So the roses are wilting and chocolates long consumed but the sweet sheen of Valentine’s Day need not die just yet. No, not when In Hindsight is around!
This UK indie pop band is here to charm your socks off with a lovely little tune called ‘Sweet Valentine’..
Musically, they’re giving us a little Bruno Mars meets Fall Out Boy and Maroon 5, and we like it.
If only those guys were just as good as In Hindsight in the rose petal sprinkling department.
Continue reading Alarm Pop: In Hindsight ‘Sweet Valentine’ – Boys, your love is better late than never!
Let’s face it. One of our favourite parts about getting a fresh New Motion track is clocking the artwork. It’s going to be a thing now, isn’t it?
Remember the last time MP! wrote about New Motion? We really got into it, mate. Continue reading Alarm Pop: New Motion ‘Honesty’ – Can we also talk about the single artwork?
Cruising ’round Paris with the top down and a baseball bat swinging in the air? Why the hell not.
Leave it to the French to do it in style. And we don’t mean Taylor level ‘Style’. No, this is a whole different dimension.
Meet ELEPHANZ, a French indie pop band with a pretty colossal tune called ‘Time For A Change’. It sounds sort of Klaxons’ like in a summer music festival kind of way, which is totally right up our street.
If you’re gonna mock the way they say ‘change’, do it gently please.
Don’t they just look like five mates having a good old time singing along in grandma’s living room?
And you too can recreate this lovely scene in the comfort of your own home, once you learn the lyrics or at least learn to lip synch semi-well.
Natas Loves You’s ‘Got To Belong’ is a sun-drenched indie pop tune with a big chorus. Everything the doctor ordered to get you through this drab rainy weather.
Fun fact: The five-piece band is quite a multicultural bunch. We’ve got a French dude, an American dude, a Finnish dude, a Spanish dude and a Luxembourgish (yes, that’s what you call them) dude. No Scouse, though, which is a shame.
All members seem to enjoy singing to farm animals.
Hey ya, buddy!
Continue reading Alarm Pop: Natas Loves You ‘Got To Belong’
Glee star Alex Newell has teamed up with UK dance pop duo Blonde for a corker of a floor-filler: ‘All Cried Out’.
Excuse me, sir – where my strobe lights at?
Following the success of their Top 10 hit ‘I Loved You’ (featuring Melissa Steel), Blonde are back and kicking ass with this epic tune.
Continue reading Alarm Pop: Blonde feat. Alex Newell ‘All Cried Out’ – from Glee to wee dance hit!
Australian surfie pop heartthrob, Cody Simpson, unveils his new single ‘Flower’.
Side bar – his pal Miley Cyrus contributed the simple and beautiful artwork.
Cody took to Twitter to say he’s super excited about this track seeing as it’s his first release as an independent artist:
“My very first piece of work as a free man and an independent musician distributing my own tunes.. Very stoked. #FLOWER hits iTunes tonight.”
There is something very Jason Mraz about this. Gentle, adorable and definitely something that sounds well beyond his 18 years.
‘Flower’ is the first single form Cody’s forthcoming third album Free.
Confession time: we have been obsessed with this song for a few weeks now.
Excuse us for not sharing sooner but now that Valentine’s Day is like a week away, we thought it’s time everybody got on board.
Continue reading Alarm Pop: Tom Aspaul ‘Good Together’ – Dreamy synth pop delight alert!
If you can name five popstars from Azerbaijan in five seconds – we’ll drop you a year’s supply of Twix. Only kidding (we will never share Twix).
Before you start searching Wikipedia, here’s a Azerbaijani popstar with quite an interesting story.
Meet Emin, he is not just a singer-songwriter but also a businessman… and son of a Russian billionaire property developer who also co-owns Robert De Niro’s Nobu restaurants where your faves have no doubt chowed loads of sashimi and edamames. Plus, Emin’s wife is the daughter of the Azerbaijan president. Pretty low key stuff.
So with all this going on in his life, Emin still manages to keep a pretty low profile as a pop singer, which has seen him perform around the world including appearing on stage with Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin.
Check out his latest single ‘Woman’ featuring actual women with remarkable abilities to morph into different people.
Blimey! What will they think of next in Azerbaijan?
Ta-dah! Pop’s little storm flower, Marina and The Diamond, has released another track from her forthcoming FROOT album.
Continue reading Alarm Pop: Marina and The Diamonds gets personal with ‘I’m A Ruin’
This will give you the biggest ‘aww’ feeling ever.
Up-and-coming teen pop star Jai Waetford has released ‘Shy’, a lovely acoustic guitar-driven ballad about how a girl makes him feel shy.
‘Shy’ doesn’t only show off some pretty sweet lyrics but also Jai’s amazing range as he hits the soft top notes in the chorus.
The 15-year old broke out as a finalist on X Factor Australia back in 2013 and has released three EPs since. He cites Bieber, Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson as some of his biggest inspirations – and that shows.
We hope his tunes catches on over here in the UK!