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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... 

New Video Alert - Timomatic - Everything Is Allowed

Timomatic has gone from strength to strength in 2013, however is he ending the year in a low…

Monday, 25 November 2013

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

It was the night of all nights in America for many reasons; not only to see who had won an American Music Award, but many wondered how Miley Cyrus will behave. It was fan-voted awards ceremony with some interesting winners and some cracking performances…

Interview - Bonnie Anderson

It’s been 6 years since Bonnie Anderson took out the Australia’s Got Talent, crown at tender age of 12 years old, however instead of entering in showbiz at such a young age, she took her time to “be a kid for a while”. But now at 18 years old, she is ready to set the charts alight, with new single Raise The Bar...

New Single Alert - Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Young Blood

Gearing up to release her new but different album Wanderlust in January 2014, Sophie Ellis-Bextor releases new single Young Blood…

Saturday, 23 November 2013

New Single Alert - Justin Bieber - PYD Feat R Kelly

Instead of hitting the press for his bizarre or bad behaviour, Justin Bieber has just released his lyric video for new single PYD...

New Video Alert - A Great Big World - Say Something ft. Christina Aguilera

A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera helped each other greatly when they collaborated for Say Something. This iTunes-topping track gave AGBW some much needed exposure, and gave Xtina the chance to remind us she's a beautiful singer. The question was whether the video was able to capture the same magic...

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Album Preview - Britney Spears - Britney Jean

SnapCacklePop has just gone into official meltdown after obtaining this Britney Spears album sampler for Britney Jean…

New Album Review - Little Mix - Salute

Those Little Mix girls are back with new album Salute, however will it meet expectations of their impressive debut or will it be too "try hard" to satisfy an international fan base...

One To Watch 2014 - Sam Smith

2014 is just around the corner so SCP start to look at those new pop artists and groups that have our attention and we think are going to have great year… first up Sam Smith

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A evening with... Jessica Mauboy..!

 We were honored to be invited to the last night in Sydney of the Jessica Mauboy To The End Of The Earth tour last week and what a show the Australian sweetheart gave us…

New Single Alert - Katy B - Crying For No Reason

Women dominate pop music today. Look at any chart in any country for proof. Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and a slew of other pop goddesses made 2013 a divalicious year. But even with so many musical sirens already serenading us, Crying For No Reason shows us why we should make room for one more...

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

New Video Alert - SIA - Elastic Heart ft. The Weeknd + Diplo

Sia Furler is one of the best singer songwriters that Australia has produced and we are happy to welcome to singer back with new single Elastic Heart…

New Video Alert - Rihanna - What Now

Rihanna releases her sixth single with a music video that is dark, beautiful and a little creepy…

Monday, 18 November 2013

All Saints to reform..!

Their brilliant album Studio 1 may not really have seen the light of day, however it's confirmed that All Saints will reform for a special tour...

Yes, you read correctly, the sassy soul R&B band are set to make a comeback when they are supporting the Backstreet Boys on the UK leg of their tour.

SCP HQ were disappointed their last album Studio 1 did not return the girl group to the top of the charts, as it was a total pop puuuuurrrfection. Well hopefully this may be the beginning of Melanie, Natalie, Nicole and superwriter Shazney's comeback, that in our opinion is long overdue.

All Saints will be the "support" act before BSBs headline the show, however we'd be happy just to see them, then leave. Check out the dates below..!

March 26 - Birmingham LG Arena
April 1 - Dublin O2
April 3 - Glasgow Hyrdo
April 4 - London O2
April 5 - Manchester Phones 4 U Arena

BLOCK OUT YOUR DIARY NOW UK POP FANS! This is a show not to be missed..!

New Single Alert - Britney Spears - Alien

The more we are hearing of Britney Spears new album, the more we are nearly wetting our knickers, as new track Alien leaks online...

Album Preview - Rebecca Ferguson - Freedom

It looks like Rebecca Ferguson new album Freedom will certainly match, if not better her debut after listening to this album preview…

New Video Alert - Bonnie Anderson - Raise The Bar

Fresh from touring with Olly Murs, Bonnie Anderson releases the new video for the upbeat pop track Raise The Bar...

New Video Alert - Lily Allen - Hard Out Here

Back in 2009, Lily Allen stated she had no plans to make any more music instead turning to acting or fashion instead. Well not being able to keep a great songstress away from her passion, the Brit singer is back with new track that is already causing controversy…

Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Video Alert - Samantha Jade - Solider

Samantha Jade won our respect (and love) with her debut single What You’ve Done For Me, then trumped that single with the BRILLIANT Firestarter. Well, continuing the Australian pop domination, she is back with new single Solider…

Friday, 15 November 2013

An evening with... Olly Murs..!

Readers of Snap Cackle Pop would already know that we've got a great big soft spot for Olly Murs. We've interviewed him a couple of times and we really love everything that he does. So when we got the opportunity to catch him live on his tour Down Under we jumped at the chance...Read our review.

Introducing - Foxes..!

The UK is certainly producing a lot of good music of late and Foxes is no exception and you are likely to have heard her many times already without even realising…

Thursday, 14 November 2013

New Album Review - The Wanted - Word of Mouth

Five hot guys with great voices and all the sex appeal you can handle sounds like a winning formula. And it usually is. The Wanted's initial blast into the world of music started strong, but then quickly tapered off. Will their latest effort convince the world (and you) that they ARE actually wanted? Read on to find out...

Interview - Reece Mastin

Calling all Lil Rockers, it's our interview with Reece Mastin...

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Britney Spears drops track listing for new album..!

The countdown is on at SCP HQ, for one of our most awaited album of 2013. Yes, its Britney Spears new album Britney Jean and today she released the full track listing….

Re-released Album Alert - Delta Goodrem - Innocent Eyes

Would you Adam and Eve it, Delta Goodrem is 10! Sorry, we mean, it’s the 10th anniversary of her debut album Innocent Eyes…

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lady Gaga performs album ArtPop live on Vevo..!

As her album ArtPop rockets up the charts, Lady Gaga gives her little Monsters a treat by performing tracks in a live Vevo performance…

Interview - Crayon Pop

Crayon Pop are becoming a social media K-Pop phenomenon with their massively addictive track Bar Bar Bar and they were in town last week on a promotional tour, so SCP urgently had to meet them...

New Album Review - Lady Gaga - ArtPop

If we were honest, Born This Way was a bit of a mess for us at SCP HQ though did have some stand out tracks, so we interested to see if Lady Gaga's new album ArtPop would restore our faith in Mother Monster...

When Gaga first came onto the pop scene, we were one of the FIRST to love her creativity, catchy tracks and for challenging the pop world to think differently. We knew then a new pop star was born and we were not the only ones, as the world love the quirkiness of Gaga, who took pop culture to a new level whilst producing new edgy pop music.

That said, even though The Fame Monster gained the singer international attention, Born The Way album failed to impress us as much, so all eyes we on the Lady to deliver. Interestingly, putting all the artistic crap aside that comes with a Gaga release, this new album returns us to why we first fell in love with her, and in short, it's a far stronger album that it's predecessor. 

Let us break it down for you in a track by track breakdown...

A bit Kill Bill sound track, fun, yet bit self pretentious as Gaga sings about stripping back the performer, against dark thumping beats, to show the true “Aura” aka Stefani Germanotta

Channeling her Roman mythology and sexual nature, the Gaga produced track is a "Gaga disco" track that would easily feature on The Fame Monster B-Side

G.U.Y. – Surprisingly the title G.U.Y. stands for Girl Under You and is an electro dance stand out track, that showcases Gaga sexual desire no matter which gender, with lyrics that play on the art of sexual domination, seduction and powerplay.

Sex Dreams
A truly pop genius track, full of sexuality and synth-pop for our pop listening pleasure, full of fantasy, disco dub beats and R-rated spoken desire.

Jewels n' Drugs (feat. T.I., Too $hort and Twista)
It’s Gaga does hip-hop, that to be honest, is not needed. Gaga please stay in the pop arena you know.

With a killer chorus. This track could easier be a new single, as it is radio friendly, edgy, with a colourful arrangement, that has Gaga screaming she needs a Man Cure. Its electro pop, with a rock edge and even have a funky guitar breakdown. Approved.

Do What U Want feat. R. Kelly
It’s dark, its full of deep synth’s and features R Kelly. Need we say more..!

The title track of the album is an electro jazz number, which is a bit confusing as Gaga screams "Come to me, without your subtext and fantasy." Not the strongest album track but not awful.

This is rude, fascinating, dance pumping club track and definitely a strong single. It channels the naughty, kinky and lover side of Gaga, as she channels her inner “animal”.

After her track in honour of Alexander McQueen on Born This Way album, it was no surprise that Gaga wanted to pay homage to Donatella. How else would she get free stuff? Haha! It does actually serve as a great dance number on the album, that isn’t over produced and combines Gaga’s love of fashion and pop that does entertain us with lyrics like

I am so fab,
Check out, I'm blonde
I'm skinny
I'm rich
And I'm a little bit of a bitch

It’s pop, playful and fun. Winner, winner, chicken dinner..!

Camp. That is all.

Mary Jane Holland
An interesting track that tells Gaga parents "I know that Mom and Dad think I'm a mess/But it's all right, because I am rich as piss." – think they may have know that, yet the track nothing special and maybe not worthy of the lyrics.

First track that sings of her lover Taylor Kinney, a soft ballad, similar and reminds us of Gaga’s early work on the New York club scene. Singing of addiction to love, her love of Kinney and a pure rawness that we haven’t seen since her track about her dad Speechless.

A charging anthem that actually doesn’t deserve to be at the end of the album as it reminds us more of Gaga of old, aka Bad Romanace.

It was an interesting track the lead with, due to having more stronger tracks throughout the album. It was a bit clunky track that didn’t compare to previous releases, yet still entertaining enough.

ArtPop is not The Fame Monster however its better that Born This Way, so we have to conclude Lady Gaga has stopped being try hard and actually returned to the music we first loved about her.

3 out of 5 stars Mother Monster

ArtPop  is available on iTunes now..!

Monday, 11 November 2013

New Video Alert - Bastille - Of The Night

Bastille's latest single, mash-up Of The Night, is storming up the chart and looking to be a summer smash...

New Video Alert - Havana Brown - Warrior

After her amazing performance of new track Warrior on The X-Factor Australia a few weeks back, Havana Brown has released her sexy dirty video...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Lady Gaga chats and performs on The Graham Norton Show..!

With her album ArtPop already out in Australia and worldwide on Monday 11th November, Lady Gaga takes a seat on The Graham Norton Show...

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Has pop gone too sleazy?

Discussion this week across the SCP team has been around an array of new video’s that basically have taken the meaning of “sex sells” to new levels…

New Album Alert - Taylor Henderson..!

Seems you don't have to be the winner of X-Factor to be a winner as Taylor Henderson releases his own self titled debut album...

Friday, 8 November 2013

New Album Review - Oh Land - Wishbone

Danish alternative pop singer Oh Land sometimes flies under the radar, however that’s never a bad thing to appear to a niche market, yet will her new album Wish Bone change that…

Taylor Swift reaches a new Pinnacle..!

Whether or not you're a fan of country music, the annual CMA awards never fail to entertain. Besides the great live music, they're often hilarious (sometimes unintentionally so) and they mark country music's official stance on everything. Which makes what they did to Taylor Swift this year rather surprising and definitely important...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

New Video Alert - Ariana Grande - Right There ft. Big Sean

Ariana Grande gets up close and personal with Patrick Schwarzenegger in new video Right There…

New Single Alert - Olly Murs - Hand on Heart

To celebrate the massive success Olly Murs has had this year with his brilliant album Right Place Right Time, the Essex chappy is re-releasing the LP with 6 new tracks including a new version of Hand On Heart

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Why Dami Im won X-Factor..!

After securing #1 on the ARIA this week, SCP HQ is still on a high from Dami Im taking out the crown of X-Factor winner. However, what made us fall in love with the show winner...

New Single Alert - The Fray - Love Don't Die

Colorado band The Fray are undoubtedly known for their mega smash hit How To Save A Life, which after being used as a theme for a Grey's Anatomy event, became a number one hit world wide. They have however, more than one bit hit - You Found Me, Never Say Never and Over My Head to name a few and now they've got a new one to add to their repertoire...

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

New Mini Album Alert - Crayon Pop - The Streets Go Disco

We introduced new K-Pop sensation Crayon Pop last month with their ridiculously catchy single Bar Bar Bar, which is still played daily at SCP HQ. Well following our post, we got sent their new EP The Streets Go Disco and it’s just as good as the single…

New Video Alert - One Direction - Story of My Life

We're not sure if you've heard of them (sarcasm alert), but there's a little band out there called One Direction that's getting some attention (and by "getting some attention" we mean "taking over the world"). The boys dropped the video for Story of My Life, and while you'll probably love it, it may not be what you expected...

Monday, 4 November 2013

New Single Alert - Britney Spears - Perfume

It's definitely not Work Bitch however it's just as good for different reasons as Britney Spears releases new single Perfume about ex...

Interview - Justice Crew

Can you believe it been four years since Justice Crew first exploded onto the pop charts! After touring with Pitbull himself in the US, the boys are back, taking the charts by storm with new single Everybody and they drop by SCP HQ for a chat...

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