Representing Sweden: Rebound! – PsychoAfter their cheesy but brilliant debut single Hurricane, I was really excited about ex-Idol duo Rebound!, but their second single Not Helpless was a bit of a disappointment. It was similar in style to Hurricane but a lot weaker. It seems they’ve put much more thought into their third track, and… Continue reading International Video Challenge
I’ve come up with a fun new way to review this year’s Melodifestivalen entries: give them awards! Read on to see who won Best Colour Scheme, Best Chorus and more… NB: I’ve only linked to videos on the songs that didn’t make it through, as the TV channel have a policy to remove all the… Continue reading The MF Awards – Part 1
For 6 weeks each Spring, pop nerds around the world visit the website of Swedish TV channel SVT every Saturday night and pray to Gaga that the precarious live stream will allow them to look in on the highlight of Sweden’s musical year. Some give up and turn to the next day’s YouTube uploads. Some… Continue reading Melodifestivalen: A Beginner’s Guide!
Last year I must have been to about 40 gigs and at not one of them did I sense the same frisson of energy that I felt at the gig I attended tonight. In fact, the last time I felt it was at Taylor Swift’s last UK gig, which leads me to think it is… Continue reading In an mmmbop they’re gone