No-one could claim that Germany is at the forefront of poptasticness, but what they can be complimented on is their persistant efforts, especially in the area of r'n'b-pop. One example of a German act having an amazing breakthrough of aceness was Monrose's excellent 2007 single, Hot Summer, one of the best r'n'b-pop songs of last year. Now they're back with a new single called Strike The Match, which is co-written by Ryan Tedder and up-and-coming French popstar SoShy. It's a bit more on the r'n'b side, but the group could still be called a mix of Sugababes and Pussycat Dolls. The music they're releasing is, in my opinion at least, better than the rubbish American girlgroups seem to produce (admittedly Killa by Cherish was good), and they wouldn't be out of place in the UK pop charts either. It'll be interesting to see if they ever make it over here - I do think they stand a chance. Their 3rd album in Germany, I Am, will be out in July.