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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Interview - The Fray..!

To end our amazing SnapCacklePop year, we had the chance last week to chat to Isaac from The Fray about their new single, their forthcoming album Helios, working with Stuart Price, listening to their music shirtless, becoming a dad, looking back on 2013 and soooo much more! It's the SnapCacklePop Interview with The Fray...

SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2013 - Pop King Of The Year..!

Seems like we have a completely different list this year from our Awards of past! In the past two years we've had DJ's take the crown with David Guetta and Calvin Harris making massive impacts those years. With Avicii having a brilliant year in 2013, could the DJ's make it a trifecta, or could the might of Justin Timberlake, the fan-base of One Direction, the good guy attitude of Olly Murs, the amazing vocals of Bruno Mars or the sheer talent of Flume take it out?

Monday, 30 December 2013

SnapCacklePop Music Awards - One To Watch 2014..!

Well we hate to say "we told you so" however our last years winner of One To Watch 2013 was Matt Corby who recently went on to win Song Of The Year in the Australian ARIA awards for his track Resolution. *Insert smug look here* However, question is, will we be able to predict the next big pop star of 2014? And the nominations are...

Britney rocks Work Bitch..!

We can’t be there in person but DAMM we wish we could be, with Britney Spears rocking Work Bitch in Las Vegas…

Sunday, 29 December 2013

SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2013 - OMG! What an awesome debut album..!

Every year we are blown away by some new emerging pop artist and this year was no exception. Last year UK super girl group Little Mix won the crown, closely followed by Karmin, however who will win this year? And the nominations are...

Chaka Khan to perform in Australia..!

With a career spanning four decades American singer-songwriter Chaka Khan is heading to Australia to perform in some very special shows…

Saturday, 28 December 2013

SnapCacklePop Music Awards - OMG That Brilliant New Artist 2013..!

2013 certainly gave us a lot of fantastic music to listen to and it was a year that really gave us some unique new sounds. Looking at the finalists for OMG! That Brilliant New Artist, there's really only one artist whose 'sound' we've heard before (with only 1 single to-date let's wait and see though hey?!). It's that original-ness that we loved in 2013 that made the winners to be discussed in depth and passion by the SCP crew. So who picked up the award? And the nominations are...

SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2013 - Video of the Year..!

Last year the winner was P!nk for her amazing video Try. This year, there were so many fun, moving, entertaining and shocking (enter Miley Cyrus) clips to choose, it was always going to be a tough call to make this year. And the nominations were…

Friday, 27 December 2013

Interview - Third D3Gree

Want an different kind of pop, then you need a Different Kind Of Love from new pop group on the block Third D3Gree...

New Video Alert - Little Mix - Little Me

We are going to blame Christmas silly season for missing the release on this new video, as Little Mix get self –reflective and inspirational in new single Little Me…

Thursday, 26 December 2013

New Video Alert - Miley Cyrus - Adore You

In one final attempt to get more attention before the year is out Miley Cyrus releases new video and it's a bit of a anti-climax...

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas from SnapCacklePop ft Kylie, Michael Bublé & Mariah..!

As SnapCacklePop HQ take a well earned rest over the Christmas break, it wouldn't be Christmas without our Kylie Christmas message and Michael Bublé & Mariah sing-a-long...

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

New Single Alert - Abigail Breslin - Christmas in New York

 Many a singer try to bank on the unstoppable commercial onslaught that is Christmas. Some artists put stockings up in their studios in January and spend a year perfecting an amazing holiday album (Hi, Kelly Clarkson!). Others slap something together very quickly when in need of a buck (We're not naming names, that's not quite goodwill toward men). Every now and then, however, the holiday fire gets a very surprising new yule log thrown its way. And this year, that log is Abigail Breslin.  Is her log worth burning? How long will its flame last? And can we find a better analogy than a log? Let's find out...

Monday, 23 December 2013

Miley Cyrus touches herself inappropriately in new video..!

Well we thought it had been quiet from camp Miley Cyrus for a while, perhaps regrouping post the Beyoncé domination that made everyone go “Miley who?” Well in true Miley style, this time she out does herself by touching herself in rude places for the new video…

New Visual Album Review - Beyoncé - Beyoncé

It broke iTunes, it made history as the fastest selling album EVER on iTunes, has made big name retailers boycott selling it in protest and also the biggest album release from Beyoncé to date, however is it any good?

Friday, 20 December 2013

New Video Alert - Pharrell Williams - Happy

He is a music heavy weight singer/songwriter/producer, who has been the mastermind behind many of the 2013 smash hits across the charts. Well, its time for Pharrell Williams to return to the spotlight as he releases first solo single Happy...

One To Watch 2014... The Kite String Tangle..!

Danny Harley may very well be the busiest man in Australia today.  Okay, maybe not ‘the busiest’ but he’s certainly not just sitting in his Slim Dusty recliner, sipping earl grey and watching the grass grow...

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Interview - Max & Bianca..!

Max & Bianca are taking the pop world on in their own way. We find out how they this new dynamic duo are getting ready to set the charts alight...
In a pop world full of fierce competition Max & Bianca are ready to take on the charts without a reality TV show in sight. We catch up with the duo to talk their new sound, their love/hate relationship, being a triple threat, loving Britney Spears, being prepared on a desert island and loads more! Its a the SnapCacklePop Interview with Max & Bianca..!

Max & Bianca welcome to SnapCacklePop!
Thanks for having us.

First off Max, why wasn't it ladies first and Bianca & Max?
Bianca - Yeah why Max?
Max - I don't know! I just think it has a better ring to it. My name catches the attention just a little more than yours and I'm just more attractive physically, so just makes more sense! [Laughs]

Care to counter that Bianca?
B - Well in all honesty, everyone just started calling us Max & Bianca from the beginning so became hard to change. We were trying to come up with a different name but this just stuck.

Well that was our next question, what other names did you play around with?
B - Sooo many! You have no idea how hard it is and with so many names are already taken! You can come up with the most ridiculous names and someone already has it. You have to ask "why are you called that?!?!"

You are brand new to the pop world, welcome, how did you two first meet?
B - Well we were both doing a music course, the NSW Talent and Development project in separate years, yet we both we had mutual friends who introduced us. I heard Max sing and liked his voice, so got him over to record some of his original music, then showed it to my manager and ta-dah Max & Bianca were born.

Your new single Love Drunk is very catchy and totally up our street, but reminds us of Katy Perry. Is she an influence of yours?
M&B - Absolutely. 

So tell us about it...
M - The track is basically about two people who are in love and things start to go wrong. They do not know what needs to be or how it needs to be fixed, but its kind of like us.

So, were you two in love at one stage?
B - We have a love / hate relationship [Laughs] We get on each others nerves but also get along.
M - We love each other to bits, but of course there are times when its difficult spending so much time together.

A brother / sister kind of thing then?
M&B - Totally (We love how they answer together!)

And that kind of relationship comes out in your new video! How exciting was that to film?
B - It was amazing! We totally wasn't expecting to go to New Zealand for our first video, so was a totally great experience. We also got to film in Melbourne some of the "colourful" scenes like when I get to slap Max round the face..!

Is that when you spit green paint Max?
M - Yeah. There is no trickery in that scene, I actually spit green paint! [Laughs]

So a very energetic video to match the track, is this what we should expect from an album?
M - Yes and No. We have a total mix as we want to showcase who we are as artists, from upbeat pop numbers, to ballads and subtle rock pop anthems.

Do you both argue over who takes lead vocals?
B - Not really, as when we sing together, we know what will suit each others voice better.
M - Also we want to make sure people understand we are a duo.

We think that's a unique feature of you, that you are the first male & female duo for many years...
M - Yeah we are filling that void.
B - Yes, we are here - enter Max & Bianca [Laughs]

You have also been described as a new breed of pop, care to confirm that statement?
M - Well its a new era we think. Perhaps people are getting tired of the "now norm" reality TV show talent contest to find new talent.

You guys are doing it from the ground up?
B - Yeah we are, and guess it makes it a bit harder, but for us we can put something out that we have worked on personally and we know we are really happy to put out there.
M - At the end of the day, we are writers at heart and I think that is what makes us different.

Well it is not only as writers as you are also musically talented?
B - Well I play piano and guitar
M - And I play piano and double bass
B - Yes we are a triple threat! [Laughs]

Well SCP have been fans of pop for to many years we care to mention, who were you listening to when growing up?
B - Well I grew up with The Beatles. My dad was a massive fan and he'd play their music loud most sunday mornings to wake us up. However, from a recent pop times, it would have to be Hanson and LOVE Britney Spears... OMG Britney Spears - I was obsessed.
M - N*Sync, all the 90's pop bands, including S Club 7. Got to love that song! (Reach)

So in one sentence how would you describe your sound?
B - We are fun pop with a bit of edge.
M - It has something unique about it.

So why not make it famous through a reality TV show?
B - Well I tried out of Australian Idol when I was 16 years old and I got to top 40 but was told I was too young. And actually, I am so grateful as its given me time to grow as an artist.
M - Well you wouldn't of had the chance to meet me! [Laughs]

So we see you are loving social media engagement, how important is that to you both as artists?
M - You are not going to get anywhere without the power of social media.
B - It's the best way to connect with our fans directly.

And your favourite social media?
B - Facebook and YouTube for sure... oh and Instagram!

So plans for 2014 and New Years resolutions?
B - Stop eating chocolate
M - Being better at organising myself
B - Actually, I need to chill out a bit more. We are polar opposites. He is totally chilled and I am super organised.

So here are your SnapCacklePop Big 5 questions... you ready?
Bring it SCP!!!

Name you favourite three other pop duos?
M - Got to be Karmin & Tatu
( Start singing "All the things she said, all the things she said" )
B - Can I say Kayne and Jay-Z?

A line in your song is "You can't choose who you love" - who do you have a secret pop crush on?
M - Nicki Minaj!
B - I love a bit of Jarod Leto 

What is you reality TV weakness?
B - Real Housewive of Beverley Hills
M - Come Dine With Me is just brilliant

If you were abandoned on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
B - A Tent
M - Some Water
B - Got to take sunglasses

If you were not a pop star, what would you be?
B - Most probably a make up artist
M - I would always be in the music industry somehow, like a producer

Well guys, that's it, thank you for your time today. Good Luck with Love Drunk  and look forward to seeing more of you in the new year.
Thanks SCP, you rock..!

Love Drunk is available on iTunes now..!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Beyonce's new album becomes hit record..!

You know that little thing Beyonce did last Friday, well its gone and broken a few more records…

Britney releases teaser for I Am Britney Jean doco..!

Even though many people may have forgotten that every other pop star on the planet exist after Queen Beyonce’s news last week, it has not deterred camp Britney, as they progress with her promo of Britney Jean in an all new documentary…

Monday, 16 December 2013

Beyonce performs new single XO Live..!

As the world recovers from the Beyonce bombshell last week, Queen B struts out on stage to perform new single XO…

New Video Alert - Max & Bianca - Love Drunk

Without a reality TV show in sight, Max & Bianca are ready to take on the pop world their own way with new track Love Drunk...

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Interview - Magic..!

Canadian reggae pop band Magic! are currently at #2 in the iTunes charts with debut single Rude, so when they were in town this week on a promotional tour, we thought it would be Rude not to introduce ourselves...

Friday, 13 December 2013

New Album Review - Jesse McCartney - In Technicolor Part 1

 It's been almost 10 years since Jesse McCartney showed us his beautiful soul. And his beautiful voice. And his beautiful face. And his beautiful...well, you get it. He's beautiful. But beauty only goes so far for teen heartthrobs, and not all of them stand the test of time. Sure, you loved teen Jesse, but does adult Jesse deserve your attention...

New Album Alert - Beyoncé - Beyoncé

It has sent the pop world and internet into meltdown as Beyoncé releasing fifth studio visual album without any warning…

New Single Alert - Lea Michele - Cannonball

After a year of success yet also heartbreak Lea Michele steps out to prove she’s tough as a Cannonball…

Thursday, 12 December 2013

New Video Alert - Say Lou Lou - Better in the Dark

Swedish/ Australian due Say Lou Lou are set to alight the charts in 2014 and here is the reason why…

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

New Video Alert - Britney Spears - Perfume

Britney Spears releases new video for Perfume where she looks stunning and boy what a hottie he is...

New Video Alert - Jessica Mauboy - Beautiful

After scoping Best Female Artist at the recent ARIA Awards, Jessica Mauboy releases new video to end her most Beautiful year yet...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Introducing - Emily Hearn..!

The world of pop music is pretty diverse right now, but it often feels as if commercial appeal and high-end production outweigh actual musical skill. Luckily, artists like Sara Bareilles, Adele, and Colbie Caillat are managing to be successful based solely on their talent. So if you're a fan of those amazing ladies, you definitely need to check out Emily Hearn...

New Video Alert – Daft Punk – Instant Crush

The French DJ’s have had an amazing year and are ending on a high, releasing new single featuring guest vocals from Julian Casablancas

Monday, 9 December 2013

New Single Alert - Little Mix - Little Me

Little Mix have certainly made a place for themselves across the pop world as the new girl group of the moment. And in good girl group tradition, their new single is an inspiration track providing advice to their younger selves…

New Video Alert – Dami Im – Alive

Fresh from performing new track Alive  at the V8 Supercars festival at the weekend, Dami Im releases the video to accompany the track…

Friday, 6 December 2013

New Album Review - Britney Spears - Britney Jean

Britney Spears' album Britney Jean dropped worldwide this week, so we’ve been listening all week, so we can bring you our honest thoughts on what was said to be her most personal album to date...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

New Single Alert - Colbie Callait - Hold On

Colbie Callait is no stranger to the pages of SnapCacklePop. She has teamed up with Jason Mraz for his hit track Lucky but that was the last we'd heard of Colbie... Until now...

Introducing - Max & Bianca..!

SnapCacklePop love when Australia get pop right and we can’t help but be excited about new pop duo Max & Bianca

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

New Album Review - Midnight Memories - One Direction

As the boys of One Direction get bigger and bigger, so do the expectations for their music. Their new album Midnight Memories just dropped and brings with it a slew of questions. How far will their teen base follow them? Can they pick up new fans with more mature music? Will they date you? So many questions, and all the answers are here...

New Single Alert - Sam Smith - Money On My Mind

We recently featured Sam Smith as One To Watch for 2014 and his new single is further proof as to why…

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Video Alert - MKTO - God Only Knows

Malcolm and Tony aka MKTO are back with a brand new single, God Only Knows with an interesting new video with the boys fighting over a video games…

New Video Alert - - Feelin' Myself feat Miley Cyrus

Jumping on the Miley Cyrus bandwagon whilst she is still popular, joins forces with the Wrecking Ball singer for new single…

Monday, 2 December 2013

New Video Alert - Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Young Blood

There is definitely no murder and definitely no dance floor in the new video from Sophie Ellis-Bextor

New Video Alert - David Guetta - One Voice feat. Mikky Ekko

David Guetta gets behind the latest United Nations campaign and YOU can help raise money simply by jumping onto Twitter...

Saturday, 30 November 2013

SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2013 - VOTE NOW..!

It’s been a EPIC year at SCP HQ and with 2013 drawing to a close with only a few weeks till Santa comes, Yippee, its time to look back over the last year and applauded those pop stars that have entertained us, as we return with the SnapCacklePop Music Award 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

New Single Alert - Christina Perri - Human

Is Christina Perri returning to the top of the charts with another defining moment with new single Human...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

New Video Alert - Faydee - Can't Let Go

Over a year ago we featured the latest track from Faydee, Forget The World (FML) which was a fun dance track that did quite well for him on the charts and with impressive YouTube views as well. Well after a stint in the States he's back with new single...

New Single Alert - Aiden - Better Man

We've been sent the new EP from Aiden, at first we were not sure until we heard Better Man...

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

New Video Alert - Elen Levon - Over My Head

Still really yet to gain that foothold in the Australian music scene, kudos to Elen Levon for slugging it out and releasing track after track of pop gold! Undoubtedly one of the strongest singer/songwriters currently in the scene, we've loved each and every single she's released, including this, her latest, Over My Head... 

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