James Morrison ft. Jessie J – Up (Listen)I remember when I first heard James’ duet with Nelly Furtado, Broken Strings, I presumed it was only chosen as a single because it featured a famous popstar. In fact it was, as we now know, by far his best work and one of the best things songwriter… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Oh My!I tweet about Oh My! all the time, attend their monthly club night and have seen them live three times, so I was surprised to realise I’ve never blogged about them before. For those unaware, Oh My! are a female pop duo signed to the same mini-label as Marina and the Diamonds and Little… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Nina NesbittA pretty girl, a good voice, but my god she’s boring! So far Nina’s only posted cover videos on YouTube but she’s attracting lots of buzz, already set to support Example on tour, and with her looks and talent is sure to be a big major label project in 2012. I may be wrong,… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
If you enjoy This Must Be Pop then you might be interested to hear that you can get much more poptasticness in other places around the internet! http://www.facebook.com/thismustbepop I just post links to blog posts here but if you live your life on Facebook then you better make sure This Must Be Pop is in… Continue reading Follow Me All Over The World
Rihanna – We Found Love (Listen)Did I misunderstand or is Rihanna supposed to be a boundary-breaking popstar? I don’t exactly dislike We Found Love, there’s just nothing to it. The chorus sounds like the fade out of a song, rather than its centrepiece. Has she just picked the Calvin Harris-produced track as her lead single… Continue reading New Pop On The Block
Take That, Westlife, Five, Busted, McFly, JLS. They all tried to replicate their British success in the USA and not one of them succeeded. I’ve decided to investigate why the Yanks don’t care for British boys, and why the Brits keep trying regardless. Last night I chanced upon some clips from the TV series America… Continue reading Popping The Question: Can a British Boyband Make It In The USA?
RonikaI’d heard lots of good things about Ronika, but the music I’d heard was not strong enough for me to jump on the bandwagon quite yet. It all changed, however, when I heard one track on her MySpace called System Error. It just clicks as a pop song in a way that the other songs… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
I wanted to work in A&R even before I knew what it was. I’d just turned 13 when the TV series Popstars began, and my dream of being the editor of Smash Hits (which by then was going rapidly downhill anyway) was straight out the window. What could be more exciting than discovering new talent… Continue reading Popping the Question: Does the music industry still need A&R?
A little delayed but here is the third episode of Idol 2011 for your enjoyment. Click here to watch the show in full and read on for my top 5 best bits… Weird Swedish humour of the day: Surprising a wannabe singer by blindfolding her and plonking her in front of the judges. Luckily she… Continue reading Idol ft. Bard part 3
Last night the second episode of Idol was aired, and since I’m off work today I had time to do another review for you. It’s also mysteriously appeared on Megavideo here. Cutest boy of the episode has to be Hampus, who also put on a pretty good performance. I think I met a Hampus once,… Continue reading Idol ft. Bard part 2