2015 has arrived and the music industry is officially back to work today (don’t expect to get too many emails, though). Everyone from the BBC and The Guardian to iTunes and VEVO have revealed their ones to watch for the year ahead, and now it’s time for me to share mine, based on these predictions… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: My Top 10 of 2015
Happy new year everyone! Now we’ve finished celebrating the best music of 2013, it’s time to move on and look forward to what 2014 might bring. I think it could turn out to be a surprising year, as choosing my top 10 ones to watch was very difficult. I feel most of these artists could… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: My Top 10 of 2014
We all know that music success is really impossible to predict, but it’s fun to try. Last year I did pretty well, with artists including Little Mix, Rita Ora, Jake Bugg and Azealia Banks on my list. Ariana Grande hasn’t quite taken her place as the next Miley Cyrus yet, but maybe 2013 is her… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: My Top 10 of 2013
IM5This project has been threatening to happen for a few years and finally it’s here: My least favourite person on the internet (except for maybe paedophiles) Perez Hilton is launching a boyband, and Simon Fuller is apparently having some kind of midlife crisis as he’s agreed to also put his name to it. Individually some… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Usually I begin each January by alphabetically reviewing all of the acts predicted to be big in the year ahead. However, since I covered so many up-and-coming artists last year, I’ve already written loads about most of the acts in contention for 2012 success. Therefore I’ve decided instead to compile a top 10 of the… Continue reading The Next Big Thing: My Top 10 of 2012
SpectorI was going to save writing about Spector until my A-Z of 2012 (my judgement on all the acts predicted for new year success) in January, but as more and more people are blogging and tweeting about them they are becoming the elephant in the indie-pop room. If I had to compare Spector to any… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
FoxesWith Marina, Yadi, Alex Winston and more, Neon Gold is getting a reputation for signing female singer-songwriters with long dark hair and electro tendencies. For some people another of the same will be too much, but in my world there’s always room for more if they’ve got some good pop songs up their sleeve, and… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
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?
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?