Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
They may be tart-tastic, but I have to say I'm quite impressed by The Dolly Rockers. Although we'd rather not admit that most British girls overdo the fake tan and think mini-skirts are classy, it's the truth, and The Dolly Rockers represent that without shame. They got through a round or two on X Factor last year, but ultimately they were too rough and ready for prime-time ITV. They're bursting with genuine charisma, and remind us of some girl-group greats like the Spice Girls, Pay TV, Girls Aloud, Atomic Kitten in the Katona days, and Shampoo... but also Vanilla. If non-Brits want to know what this country is like, don't watch Brideshead Revisited (read the book, it doesn't have Matthew Goode in it), listen to The Dolly Rockers!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Well, Muxtape is still absent after at least 2 weeks, so I'm moving on to pastures new i.e. Imeem. Like before, you just left click on the song title on each of my posts to listen to the songs. One Touch is a song which I've been meaning to post for ages, and it's one of my most listened to in recent months. It fits with the recent nostalgia for Italodisco, and in fact sounds like the perfect new single for Sophie Ellis-Bextor (who Doe is a fan of). Doe Deere, who loves Britney as much as Tears For Fears, is a really fun and exciting popstar, whose album I can't wait to buy. Her real name is Xenia, she is Russian but lives in New York, and has a big following for her "blogazine", where she talks about her life and gives advice to girls on fashion and many other things. It's clear from her MySpace
that she is aiming for poptasticness, and achieving it very well with many fantastic glittery tunes. With acts like Doe Deere and Lady GaGa, New York is becoming a real beacon of aceness at the moment, seriously challenging Scandinavia for the female electro-pop crown.