Top of the Poptastic!

My top 20 singles of August 2012: Inna – Crazy Sexy Wild Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together Kristina Maria ft. JC Chasez – Animal Cover Drive ft. Dappy – Explode Jin Jin & The Ragdolls ft. Mikill Pane – Cashpoint Drama Diandra – Outta My Head No Doubt – Push and… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!

This Must Be Pop Live: The line-up is complete!

This Must Be Pop Live returns on September 18th with another poptastic line-up, and today I can announce the third and final act. Joining Nabiha¬†and The Woowoos¬†will be… LUMINITES! Luminites were one of the first acts to perform at This Must Be Pop Live back in January this year, and I had so much great… Continue reading This Must Be Pop Live: The line-up is complete!

This Must Be Pop Live: The second act announced!

After a brilliant night last Tuesday, This Must Be Pop Live will be back on September 18th with another exciting line-up. Joining Nabiha will be… THE WOOWOOS! I was the first blogger to write about The Woowoos back in July 2011 and I’ve been keenly following their career ever since. They are a girl trio… Continue reading This Must Be Pop Live: The second act announced!

Popping the Question: Does 2012 herald the return of the novelty hit?

Earlier this year, I wondered if the concept of the novelty hit was completely dead. It’s been years since a cartoon or puppet had a no.1, charity singles are now sung by choirs of mums or awkward groups of UK urban acts, and there has not (yet!) been an attempt to turn The Inbetweeners into… Continue reading Popping the Question: Does 2012 herald the return of the novelty hit?

My Songs of the Week

Here are my songs of the day from this week, originally posted on Tumblr. Dear Prudence – Coming Apart Again Conor Maynard – Another One Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together Group 1 Crew ft. Chris August – He Said ExR ft. Lady Leshurr – Boring Bitches Inna – Crazy Sexy Wild… Continue reading My Songs of the Week

Bumper Album Review Post: Rita Ora, Owl City and Conor Maynard

My thoughts on some of the latest pop album releases, marked in CDs (how retro!) out of five. Rita Ora – O.R.A. (Listen) Many people criticise Rita Ora for being a second rate Rihanna, but in fact I like O.R.A. much more than Talk That Talk. I’ve spoken to lots of people about Rita recently,… Continue reading Bumper Album Review Post: Rita Ora, Owl City and Conor Maynard

This Must Be Pop Live: 18th September 2012

After the success of this week‘s TMBP Live, I’m now very excited about September’s show. The gig will take place at the Queen of Hoxton on 18th September, and today I can announce the first of the performers… NABIHA! Danish singer Nabiha Bensouda has had huge hits across Europe with tracks such as Deep Sleep,… Continue reading This Must Be Pop Live: 18th September 2012

Review: This Must Be Pop Live featuring Parade, Velvet Stream and Mercedes

Last night This Must Be Pop Live made its big comeback at Queen of Hoxton after a few months off for summer. We had one of our biggest crowds yet and everyone I spoke to said that they had a brilliant time. Here’s what went on… First to perform was singer/rapper Mercedes, who was looking… Continue reading Review: This Must Be Pop Live featuring Parade, Velvet Stream and Mercedes

Future Hits: The Return of Rock

After a few years off, rock music is making a comeback on the radio, and probably soon in the charts. Even Taylor Swift is jumping on the pop-rock bandwagon! This week’s playlist features five future hits in a variety of rock styles. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PL27D32E4468403E15&hl=en_US&w=520&h=300] Tracklisting: Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together Green… Continue reading Future Hits: The Return of Rock