Thank You For The Music: Lucas Secon

Recently I’d been seeing Lucas Secon’s name more and more frequently in the sleeve notes of my favourite new albums, but it wasn’t until I visited his Wikipedia page that I realised quite how many amazing songs this guy has written. He’s nearing the RedOne/Max Martin levels of consistency! He started out in the 90s… Continue reading Thank You For The Music: Lucas Secon

The Next Big Thing?

Chasing PlutoWhat would you get if you crossed Hurts with Ellie Goulding? Probably something very much like Chasing Pluto, a fantastic new pop duo based in London. I feel quite ashamed that I’ve only just heard of them (although I do remember someone mentioning a ‘new Eurythmics’ which could have been them?) as they seem… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?

International Video Challenge

Representing the USA: Jesse McCartney – ShakeIt’s amazing to think Jesse McCartney was in a BSBs rip-off boyband back in 1999 and 11 years later he’s still young enough, at age 23, to be a popstar. He could have been Justin Bieber 8 years ago, when he left dodgy boyband Dream Street, but he was… Continue reading International Video Challenge

Alex Winston live at The Social

For an artist with such consistently great songs, I was completely shocked to discover that Alex Winston is so far unsigned. It shouldn’t last long, though, as her gig at the tiny London venue The Social this week was packed (so full I almost didn’t get in) with industry types. Even Alex herself recognised this,… Continue reading Alex Winston live at The Social

A1 – Waiting For Daylight

The story of A1’s return to pop is really heartwarming and an inspiration to all pop hasbeens. Their UK following may have diminished but their fanbase remained strong in Christian’s home country of Norway, and they’re now one of the nation’s biggest pop acts. I’m sure they’d all love to regain their UK success, but… Continue reading A1 – Waiting For Daylight

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Top of the Poptastic!

Here are my top 20 singles of October: 1. Tove Styrke – White Light Moment2. Nicole Scherzinger – Poison3. Hurts – Stay4. Eric Saade – It’s Gonna Rain5. The Pusher – Blinded By The Dark6. Josefine Ridell – Allt Jag Vill Ha7. McFly ft. Taio Cruz – Shine A Light8. Take That – The Flood9.… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!