Tilly & The Wall – Beat Control
Pot Kettle Black is the first official single from the group’s new album O, but it’s not quite as poptastic as Beat Control, which they released an ace video for back in February. Both songs, however, are a testament to the grooviness of Tilly & the Wall. If you didn’t know already, they’re a Nebraskan indie-pop band, best known for having a tap dancer instead of a drummer (as all bands should, in my opinion), and releasing the absolutely incredible jolly-pop song, Rainbows In The Dark. If I could invent my own music genre, jolly-pop would be it, and Rainbows would be the archetypal jolly-pop song. If you’re looking for a pop band who are also cool enough for you to write on your Facebook favourites list, check out Tilly & the Wall right away!
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Trailer
Hooray! High School Musical is back, and this time they’re bringing it to the big screen – HSM 3 will be released in cinemas/’theatres’ around the world this October. Which is a rather long time, but nevertheless I’m looking forward to it already. This trailer makes it look like it will at least be better than the second film, and maybe nearly as good as the first, although I think that would be impossible to beat because it’s such a classic now. The songs seem good, and I’m sure some of them will leak in full soon, so that’ll be something to keep us going at least.
Avenue – Last Goodbye
I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you, considering I still regularly listen to V and Triple 8, that I am very very excited about the arrival of a brand new good quality boyband. They come along quite frequently, even now, in forms such as Billiam and Go:Audio, but I couldn’t care less, because I don’t love boybands for their looks or even their dance routines, but for the music. In contrast to the beliefs of 99% of the population, boybands depend on good songs for survival, and some of the best pop songs of all time were by boybands such as BSBs and *N Sync. I only feel sorry for Jamie Tinckler – the poor lad seems to have been ousted from Avenue, missing out yet again on pop stardom.
CSS – Left Behind
At last there is a video for this fabulous new single from brilliant Brazillians CSS, and it comes just days before their new album is released. Donkey will be out on Monday and I’m extremely excited about buying it, because their last CD was fantastic and I love what I’ve heard of their new one so far. I’ve also heard it is supposed to be more poppy, and considering their last album was pretty poptastic in my opinion, this is definitely a good sign! The video for Left Behind is very 80s (the dancing is clearly Kste Bush-inspired), and has some slightly disturbing masks, but it’s silly and fun yet effortlessly cool, capturing the spirit of CSS perfectly.
Myléne Farmer – Dégénération
The award for most accents in a song title 2008 goes to… Myléne! She is considered the Madonna of France, and I’d say that’s quite a fitting comparison, as she’s remained on-trend throughout her career, and is to Madonna as France is to America, much more stylish and subtle, although a little too mature for my taste. I enjoy listening to it, and wish I could be tasteful enough to not want something bolder and sillier, but I must admit that I do. Still, it is always interesting to follow Myléne’s career, and her work with the rather more poptastic Alizée is one of French pop’s masterpieces.
And now for this week’s top 5…
5. Sam Sparro – 21st Century Life
4. Cyndi Lauper – Into The Nightlife
3. Rihanna – Disturbia
2. Jordin Sparks Ft Chris Brown – No Air
1. Kylie Minogue – The One
Silly Kylie hasn’t made a video for this ace new single, so here’s the performance of it she did on The Kylie Show last year.