn’t expecting much, but I keep hearing her name mentioned lately so I decided I must check her out. I’m glad I did, cos Blue Suitcase is really good. If I’d known of her earlier I certainly would have included… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
MixiThe new… Fefe DobsonMixi is an interesting new act, because it’s so hard to place her. Vocally she is similar to Amy Winehouse, but the rockier element to her music separates Mixi from the hoardes of Amy wannabes around at the moment. Her debut single I Miss Those Days (Ghost) is excellent – really catchy… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A to Z of 2009 – Part 6
Love GrenadesThe new… DragonetteI can’t say I’ve discovered anyone yet in my search for the next big thing who made me stop and think “this could be my new favourite band”, but I have found a few acts I’d at least like to hear an album by, and Love Grenades are one of them. They… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A to Z of 2009 – Part 5
I jumped on the bandwagon and set up an account on Twitter. You can see my updates in the top right corner, or click here to become a follower of me (I feel like I’m startng a cult now!) if you have a Twitter account. I’ll probably add you back too, unless your tweets are… Continue reading Oops, oh my!
Kid BritishThe new… Ordinary BoysThis Manchester band are not my usual cup of tea but I discovered that I rather like their song Lost In London when I heard it on the radio. They live up to their name by displaying a typically British attitude in their lyrics and interviews, but at the same time… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A to Z of 2009 – Part 4
E-Type is signed to British label AATW (you can call them a ‘chav’ label all you like, they’re doing so well they won’t care) and True Believer, one of my top singles of 2007, will be released properly very soon. It’s been on Clubland TV’s playlist for ages but finally seems to be picking up… Continue reading Excellent News!
Florence and the MachineThe new… Bat For LashesShe came third in the BBC Sound of 2009 poll, and it makes sense. Florence released a brilliant single last summer, and followed it up with another pretty good one a few months ago, but so far she hasn’t quite had the hype to get her into the… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: an A to Z of 2009 – Part 3