If you’re anything like me, you’ll be instantly intrigued by this band when you see the next two words: Richard X. They’re the latest act to be working with him, and with them also being referred to as the Mancunian CSS, there was little doubt from me that they’d be great. And sure enough, I’m a big fan already and I only started listening to them a few minutes ago! Their song Guerilla has a bridge which is extremely Girls Aloud, while Disco Punk Electro Funk is like Bis meets The Gossip and very danceable. The Tigerpicks are full of fun and I don’t think there will be many Dirrrty Pop readers who won’t fall in love with this group. They’re also in the running for video of the year – amazing!!!
Hit Potential: 55% Poptasticness: 95%
Taken By Trees
I never really got into The Concretes, which is quite unprecedented for a popular Swedish indie-pop band, but I’m a bit more intrigued by what I’ve heard so far of the new project by ex-lead singer Victoria Bergsman. I heard the lovely Lost And Found by Taken By Trees on my latest favourite Radio 2 programme (in addition to Janice Long and of course Lauren Laverne when she sits in for Simon Mayo), that of Steve Lamacq, last night and was highly impressed, especially since despite the obvious difference in nationality, she sounds exactly like the singer of Camera Obscura, which is a very good thing indeed.
Hit Potential: 45% Poptasticness: 70%