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Friday, 30 November 2012

New Video Alert - will.i.am - Scream & Shout Feat. Britney Spears


Britney Spears & will.i.am together - need we say more? With a pairing as high profile as this, is the song sure to be a smash? Well we'll  let you decide if you like the track - it's a track we love more each time we hear it... but there's one thing we're not sure of - why does Britney sing with an English accent? We see lots of them both in the clip as you see above, literally - from one Britney to up to 10 in one shot! Too much Britney? Never! We also get to see will.i.am's own car - designed by him for his car company IAMAUTO in it's music video debut! With the track already making it's mark around the world, check out will.i.am & Britney Spears in Scream & Shout here now..!

A special performance - Justice Crew - First Night..!

This week we were stoked to be invited to Sony's Artist showcase at the Beresford Hotel. We were totally blown away by Justice Crew's performances but the special song of the night was their debut performance of the all new single Best Night! Out on iTunes today - see the whole performance here now..!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

The RIDICULOUS Reece Mastin competition..!

You and any Little Rcokers out there are going to love us at SCP HQ. Thanks to our friends at Sony Australia, we have a double pass for each of Reece Mastin’s metro shows! Yup you read correctly! We have 9 sets of double passes, 1 set per Metro show to see the X-Factor winner in his forthcoming Summer Nights Tour, which will feature support acts from Justice Crew and Janoskians.

As we say 1 set of double passes at each of the following shows...

Sydney
Melbourne

Brisbane
Adelaide
Perth
Canberra
Wollongong
Newcastle
Gold Coast
OMG that is just totes amazing, how do I enter?

Well at SCP HQ we know you love to tell us about you perfect date with Reece so we ask you, what would your perfect Summer Night be with Reece Mastin? Yup tell us in 25 words or less what you would with Reece on a Summer Night  and email your entry to SnapCacklePop along with your name, address and contact phone number. Please note, flights & accommodation are not included in the prize. Its just the tickets, we're nice at SCP but not that nice..!

Competition closes at midnight day before each of Reece Mastin gig. Good luck with your entry.
Check out the below video of Reece and good luck..!

Please refer to SnapCacklePop's Terns & Condition's

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

New Video Alert - Mika - Underwater

Mika is one of those incredibly talented musicians who just live & breathe music. His first album was a huge hit and we brought you a snippet of his latest album Origin Of Love a couple of months ago. His last single with Pharrell, Celebrate, unfortunately didn't set the charts on fire like we hoped it would. His new single Underwater is not likely to either but that doesnt mean we don't like it - we do but it's Mika doing what he so obviously loves and that shines through in both the single and the amazingly artistic video. A beautiful new video from a real artist who deserves all the success in the world. You gotta watch Underwater here now..!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

New Video Alert - Jessie J - Silver Lining (Crazy About You)

Undoubetly Jessie J is one of the most talented artists to hit the airwaves over the past few years. Her natural talent and amazing vocals blow us away everytime we hear her. Her last album spawned many super hits like Domino, Do It Like A Dude and Price Tag. Her follow up album therefore is very important and with the release of her new video Silver Lining (Crazy About You) we get a glimpse of what she's got install for us. This is no upbeat pop track like Domino - it's more along the ballad side and again we hear her trademark vocals. We're a little surprised at her choice for lead single from her next album but we're sure it will hit the right notes with her fans - have a listen to Silver Lining (Crazy About You) here now..!

SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2012..!


It’s back..! Returning for its second year it’s the SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2012. Yes its that time of year where we reflect back on the years of pop awesomeness and honour those pop star who have delivered the sound tracks to 2012. Last years awards went to Goyte, Jessie J, Vanbot, Strange Talk, David Guetta and Adele swept the board with her brilliant album 21. Oh and Kim Kardasdian won one too however that was for the worst pop of the year with single Jam, however we are please to confirm she has not released anymore music! Phew! So as we start to draw up the short list in the categories below,  we at SCP HQ want to know what you, our loyal readers, feel is the best pop of the year. So here is your chance to get involved.

Check out the categories below and let us know who you think should be nominated and let us know. We’ll be drawing up a short list in a few weeks with the awards then being announced after SCP HQ go into the biggest pop debate of the year.

So get involved, its your chance to recognize who you think deserves out pop awards..!

The categories are…
SCP Video of the Year
OMG! That Brilliant New Artist Award
OMG! What an awesome debut Album Award
One To Watch in 2013 Award
SCPop King of the Year
SCPop Queen of the Year
SCPop Peoples Choice - Artist Of The Year Award
SNAP Single of the Year
CACKLE Worst POP of 2012
POP Album of the Year

Until then, here is a hot contender for Single of the Year. Of course, its Girls Aloud..!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

New Single Alert - Luciana and Manufactured Superstars - Calling All The Lovers


There are so many reasons why we love electro-pop queen Luciana, the list is endless, however not only is she our pop lover, she also knocks out brilliant dance track like new single Calling All The Lovers. This time teaming up with Manufactured Superstars the I’m Still Hot singer serves up this club smash, with delicate vocals over a dreamy beat, that turns into a dance floor anthem. We reckon the remixes will be out of this world..! Luciana is due in Australia next month, where she will be performing at Luna Park along side Ricki-Lee and Marvin Priest at the New Year eve party Harbour PartyCheck out the great dance track below and get your copy in iTunes now..!

New Video Alert - Nicki Minaj - Freedom (explicit)

Following her performance on American Music Awards of her new track Freedom last week, Nicki Minaj has released this beautiful shot video to accompany the track. The video directed by Colin Tilley is said to be a "meaningful" video shot in black and white through various landscapes with Minaj in various costumes against the background of nature.  The clip certainly is very well shot and does the song justice. Check it out below..!

The track is the second to be released from her repacked album Pink Friday - Roman Reloaded named The Re-up available on iTunes

Saturday, 24 November 2012

New Single Alert - Will.i.am - Scream and Shout Feat Britney Spears

We loved their last collaboration Big Fat Bass so was gagging for more from this duo and now Britney Spears has featured on Will.i.am's new single Scream & Shout. A great dub beat with similar sounds to 
 Black Eyed Peas tracks with a bit of Britney's Gimme More thrown in for good measure. The track is the FIFTH to be released from Will.i.am's first solo album #willpower which is due out in the new year.  Get your copy of Scream & Shout on iTunes now..!

Friday, 23 November 2012

New Video Alert - Camryn - Now or Never


You may not have heard of rising pop artist, Camryn, however she is yet another YouTube sensation that is fast becoming someone to take notice of..! Her new track Now Or Never channels early Avril Lavigne  and is the third single of her forthcoming album. Due to be a supporting act One Direction on their forthcoming Live While We’re Young tour later this month. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts..! 

X-Factor finalists release their own singles..!



Sad that you favourite artist didn’t win X-Factor this year? Well fear not, as today we have some exciting news. Following on from the announcement that Samantha Jade has taken out The X Factor title for 2012, both X-Factor finalists; The Collective and Jason Owen are releasing their tracks through iTunes today..!

Hot boy band The Collective will release their debut single Surrender with its catchy upbeat pop beats, then country lad Jason Owen’s beautiful track Make it Last will also be released.
Samantha Jade and her smash hit What You’ve Done To Me is becoming a household name in next to no time already sky rocketing up the iTunes chart to #1 straight after her performance to a massive audience of over 2.2 million households. Wowser!

So now is your chance to support and get buying the singles..!


Thursday, 22 November 2012

New Video Alert - Willy Moon - Yeah Yeah

Coldplay's Viva La Vida is on the list. Feist's 1,2,3,4 is on it, as is Jerk It Out from Caesars Palace. Jet's Are You Gonna Be My Girl is probably the most well known on the list. Now Willy Moon has joined the list of artists whose songs have been used to promote Apple products! Yeah Yeah is currently all over the airwaves promoting the new range of iPods and the song is typically Apple catchy! Willy Moon has now launched his video to help promote the song - it's likely that you'll hear it more on the iPod ads though! The video is unique too with a cast of hundreds dancing  in sync! Keep and eye out for this 23 year old from New Zealand - with a start like this he could make it big! Check out Yeah Yeah here now..!

New Video Alert - Booty Luv - Black Widow

We've loved what Booty Luv has brought us before - Shine and Say It still get us dancing around the SCP offices when they pump from the speakers. Now Cherise and Nadia who formed Booty Luv from the Hed Kandi record label have dropped their new dance single Black Widow and it's bound to get the dance floor jumping! The girls have been on hiatus since 2009 and their fans have been patiently waiting for something new from them for a while now. Well wait no more as Booty Luv are looking seriously sexy living the high life on a luxury yacht in the video as well. Check out Black Widow here now..!

New Video Alert - Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love

If anyone ever had a successful debut album, it's Ed Sheeran. + was a mega hit for him and have him hit single after hit single. Now we think there's a new album around the corner and it's time for Ed to send off + with a brilliant new single and this is exactly what we know and love from Ed. Give Me Love is a beautifully constructed track with delicate guitars and strings adding a depth only bettered by his soulful voice. The video? WOW! What an amazing piece of art this is - we see a modern day cupid spreading love around the city regardless of age, race or sexuality and this just adds to the impact of the clip. An interesting twist to the video at the end, brings a video perfectly suited to an this brilliant song. A masterful return to Pop for Ed, you gotta check out Give Me Love here now..!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

New Single Alert - Strange Talk - Falling In Love


Strange Talk are back with a new single and we’ve always loved these Melbourne boys and loved their previous singles Cast Away, Climbing Walls, Eskimo Boy and Sexual Lifestyle however have served up something different with their new single Falling In Love. Full of old school synths and dance floor charged beats this big track would no doubt “go off” at a live gig!  Check out this new track and let us know what you think..!

Miss our interview with the boys, then check it out now..!


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Samantha Jade wins The X-Factor Australia..!

For those of us living and breathing X-Factor Australia this year, it could have been anyone’s for the taking in the final, with strong competition from Samantha Jade, superhot boy band The Collective and Jason Owen however the disco pop babe Samantha Jade has taken out The X Factor title for 2012. Her storming dance pop debut single What You’ve Done To Me is available to purchase through iTunes now..! Not only that, her winners album will be available on Friday 7th December and will be her X Factor journey that the 25 year old from Perth, Western Australia has taken through the final 12 featuring re-recorded studio tracks of some of the incredible performances on the show including UFO, Breakeven, Wide Awake and Free Fallin’, as well as recordings of her standout performance & number #1 iTunes song, Heartless and her winning single, What You’ve Done To Me. Congratulation Sammy from all a SCP HQ, it was a well deserved win and you certainly have delivered every week. We'll be watching your next pop moves..!

Her debut album, Samantha Jade will be released on Friday 7 December 2012, and will feature
What You've Done To Me
Heartless
Wide Awake
Free Fallin’
Everytime
Run To You
Scream
UFO
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Where Have You Been
Breakeven

One Direction take over the charts (again)..!

Its not surprising really but One Direction’s eagerly awaited sophomore album, Take Me Home, yesterday debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart, with the album being certified Platinum in its first week. That’s just CRAZY..!

The hugely anticipated new album made records around the world with the album hitting #1 on iTunes globally from pre orders alone with the announcement of the album release date back in September. Even more craziness..!

1D member Niall Horan says: “Thank you to all the fans once again. We're so happy with the success of the album in Australia and can't wait to see everyone next year when we come back to tour!”
The One Direction boys will be performing their current single, Little Things, on the Grand Final of The X Factor on Tuesday November 20th, to be screened on Channel 7 from 7:30pm. You know its gonna be madness and you know its going to be deafening to be there..!

And the winner is… American Music Awards 2012..!


Even though SCP hate to admit it, we have become bigger Justin Bieber fans with his new album tracks being just totally poptastic. Well, it seems we are not the only ones with Bieber sweeping the American Music Awards on Sunday night with the Boyfriend singer scooping three of the prestigious awards including Artist of the Year beating Rihanna, Maroon 5, Katy Perry & Drake to the top gong. Speaking at the awards Bieber said "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here for a very long time,"  He also won favorite pop/rock album for his platinum-selling third album, Believe. Not only there to collect awards he also performed As Long As You Love Me and  Beauty & The Beat with a very quick rap from Nicki Minaj.

That wasn’t the only awesome performance of the night with great moments from Nicki Minaj who picked up for favorite rap/hip-hop artist and album for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Usher who won Best Soul/R&B Male artist for the third year in a row , Taylor Swift who picked up her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist saying "This is unreal. I want to thank the fans. You guys are the ones who voted on this," and there was also PSY featuring MC Hammer which was very entertaining..!

However our fav three performances were P!nk who recreated her video Try LIVE on stage...

Amazeballs..! and that guy is just pure HUNK..!


 Then No Doubt were just brilliant performing their new hit Looking Hot. Does Gwen Stefani have the secret to never ending youth?
Then finally we just loved the medley from Kelly Clarkson. After winning American Idol ten years ago you forget how many great tracks this young lady has had. We love you Kelly.


Here is the full list of winners...

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber
New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5
Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, Believe
Country female artist: Taylor Swift
Country male artist: Luke Bryan
Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum
Country album: Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj
Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce
Soul/R&B male artist: Usher
Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, Talk That Talk
Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park
Adult contemporary artist: Adele
Latin artist: Shakira
Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac
Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

Congratulations to all the winners and to play us out, its PSY featuring MC Hammer as its just gold..!

Monday, 19 November 2012

New Single Alert - The Green Children - Feel The Light

Here’s a nice track to kick of your week from electro/pop/indie duo The Green Children. Releasing the lyric video for Feel the Light the track has beautiful lyrics and dream style beats with a clip featuring illustrations and animation by Steven Bussey. The track appears on their new Feel the Light EP, available now on iTunes..!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

New Video Alert - Life House - Between The Raindrops Feat. Natasha Bedingfield

It's been a few weeks since we brought you the new single from Lifehouse and we've been loving it more each and every day. It's been a while since we've heard a Rock power ballad like this and the combination of Jason Wade's husky lead vocals with Natasha's delicate yet powerful voice work perfectly. The video is beautiful too - some of the most amazing cinematography we've ever seen in a music video. This is one track deserving of chart success - check out Between The Raindrops here now..!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

New Video Alert - Rihanna - Diamonds


Better late than never we say as we finally get to write about the new Rihanna video for Diamonds. The lead track, written by the brilliant Sia, is taken from her seventh studio Unapologetic, due for release later this week. A song about love, that has a video clip showing story of lovers intertwined and trying to stay together in various abstract scenes that portray the elements a relationship has to battle through. Directed by long time collaborator Anthony Mandler, it’s a surreal clip full of RiRi’s sexiness, sassiness and once again promotion of smoking marijuana. Check it out below and pre-order your copy of Unapologetic on iTunes now..!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

New Video Alert - Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath

Kelly Clarkson drops her new video for latest single Catch My Breath, which tells the story of her rise in fame from Idol to now and strength and support she has received from her fans, friends and family who had supported her throughout the years.Taken from her forthcoming Greatest Hits: Chapter One album, the video is simple yet effects as it see’s the original American Idol winner Kelly standing in front of screen, with a few artist shots thrown in and hair flicks for fun. 
Her Greatest Hits: Chapter One is available on pre-order via iTunes now..!

New Single Alert - Girls Aloud - Beautiful Cause You Love Me

Still in a frenzy from the Girls Aloud reunion news, new single Something New and Greatest hits tour announced a few weeks ago, SCP has hardly had time to catch a GA breathe when those girls have landed their next new single taken from their Greatest Hits album. Called Beautiful Cause You Love Me, it a slower ballad from the girls obviously trying to catch onto the romantics in all of us and also ride the current UK X-Factor wave. Well it’s a great promo wagon after all. Check out the track below and let us know if you got tickets to their tour???


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New Video Alert - Ke$ha - Die Young

We brought you a big review of Ke$ha's new track Die Young and details of her new album Warrior over a month ago and since then Die Young has been tearing up the charts world-wide! Recently in Australia to promote her new album and single Die Young has already become an SCP favorite! Now Ke-Dollar-Sign-Ha (as the Principal in Glee would say) has dropped her new video and she carries on with the tribal theme she's been promoting. The video is filled with amazing images and Ke$ha herself looks pretty damn hot!! We're so stoked that this Pop Queen is back with this rocking track we just LOVE!! Check out the video for Die Young here now..!
Also check out her amazing performance of Die Young on X-Factor Australia..!

12 things about the new Ricki-Lee video Burn It Down..!

So Ricki-Lee has finally release her new video for Burn It Down. The fourth track to be taken from the singers brilliant Fear & Freedom, we were told to expect something very sexy and hot from the singer. Indeed it is hot with some great eye candy. Check it out now and here are the 12 highlights

Ricki-Lee as a waitress
Throws food over customer and leaves work
Steals a car (OMG)
Picks up hunk
Gets flirty with him
frolics with him on car bonnet
Meets new friends
Has a beach party
Wakes up in field
Goes for a swim
My way or the highway
Takes off bra
Swims off into lagoon
Fear and Freedom is available on iTunes now..!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

New Single Alert - Ludacris - Rest Of My Life Feat. Usher & David Guetta

Rapper Ludacris is not an artist we'd normally feature on SCP. When he's collaborated with Usher and David Guetta though, he gains automatic entry! In a surprsing move Ludacris has gone the Pop Dance route for his new single Rest Of My Life and you can tell it's a real collaboration between the three of them. Usher provides the vocals, Ludacris the rap and it sounds just like a David Guetta track! After years of acting, it seems that Ludacris is ready to get back in to music - and he's serious!! Check out Rest Of My Life here now..!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

SnapCacklePop Interview - Little Mix

So its finally here, the full SnapCacklePop Interview with those Little Mix girls. Not only are they gorgeous in real life they are such sweet likable girls with big voices and big hearts. In our interview we speak about their trip to Australia, their dedicated fans, what to expect from the forthcoming album DNA, pop crushes, duets and much more.
Pre-order your copy of DNA on iTunes now..! 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

New Single Alert - Bossy Love - Me + You

If the above singer looks familiar, you're not wrong. Amandah Wilkinson was lead singer of Aussie band Operator Please who burst onto the music scene a few years ago with smash hits like Just A Song About Ping Pong and Logic. They're Alt Pop style was a hit with the fans as it crossed over pop borders and gave the band a real niche is the music scene. Now Amandah is Bossy Love and has gone for a different feel for new new single Me + You. We loved this track immediately - it's got a real groove to it echoing not only elements of her original band but also a tad Robyn with a mixture of MGMT thrown in for good measure. This is a very cool track and deserves some major chart success - we can't wait till it's out on iTunes so we can buy it..!

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