Paper CrowsThis trendy but odd-looking duo from Brighton may be the protegées of Preston from The Ordinary Boys/Big Brother but they have a fairly good chance of escaping the uncoolness of that association, as they’re also working with Future Cut, one of the UK’s best hitmaking teams. Their biggest success was Lily Allen’s first album… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Vincent – The Moment I Met You (Listen)Super-talented Swedish pop bloke Vincent has been taking his time releasing the second single from his new album, but the wait has been completely worth it – I think this might be his best single yet! It’s in keeping with Vincent’s usual style, but probably the poppiest track… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Ola – All Over The World (2010) He may have started off as a cheesy balladeer, but Ola Svensson has grown into one of Sweden’s very best popstars. I loved his late ’00s hits such as Natalie and SOS, and on his third album he has made music which is strong enough to compete with… Continue reading The Hits That Never Were: An A-Z
Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like A Love Song (Listen)In my last New Pop On The Block post I complained about a Disney act, Joe Jonas, being a useless American attempt at a popstar, but Selena Gomez is turning out to be quite the opposite. Although her previous singles have just been… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Better late than never, here are my top 20 singles of May 2011… 1. Six D – Best Damn Night2. Lady GaGa – Edge of Glory3. The Wanted – Glad You Came4. Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend5. Nicola Roberts – Beat of my Drum6. Eric Saade – Hearts In The Air7. Ola – Riot8. Getter… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
Jess Mills – Live For What I Die ForI am led to believe that being featured on UK dubstepper (no relation to True Steppers/Dane Bowers) Breakage’s underground hit Fighting Fire earlier this year makes Jess Mills very cool. To me she sounds remarkably like Enya, just with lots of extra crashing noises in the background.… Continue reading New Pop on the Block