Here are my top 30 favourite singles of January: 1. Avril Lavigne – What The Hell2. Parade – Louder3. Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello4. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me5. Miranda Cosgrove – Dancing Crazy6. Jacob Latimore – Like ‘Em All7. Jessie J feat. B.o.B – Price Tag8. Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
The StrutsI heard about The Struts signing to Gary Barlow’s label Future Records last week and managed to track down their Facebook, where there was no music to be listened to and they had just posted about their first ever gig, which is tomorrow. This suggested that it would be quite a while until The… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
I’m currently planning to do a Whatever Happened To… post about a selection of solo singers, but when @natalie7891 on Twitter suggested Abs from Five as one of the pop stars I should investigate, it got me wondering what had happened to all the members of Five. Considering they were one of the biggest boybands… Continue reading Whatever Happened To… Five?
As regular readers of this blog will know, I’m fascinated by pop music trends around the world and I love investigating TV talent shows from other countries. Swedish Idol and Danish X Factor are two of my particular favourites, but every country’s versions of these shows give an interesting insight into their individual music industries.… Continue reading Trust The Voice Within
Neon Hitch – Get Over You (Listen)Finally we have a single release from Neon Hitch! When I came across her MySpace a few years ago I was instantly a fan and listened loads to her Robyn-esque demos. There are plenty of artists who sound a bit like Robyn, but Neon’s songs are actually of Robyn… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Yep, I’ve finally got with the times and made a Facebook page for this blog. You can follow all my latest pop discoveries and epiphanies as they happen by clicking right here! And don’t forget if you’re on Twitter you can follow me for blog updates and much, much more at @Poptastic.
Jasmine VillegasIf you put all of today’s popstars in a mixing bowl and made a cake, it would come out the oven with Jasmine Villegas’ face on it. She somehow manages to sound like Rihanna and Justin Bieber at the same time. I’ve heard her name around quite a lot recently but for some reason… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Kyla La Grange – Walk Through Walls (Listen)Many female artists have been compared to Kate Bush in recent years, and I’m sure Kate has been a big influence for Marina, Florence and the rest, but Kyla La Grange is the first I’ve heard who actually sounds like her. There’s a fantastic drama to Walk Through… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Kenzie MayIt only took one Fefe Dobson-esque line of the first song on Kenzie May’s MySpace and the sight of her dressed as a skeleton dog in a video labelled ‘Unpretty – TLC’ for me to declare her my new favourite pop discovery. You can’t get a much better first impression than that! Her style… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
While Avril Lavigne unleashes the first single from her long-awaited new album, elsewhere in the US music scene teen pop wannabe Miranda Cosgrove is releasing a reject from the same album as the first single from her own next CD. Let’s see how they compare… Avril Lavigne – What The HellAfter many years of despising… Continue reading Pop Wars: Avril vs Miranda