Sunday, May 29, 2005
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
It's all gone a bit Sweden-mad around here at the moment but I'm sure that's not a problem for anyone as Sweden is the best pop-producing country there is. The Knife are one of Sweden's coolest pop groups and some of the leaders in the current Swedish electro explosion (no wonder they exploded with all the electricity they must be using!). This is my favourite song of theirs, it's quite unusual sounding, kind of electro-reggae-pop, but of course Swedish people are the only ones who can make reggae worth listening to. The Knife have also popped up recently on Robyn's fantastic new album and as you can see from the picture over there they are quite scary.
Monday, May 23, 2005
If you're wondering who the heck this Helena woman is triumphing over all at Eurovision, here is your answer. She is out of the Swedish (with Greek origins) duo Antique who represented Greece in Eurovision with Die For You in 2001. This another of their songs and it's my personal favourite. It's extremely catchy and they are a really great band. Other ace Antique songs to look for are List Of Lovers (another very big favourite), Die For You, Opa Opa and Moro Mou.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Kristin Frogner is a new singer from Norway who is better known there for starring as Charlotte in the TV show Hotel Caesar, which may or may not be a bit like Crossroads (I'm only speculating). This is her debut single and I think it is absolutely lovely. She has that typically Norwegian sweet, gentleness, with a bit of a gothic edge in the video as well as some ballet thrown in for good measure. Shockingly, I have just re-visited her site and realised she loves me just as much! Go to the news page and you will see what I mean! Wow, how exciting! In case Kristin/her 'people' are reading this - I'm sorry for posting your song on the Internet but I do want everyone to go out and buy it when it comes out, please.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Rose McGowan was in the UK recently promoting that Elvis TV series she's in and she certainly seemed superfabulous in the interviews I saw. She is of course Paige from Charmed and is also known for dating Marilyn Manson (they were engaged). BT is also a name you should know as he was the producer of one of my favourite songs, Pop by 'N Sync. He released his own album Emotional Technology in 2003 on which was featured this song as well as The Force Of Gravity featuring JC Chasez, which is also excellent. This also links to the fact that the male singer on this song was a member of a pop group JC worked with called Boyz 'n' Girlz United - you might remember their song Messed Around from a few years ago. If anyone can work out what they're saying in the background, please tell me! It is a great song - like a less sexual (but even more catchy) version of Freeform 5's Strangest Things. Anyone who liked JC Chasez's solo sound would definitel enjoy this too.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Since the last Jentina song I posted went down rather well I thought I'd post another unreleased track of hers. When you search for "Jentina Sneakers" on Google, the second result you get is a Dirrrty Pop post from ages ago, so that's weird. Clearly I am her Internet fairy godmother without even realising. Sneakers isn't as good as Mysterious or French Kisses but it is still really quite ace. It was supposed to be on her album which in turn was supposed to be out last September, but of course it didn't happen for her and it now looks like it never will. Here's what Jentina had to say about the album: "It’s got a song called Sneakers, which is about sneakers." Wow, you heard it here first!
Monday, May 09, 2005
This song is being given away for free on the Tiger Tunes web site but it's much better than their single so I thought I'd post it here anyway. They are a Danish band who just released their debut album Absolutely Worthless Compared To Important Books in several good places in Europe. This song is like Bis' Tell It To The Kids or something by Baxendale to the gorgeous synths that made The Bravery's Honest Mistake really quite ace. It has great lyrics (we have ways of making you DANCE!), the aforementioned great electronic sounds and loads of fun bits throughout. This band are quite a find!