Originality has been a hot topic in pop music lately, from the contentious court verdict over Blurred Lines to the hilarious irony of Natalia Kills criticising an X Factor contestant for copying Willy Moon. These incidents seem to have inspired a trend among social media’s pop culture commentators for pointing out instances of unoriginality: Meghan… Continue reading Popping the Question: How important is originality in pop music?
Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. Those of you who miss Alphabeat need to hear this new disco-pop tune from Australian “indietronica” act Miami Horror. It’s no Fascination or 10,000 Nights, but it’s still a very enjoyable example of this style, which we don’t hear much of these days. I… Continue reading Song of the Week: Miami Horror ft. Cleopold – Love Like Mine
Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. This week’s future hits playlist features five lead singles from new albums which I think could be big hits [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux9qjgWUFBpPQfrEa98I1mhw] Tracklisting: Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me Zedd ft. Selena Gomez – I Want You to Know Nick Jonas – Jealous Lawson –… Continue reading Future Hits: Something New
Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. You might know Conrad Sewell, often credited just as Conrad, from Kygo’s single Firestone. That may be his international breakthrough, but he’s not new to the music industry. As a teenager in 2004 he competed in Australian Idol (but wasn’t a finalist, as I’ve… Continue reading Future Stars: Conrad Sewell (300 Entertainment)
Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. I first heard of Christine and the Queens via Lorde, who tweeted about her in 2014, and they were recently spotted hanging out together. The connection makes sense as her music is unique and exciting in the same way Royals was on first listen,… Continue reading Future Stars: Christine and the Queens (Because Music/Neon Gold)
On Tuesday This Must Be Pop Live returned to Queen of Hoxton in London for a night of live pop music, featuring three very talented female artists. First on stage was the lovely young songstress from the South Coast, Jerry Williams. She played a mix of tracks from her EP A Hairdressers Called Sids, new… Continue reading Review: This Must Be Pop Live featuring Sophie and the Bom Boms, Rothwell and Jerry Williams
This Must Be Pop Live returns to Queen of Hoxton tonight! Join us from 8pm for performances from Sophie and the Bom Boms, Rothwell and Jerry Williams, and a DJ set from October Boy. Click here to find out more about the event and here to get cheap advance tickets. See you later!!
Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. It has never really made sense to me that Teddybears aren’t a big international act. The Swedish group have been together for 24 years and yet they still sound as cool and fresh as any new act. They peaked in the mid-‘00s with creative,… Continue reading Song of the Week: Teddybears ft. Baby Trish – What’s Your Problem?
Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. This week’s future hits playlist features five new dance tracks that I think are soon to be flying high in the UK charts. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw0LjVTuPux-Z1lkjSqUHTkfXxn8aMeMK] Tracklisting: Pep & Rash – Rumors Tough Love – So Freakin’ Tight 99 Souls – The Girl Is Mine Dr.… Continue reading Future Hits: You Should Be Dancing
The next This Must Be Pop Live is now just four days away! We’ll be back at Queen of Hoxton on 10th March with three fantastic female artists: Sophie and the Bom Boms, Rothwell and Jerry Williams. This week I’ll be chatting to each of the performers so you can get to know them a… Continue reading This Must Be Pop Live: Introducing Rothwell