Monday, November 28, 2005
As predicted, the Lilyjets song has grown on me loads since I posted it, and here's another teenage girl pop-rock song that I've been enjoying recently. As far as I know, Max Martin had nothing to do with it, but the style fits in well with that of the new wave of pop-rockers he has been working with. Sara is an actress who has starred in films such as 2004's Sleepover
, and now she's turning to music with this as her debut single. She has also duetted with J-Mac aka Jesse McCartney, ex-member of the worst boyband of all time, Dream Street, who is now a fairly popular singer in America in his own right. On Sara's website you can listen to a few more songs from her forthcoming album, The Ups And Downs, and they sound quite promising although pretty similar to Here We Go Again. This is no bad thing, though, cos the songs are all catchy and ace. Since she's only 17 (a few months younger than me!), she may well be giving Hilary and Lindsay a run for their money in 2006!
Saturday, November 26, 2005
I haven't even got the Infernal album yet and they're releasing a new song that's not on it. It will, however, be on the international version of the CD, released to capitalise on their success in such countries as Italy, Germany, Poland, Finland, Norway and even Australia. It's an extremely catchy dance-pop song, similar in sound to From Paris To Berlin and Cheap Trick Kinda Girl, but with extra aceness from the talky bits and It's Your Duty-esque whip sounds! Infernal, aka the fabulously-named Lina and Paw, have to be one of the best pop discoveries of 2005 and if they carry on making music like this they could be up there with the Alcazars and A*Teens of the boy/girl Europop groups in no time.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
A title that makes "Crazy Chick" sound sophisticated, but the song is actually very good. The style is r'n'b pop, somewhere between Jamelia and Lene Nystrom. Birgit is a new Dutch pop girl, with the acest web site
I've seen in ages. The site even plays a version of the single with Japanese language verses! Birgit has been releasing singles since 1999 and released her first album, Few Like Me in 2001, when she moved from Mercury Records to Virgin. Hardrocking Diva is from her second album, Sticky Tales (released last month), and you can see the video (a mixture of 60s and Japanese style, and extremely cool) on her web site. You should also look through the photo section because this girl has got amazing style and takes great photos. I can't believe I haven't heard of Birgit before - she is quite a find, to say the least! The only rubbish thing is, I can't find anywhere at all to buy her CDs - how does she expect to sell any?
A few months ago I posted
the flop single by Anniq from the early 00s, Skin Deep. It was an exciting surprise when a few weeks ago I saw the new Lacoste advert featuring Natasha Thomas (who has also appeared
on this site before)singing a cover of the same song. It's nice that the song hasn't been wasted, although Natasha has covered the mid-tempo radio version as opposed to the extra-ace dance version Anniq did. It's still a lovely song, though, and is apparently Natasha's next single so hopefully it will at last give someone a hit.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Most of the songs on Andy Bell's recent solo album, Electric Blue, sound like slightly inferior (but still ace) versions of the single, Crazy, which I posted here a few months ago. This one, however, if a very jolly, catchy number which sounds more like something A1 would do on their first album. As everyone knows, A1's first album was their best, so this is a very good thing indeed. Electric Blue is only £6.99 on CD Wow now so it's well worth getting if you like what you've heard of his solo work. And yes, I know that's a very old picture but it's the least scary one I could find.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Despite looking very fat in that photo, Baby will remember my name because I have at last found fame! Well, Into The Groove got a little mention on the BBC website, here
. I'm still undecided whether this beats being in the Le Monde
, but I am pleased to be there with such ace fellow bloggers all the same. (Thanks to Greg
for the tip-off)
Sunday, November 13, 2005