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Monday, 30 April 2012

New Video Alert - Rihanna - Where Have You Been

Fierce dancing, half naked men and a banging dance beat, it can only be the new video from Rihanna. Where Have You Been is the third track to be taken of her new album Talk That Talk,  the track written by Ester Dean, Henry Walter, Geoff Mack, Lukasz Gottwald and Calvin Harris follows the up-tempo dance beats of the lead track We Found Love, also written and produced by DJ Harris. For the video we get transports into a tribal land dancing and psychedelic images. Check it..!

New Album Alert - Elton Vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night

Well this is different. We're fans of Aussie duo Pnau - their music is brilliant - soulful, unique, interesting and always with a wicked beat. Seems Elton John is a fan too! The British superstar has taken Aussie boys under his wing and not only signed them but also provided all the support and mentoring that they needed. He's now also given Pnau access to his back catalogue and they've created a whole new album, sampling Elton tracks of the past. The first single is the title track from the album and it's a mixture of Elton's hits Philadelphia FreedomMona Lisas and Mad HattersSomeone Saved My Life Tonight and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The result is an all new song which is a truly fantastic mix! There's 7 more songs on the album and we can't wait to see what Elton Vs Pnau have in store for us..

New Video Alert - Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces

In 2009 Paloma Faith released the smash hit single Stone Cold Sober. One of our favourite songs of the year we've been waiting for the next smash from this British starlet. Paloma has been busy acting starring in St Trinians and other feature films as well as releasing some smaller hits. With the release of her new single Picking Up The Pieces though she's back in a big way and ready to challenge Adele in the British power vocals stakes. With a brilliant Downtown Abbey style video to support the track, we're loving the new single from Paloma Faith..!

SnapCacklePop Interview - Stan Walker..!

We recently had the chance to catch up with the very cool Stan Walker for the second time to discuss his new single Music Won't Break Your Heart, his new movie Mount Zion, his respect for the boys of One Direction and the fact that he's also a Belieber!! Stan even treats us to a mini performance of Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe!! Catch the full interview here now..!

Check out the full version of Stan's new single Music Won't Break Your Heart here. It's out now on iTunes..!

New Video Alert - The Wanted - Chasing The Sun

The Wanted are still taking on America after the One Direction boys juggernaut moved on and have unleashed their brand new video for single Chasing The Sun to continue their attack on the US market. The track was written by UK singer/producer Example, which the band say "It's a hot video, if I do say so myself! It's a party song with a party video and it has a good feeling to it.". 

The video sees the boys at first seducing a sexy group of girls with only the clan to turn into vampires, who have a good taste of the boys..!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Kylie to perform at the BBC Proms..!

It certainly is becoming a big 25th anniversary for Kylie Minogue after the All The Lovers singer did Mardi Gras, an Anti Tour, been confirmed to have an album (maybe two) in the pipe work and also working as Creative Director for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve party, it has now been confirmed she will rock out at London’s Hyde Park to play a special headline slot at BBC's Proms In The Park on 8th September 8.

Kylie said: "I'm delighted to be performing at one of the UK's most outstanding nights of the musical calendar. To sing in front of thousands of people whilst being accompanied by the legendary BBC Concert Orchestra in such a special year is truly a dream come true."

She will be supported by classical group Il Divo and tenor Alfie Boe and coincide the singer’s reworked album of her classic hits which was filmed at Abbey Road Studios last year. Check out what to expect when KM is supported by an Orchestra as she performs a retake of On A Night Like This below

New Video Alert - Alexandra Burke - Let It Go

One of the SCP staffers is a massive car fan. When you mix cars with a great pop track he gets so excited, he needs to lay down for 5 minutes! That's what the new Alexandra Burke track did for him!! Starting out with Alexandra hopping out of a sexy Audi R8, she then takes the party to the subways parting with her peeps in the underground. A perfect track for the party, check out the new video for Let It Go here now..!

And the winner is... Reece Mastin Competition..!

Last week we met up and interviewed with the Rock pop singer Reece Mastin to talk about his new single Shut Up & Kiss Me and life post X-Factor. He kindly gave us three signed copies to give away to our readers of which we asked you...

What Good Night you'd have with Reece to make him say Shut Up And Kiss Me to you? 

We were overwhelmed by the number of responses from you Lil Rockers and the Good Night you'd plan with Reece. After much deliberation and a few arguments at SCP HQ, the winning three entries were...

Lauren wrote...
I would plan to take Reece Mastin to outer space and pay for his ticket to the moon and will set up a romantic table with roses and chairs and candles and LOTS OF FOOD for us to enjoy! Then chat and chat and get his number and be awesome and then after that I will take him to a skateboard and microphone shop and buy him everything he wants until he tells me to stop talking and shut up and kiss him!!!!!!!!!

Jasmin wrote...
i think my answer will be that i would get him to sing with his acoustic guitar 'shut up & kiss me', and after he finishes singing i would say 'wait say the first line of the last verse again, and he'd say 'shut up & kiss me?' and i would (; ehehehe <3

Jess wrote...
A good night for me and Reece would be hiding little notes one by one leading him In different directions. At the last note he follows he goes into a dark ally and see me with Steven Tyler by my side. I grab Reece pull him and steven to a stage and they sing dream on together. We get to a place where Liv Is with Avril Levine and she greets Reece and gives him a kiss on the cheek at that point reece should say shut up and kiss me.

Congratulations to Lauren, Jess & Jasmin. We'll be in touch to get your signed CD to your asap..!

Thank you to every Lil Rocker that entered the competition, we'll have more Reece give aways soon and shortly have more news on his forthcoming album.

Stay tuned. 

Until then, here is Reece performing his new track Shut Up & Kiss Me on Dancing With The Stars

New Video Alert - Eva Simons - I Don't Like You

If you're a true pop fan you might remember the fun single Silly Boy - it was the debut single from Amsterdam based Eva Simons. This track gave her a macchiato of success but for her new single I Don't Like You she's going for the whole grande mocha! This is one very fresh track - dance attitude with power vocals this song is sure to be a smash hit around the world. Eva's just released the video for I Don't Like You and it's just as cool as the track. Expect to see and hear a lot of Eva Simons..!

One Direction 2013 Tour Sold Out..!

The madness continues..!

Even though the One Direction juggernaut has left town, tickets for 1D 2013 Australian & New Zealand tour went on sale and a total of 18 shows selling out across Australia and New Zealand in hours! You must remember that these shows are for Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland for their shows in October 2013.

October, eeeerrr, that’s just crazy..! 

Australians & Kiwis alike have firmly embraced One Direction on the back of their first visit earlier this month, which saw fans follow their every move and even purchase from the 1D shop..! The boys kick off their world tour World Tour, which includes major arena shows in the US and UK & Ireland before coming to Australia and also includes shows at Madison Square Garden

This is especially crazy for a band who have only had one album, Up All Night so far, that is currently sitting at number one in the ARIA album chart..!

Hmm we wonder if the will have enough steam left at this rate to make it to October 2013?

Check them performing on Saturday Night Live

New Video Alert - Nicki Minaj - Starships

Starships has already been a huge hit for the kooky, quirky & cute Nicki Minaj and with the release of the video it's going to explode even further! Aside from the pretty cheesy fake UFO, in the video we get to see the very bootylicious Nicki strutting her stuff in & out of the water! As an alien from outer space Nicki interacts with the very hot locals on a remote island and has a ball doing it! We're loving Starships here and her new video just makes us love it more..!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Album Preview - Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart

Ahead of the release of Marina and The Diamonds new album Electra Heart this Sunday, Marina releases a 6-track album stream giving a taster of what to expect from her highly anticipated second album. 

Marina works with big writers and producers on her new album including Dr Luke of Katy Perry fame and is said to be “a blisteringly honest story of identity, love, rejection, doomed romance and hope all tinged with humour and British eccentricity”

Check out the stream below and pre-order your copy of Electra Heart on iTunes now..! We at SCP can't wait..!

New Single Alert - Usher - Scream

Following up Usher’s slightly disappointing last single Climax, Usher has returned to form with this dance track Scream. Written by Usher along with Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha and produced by Martin & Shellback, Scream is full of funky beats, with pulsating baseline that will have to dancing in no time. The track is taken from Usher’s forthcoming album Looking For Myself due out in June. Far better Mr Usher. Check it out below..!

Friday Song - Agnes..!

As we conclude another mega week in pop we can only says we are totally cream crackered. With new videos exploding like popcorn on a stove from Sam Sparro, Rita Ora & Van She, new music from Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and Luciana We got to introduce you to Danielle Blakey and we caught up with Reece Mastin to talk kissing, fellow Essex man Olly Mars and Oz iDol winner Stan Walker. Yep told you, we need a lie down after that week..! We also conclude our Friday Song competition with our last week reader's Friday song being Agnes and she wants to release us.

Congratulations to LauraM for picking this Friday song, please email us to claim you prize which is copy of NOW: The Hits of Autumn 2012.

Come and get us baby, its the weekend..! Happy Friday everyone..!

Friday, 27 April 2012

New Single Alert - My Name Is Kay - Bus Stop

No, this is not a remake of The Fatback Band choreographed disco classic, it's an all new track by one of our new favourites, My Name Is Kay! We've been big fans of this Canadian songstress for a while - we're still loving her last single Stranger we reviewed not that long ago. Bringing her usual funk and attitude this is another great track, catchy, uptempo and fun! Based on her tracks so far, My Name Is Kay is one to watch! Check out Bus Stop here now..!

New Single Alert - Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side

The original Idol, we've been loving the tracks from Kelly Clarkson's latest album Stronger. Mr Know It All & Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) are brilliant tracks and for her new single Dark Side she's infused more of that wholesome uplifting goodness she's synonymous for. Starting off with a music box you instantly know this is going to be a brilliant track and you're hooked from the start! After the her last fun video, we think she'll go for a more arty look to match this song for the new video & we cant wait! Check it out here now..!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Rihanna and Coldplay release new video..!

After there brilliant collaboration at the Grammy Awards we have been patiently await their official video for Coldplay & Rihanna‘s Princess Of China collaboration we bring you the sneak peak of footage from Coldplay’s forthcoming world tour..!

New Video Alert - Mat Kearney - Ships In The Night

You know those artists that fly under the radar? -They create amazing music and slowly build a strong and loyal fan base who follow them to gigs and spruik their music to friends and family on social media. Mat Kearney is one of those artists. He's had some amazing singles like Hey MamaUndeniable and Closer To Love and his albums have been critically acclaimed. His new song is Ships In The Night and it's another great track from this Oregon native. A brilliant video too - quite different from the normal with the background changing every couple of seconds to show a whole new scene. Check out Ships In The Night here now..!

Pete's Pop Picks..!

We've got a mixed bunch of tracks in this instalment of Pete's Pop Picks! They're all very different and all very very cool!

The Bamboos - I Got Burned Feat Tim Rogers

Australia's answer to Mark RonsonThe Bamboos are Pop/Soul band from Melbourne, Australia who've enlisted You Am I frontman Tim Rogers for their new single I Got Burned. With their songs featured on Grey's AnatomyUgly Betty & Packed To The Rafters, The Bamboos were formed in 2000 and have toured the world playing their music to crowds of fans in smoky bars. Groovy, soulful and fun this track should bring some deserved commercial success to The BamboosI Got Burned is Pete's Pop Pick of the week..!

Josey - Stuck In My Head
If you think you're looking at a DNA model here, you're right! Josey Greenwell has graced the front cover of DNA magazine - with his rick hard abs, chiseled bod and handsome face he's the perfect candidate! Behind the looks though is a real love of music. Josey has  YouTube channel dedicated to covers of hits by Katy PerryLady GaGa and Adele, Josey is actually quite a talented musician! Stuck In My Head is his debut single and it's pure pop with plenty of autotune - but based on his YouTube clips we don't think he needs it! Check out Stuck In My Head here now..!

Jessica Ashley - Souveni
Nineteen year old Jessica Ashley from New York City has been working with some of the best musicians and producers to help her launch her new single Souvenir. This is a real R&B/Pop track with a Toni Braxton vibe to it - powerful vocals and a catchy chorus. She became known for her popular YouTube site covering hits from Whitney & Mariah before landing a record contract. If you're a R&B fan you'll love Souvenir..!

New Video Alert - Van She - Idea of Happiness

Hot from performing at Beach Road Hotel last night Van She have released their music video to their new single Idea Of Happiness, which is the title track from their upcoming sophomore album due out July 10th. Watch the Andreas Nilsson directed video via YouTube below.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New Single Alert - Stefano - I'm On A Roll

Arguably one of the hottest contestants the tenth season of American Idol, Stefano Langone is going to set the charts alight with his dashing good looks and brilliant singing talent. Though not winning the Idol title, the Kent, Washington singer stole Jennifer Lopez’ heart throughout the competition and we can understand why after releasing his debut single I’m on a Roll featuring New Boyz & Rock Mafia. Check it out below..!

New Video Alert - Rebecca Stella - Give Me That O

Give Me That O is one of those songs that you know you just love within the first 10 seconds of listening to it! Another talented singer from Sweden Rebecca Stella is planning on setting the clubs on fire with her debut single. Funky and fresh you'll be hearing this everywhere very soon! Check out Give Me That O here now..!

Introducing - Danielle Blakey..!

What do you get when you mix a bit of country, slice of acoustic and a good chunk of pop music? The very talented singer/songwriter Danielle Blakey, that’s what..!

Our attention was brought to the Sydney lass after being sent her performing her debut track Fearless on Channel 7’s the Morning Showwhere she delighted our ears with beautiful lyrics, sweet voice and delicate tone. Check it out...

Just back from a three-month writing and promotion tour of the US and currently writing new material for her anticipated second album, Danielle is ready to take on the charts and getting noticed along the way with citing her as one of 12 new acts to watch in 2012. She is also a talented songwriting for major artists including Invisible track on the new Stan Walker album  Let the Music Play.

Now ready to release her new single Closer, the singer is sure to win over many new fans with this beautiful and acoustic performance of the track. Look out from more from Danielle over 2012, and remember you saw you her here first..!

Closer is available on iTunes now..!

New Video Alert - Pitbull - Back In Time

If Tommy Lee Jones is Agent K, and Will Smith is Agent J, what is Pitbull? Well we'll call him Agent P! We recently brought you his new single from the movie Men In Black 3, Back In Time and now we've got the video for you! With lots of scenes from the new movie, as expected, we see Agent P as one of the cast in this fun film clip! Check it out here now..!

New Video Alert - Emeli Sandé - My Kind Of Love

Emeli Sandé is emerging as one of the hottest new artists of 2012. Smash hits like Heaven and Next To Me have really put her on the map. Her combination of power vocals and energetic tracks have gained her a legion of new fans. With her new single My Kind Of Love she giving us a whole new side with a smooth R&B ballad but with the power and emotion we expect from her. A beautiful song with an equally beautiful video, check out My Kind Of Love her now. Emeli's album Our Version Of Events is available on iTunes now..!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

New Video Alert - Karmin - Brokenhearted

Last month we fell in love with the brilliant single Brokenhearted by Massachsetts duo Karmin. They have quite a unique style of music and they’ve had a lot of poplrity gained from their YouTube covers, some of which have had over 63 MILLION VIEWS!! Now signed with Sony this talented pair are rocking the charts around the world with their debut single - it's already a contender for our favorite song of 2012! Check out Brokenhearted now..!

New Video Alert - Keana - I Never Said I Was A Good Girl

If you look up 'cutesy pop' in the dictionary you'll find a picture of Keana. Born to be in entertainment, Keana Texeira's whole family is in entertainment - country singer, director, actress, actors - they were all around her, so it was only natural she would join them. Even named after Keanu Reeves (her mother watched Speed the night before she was born) Keana has had the aspiration to be a singer since she was a child and I Never Said I Was A Good Girl is the song that Keana is hoping will make it for her. Very cute but also very catchy, we have the video for you here now..!

New Video Alert - Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)

Jay-Z newest protégée Rita Ora who was signed to his record label Rock Nation after just one phone call from the man himself, is about to explode onto the charts with this gem of a track How We Do (Party). Last featured on Pete's Pop Picks featuring on DJ Fresh hit Hot Right Now, the singer is stepping out with The Runners produced track, which is pop/rock with a banging beat and is like a mash up between Rihanna and Ke$ha. The track also borrows lyrics from Notorious B.I.G.'s 1993 single "Party and Bullshit". Check out the video below..!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Jessie J makes UK chart history..!

With her latest single Laserlight hit the top 10 of the UK singles chart, Jessie J has broken Chart Records as the first UK female to have 6 top 10 hits from one album..! Jessie joins an exclusive club that includes only Take ThatLady GagaKaty Perry and Michael Jackson equalling such incredible chart success in the UK.
Laserlight featuring David Guetta is the 6th top ten single for Jessie and features on the Platinum Edition of her million selling debut album Who You Are. Just. Another step closer to world domination..!

New Video Alert - Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You

Following up the funky lead single Happiness, Sam Sparro’s new video for I Wish I Never Met You landed and has a gangster-infused prohibition era vibe, and takes cues from Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video with an MJ-inspired dance sequence! This is the second track taken off Sparro’s new album Return to Paradise.

John Galliano dressed Sam for the video, after they made contact when Sam sat in the front row of his show earlier this year. Lucky man..!

Check out the track below, or interview with Sam Sparro and pre-order your copy of Return To Paradise on iTunes now.

SnapCacklePop Interview - Reece Mastin..!

On the promotional trail for his new song Shut Up And Kiss Me we recently caught up with last years X-Factor winner Reece Mastin at Sony's Studios in Sydney. It was great meeting Reece where we discussed his new video and upcoming album, his fresh tatts, working with Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, his secret pop crush, who he's taking to his prom & more! Check out our interview below..!
Two of our lucky readers Danielle & Chloe have scored signed copies of Reece's new single Shut Up And Kiss Me and we have 3 more copies up for grabs for Reece's fans - simply tell us 'what Good Night you'd have with Reece to make him say Shut Up And Kiss Me to you'! We'll pick the 3 best and most creative entries and they'll score a personally signed copy of Shut Up And Kiss Me! Exciting!! 
Just email us your name and answer and let us know what Good Night you would have planned for Reece. Competition closes Friday 27th April 2012.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

New Single Alert - Richard Vission Vs Luciana - When It Feels This Good

The duo that brought us the brilliant track I Like That, have teamed up once again for his rocking club anthem. Yes, Richard Vission and our lover Luciana have released When It Feels This Good,  a banging dance track with Luci’s track mark lyrics and Vissions banging beats. We’ve been privileged to see a preview of the new video that is due out next month, to a track that is bound to get dance floors pumping once again..! Check out the track below..!

Introducing - Ben Browning..!

Cut Copy are hard at work on the follow-up to Zonoscope and to hold you over until then, bassist Ben Browning has just released his 1st solo EP, Lover Motion, on the band’s own Cutters Records.  

A pulsating solo effort from electro crooning man-child, Ben offers up a futuristic slice of pop churning out undiscovered-classics ranging from 60's tinged pop to kraut style jam outs. 
Get a taste of this Cutter pie from Ben's new video for I Can't Stay

To celebrate its release, Browning is taking time out to head to America with Gus Franklin behind the drum kit and a special secret guest rounding out the trio, to play a handful of select dates. We think this is a great debut and feeds brilliantly off the already great Cut Copy success..!

The EP is available on iTunes everywhere. It is also out on vinyl and CD at all fine shops and online outlets. Listen to Lover Motion here

New Single Alert - Linkin Park - Burn It Down

As far as rock bands go, Linkin Park will have to be one of our favourites - they've had some smash pop/rock hits like In The EndWhat I've Done and Shadow Of The Day along with many others. It's hard to believe they've been around since 1996! They've just released their new single Burn It Down and it's sure to be a hit with their fans. From their new album Living Things, the boys know how to rock out and Burn It Down is Linkin Park at their best..!

Marina and The Diamonds - The Interview

With only a few days till Marina and the Diamonds releases her sophomore album Electra Heart the singer has released an exclusive interview talking about the new album. She calls the new album something which is  “hatching out of her shell like a chick from hell.”
We have heard the album sampler and its definitely not an album from hell, more like heaven..!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

New Single Alert - Maroon 5 - Payphone Feat. Wiz Khalifa

Maroon 5 need no introduction. They've given us smash hits like She Will Be Loved and Moves Like Jagger and lead singer Adam Levine is a judge on U.S. The Voice. They've got a new album coming out this year and we're very excited to bring you their brand new single, Payphone! Featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, we get Maroon 5's classic pop stylings that we know and love along with Adam's familiar falsetto vocals. Sure to be a smash hit around the world we have the lyric video for Payphone here for you now..!

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