New Pop on the Block

Tove Styrke – White Light Moment (listen)Only 16 but strikingly beautiful and naturally cool, Tove Styrke could easily become the biggest star to emerge from Sweden’s Idol series… and she only came 3rd in a pretty rubbish year. Taking influences from Lykke Li and Robyn, her debut single Million Pieces was a big hit and… Continue reading New Pop on the Block

New Pop on the Block

Lights – My Boots (Listen)The female Owl City didn’t quite make it big with her first album, but she’s soldiering on with the second and the best news is that she’s started singing less like Avril and more like Britney! Unfortunately she’s still doing that wistful thing which means her songs are desperately in need… Continue reading New Pop on the Block

Thank You For The Music: Fraser T Smith

As any regular readers of this blog will know, I’m quite obsessed with songwriters. My ultimate favourites tend to be Swedes like Max Martin and RedOne, but there are a few excellent writers based in the UK and as Xenomania haven’t been on top form lately it’s given Fraser T Smith the chance to creep… Continue reading Thank You For The Music: Fraser T Smith

New Pop on the Block

McFly – Shine A Light (Watch)One of the things I love most about being a pop fan is how unpredictable things are on Planet Pop. I certainly never would have guessed that McFly would have turned poptastic, especially not after years of edging away from their pop roots. I don’t think I’ll ever be totally… Continue reading New Pop on the Block

Top of the Poptastic!

My top 30 singles of September… 1. Cheryl Cole – Promise This2. Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)3. Erik Hassle – Taken (Still In My Blood)4. The Wanted – Heart Vacancy5. Marion Raven – Flesh and Bone6. The Saturdays ft. Flo Rida – Higher7. Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way8. Little Majorette –… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!