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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

New Video Alert - Empire Of The Sun - Alive

Empire of the Sun recently returned with new single Alive that has definitely grown on SCP HQ as we predicted, so we were excited to see the accompanying video released yesterday...

New Single Alert - Bruno Mars - Treasure

Bruno Mars is certainly a talented man, after his last single When I Was Your Man  earned him his sixth #1 single on Billboard’s Top 40 radio airplay chart, pushing him above Justin Timberlake and Nelly. Quite some achievement for a relatively new singer, who is now hoping to continue that hit-making trend, the by releasing new single Treasure...

Monday, 29 April 2013

Daft Punk secure first UK No.1..!

Congrats to french electro funky duo Daft Punk for securing their first every UK number one hit with the awesome track Get Lucky. Taken from their forthcoming album Random Access Memories, the track features smooth vocals from N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers on guitar supplying that funky guitar rift...

The Wanted preview new single Walks Like Rihanna..!

They are the “adult” version of One Direction and been melting hearts across the globe, particularly the US, well The Wanted are back with new single Walks Like Rihanna...

New Single Alert - Tegan and Sara - I Was A Fool


Canadian pop duo Tegan & Sara are a talent that need to exposed further in 2013 with their album Heartthrob being on the SCP hot list for album of the year. They have released new lyric video for beautiful track I Was A Fool featuring Mae Whitman of Arrested Development fame...

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Is Justin Bieber really a bad boy or just trying to shed his baby boy image?

With further reports this week that Justin Bieber's tour bus was raided and Swedish police discovering drugs and a stun gun the star's squeaky clean image is being damaged, however is that the plan all along?

It's been hot topic of discuss at SCP HQ as we have seen this pattern so many times before, with child stars, being brought up to be the girl next door image or the teenage boy that melts everyone's heart with their cute face and vocals to match resulting in shifting millions of records. 
K'ching goes the record company. 

However, there comes a point where these young stars want to grow up and no longer want to be known of Disney fame or the teen star that made it on YouTube and wants to shed the sweet child images that brought them success in the first place, however feel trapped in the music industry being told how to act and how to behave just to keep the $$$ coming in..! 

Let's look at Britney Spears, we love her, the teenage girl who sold million's and was sold at every opportunity by the record company. We felt for her so much when she was in a dark place, shaving off all her hair and making headlines everyday due to her erratic behaviour, however was it a scream for help? "I need to shed this sweet girl image, its not me!!" We still get upset when watching the Britney's 2008 documentary For The Record just for how lost she seemed, however that is the moment that changed her from being a teenage girl dressed a school uniform into the woman we know today.

Another example is Miley Cyrus. We are not big fans however, she has done many things to ensure she is no longer associated with Disney's Hannah Montanna that brought her fame, like starring in a bong-smoking video, chopping off all her hair, smoking joints on a hotel balconies and partying it up making tabloid headlines worldwide. A breakdown or just a series of event to help her seem adult?

So when we look at Bieber's recent behaviour in turning up to show's late, partying, finding drugs in his possession and attacking a photographer, should we really be be thinking he's a bad boy or has he just had enough of being the baby boy of pop, rebelling and wanting to grow up? Time will tell, however Justin if you push these antics too far, fans won't stick around to love you.

This is SCP fav song of the Bieber..!

New Video Alert - David Guetta - Play Hard ft. Akon & Ne-Yo

 It’s the album that keeps on giving as David Guetta releases ANOTHER track of his brilliant Nothing But The Beat album from 2011. Play Hard was remixed for version 2.0 of the album and features vocals by Ne-Yo and AKON and is yet another club banger, with the chorus melody of the song heavily incorporates the song Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay and DJ Jurgen. However it is the video that is most intriguing, by being totally random, filmed in Mexico it starts by having two tattooed men trading piles of cash, Ne-Yo making some pancakce, a shirtless six-packed David Guetta giving one tattooed man a tattoo with a pen, some very quirk cowboy boots, a dance off at a rodeo and a woman on the phone in a gold mask..!

Told you, random.

Nothing but the Beat has sold over 25million album’s worldwide and is about to be repacked AGAIN in the Nothing But The Beat: Ultimate version. Blimey Guetta is working this album, however understandable, as it a great album and this week,  Guetta was nominated for six Billboard Music Awards including top dance album..!

Nothing But The Beat: Ultimate is available on iTunes now..!


Friday, 26 April 2013

Beyonce commercial previews new song Standing On The Sun..!

Currently wowing fans with The Mrs. Carter World tour, Beyonce has been teasing fans with snippets of new material over the last few months, including the recent track Bow Down /I Been On that had mixed reception by critics and fan and also Grown Woman in a fabulous Pepsi commercial. Well...

New Video Alert - Cody Simpson - Pretty Brown Eyes

With Justin Bieber going off the rails, this could be a perfect opportunity for Australian version Cody Simpson to gain a flood of more fans with his young boyish charms that the Bieber once had. Releasing new video for Pretty Brown Eyes, the track is the lead single from his forthcoming sophomore album, to follow up his successful debut Paradise last year...

Thursday, 25 April 2013

New Single Alert - Union J - Carry You

Like they are on a pop production line, UK X Factor has yet again produced another boy band Union J.  Ready to melt hearts across the UK and take on fellow Brit boy bands The Wanted and One Direction, the four piece band made up of Josh, Jaymi, JJ and George have released debut single Carry You...

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

New Single Alert - Jennifer Lopez - What Is Love (Part II)

Back in 2012, RedOne confirmed they were working with latino sexy lady Jennifer Lopez on her eighth studio album. Well today her new single What Is Love (Part II) has leaked online and samples Edwin Starr’s 1970’s track War. The track is a combination of dance beats and urban/hip hop edge, underpinned by Starr’s track chorus “War, huh yeah, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh”

New Video Alert - Texas - The Conversation

 After announcing their comeback last month, Texas has dropped the video for new single The Conversation. The video was shot in Paris, Glasgow and London and see’s Sharleen Spiteri, in secret agent as she hands over a mystery package to acclaimed actor and director Peter Mullan who also stars in the video...

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New Video Alert - Rudimental - Waiting All Night feat. Ella Eyre

A touching video from Rudimental, as they follow up their previous single Feel The Love and Not Giving In. Teaming up with Ella Eyre, the video for Waiting All Night is the inspirational true life-story of San Francisco born BMX champion and actor - Kurt Yaeger, who became an amputee after an accident in 2006.
All the characters in the clip are pro bmx'ers and the real friends of Kurt.

The track itself is supercharged and a slightly fast paced version of Emeli Sande’s debut track Heaven. The new song taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Home due for release on May 3, features a huge sing-along chorus seamlessly on top of a rolling D&B beat and the band’s signature brass and Hammond organ, combined with the incredible sultry tones of Ella Eyre.

Check out the beautiful and moving video below and pre-order your copy of their new album Home on iTunes now..!

Kacey Musgraves takes on Taylor Swift in country girl chart battle..!

New U.S. country girl on the block singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves is making waves across the international pop pond with her debit album Same Trailer Different Park sits in the No. 2 position on the iTunes Country Chart in the UK behind Taylor Swift. We love a bit of country at SCP, and loving the sound from Kacey, especially single Merry Go 'Round...

Monday, 22 April 2013

New Single Alert - Ke$ha - Crazy Kids Feat Will.I.Am


Ke$ha’s album Warrior is constantly on repeat at SCP HQ as it delivers a slice of pop edge with flair and C’Mon is a piece of pop genius! The dance electro-pop dysfunctional party kid we just love, releases new track Crazy Kids, the third single off her sophomore album...

New Video Alert - will.i.am - #thatPOWER ft. Justin Bieber

On the week of will.i.am’s ‘album #willpower release, the Black Eyed Peas front man releases the video #thatPOWER featuring Justin Bieber. The track produced by will.i.am and DJ Ammo is a dance anthem that continues the dub beats seen in previous release Scream & Shout featuring Britney Spears, the Daft Punk inspired melody and Biebster’s sweet vocals to the chorus...

Friday, 19 April 2013

New Single Alert - Daft Punk - Get Lucky Feat Pharrell and Nile Rodgers

It’s like an old friend returning combined with a giant pop hug, as Daft Punk return with new single Get Lucky. Following the Alive 2007 tour, the duo focused on other projects and also produced the soundtrack album of the film Tron: Legacy. Since then they have been working on new material and FINALLY they are back...

New Single Alert - Jason Derulo - The Other Side


After a traumatic year in 2012, Jason Derulo is back again with a brand new single The Other Side. After suffering a catastrophic neck injury while rehearsing for a world tour to support his sophomore album Future History, which the singer said was "emotionally draining" accident that nearly paralyzed him, the singer says it gave him a greater appreciation for life and his career.  Well he is back with a storming party hit, that will have the club floors jumping, which is rumored to sing about pop sweetheart Jordin Sparks.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

New Video Alert - Titanium - Sky

Well, it's a new video to Australia, however not to the boys homeland of New Zealand. Titanium are a boy band from NZ who were the winners of The Edge radio station's promotion to create New Zealand's first boy band consisting of members, Zac, Andrew, Jordi, Shaquille, Haydn and T.K...

New Single Alert - Josef Salvat - Hustler

Josef Salvet is one to watch with this really beautiful song. Having set the blogosphere alight with debut single This Life, budding pop virtuoso Josef Salvat reveals new single Hustler. The Australian singer has made footprint in the pop world with the crooning slow-mo likes of This Life, earning the young pop stalwart accolades from The Guardian, Planet Notion and This Is Fake DIY who hailed Salvat “One of pop's freshest, most dynamic talents”.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New Video Alert - Demi Lovato - Heart Attack

SCP missed the official video release, however always good to feature a track we love again. Demi Lovato’s single Heart Attack is a monster elctropop track, with pounding beats, catchy loop and strong vocal performance. The video

New Single Alert - Will.i.am - Gettin' Dumb Feat 2NE1


As Will.i.am prepares to release his long overdue album #willpower he has release new single, a collaboration with K-pop stars 2NE1 named Getting’ Dumb. An interesting name for a track about going out and getting wasted with some very interesting and explicit lyrics like  “They get none of my kitty kitty. / On my sh-t ‘cause it looks nice" that also features featuring Will's Black Eyed Peas co-member apl.de.ap. The track is a mash-up of piano driven verses, dubstep production, will.i.am beats and 2NE1 layering raps and singing over the top...

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New Video Alert - Calvin Harris - I Need Your Love Feat Ellie Goulding

Here’s one way to start rumours, as Calvin Harris releases new video for his collaboration with Ellie Goulding where the pair not only lip lock, they frolic around on the beach and even romp in bed together. OMG!

New Video Alert - Alex Aiono - Doesn't Get Better


New single Doesn’t Get Better is quite fun from 16 year old Alex Aiono and is starting to make waves in the pop world. Currently on tour with R5, the young star has been working with Grammy writers/producers like John Legend, Billy Mann and Babyface on material for his new album...

New Single Alert - Stan Walker - Take It Easy

Ex Australian Idol winner Stan Walker returns with new single Take It Easy and is the anthem to this year’s Salvation Army - Red Shield Appeal campaign, with the song’s lyric “you and me together” being adopted as the theme for the Appeal. The track reached #11 on the New Zealand singles chart is certified Platinum and features on hit film Mt Zion sound track that was also #1 on the NZ albums chart and is Stan’s debut acting... 

Monday, 15 April 2013

New Single Alert - Empire Of The Sun - Alive

After teasing us for many weeks with clues, riddles and a EPIC video trailers named Discovery, Empire Of The Sun have released their first single Alive, of their very anticipated sophomore album Ice On The Dune. Debuted this afternoon on triple j, the dreamy electro single contains Luke Steele’s familiar enchanting voice and synthpop production by Pnau’s Nick Littlemore, combined with catchy chanting chorus as Steele sings “Loving every minute, as you make me so alive” and lets not forget the kids choir brought in throughout the track. Interestingly, they seem to sing more of the track than Luke, however we digress...

New Single Alert - The Cataracs - Big Dipper feat Luciana

American hip hop indie-pop band The Cataracs have joined forces with our lover Luciana and delivered this electro-charged party anthem. The band, that rose to fame after featuring on Far East Movements hit track Like A G6, which also launched the fabulous Dev, give us party track Big Dipper...

New Video Alert - Charli XCX - What I Like

New pop sensation Charli XCX follows up her last single You (Ha Ha Ha), with the fifth single to be released from her debut album True Romance. The track written by the singer and produced by J£ZUS MILLION delivers a mid-tempo electro dance beat with dark wave edge mixed with R&B smooth grooves...

Saturday, 13 April 2013

New Single Alert - PSY - Gentleman

PSY, the man who caused the world to dance around as if riding an imaginary horse, is back with new single Gentleman. Hoping to continue his phenomena success of single Gangnam Style that has now surpassed 1.5billion views on YouTube, the Korean popstar comes back with another “get in your head” dance track. Similar to it’s predecessor with its mash-up of K-pop, dance, shed load of syths and both Korean and English lyrics, which basically wouldn’t be out of place at a 90’s rave...

Friday, 12 April 2013

New Video Alert - Vanbot - When My Heart Breaks


Ever since we first discovered Vanbot, we were hooked on her blend of electro-pop, that she won our OMG! What an awesome debut Album Award in 2011 and have since been patiently waiting for her follow up album. Well after a first glimpse of what to expect early last year, when the Swedish singer released Got To Get It, then releasing Hold This Moment a darker and brooding electro pop masterpiece, the singer has been locked up in the pop studio, hard at work finalising further tracks until now, releasing another new single and WOW has she done us proud...

Thursday, 11 April 2013

New Video Alert - Jonas Brothers - Pom Poms


Determined to shed the Disney image and show a mature side to pop now they are men (well the are 20years old now!), the Jonas Brothers return with new single Pom Poms after a four-year hiatus together as a band. After splitting from record label Hollywood Records, going solo for a while and now reforming after their reunion tour last year, the boys are coming back with their fifth studio album. The music video

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

New Single Alert - Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up

The original pop punk Sk8er Boi singer Avril Lavigne has released her lead single off her fifth studio album called Here's to Never Growing Up. She has teased fans across social media for weeks, with fans tweeting up a frenzy causing ‘Avril Lavigne Is Back’ to trend worldwide. Co-written with Chad Kroeger and Lavigne the single commences singing 'Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs, with the boombox blarin' as we're fallin' in love, I got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk, Singing here's to never growing up” it’s a slower paced track than we are used to, yet still with

CSS return with new album and single..!

From the acclaimed 2006 debut Cansei De Ser Sexy to 2011's La Liberación, brazilian rock pop band CSS returns with their fourth studio album Planta, produced by TV On The Radio's David Sitek (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scarlet Johansson, Santigold). While exploring new ways of writing, Planta's infectious tones show a unique combination of pop, dance, punk and reggae that make for the perfect summer soundtrack...

Monday, 8 April 2013

SnapCacklePop Interview - Bastille

When Bastille was in town recently, we had the chance to catch up with brainchild and lead singer/songwriter Dan Smith. Their debut album Bad Blood entered the UK album charts straight at No.1,  which is very impressive for a debut. We chat to the handsome man about the new album, his musical influences, performing at SXSW music festival, his obsession with David Lynch which celebrity face he would love to lick and much more...

New Single Alert - T.I. - Guns and Roses Feat. Pink

We don’t normally feature Hip Hop songs on SCP but when Pink is involved how could we not! In what seems like one of the most unusual pairings in quite some time, T.I. has enlisted the help of super-icon Pink for the vocals in his new track Guns and Roses...

Friday, 5 April 2013

New Single Alert - Dragonette - My Legs

We really love Dragonette. There we said it. They combine heavy-hitting electro rhythms, pulsing beats, sing-along choruses and their music packs a mean punch.  The Canadian electro-pop trio’s third official single off their album Bodyparts delivers exactly that, named My Legs. It has  great intro, infectious dance beat and lyrics capturing the electric energy of a wild night out on the town. Or as we like to call it, Friday at SCP HQ... 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

New Video Alert - Hurts - Blind

After teasing 30 seconds of the video earlier this week, Theo tweeted the full video this morning for Blind one of SCPs favorite tracks and the second single off Hurts awesome new album Exile. The video clip was shot in Spain and is directed by renowned filmmaker Nez, with the treatment for the video being written by Hurts themselves telling a dark twisted love story. Opening in a wedding scene that turns into a gun heist at a church,

New Video Alert - Little Mix - How Ya Doin'? ft. Missy Elliott

Those Little Mix girls have been teasing us for days for their new their fourth single How You Doin? Literally just dropping the video this morning, the single is taken from their awesome debut album DNA and features the friggin fabulous Missy Elliott sampling De La Soul's 1991 single Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)

 Once again upping the video production, the girls are seen having a laugh getting ready for a night out, even taking the piss out of themselves deciding on a new hair colour (enter product placement), dancing around in their individual colourful cube rooms, then heading into a party scene to dance the night away breaking out the dance moves. The clip is bright colourful, funky and fresh and definitely one of the best track to release to take on the US market, especially featuring guest rap from Missy. Yet hang on, where is Missy Elliott?

New Video Alert - Tonight Alive - Breakdown Feat. Benji Madden

Sometimes an upcoming artist need a little help to be noticed and that’s what’s happened for Sydney Pop/Punk band Tonight Alive. The Madden brothers are no strangers to Australia – Joel is a judge on The Voice in Australia, and the brothers frequent our shores a couple of times a year at least. Now Benji Madden has lent a hand to Tonight Alive for their new single Breakdown...

New Video Alert - Ariana Grande - The Way ft. Mac Miller


We all know Kid TV stars like to cross over to music and try and take on the pop world. Just look at Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez!  Well 19-year-old Nickelodean actress Ariana Grande is creating waves with her debut single This Way and could be another one to watch out for..!
Featuring guest MC vocals from Mac Miller, the sweet pop track has gained over 3 million views on YouTube since it's premiere skyrocketing to #1 on iTunes US charts making it the fastest growing single from a new artist in 2013. Wowser. 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

New Video Alert - Chris Brown - Fine China

Though recently making headlines for reuniting with Ex-love Rihanna, singer-singer-writer Chris Brown is returning to music to follow up his 2012’s chart-topping album Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned Brown a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.  Releasing lead single Fine China and a video directed by Sylvain White, the track channels eighties infectious funk, soul grooves and deep bass line. Brown says about the track "I wanted to touch musically on Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke and incorporate those influences with the new." The clip is fun with mash-up of a love story, martial arts, gangster mobs and Brown showing off his impressive dance moves

Taken from his highly anticipated new album, X, due out later this year, we think this could be a very exciting album to put on our pop album radar. Check out the new video below and let us know if you are excited about the return of Chris Brown..!



New Video Alert (sort of) - 30 Seconds To Mars - Up In The Air

When 30 Seconds To Mars first came out it was all about being fronted by handsome actor Jared Leto. After 15 years, many hits and legions of fans, 30 Seconds To Mars is just about the music. And now they’re also about space, breaking new ground with their new single Up In The Air! This is not a new video – it’s a lyric video – but it may as well be the film clip....

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New Single Alert - Kelly Clarkson - People Like Us

What do you think would be Kelly Clarkson’s favourite song she ever recorded? Our guesses would be one of her iconic tracks like Breakaway or Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) but we’d be wrong. According to Kelly’s own Facebook status, she says about her new single People Like Us;
‘I’m so excited people are digging my new single! It’s my favourite song I’ve ever recorded…. Ever!’

Album Review - Hurts - Exile

English synthpop duo Theo and Adam aka Hurts have delivered their sophomore album Exile. There was a lot interest on the pop interweb in if the duo could further build on the debut success of their follow up the hugely successful and brilliant pop masterpiece Happiness.

SCP have been listening to the album for the last few weeks and can now definitely say they have delivered once again. Still with their heavy synth driven tracks courtesy of Adam’s production, though now slightly darker, rockier pop, channeling 80’s bands like Soft Cell or Depeche Mode. Working on the album Dan Grech-Marguerat and Happiness-producer Jonas Quant, the collection of tracks deliver passionate eletro-synth drive pop delights with impressive soaring vocals by Hutchcraft...

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