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Saturday, 30 March 2013

New Album Alert – John Legend – Love In The Future

Multiple Grammy-Award winning artist John Legend has announced the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album Love In The Future, which was produced by Legend, Kanye West and Dave Tozer. The lead single Who Do We Think We Are featuring Rick Ross

Speaking of the album Legend said...

Welcome back Fall Out Boy..!

When a popular band breaks-up or goes on hiatus there are always shattered fans around the world. Fall Out Boy fans were especially shattered as their ‘indefinite hiatus’ announced at the end of 2009 seemed like a complete break-up. After brilliant tracks like This Ain’t A Scene It’s An Arms Race, I Don’t Care and She’s My Winona it looked likethere’d be no more FOB for good. Well...

Thursday, 28 March 2013

SnapCacklePop Interview - MKTO..!

Currently on a promo tour in Australia, we catch up with new pop kids on the block Malcolm and Tony of MKTO. Full of energy and life, we chat about the new single Thank You riding at No.2 in the iTunes Chart, being in Australia, working with Ne-Yo, when to expect an album and their secret pop crushes. Check out the interview with MKTO..!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New Video Alert - One Direction - Heart Attack

Though not officially their next single, a new video has surfaced on the One Direction VEVO channel of album track Heart Track. The video isa collection of video clips of Louis, Harry, Liam, Niall and Zayn whilst on tour,

New Video Alert - Linkin Park - Castle Of Glass

As lovers of Pop, there are not too many bands from other genres that manage to break through our Pop filter. Linkin Park however is definitely one of them. They’ve had some absolutely brilliant tracks like What I’ve Done, Shadow of The Day, and Breaking the Habit  and now Linkin Park are back with another fantastic single that’s probably their most mellow yet...

New Single Alert - Texas - The Conversation

We brought you news of Texas’ new 8th studio album a few weeks ago and now we can give you the first glimpse of lead single The Conversation. In their 25th anniversary year TEXAS release their brand new studio album of the same name due out on May 20th 2013. The single delivers a perfect marriage of Richard Hawley’s 50s rock’n’roll frills,

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Video Alert - Mariah Carey - Almost Home

The last time we reviewed a Mariah Carey song we couldn’t have disliked it much more. Triumphant was definitely not triumphant, it was a a flop around the world. Along with becoming a judge on American Idol, it had many people asking, ‘has Mariah jumped the shark’? We’re not ready to say either way yet but her new single Almost Home is almost redeeming for her. The theme song from Oz The Great And Powerful, Almost Home is a 

New Album Alert - Ricky Martin - Greatest Hits

*SCP Sings*

She bangs, she bangs
Oh baby when she moves, she moves
I go crazy 'cause she
Looks like a flower
But she stings like a bee
Like every girl in history

Aaaah, memories of the Puerto Rican sex god Ricky Martin. Well now you and SCP can relive the greatest hits of the last 3 decades of pop tunes as the Livin’ La Vida Loca singer releases Ricky Martin: Greatest Hits – Souvenir Edition featuring 16 of Ricky’s biggest Aussie smash hits. He is the leading Latin Music figure of his generation...

Monday, 25 March 2013

Justin Timberlake debuts at #1 on ARIA Chart..!

Congrats to Justin Timberlake as his new album, The 20/20 Experience, today debuted in the #1 position on the Australian ARIA album chart.
Even though The 20/20 Experience has been available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store since March 12th, it has not stopped fans rushing out in droves to purchase the first album from Justin in 7 years... The 20/20 Experience has also been certified GOLD in its first week of release.
Earlier this week, Justin Timberlake debuted an epic new video for Mirrors the second single taken from The 20/20 Experience.
The sweeping, emotional video, directed by Floria Sigismondi and reflective of the album version of the song follows a couple’s touching life long relationships panning decades.

The 20/20 Experience was executive produced by Justin Timberlake and will be his third solo studio effort. Justin also revealed that he will release another album later this year with a further 10 track. He will kick off the Legends Of The Summer Stadium Tour with JAY Z this summer in Toronto, Ontario on July 17.

The 20/20 Experience is available on iTunes now..!

New Video Alert - 3OH!3 - Back To Life

This is a 3OH!3 song? Seriously? The boys who brought you the almost parodic My First Kiss & Don’t Trust Me have now released a song that sounds almost inspirational.. that’s until you hear the lyrics! Of course the song is about a party and bringing it Back To Life – even if that means..

SnapCacklePop Interview - Katy Tiz..!

Katy Tiz burst onto the charts last month with her debut single Famous combining witty lyrics, reggae-style verses, a catchy pop chorus, underpinned by a great bass beat and a catchy hook singing "You only want to fuck me cuz I'm a famous". Now back with a follow up single Heart, we catch up with the singer to find out more about her forthcoming album, revenge, new single Heart, touching Adam Levine, world domination and also Sesame Street. She's loud, be warned, get ready, its the SnapCacklePop Interview with Katy Tiz..!

New Single Alert - Hot Chelle Rae - Hung Up

Hot Chelle Rae are no strangers to the pages of SnapCacklePop. We even caught them live last year and loved their high energy, catchy tracks – well what we could hear over the thousands of screaming girls! Their last album Whatever was a big smash for them launching four hit singles and cementing them in the highest Pop echelon....

Sunday, 24 March 2013

New Single Alert - Belinda Carlisle - Sun

You know how music is a HUGE influence on your life when you’re growing up? You have your favourite artists that you defend to the death. Their albums get worn out, their posters adorn your walls, your parents are sick of hearing them day after week after month after year. And the love never dies – they remain a part of you. Well for one SCP staffer that music icon is Belinda Carlisle. And he never thought he’d get the chance to write this post – a new single from Belinda!!! Wahooo!!!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Caught LIVE - Girls Aloud..!

When SCP was over in London recently, we were very fortunate (now) to have wangled ourselves to tickets to the Girls Aloud Hit Tour Ten. Following yesterday's news that Girls Aloud are splitting, it's feels right that SCP were able to attend their final bow to the pop world. Regular readers of SCP will know that this is like pop royalty to us, so you can imagine our excitement as we approached London’s O2 Arena. Though we were “frothing” at the mouth with anticipation, there was also a glint of apprehension if the girls could still wow a crowd after a three year break...

New Video Alert - Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

Justin Timberlake has debuted his epic 8minute new video for Mirrors, the second single taken from The 20/20 Experience.

Opening with the simple words “For William and Mary” the sweeping, emotional video, directed by Floria Sigismondi and reflective of the album version of the song, follows...

Album Review - Charli XCX - True Romance

English singer songwriter Charli XCX’s debut album True Romance has been eagerly awaited at SCP HQ for a while as has been in the making since 2010. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, the record has been described as new dark wave pop with electro beats which the singer wishes us to “dance and cry” whilst listening to the LP. As we said previously, this emerging pop star had our attention since Icona Pop’s brilliant I Love It and her brilliant stand out track You (Ha Ha Ha)...

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Girls Aloud confirm split..!

Well it was expected, however it doesn’t mean it makes it any less upsetting!!! It’s happened, Girls Aloud have (basically) confirmed their spilt via twitter saying…

New Single Alert - - #THATPOWER Feat. Justin Bieber

Hmm.. interesting direction… interesting. No doubt capitalising on the success of Scream and Shout with the legendary Britney Spears, has again teamed up with another Pop icon for his new single #THATPOWER.

New Single Alert - Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day

What can we say about Michael Bublé except that he’s one of the most loved, desired and listened to men in the world. He’s also a subject of jealousy from many men around the world who see their women swoon over this man who just exudes class, sex, humour, caring and almost everything else they can desire. Sure to be on many women’s ‘lists’ Michael could package compacted garbage with his face and a ribbon and it would sell by the truckload...

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

New Single Alert - Kylie Minogue - Whistle Feat. Mum

Before you listen to Kylie's new single Whistle there are three things you should know:

1) This is not a single from a new Kylie album - it's from the soundtrack to the movie Jack & Diane (that also features Kylie
2) It's not a cover of a Flo-Rida song
3) Don't expect Love At First Sight or All The Lovers here - think more Where The Wild Roses Grow but way quirkier thanks to teaming up with the Icelandic experimental band Múm

Ok so we've prepared you now...

New Single Alert - Swift K.I.D. – Bed of Clouds Feat. Guy Sebastian

If the name Swift K.I.D. sounds familiar but you’re not sure why start singing this song in your head - Hey Hey Hey (Pop another bottle). Got it? Good ;) Yes Swift K.I.D. lent his vocals to the Laurent Wery smash hit and now he’s using his emerging profile to launch a solo career. Surprisingly...

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

New Video Alert - Nelly Furtado - Bucket List

Nelly Furtado delivers new video for Bucket List, which sets out to remind us all of the importance of life, our personal relationships and life goals. The fifth single to be released from singer's fifth studio album The Spirit Indestructible was written by Furtado and...

New Single Alert - Little Boots - Broken Record

 Following her lead single Motorway british dance-pop whiz-girl Little Boots is serving up new dancefloor hit with Broken Record. With its deep pulsating beat, hypnotic hooks and zippy chorus, the new song written by Ms Boots and Rick Nowels is more uptempo than the arty Motorway. The track is...

Monday, 18 March 2013

New Single Alert - Parachute – Hearts Go Crazy

We always get a little bit excited whenever a new song from one of our favourite artists comes out. We’ve featured Parachute many times before on SCP but they don’t yet have the recognition they deserve. To date they’ve released 2 brilliant albums – both chock full of tracks you'll instantly love. Now their new song Hearts Go Crazy is out and they’ve taken a different route for this track. Still immediately recognisable as a Parachute song, Hearts Go Crazy has more of a beat to it, one that you could easily dance to and tell you what, it really works...

New Video Alert - Electric Stiletto – Turn Up The Radio

Whoh. What a difference a couple of years can make!! In 2011 we brought you a Meh! Moment in Pop – an awful track by Bella Vida called Kiss Kiss Me Bang Bang – even the name of the track is horrid. What was different about Bella Vida is that they are Hayley & Taylor-Ann HasselHoff – yes, David Hasselhoff’s daughters!! We HATED that song and unsurprisingly Bella Vida have disappeared from the music scene. Until now. Hayley & Taylor-Ann are now back as Electric Stiletto and we are…

New Single Alert - Beyonce - Bow Down/I Been On

As Beyoncé get ready to set off on her world Mrs Carter world tour and also set to release her fifth studio album, the first piece of new music has appearing on SoundCloud today named Bow Down/I Been On. It’s an "interesting" track, that we are hoping will not be the lead single and end up as a B-Side as it’s a bit of a mess. Well, the first part that feature’s Beyoncé is OK...

New Album Alert - Charli XCX - True Romance

Charli XCX was on our pop radar last year with her hits You’re The One and You (Ha Ha Ha) due to her unique sound, that reminded us of a little bit Robyn, a little bit Dev but her own Pop/Electronic style. Also we love her more for writing and featured on one of the biggest global breakthrough synth pop hits of the last year for Icona Pop. I Love It, which is still played at the SCP HQ daily. Well, the 20-year old Hertfordshire lass is now ready to release her debut album True Romance next month. Over the past few years...

Album Review - Bastille - Bad Blood

Bastille are a new indie pop rock band, with a slight electro feel, that have been making waves in the UK over the last year. Originally a solo project and brainchild of now lead singer/songwriter Dan Smith, it has since grown into a band consisting of Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. Their debut album Bad Blood has entered the album charts straight at No.1,  which is very impressive for a debut, however what should you expect from the album?

New Album Alert – Eve – Lip Lock

She's back! Finally! Female hip-hop luminary, EVE, is set to make a triumphant return to the rap game with the release of her fourth album, Lip Lock on May 17th, 2013. The GRAMMY Award winning rapper, songwriter, producer, actress, and entrepreneurs first single from the album will be Make It Out This Town featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship. Check it out below...

Sunday, 17 March 2013

New Music Leaked - Mutya Keisha Siobhan - Lay Down In Swimming Pools

Mutya Keisha Siobhan have been working in LA recently with Dev Hynes on their new album, so we were intrigued when Dev tweeted a link saying "Just finished recording new music with Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan and the girls felt like having a bit of fun at the end of the last session - enjoy!!” so were delighted to hear some new music from the original Sugababes line up...

Friday, 15 March 2013

New Single Alert - 2NE1 - Take The World On Feat

Last year 2NE1 became one our SCP fav K-Pop new artist due to their single I Love U and we hoped they were destined for great things, due to their single's pop awesomeness. They have just released their new collaborations with which is charged with synth pop electro bubblegum pop that would normally send SCP HQ into meltdown, however...

Newish Video Alert - Paloma Faith - Just Be

Paloma Faith is fast becoming one of UK national sweethearts. No surprise as she is such a darling and her album Fall To Grace is beautiful with songs of love, sadness and relationships. She released her video for Just Be in the UK late last year, however the track is being released this week in the US...

Thursday, 14 March 2013

New Video Alert - Luciana - U B The Bass

Our pop lover Luciana has a storming new track called U B The Bass and you are going to love it. Signed to Ministry of Sound, the track is a electro dance floor anthem, with a banging beat, super charged with electro-synths and laced with Luci's edgy lyric's. The JB Ghuman, Jr. directed clip...

Introducing Kovak..!

Love a bit of old school disco, perhaps some ambient house, a bit of rock and a bit of early Blondie thrown in for fun? Then check out new alt-pop band on the block Kovak and let us introduce you…

Texas to return with new album The Conversation..!

Think at SCP we are showing our age as we were around when Texas first released their first studio Southside, now in their 25th anniversary year, Texas release their brand new eighth studio album The Conversation with lead single of the same name.  The bands first new music in eight years and is the latest in a career that has seen the band sell over 30 million albums worldwide with a succession of multi-platinum albums White on Blonde, The Hush and Greatest Hits. This overdue return in 2013 clearly redefines and confidently re-introduces the band afresh with tracks written and produced by singer/guitarist Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone and featuring collaborations with singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and Bernard Butler.

According to the recent press release,
The Conversation is an album splitting its seams with the joy of a long-proven pop force creating a collection of songs rich enough in melody and emotion to deserve filing beside the best of the band’s previous million-selling hits. The album was recorded in Glasgow, London and at Richard Hawley’s studio in Sheffield where the seven tracks he worked on went on to form the backbone of The Conversation: a perfect marriage of Hawley’s 50s rock’n’roll frills and the timeless Texas magnetism to cast-iron melodies”

Wowser. Sounds interesting. Our mind boggles with the 50’s rock’n’roll frills and pop edge, perhaps channelling Elvis once again, like their previous track Inner Smile. Texas will launch the album with three live shows in Glasgow, London and Paris, however details are yet to be released. We’ll keep you updated, however until then, check out the track listing and one of our fav Texas tracks from the pop vault.

The Conversation Tracklisting:
The Conversation
Dry Your Eyes
If This Isn’t Real
Detroit City
I Will Always
Talk About Love
Hid From The Light
Be True
Maybe I
Hearts Are Made To Stray
Big World
I Need Time

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

New Video Alert - Dragonette - Run Run Run

Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette has racked up a long list of accomplishments in the past year: they won a JUNO Award for their hit single Hello, performed live on Good Morning America, and released their third critically-acclaimed studio album, Bodyparts, which earned the band a second JUNO nomination, for Dance Recording of the Year. Driven by heavy-hitting electro rhythms, pulsing beats, and sing-along choruses, Dragonette’s music packs a mean punch. From emotion-packed ballads to fist-pumping anthems, Bodyparts takes listeners on a wild ride...

New Video Alert - Kelly Rowland - Kisses Down Low

Getting ready to launch her fourth studio album Talk A Good Game later this year, Kelly Rowland has landed her new video for Kisses Down Low. Looking stunning in this colourful clip, the Destiny’s Child singer...

New Single Alert - Flo-Rida - Sweet Spot Feat Jennifer Lopez

Flo Rida caused waves in the pop world in 2012, with his singles Let It Roll, I Cry, Good Feeling, Wild Ones feat Sia and Whistle. Whistle was one of Flo Rida’s biggest hits, sitting at #1 for seven consecutive weeks on the ARIA Chart due it’s catchy beat, “do do do doooo duo” bit sticks in your head and the tune makes you what to skip down the street, however won our Cackle Worst Pop of 2012, due to its lyrical content...

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Album Stream - Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Especially for you today pop fans you can listen to Justin Timberlake’s highly anticipated new album, The 20/20 Experience, in FULL via iTunes Store 

The album was executive produced by Justin Timberlake and will be his third solo studio effort, following debut Justified and the awesome FutureLove/Sex Sounds.  The album’s first single, Suit & Tie...

Introducing - Duvchi..!

Something interest landed in the SCP mail desk this week that has made us intrigued and we just had to share. Duvchi hails from pop land Sweden and fuses a blend of pop, synths, new wave production and euphoric beats. Sounding like early Pet Shop Boys, his sound is described as “uncompromising pop in its purest form” being passionate and lavish whilst fragile and unassuming...

New Single Alert - Wretch 32 ft Shakka - Blackout

Something different today pop fans. English rapper and Grime MC Wretch 32 premiered his lead single Blackout from his forthcoming second studio album, following up the hugely successful debut Black & White...

Monday, 11 March 2013

SnapCacklePop Interview - Bob Evans..!

We love an alter-ego at SCP HQ, so much, we have 6 working in the office, so when Bob Evans was in town last week we jumped at the chance to chat charming alter-ego of Australian recording artist Kevin Mitchell. We chat to the singer about what he’s been up to, new album, the drunken concept behind new video Go, being a musical slut, forthcoming tour and licking Josh Pyke..!

New Video Alert - Amelia Lily - Party Over

We said the other day the video for Amelia Lily’s new track Party Over will supercharged due to the nature of the tracks banging beat and belting chorus. Well we weren’t wrong (*smug*), as singer relives her wild night out at a house party with a bunch of friends...

Saturday, 9 March 2013

New Single Alert - Dido - End of Night

After releasing her highly anticipated 4th album Girl Who Got Away this week, Dido camp have confirmed the next single of the album to be End Of Night. The track, which is co-written, produced and mixed by Greg Kurstin, who has worked with P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Sia, Beck and Foster The People to name a few...

Friday, 8 March 2013

New Single Alert - French Horn Rebellion - Girls

French Horn Rebellion are back with a brilliant new 90’s techno beat track Girls and we just had to share. The Brooklyn dance duo (Robert and David Perlick) have delivered an upbeat feel-good track, fused with dub bass, singing about a love letter to those Girls...

One To Watch - Laura Mvula..!

We first caught glimpse of Laura Mvula when she featured on The Graham Norton Show a few weeks ago and have done some pop research. Well the nominee for the 2013 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award and included in the coveted BBC Sound of 2013 longlist, is releasing of her highly anticipated debut album, Sing To The Moon on 15th March 2013...

Thursday, 7 March 2013

New Video Alert - Dido - No Freedom

To mark the release of her latest album Girl Who Got Away, Dido has also released the new video for second single No Freedom written by the singer and Rick Nowels. The Ethan Lader directed video, uses various parade footage, even confetti and massive inflatable’s passing by the window in the background of her home, whilst Dido...

New Video Alert - P!nk - Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess

P!nk has release the video for her number 1 single Just Give Me A Reason featuring Nate Ruess. The third single to be released of her latest album The Truth About Love, is co-written by Ruess delivering a mid-tempo ballad, that has P!nk trademark style and a bit of country thrown in to boot. With a dreamscape video...

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

New Video Alert - Marina And The Diamonds - State Of Dreaming

Marina and the Diamonds have released a new video for State of Dreaming, taken from her No.1 album Electra Heart. The clip is simple, classy and elegantly...

New Single Alert - Amelia Lily - Party Over

Amelia Lily has released her third single Party Over to be taken from her yet to be released debut album due out in April. The X Factor 2011 contestant follows up her brilliant two previous release You Bring Me Joy and Shut Up, with this Rihanna or even Rita Ora ‘esk style track with banging drum beat, power vocals and a belting chorus...

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