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Friday, 31 August 2012

Friday Song - Carly Rae Jepsen..!

Our normal Friday post reflects on the week that was in pop, however we know SCP readers don't need a recap this week and they, like us, just need to hear a Friday song. Well Pop fans, sit back, crack open a bottle of beer, wine or vodka and raise a glass to pop and Friday.  It's been a long time coming this week baby, so Call Me Maybe..!

That right, this week's Friday song is dedicated to Carly Rae Jepson..!

New Video Alert - Static Revenger - Turn The World On feat. Dev

You will know DJ/producer Static Revenger from his hit I Like That where he team up with our pop lover Luciana. Well he is back with another electro dance tune and this time Mr Revenger has teamed up with Dev as she repays the favour of him working on her hits In The Dark and  Bass Down Low. Delivering his trademark dance electro beats that work brilliantly with Dev’s vocals, it’s a full on dance track that will be rocking a club near you soon. Check out the futuristic video below and get your dancing shoes on..!

New Video Alert - Deadmau5 - Professional Griefers ft Gerard Way

In the Red corner is Deadmau5 and in the blue is Gerard Way who enter the battle ring for their new video for Professional Griefers. While it's only a rumour the video for new Deadmau5 track is the most expensive EDM clip made, it is surely one of the most impressive, as the Canadian DJ takes on My Chemical Romance's frontman Gerard Way as the two battle it out in a virtual giant robots match with an unexpected ending. Set with a massive crowd to cheer them on, this is a music battle to remember. Check out the video below..!



Thursday, 30 August 2012

New Video Alert - Venice - Heart That Could Heal

What's better than finding some awesome new music? When you also find out that it's FREE!! Yes Venice is destined to make an impact - not only for their fantastic debut track Heart That Could Heal but also for the fact that they're giving it away for FREE on their website!! This new British band is following in the footsteps of upcoming SCP favorite Lawson with their smooth pop rock style. A very unique and interesting video accompanies the song where we don't actually see the boys, but some kids living the lives of adults! Go to the bands website to download their EP Volume 1 and watch Heart That Could Heal below - you'll be a fan before you know it..!

New Single Alert - Kylie Minogue - Flower

Its been quiet for a while for Kylie Minogue in K25 world, after the Kylie frenzy which was Mardi Gras, Anti Tour and Timebomb. Well, according to Music Week la Minogue will be releasing a new single Flower in September. The track was first recorded during the recording of X album, however didn’t make the album though did make the X2008 tour. (Still not our fav gig of Kylie’s..!) It was then rerecorded at Abbey Road Studios in late last year as part of her orchestral takes on her songs. Check it out below..!



Wednesday, 29 August 2012

New Video Alert - Avicii vs Lenny Kravitz - Superlove

We like this new track from Avicii VS Lenny Kravitz track Superlove for many reasons, for example;

1) It is a banging house track
2) A mix between Nerdville and psychedelic madness
3) Somehow the Nerd is listening to a cassette yet all the items on his bookshelf are CDs
4) There is a massive dance party at the end with people in crazy outfits
5) It reminds us of the SCP Office on a Friday afternoon

Check out the new Avicii track that samples Lenny Kravitz track of the same name..!

New Single Alert - OneRepublic - Feel Again

It seems for the past few years Ryan Tedder has been making music for everyone else! The most talented man in music has featured in music by Gym Class Heroes and Sara Bareilles and he's even appeared on the smash hit TV show Smash as a musician and and actor! Well now he's focusing on his own music and what a return to form it is! Feel Again is their new single and it's something different from the boys. It's much more upbeat than we're used to from them but tell you what it works! A great vocal riff accompanies this track that we're sure will be a huge hit for them and could well be one of our favorite tracks of the year! Have a listen to the fantastic return of OneRepublic with Feel Again here now..!

New Single Alert - Elen Levon - Dancing To The Same Song

Two words. LOVE IT..! This corker new track Dancing To The Same Song is what we expect from dance girl Elen Levon. Full of banging beats, electro pop mixes and perfect vocal balance that equals a dance pop perfection track. Signing to Ministry of Sound was the right direction for Ms Levon as the combination works ever since her debut track Naughty. Ms Levon, keep in this direction and you will go far..!

Check out new track Dancing To The Same Song and we dare you not to like it..!


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Chart Watch - UK..!

Its party central over at SCP HQ with the new hits appearing on the UK Charts this week. Lets get the party started..!
A track we have overlooked these last few weeks is the piano driven club anthem from Redlight that reminds us of late 90's club scene music with it  and sings about being lost in love. Well we are sure after clubbing for many hours you can easily be "lost in love" to anyone..!


Simple Plan enter the charts at #12 with their many times released track Summer Paradise.


Taken from his recent album A Moving Picture Delvin teams up with up wonderboy Ed Sheeran  to release the fifth track of his album Watchtower. The song samples the main chorus line from Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower and also borrows Jimi Hendrix's riff from the guitarist's cover.

Taylor Swift scores a #5 hit with her new punk rock pop Avril Lavigne inspired track We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Check it out here


As we reported last week, the dance hit full on trumpets, deep bass and infectious beats its not surprising to have claimed the #1 spot this week. We just hope they are not just a 1 hit wonder..! Check out Bom Bom and get your dancing shoes on..!

New Single Alert - Poema - Clean Getaway

We hadn't really heard of Poema until we heard their new track Clean Getaway and we are hooked instantly. Delivering what can only be described as good america girl next door country acoustic pop, we think you are going to like their new song Clean Getaway Poema are sisters Shealeen and Elle Puckett’s  say they have fallen back in love with country music of old and new and citing Patsy Cline and John Mayer as their musical influences. Speak of their new sound they say “It’s the story-telling,” Shealeen said, “it draws you in. We write like that and connect with those types of songs.” The track is taken from their official full-length debut LP Remembering You due out on September 11th.
Remembering You is available on pre-order iTunes now..!


New Video Alert - Loon Lake - Cherry Lips

Loon Lake are home grown indie pop band who are getting heavy radio air play on Triple J with their new infectious track Cherry Lips.  The band consists of 3 brothers and two mates who in their own words “We play music because we find it fun” and we couldn’t agree more. Their new track is laced with guitar and beats which will have your head nodding along in no-time. The track is taken from the lads forthcoming new EP, Thirty Three which will be released this year on August 3rd.

Check out this new track below and let us know what you think..!



Monday, 27 August 2012

Alicia Keys releases details of her new album..!


Alicia Keys is brilliant. Full Stop. Maybe doesn’t get the full praise she deserves publicly but her music speaks for itself, which is why SCP are very excited to hear her new fifth studio album Girl On Fire. Lead single off the album is of the same name and Keys will showcase the powerful and infectious title track and first single from Girl On Fire with a special electrifying performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Speaking of the album Alicia said…

Girl On Fire is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about trusting your instincts and trusting yourself,” says Keys. “I can’t wait to share it with the world.”

Girl On Fire features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Keys’ signature soulful voice and personable and relatable lyrics. Keys collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talents, including longtime song writing partner, Krucial, Grammy Award-winner Babyface, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasaker, critically-acclaimed artist Gary Clarke Jr., up and comers, Pop and Oak, as well as emerging talent from the U.K., Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX, among others.

So what can we expect from the new album? Well from first listen Keys’ powerful vocals and trademark piano, but are sonically broadened by heavy drums, electric sounds, reggae and future soul, which gives the album an evolved, modern-day feel while simultaneously sounding like a classic body of timeless music. Sounds exciting right?

Well you can hear part of what to expect as in June, Keys gave fans a sneak peek to new music on the album by releasing a lyric video for the booming anthem, New Day. Check it out below.  

New Video Alert - Usher - Dive


Usher releases his new video for Dive and warns "this might make you precipitate" Taken from his recent album Lookin 4 Myself, the singer jumps in the deep end for this sensual video that shows the singe and Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman getting to *ahem* know each other onboard a yacht.

Lookin 4 Myself is available on iTunes now..!


New Single Alert - Enrique Iglesias - Finally Found You Feat. Sammy Adams

We love us a bit of Enrique here at SCP and we're big fans of Sammy Adams too who we have interviewed earlier this year. We weren't sure about this pairing which seemed a bit off to us - a Latin Pop King paired with an upcoming Pop Rapper from Boston - but they work! Sammy's part is fairly small but he sounds great and a return to Pop form for Enrique. This song is fun, upbeat, a catchy chorus and great beat - just the Pop sound we love here at SCP! We really hope that Sammy appears in the video which should be along soon - in the meantime check out Finally Found You here now..!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

New Video Alert - Chris Richardson - Joy and Pain feat TYGA

Chris Richardson may sound familiar to you with his soul meet pop sound? Firstly as a American Idol season 6 contestant, however more recently featured on Tyga's record Fly Away. Well, Tyga has returned the favor and is now featured on his brand new single Joy & Pain - as we know every relationship experiences an emotional push and pull, this song is about that. The video for the mid-tempo track with guitar strums and a great beat, see’s Richardson going through happy and bad times with his girlfriend, as he sings of both sides of the relationship. Checkout the Evan Dennis directed video below..!



New Video Alert - Nicki Minaj - I Am Your Leader (Explicit)

There doesn’t seem to a week that goes by that Nicki Minaj isn't releasing a new video, as she has just release her official clip for I Am You Leader featuring Rick Ross and Cam'ron. The Colin Tilley directed music clip see the three rappers in a crazy coloured funhouse which we can see could easily have been shot at Nicki’s own house. The track is the fifth single to be released from sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Note to SCP self – Rick Ross is appearing in a few artist tracks of late..!
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is available in iTunes now..!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

New Single Alert - Asher Monroe - Here With You

Asher Monroe is channeling his inner UK boyband The Wanted with his new track Here With You. Sounding very similar to the boybands  Glad You Came the singer has followed the dance-party movement, creating his own summer hit, which was co-written with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder

We are loving the track for its familiarity and that the singer managed to get "You had me at Hello" quote in to a song..! Check it out and let us know if you like?


Check out the behind the scenes below..!

Christina Aguilera's new track leaks online..!

Thanks to our fellow blogger Perez Hilton, we get to listen to the new Christina Aguilera comeback single which has leaked online. The song called Your Body hit the internet a few days ago and is a R&B dance track that sings of sexual connotations with lyrics saying "All I wanna do is f**k your body" Crikey..!

This is the lead track to be taken from the singers seventh studio album, following up the 2010 flop Bionic. The only thing that has made her great again is the recent mentoring on The Voice and release the brilliant Moves Like Jagger with Maroon 5.
 Check out the steamy demo version produced by Max Martin and Savan Kotecha below and let us know what you think. Xtina is currently recording the video for her new track which is due out next month..! Question is, is this it..!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday Song - Mariah Carey..!

It was good to hear new tracks from emerging artists this week like Moya, Sam and the Womp and Birdy, with the latter claiming the #1 spot in both the singles and album iTunes chart. These newcomers are making pop royalty try new things and new directions, some with success and some with EPIC failure. We must admit, we were a little harsh on Mariah Carey's new track earlier this week, however it was deserved as SCP have come to expect more from our pop stars and their songs, especially the classic pop stars.  Look at Ricki-Lee, her new album is full of pure poptastic / dance tracks that will can kick off your weekend in the right way. Even Nelly Furtado raises the bar every time with her new song Parking Lot but still remains true to herself and that includes Girls Aloud, who have stuck to their winning formula with every record they have released. And of course Kylie delivers every time (well apart from Cosmic)..!

So Mariah, Madonna, Janet Jackson, George Michael and any other popstars who want to still rock the charts, please take note and stick to what made you pop royalty in the first place. 

With all that said, our Friday Song is dedicated to classic Mariah Carey.
Happy Friday everyone..!

New Video Alert - Moya - Making Me Fall

When you first hear 21 year old Brighton pop singer Moya you are captivated from the get go. Just check out her latest release, Making Me Fall which she has just released her new video taken from her debut album Lost and Found. Reminding us of a female version of Bruno Mars, the song that sings of the pursuit of the perfect man and is a superior string-laden slice of intelligent pop. Its classic-sounding piano-led chorus and Moya’s euphoric vocals are layered with those of London singer Neil Thomas, a friend of producer David Blair-Oliphant, to allow the song to build into a soaring, addictive climax. 
“The male vocal really gives it an extra something,” says 21-year old Moya. “I like to think it reflects the connection you can have with someone you love.”

A beautiful track with maturity past the singers 21years, this is a a girl to watch..! 




Beyonce rocks new track I Was Here at United Nations..!

As a celebration of all the humanitarian work across the globe, a unique event featuring Beyonce was held  at the UN General Assembly in New York on 10th August to inspire  people  to leave their mark  on the world by singing her album track I Was Here from her album 4. Check out the beautiful shot video in front of a live audience at the United Nations General Assembly for World Humanitarian Day. Then ask yourself how are you leaving your mark on the world?

Check out what you can do at www.whd-iwashere.org

Zayn Malik from 1D quits Twitter..!

Well it could be the first step on the road to showing cracks in the One Direction brand as hunk Zayn Malik had quit twitter and left his five million Twitter followers high, dry and heartbroken..! The singer is said to be over the constant bombardment of abuse from fans after publicly announcing he is moving in with on-off girlfriend Perrie Edwards from Girl Group Little Mix.  The couple met on the final of X-Factor last year and has seemed to have angered fans who have taken to twitter. However the boyband member had enough and quite twitter saying;
Is this the beginning of the end of 1D as we know them? 


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Birdy scores No.1 single and album..!

British sing Birdy is certainly making her mark on the Australian charts after today having not only two top ten hits in the iTunes, including the #1 spot for her track Skinny Love, but also her debut self-titled album is also sitting at #1.

On Monday night 1.4 million Australian’s watched Bella perform Birdy’s Skinny Love on X-Factor Australia’s launch on Channel 7. It is official: Bella loves Birdy and so does the Australian public. Within three hours of the performance, Skinny Love soared from #53 to #1 . Not only that, People Help The People recently featured in the four week Neighbours promo, shooting the new single into the top ten. Not a bad debut by a UK lass at just 16 years old. 

Get your copy of the new album on iTunes now..! 

New Single Alert - Brandy - Wildest Dreams

As Brandy prepares to release her new album Two Eleven, the singer gives us her second single Wildest Dreams. The track reminds us of an early 90’s track that could have been mistaken for an Aaliyah track taken from Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, yet having Brandy’s husky vocals layered over the top. The mid-tempo R&B track sings of having “a love she could of never dreamed” yet its more the vocal delivery of the track that has impressed us and makes us look forward to the release of Two Eleven, which Rolling Stone has said it is “Brandy at her most realized: romantically shaky, vocally sharp and musically sound.” Her new album is due out October 16th.
Check it out and let us know what you think..!

New Video Alert - Marian Carey - Triumphant (Get 'Em)

SCP were and still are, huge fans of early Mariah Carey. We used to sing her tracks in our bedroom with hairbrush in one hand, staring into the mirror with a pained expression on face as we sung “I can’t live, if living is without you”. Over the years Mariah (like many artists) have tried to keep up with the times, becoming urban, R&B and actually delivered a great album in The Emacipation Of Mimi. However, nowadays its more we are cringing at Mariah, especially with her new midtempo, R&B/Hip hop track Triumphant (Get ‘Em) which she has just released the video.

Carey seems to be more a backing singer in her own track to featuring artist Rick Ross & Meek Mills as she only really whimsically floats into the song to sing the chorus. The clip is set in a boxing ring, with Mariah playing the ring card girl, looking pretty as she watches two big men fight. Its not the Mariah we love and hope her 14th studio album of the same name gives us more old Mariah..!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Single Alert - Nelly Furtado - Parking Lot

Check out the brand new song from Nelly Furtado! Parking Lot is third track to be taken from Nelly's album The Spirit Indestructible which is due out on  September 18th. The mid-tempo beat track is full of hand claps, marching drum beats with Nelly's quirky trademark delivery on vocals. Loving it here at SCP HQ, however do you?
Pre-Order you copy of The Spirit Indestructible on Nelly's website now..!


Girls Aloud Watch..!

Now we have calmed down from the original Sugababes reforming and The Spice Girls performing at the Olympic closing ceremony we can turn our focus once again to Girls Aloud and tell them to BLOODY HURRY UP WITH YOUR COMEBACK..!
Nicola Roberts has been speaking of their return saying on UK daytime TV show This Morning "It's our tenth birthday in November so we will definitely celebrating." Adding: "I wanna tell you everything but I really can't!"
Go on tell us. We won’t tell a soul..!
DJ Fresh is adding further detail to the reunion with him confirming “I’ve been working with Girls Aloud recently. I can’t really talk much about it yet because it’s early days but I can say we’ve been in the studio together.” 
The girls have been seen alot together recently, with Nicola hanging out Kimberley and Cheryl post the Olympic games capturing their own moments in these photo's of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt trademark pose..!

Cheryl Cole is said to be dating new toyboy lover Tre, who is one of her dancers. However the LA dancer's mother is concerned about how Chezza may treather young Walter (actual name)

She told The Sun: "She might hurt him. She's been married before. I don't know Cheryl. I've only seen pictures on the internet. Tre said she was pretty big (in the UK). He's been dancing for her for a couple of years now, I think. He mentioned that one day last month they went somewhere. He never said she was his girlfriend. But he said, 'Oh, she likes me'. I got the feeling he was maybe quite into her."
Well Chezza deserves some happiness after the rough year she had last year. And her new album A Million Lights is a nice pop offering from the gordie lass. 
Sarah Harding hasn't been up to much recent, apart from a new tattoo on her back and Nadine was reported to be heading into the Big Brother house in the celebrity UK version which commenced this week, however she didn't.  Guess she'll be looking for something else until November until the Girls reform for their 10th anniversary.
We'll keep you posted on all things GA..!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Chart Watch - UK - Olympic Special..!

Well the Olympics are over, The Spice Girls packed up again until the next big UK party however the music scene is pumping in the UK. With the top 20 ablaze with loads of new entries, most thanks to their appearance on the closing ceremony.

John Lennon's Imagine returns to the top 20 after a three decade's as it was beautifully remastered for the ceremony. Check it..!

George Michael's new song White Light appears at number 15, however we are still not sold on the track at all. It was a awkward moment in the closing ceremony when George sang the track as no one knew it. We think (&hope) its just because he sang Freedom again he has re-entered the charts..!

Ministry of Sound label release this trance pop track from Porter Robinson. The track reminds us of David Guetta that just builds and builds and turns into a banging club anthem, setting ibiza dance floors alight this summer.

At #8 - Trey Songz is saying she is Simple Amazing. But is the track? Check out our review and we'll let you decide for yourself.

Kate Bush song featuring on the Olympics has done her well by entering the charts at #6

SCP fav and contenter for many SCP Music Awards including Best New Album is Emeli Sandé. She sang live at the closing ceremony a third version of her track Read All About It (Pt 3) and we just LOVE IT..! And seems the UK loved it too as it is now 

Finally the #1 spot is claimed by Rita Ora with her brilliant track How Do We (Party) which is pop/rock with a banging beat and is like a mash up between Rihanna and Ke$ha.  Check it out below and tune in next week for your Chart Watch UK..!



New Video Alert - Trey Songz - Simply Amazing

Taken from his Chapter V album Trey Songz new track beautiful R&B track with delicate deep bass underlying the great R&B melody as he sings about being smitten about a girl that is Simple Amazing. This is the first track to really propel the Virginia-born singer from US singer to worldwide R&B star, even though his previous tracks have been a good foundation for the singer. The Justin Francis directed clip show Trey showing his smitten side to a beautiful lady..! 
Check out the clip below and get your copy of Chapter V now on iTunes pre-order now..!

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