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Sunday, 30 September 2012

New Video Alert - Family Force 5 - Cray Button

We love something a little left of centre at SCP HQ and Atlanta crunk-rockers Family Force 5 new video for Cray Button certainly is different but quite catchy dance number. The band's third fan-funded video directed by Isaac Dietz follows up the band's first two fan-funded videos for Zombie and Wobble. Check it out below. It may be silly but so are we..!

New Video Alert - Azealia Banks - Luxury



Singer/rapper Azealia Bank takes to her own New York hood for her new video Luxury. The black and white film clip was directed by Clarence Fuller see’s the singer against the famous skyline to the Machinedrum produced track. Banks commenced her sold out UK tour this weekend, which will also see the rapper hold Mermaid Ball at the London Aquarium, which will see performances from Banks and surprise special guests.
Luxury is taken from the singers forthcoming debut album Broke With Expensive Taste due for release next year. Check It..!




Saturday, 29 September 2012

New Video Alert - Lisa Mitchell - Bless This Mess

Pop Folksinger Lisa Mitchell releases a video for the title track of her new album, Bless This Mess. Following up her recent EP Spiritus The ex-Australian Idol once again showcases the sweet vocals of Mitchell, however instead of her normal acoustic offering, this time the singer provides a different depth laced with electric guitars and backing vocals. It’s a soaring track that reminds us of Florence + The Machine, perhaps this is a new direction the singer crosses over from one album wonder to credible pop star. We’ll keep you posted. Check it out below..!

New Video Alert - Marina & The Diamonds - How To Ba A Heartbreaker

Marina and the Diamonds has released brand new video for How To Be A Heartbreaker and we love it.  The second single released of the US version of the singer brilliant Electra Heart album, the clip ticks all the SCP boxes as it's loads of fun and has heaps of shirtless male underwear models, which the singer frolics in the shower with them all..! Lucky girl. Marina has just come back off tour with Coldplay and the LHC tour in the US. Speaking of the clip the singer says "I had (not much) fun filming it... It's such a drag hanging out with male underwear models 24/7... Everyone just thinks the pop star life is some kind of fun-filled riot??"

Check out the clip below. Electra Heart is available on iTunes now.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday Song - Groove Jet Feat Sophie Ellis-Bextor..!

Crikey it was warm today! As the temperature reached 30 degrees today in Sydney, the SCP office was a buzz with those tunes of summer. Tunes that create your sound track to days in the sun, time hanging with friends and lazy days on the beach. Think Modjo with Lady (Hear Me Tonight) , Cruel Summer by Bananarama or California Gurls by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg. Well after a week of awesome pop news, including Kylie, Ke$haCalvin Harris, Luciana and Gwen Stefani, (with the later having a BRILLIANT new summer track called One Last Summer taken from No Doubt's Push & Shove album) its time to crack open a refreshing beer, get your beach bodies ready as summer is coming and we are ready to party..!

Happy Friday everyone..!

Caught Live: The Script..!

The Script have been hitting the Australian tour scene this week and we were fortunate to be invited along to rock on with the Irish Rock boyband at their sold out tour. We rocked up and were blown away by the following factors

1) How Sydney's Metro Theatre was jammed with screaming fans
2) How the band owned the stage throughout their show
3) That the band delivered brilliantly
It was like a massive Script karaoke session, with every fan able to sing along to tracks of old & new with performances that echo with both the upbeat, groove laden numbers to smooth rock ballads that left the audience gasping for more. Belting out their hits of We Cry, The Man Who Can't Be Moved and Before The Worst  with the encore being Breakeven.  The bands also made sure the fans were acknowledged for their ongoing support as they blasted out recent single Hall Of Fame featuring Will.i.am. Touching track If You Could See Me Now was also part of the encore that guitarist Mark say sings about “anyone you have ever lost who is close to you” to then ending on smash hit For the First Time.
We must applaud The Script for the gig as it not only delivered what fans wanted to hear, it gave us all the hits and it left us wanting more..!


Set List
Good Ol' Days
We Cry
Hall of Fame
Science & Faith
The Man Who Can't Be Moved
Before The Worst
If You Ever Come Back
Talk You Down
Give the Love Around
Nothing
I'm Yours
Six Degrees of Separation
You Won't Feel a Thing

Encore
Breakeven
If You Could See Me Now
For the First Time



If you get a chance, go see these boys, it is well worth it. Their new album #3 is available on iTunes now..!

New Video Alert - No Doubt - Push & Shove

No Doubt are back with another brilliant ska-pop-rock and have premiered the new video for Push & Shove. Taken from their brilliant new sixth studio album of the same name, the second single features Busy Signal and Diplo fusing a mix of raggae, pop and dup-step if you will. After listening to the album all week, it’s a strong return for Gwen & the boys with tracks like Looking Hot, Easy and One More Summer going off the pop charts and with remixes that are off the hook! Check out the new video below. No Doubt we salute you, we were sad to see you take a break but loving your return..! 

Push and Shove single and awesome album is out on iTunes now..!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

New Video Alert - Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing Feat Florence Welch

Calvin Harris is one of our fav DJ/producer with our only problem is that we are STILL waiting his new album 18th Months. Given the DJ credit, we are expecting something very spectacular, especially when we keep hearing awesome tracks like Sweet Nothing featuring Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. The Vincent Haycock directed clip is the fifth single to be lifted from his upcoming third studio album and see’s Flo performing and stripping on a club stage cutting between various scenes of punch ups and arguments including one with Mr Harris. Check it out below and get Sweet Nothing on pre-order via iTunes now..!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Luciana to release new single Calling All The Lovers..!

What's going on in the world of pop? New Kylie one day, new Ke$ha today and now Luciana is next..! *SCP breathes into a brown paper bag*
Its pop overload, our head is in a pop frenzy, but we are loving it..! 
Well our electro-pop queen and lover has teamed up with Manufactured Superstars for her new track Calling All The Lovers due out next month. The sexy singer didn't forget us by sending us an EXCLUSIVE sneak peak of the track in the below teaser. Check it out below, we are moist with excitement..!

Kesha releases new single Die Young and album Warrior details..!


After her international smash debut album Animal, American singer/songwriter Ke$ha has released details of her follow up album Warrior. Due for release in November the “more rock” inspired album will channel influences from 1970’s bands such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Iggy Pop's album, The Idiot, yet the singer says it will be more experimental than the first, branching away from as the singer calls it “White girl rap”. Speaking of the album the Tik Tok singer says “Some people will be shocked. Some will also be excited to know that I don’t just do silly white-girl rap. I’m from the South, I have a lot of soul. But trust me—it’s not going to be some avant-garde jazz record. I innately write pop songs. That’s just what I do."
Die Young will be released as the lead single from the album on September which was co-written by Ke$ha, Nate Ruess from fun., Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut.

There will be a 12 track standard version of the album and a 16 track deluxe edition. Additionally, there will be an exclusive version of the album that will be sold at www.keshasparty.com and will include a special bonus 5 song acoustic EP
Says Ke$ha, “I am so excited to finally share Warrior with all of my amazing ANIMALS. I’ve been working for a year on this new record and have collaborated with some of my idols. This process has been long and intense and I couldn’t be more stoked to share this music. I hope with Warrior my fans get to know me in a much more raw and vulnerable way.”
Well we can't wait and you should join us especially when you hear new track Die Young. Check it out below..!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Video Alert - Kylie Minogue - Flower

It's funny the effect Kylie Minogue has on SCP HQ. The build up to any single release, appearance, new album or video, sends the SCP office into meltdown. Well we have been patiently waiting the new Minogue video and FINALLY its been unlocked via twitter. Taken from her soon to be released Abbey Road Session album, the new video for Flower, is beautiful and sensual  as it see's the Timebomb singer wandering aimlessly through woods and fields in the black & white clip, then turning to a pool scene starring at the camera. Stunning..! The video was directed by the pop-princess herself and will be first single from album The Abbey Road Sessions available on pre-order now via iTunes..!

SnapCacklePop Competition - Win the new deadmau5 album..!

The new Deadmau5 album >album title goes here< dropped this week and we have a very special competition for our SCP readers. Featuring collaborations with Chris James, Gerard Way, Cypress Hill, and Imogen Heap, the Canadian electro-house music producer and DJ Deadmau5 is stepping out from behind the mixing desk once again releasing his sixth studio album and we have one Deadmau5 mega prize pack (one CD + one limited UFC Professional Griefers poster signed by Deadmau5 and Gerard Way) for you to win.
Just tell us in 5 words or less...
What would your call the new Deadmau5 album if you had the chance?
Email your answer, including email and mailing address to SnapCacklePop HQ. Competition will close at midnight on Friday 28th September 2012 AEST
Good luck, check out our favourite track below and lets get dancing..!

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New Video Alert - Lawson - Standing In The Dark

Standing In The Dark is the third single from British pop-rock boyband Lawson. The clip see Andy sadly wondering round his flat thinking of his girl, while the rest of the band get lumbered out in the pouring rain in a deserted car park. Charming! The catchy mid-temp track is taken from their forthcoming debut album Chapman Square to be released October 22nd. Check out the track below..!


Monday, 24 September 2012

New Video Alert - One Republic - Feel Again


OneRepublic have landed the video for Feel Again the first single from their third studio album entitled Native. We featured the track a few weeks back and is becoming a SCP fav in the office with its upbeat beats full of hand claps and tribal drums. The clip is full on light spectacular as Ryan Tedder and the band rock out in-front of neon lights curtain with Ryan finding his love interest and turns on his heart light. Check out the clip below and get your copy today on iTunes as portion of the sales of Feel Again downloads go to Save The Children..!

New Video Alert - Strange Talk - Cast Away

Melbourne’s electro-pop four-piece Strange Talk return to the charts with a new single, Cast Away, the first offering from their debut album due out early 2013. A laid-back cavalcade of synth washes, toms, layered vocals and organic instrumentation, Cast Away perfectly showcases Strange Talk’s ambitions to bring together futuristic soundscapes with hook-laden direct songs.
The video was directed by Phillip Sage tell a story that most people growing up in the suburbs could relate to, but with a twist and a hint of ‘80s film nostalgia. Check it out below..!


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Saturday, 22 September 2012

New Video Alert - Andy Grammer - Miss Me

Singer/Songwriter Andy Grammer has released his new music video for Miss Me. Directed by Justin Baldoni the clip looks at sadly looks at the pain of  crumbling relationships when you suddenly realize that its time to leave and walk away. Miss Me is the third single from his self-titled debut album and a song that everyone can relate, as the song sings about the returning to self-happiness after the darkness of a breakup, ending the track with “I know there will come a time, when I look you in the eyes and say “I told you so””

Andy is currently on tour with Train and Mat Kearney. Check out the track below and get your copy of his self title album now (U.S.only)..!

Christina Aguilera teases video and album details..!

Following the release of her fresh new single Your Body Christina Aguilera has released details of her upcoming album Lotus. The Voice coach has been in the studio for the past year working on her 5th studio album, which fans will hope will be a better offering than Bionic that did not have massive chart success. Working with writers and producers such as Alex Da Kid, and Sia, the album also features collaboration with CeeLo Green, Aguilera’s co-star on The Voice.


‘This album is about self-expression and freedom, “Aguilera says. “There is a lot I have gone through personally over the past few years and this record represents a rebirth for me. The record is about freedom and getting back to the root of who I am and what I love to do.”

Well we hope so honey..!
The brand spanking new album Lotus will be available on November 16th, however until then here is a sneak peak of the new video for Your Body..! 

Friday, 21 September 2012

New Video Alert - One Direction - Live While We’re Young

It only seems 5 pop minutes ago that Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik were in Australia, however the One Direction boys are preparing to release their next new single Live While We’re Young.. ! The biggest boy band in the world (right now) have released the video to their already hugely popular brand new single due out officially on the 30th September, which is a pop/ light rock combo track mixed with the boys smooth harmonies and sings about living for the moment. Well Harry is certainly is doing that..!

The Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub & Carl Falk written track continues the 1D unmistakeably sound this time with a dance edge and is the lead track of their forthcoming sophomore album due for release in November 2012. As well as reuniting with the likes of Rami Yacoub & Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha (One Thing & What Makes You Beautiful), Ed Sheeran and McFly’s Tom Fletcher, the album features input from Dr Luke (Katy Perry Teenage Dream, Taio Cruz Dynamite), Shellback (Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger) and Toby Gad (Beyonce If I Were A Boy). The album by pre-sales alone is sure to be another huge smash hit from a truly international pop phenomenon. Well for now..!

Check out Live While We're Young and get your copy of the EP on pre-order now from iTunes

Introducing...SCHMIDT..!


If you are a fan of blues, soul or jazz, then you are going to love Schmidt. Even though being so young, her smoky voice is mature, sophisticated and reminds us of a combo of Adele, Amy Winehouse and Katie Melua with a slight 1920 or 60’s’s cabaret style mashed in with a modern pop beat. The singer is quite a gem bringing her own beautiful and mysterious style on her debut album Femme Schmidt. Check out the In The Photo Booth

Well Scmidt is heading to Australia in November joining Sir Elton John on his forthcoming tour to showcase her new debut album full of captivating and seducing tracks. At SCP we are exciting to her this young lady like reckon this is one of the exciting new talents to merge this year. Check out the saxophone fuelled Shadowman and get your copy of Femme Schmidt on iTunes now..!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cody Simpson confirms album Paradise..!

Our very own version of Justin Bieber is making big waves in the US and is about to make more, with the 15-year-old Cody Simpson announcing a flurry of activity building towards the arrival of his long awaited debut album, Paradise .  Firstly releasing his new film Finding Cody which premiered this week via Warner Music Group’s original YouTube Channel. Check it out below.


Finding Cody stars Gatlin Green and Lia Marie Johnson, also a genuine YouTube sensation with over 11 million individual video views and one of the highlights is an all-access tour of Cody’s sold-out concert at Anaheim’s House of Blues.

After wrapping a Summer Tour with US Boy Band Big Time Rush, Simpson will join forces with Justin Bieber for a number of upcoming dates on Bieber’s US Believe Tour, which also features support from Carly Rae Jepsen.The Singer has been showcasing his new collection of track which includes the single, Wish U Were Here (Feat. Becky G), which reached the #1 position on the Hot 30 Countdown. 

Mr Simpson has also just become brand ambassador for Build-A-Bear Workshop with the singer joining Build-A-Bear Workshop in its efforts for Stop Cyberbullying Month.  “As a longtime fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop, it is an honor to serve as the company’s brand ambassador,” said Simpson. “Build-A-Bear Workshop is a company with heart and I am looking forward to helping to encourage kids to make a difference.” Said the singer.

Well Mr Cody is definitely making the right waves and seems to have the fans on board with his catchy pop tracks. Simpson trumpeted the release of Paradise by offering his fans the Preview to Paradise EP which includes four tracks from the album, including Got Me Good. Check it out below..! 

 Pre-order your copy of Paradise on iTunes now..!

New Video Alert - Nelly Furtado - Parking Lot

She has been teasing us for a few weeks, however on the release of her new album The Spirit Indestructible, Nelly Furtado has premiered the video for Parking Lot the latest single from the highly-anticipated new album. Inspired by late-night hangouts with friends in her hometown of Victoria, BC, the video features a lot full of custom cars, decked-out dancers, and plenty of swagger from the inimitable singer. Check it out below..!
Nelly Furtado's fifth album The Spirit Indestructible is available via iTunes now..! 


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Ben Folds Five team up with Fraggle Rock..!


Remember the Fraggles? Well at SCP it was our childhood and were surprised to see Ben Folds Five clan have team up with the muppets for their single Do It Anyway. The alternative rock band have recently reformed for their forthcoming album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind due out September 21st.  In the clip Ben Folds, along with returning band mates Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee, are joined by Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red and Uncle Traveling Matt with cameo appearances from Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) and Children’s Hospital comedian Rob Corddry. Check out the fun clip below & welcome back the Fraggles! Oh and Ben Folds Five..! 

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