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
One CallBoybands are certainly back in the UK, so it’s only a matter of time til the USA catches up. Who will be the BSBs or *N Sync of this decade? Despite being signed to Jive I’m not sure it’ll be One Call, but they are one of several new boybands doing the rounds in… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue – Higher (Listen)After the huge disappointment of Taio’s second album (Break Your Heart was the only song on a par with his debut) I was very relieved to find that the two new tracks for the re-release, Dynamite and Higher, were back to his usual quality. Higher was a great… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Black CardsI was never a fan of Fall Out Boy but the fact that Pete Wentz’s new band has a female singer was enough to intrigue me to hear what their music’s like. Surprisingly, I really like it! According to Wikipedia the intention was to mix reggae with electro-pop, which I’m not sure they’ve achieved… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Before popstars had Twitters and Facebooks they needed other outlets to express their opinions and sense of humour. One of the best ways was on a t-shirt, and sometimes a cleverly timed t-shirt can create a pop culture moment all of its own. Here are some of my favourites: 1. Bjork – Moomins!!! 2. Robyn… Continue reading Top 10 Popstar T-Shirts
For a long time it has been a dream of mine to attend an intimate gig by someone with an amazing vocal talent. I go to gigs all the time and see good singers, but I’ve never had the opportunity to see a singer with the level of talent of someone like Leona or Beyoncé… Continue reading Stomp stomp she’s arrived!
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
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
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
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!