This year’s X Factor starts next Saturday, and already there’s been more speculation than ever about the contestants. That’s because the rules have changed to allow artists with management to enter, so a number of singers and bands who already have a fanbase and a reputation in the industry are taking part. Here are a… Continue reading X Factor 2012: Ones to Watch
Month: August 2012
This Must Be Pop Live: Two weeks to go!
This month’s This Must Be Pop Live is now only two weeks away! Parade, Velvet Stream and Mercedes will be performing and there’ll be music from our brilliant DJ Jon Roc. Click here to find out more and here for cheap advance tickets. Thanks to Emmie for another brilliant poster design!
Future Hits: Hip-Hop Crossover
This week’s playlist features five US hip-hop hits that I think could cross over to the UK… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PL1154F0EC83DB7AC2&hl=en_US] Tracklisting: Wiz Khalifa – Work Hard, Play Hard Tyga – Rack City Meek Mill ft Drake – Amen Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy Lil Wayne ft. Big Sean –… Continue reading Future Hits: Hip-Hop Crossover
Future Stars: Smiler (Warner Bros)
Smiler is a rapper whose star is on the rise. I've heard so much about his new single Top of the World, which features Professor Green and Tawiah, that I was shocked to discover it's still not out for another month. Rumours are also abound that Smiler is on the brink of signing to U.S.… Continue reading Future Stars: Smiler (Warner Bros)
Future Stars: Dear Prudence (London Records)
Rock music has so little presence in mainstream media at the moment that it exists in its own separate musical universe. But as it comes back into fashion over the next few years some of the artists who have already made their name in the rock community will break through, and Dear Prudence have a… Continue reading Future Stars: Dear Prudence (London Records)
Future Stars: John Newman (Island)
You may recognise John Newman‘s name as he was the vocalist and co-writer of Rudimental’s no. 1 hit Feel The Love earlier this year. Around the same time he signed to Island, and is currently working on his own debut album. According to a recent 1Xtra interview, his debut single will be a song called… Continue reading Future Stars: John Newman (Island)
Sunday Night Quiz: Guess the fan name!
Do you know which pop acts’ fans are known by the following names? Leave your answers in the comments box below! 1. Mayniacs 2. Smilers 3. TWFanmily 4. Mixers 5. Little Monsters 6. Soldiers 7. Beliebers 8. Barbs The mystery pop acts will be revealed next Sunday. And here are the answers from last week:… Continue reading Sunday Night Quiz: Guess the fan name!
Top of the Poptastic!
Here are my top 20 singles of July: Little Mix – Wings Cady Groves – Love Actually Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom Churches – Lies Molly Sandén – Unchained Chechen feat. Carli – EPA Cinnamon Girl – Devil In Me The Storm – Raver Bluebell – Cinderella Rita Ora – Roc The Life… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!
From Louder to Light Me Up: The story of Parade!
Back in September 2010 I was the first blogger to ever write about the girlband Parade. I knew about them as I’d been working for the company that put the group together. I hadn’t heard any of their music at the time, so my prognosis that “They are not looking to fill a girlband niche,… Continue reading From Louder to Light Me Up: The story of Parade!