I was hesitant to write about this here as I didn’t want to bring attention to the fact that the Alphabeat album has leaked, but I’m just too annoyed about the whole situation to keep quiet about it. Alphabeat have moved onto a new label, one that even has the same name as their biggest… Continue reading It’s happening in front of me
I like Adam Lambert as a person and think he’s very talented, but the style of music he sang on American Idol wasn’t really to my taste. Therefore, I was excited to hear he had ditched the rock star ambitions to work with such greats as Dr Luke, Max Martin and RedOne on his debut… Continue reading I need to be entertained
Kate Earl – Kate EarlThere are plenty of female artists channeling Feist and Regina Spektor these days, but Kate Earl is approximately 10 million times better than all of the others. Unlike her competitors, she has not just a handful of good songs but a whole album of amazing ones, and a truly lovely voice… Continue reading Bumper Album Review Post
I’m turning into quite the celebrity hanger-on – it’s one popstar interview after another around here at the moment! The latest to be subjected to my questioning is Ke$ha, an up-and-coming American singer whose career I’ve been excitedly following for about a year now. I loved her songs Boots and Boys and Backstabber, but only… Continue reading Question Time with Ke$ha
Teenage indie-poppers Flamboyant Bella have been making great pop music for a few years now, but their new single Get a Reaction is definitely their best yet. I caught up with lead singer Flo Kirton to get the gossip on one of Britain’s most exciting new bands. How would you describe your music to someone… Continue reading Question Time with Flamboyant Bella
Amanda Jenssen – Happyland (Listen)I’m very pleased to announce that Amanda’s music has taken a turn for the poptastic! The male backing vocals remind me of Rachel Stevens or Jamelia in their ’80s phases. The chorus is brilliant – it may well be even better than Amanda’s previous best song, Do You Love Me. It’s… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Menya may be some of the jolliest people in pop, but they also make some of the dirrrtiest pop music! I’ve been a fan of theirs for a few months now, and I’m really pleased to inform you that the mixtape they’ve been working on is finally ready for release. Best of all, you’ll be… Continue reading Question Time with Menya
As long-term readers will know, I was once a huge fan of Patrick Wolf, but my affection has fizzled out with his new album. Although he’s still great to see live, the new material is barely listenable for pop-oriented ears like mine. With this in mind, I was extremely pleased to come across the following… Continue reading Wild Boy
I can’t promise to do this every week, but I was watching Körslaget last night and I felt a review coming on… so here it is! Team Pontare – Go WestTen out of ten for choreography, zero for the singing! The lady who did a solo was awful. A shame cos it is a brilliant… Continue reading Go north, there are choirs there!
I’m usually a fan of Simon Cowell, especially in The X Factor where he tends to be the voice of reason against the voice of evil (and idiocy), Louis Walsh. I was even understanding when he chose not to put my favourites in the Over 25 category, Daniel and TreyC, through to the final 12.… Continue reading Simon Cowell, your days are numbered, owls will get you while you slumber!