Our favourite new man band Lawson have gone and unloaded a brand spanking new song from debut album ‘Chapman Square’ on iTunes! Best part of all, ‘Waterfall’ is absolutely free. We can’t contain our excitement either.
‘Waterfall’ is a driving pop-rock belter of a tune, more anthemic than anything they’ve come up with before and proof that they’re more than just a few-hit wonders. While frontman Andy Brown sounds fantastic vocals-wise, it’s the production that really sets this apart, the insistent and yet warm beat making it an instantly catchy and memorable tune. As long as their debut album as songs as catchy as ‘Waterfall’, we’ll be hitting ‘download’ – and paying for it this time! Go get ‘Waterfall’ for free now on iTunes – you won’t regret it. We promise.
See The Wanted, Sam & The Womp, Lawson, Fazer, Amelia Lily and Angel live at Future Hits Live. 3 pairs of tickets to win!2
The Hits Radio Future Hits Live returns with its best line up yet. Join The Wanted, Sam & The Womp, Lawson, Fazer, Amelia Lily and Angel live *this* Saturday 27th October in Preston. For your chance to win one of 3 pairs of tickets just complete the below. We’ll be announcing a winner at 5pm, 9pm and 10pm. Good luck!
UPDATE: CONGRATS TO THE FIRST WINNER OF A PAIR OF TICKETS – ALEX. 2 MORE PAIRS TO WIN, KEEP ENTERING…
Following @maximumpop to see The Wanted, Lawson, Angel and Amelia Lily live on Saturday. Winners at 9pm. Enter: http://bit.ly/winthewanted
That’s it. Check back later to see if you won. Good luck.
*moody shot alert*. Check out the Lawson boys looking like someone just told them The Wanted have ransacked their dressing room. It’s the cover for their new single ‘Standing In The Dark’ which is released 15th October, the week before their debut album Chapman Square is available to download.
In the run-up to their four-years-in-the-making debut album Chapman Square, the Lawson boys are set to release their third single next month. Following debut ‘When She Was Mine’ and the irresistibly hooky ‘Taking Over Me’, ’Standing In The Dark’ is another huge singalong anthem that’s doubtless going to be all over radio.
Until we get a proper video, this lyric video will have to do. Unhelpfully, it doesn’t provide every single lyric, but filling in the gaps isn’t too difficult. What it DOES include is:
- a snowflake effect
- an assortment of marker pens
- an unidentified hand
Actually, that mystery hand is freaking us out just a little bit. It’s a good thing we still love the song!
This event has been listed in our Pop Diary, hit like below if you’re going to download ‘Standing In The Dark’.
What: Name reveal and first play of shoe-loving guitar pop band Lawson’s new single
When: 9am tomorrow, 02 September 2012
Where: Radio 1, listen live online
We had a chat with the Lawson lads at T4 On The Beach, during which they filled us in on the politics of who gets to have a girlfriend in their music videos! After only Andy got to have one in the ‘When She Was Mine’ clip, the situation has been rectified for ‘Taking Over Me’, and they’re all quite happy about it. Watch them chat to our man Luke Franks below.
Good news for fans of The Wanted and Lawson. The important fella that runs their management company and radio stations across the UK has now bought himself a couple of TV channels which means the boys won’t just have to Say It On The Radio *payrise*. Heart TV and Capital TV are set to launch in September and will be available on Sky and Freesat. But let’s face it, if they know what they’re doing they’ll hastily be rebranded The Wanted TV and Lawson 24-7. And we don’t need a marketing degree from Sussex uni to tell you that.
*ringgggg!!* ooh that’s the MP! phone – and the lovely Will Best is on the line…
Hello, Will! Are you looking forward to T4 On The Beach on Sunday?
I’m nervous but getting more excited every day. We had a big meeting about it this morning to go through ideas and the games we’re going to be playing. I think it’s gonna be bloody hilarious!
What can we expect to see?
T4 is about popstars, music and playing ridiculous games. Every week we play a game with a really tenuously punned title, to get either us or the popstar to look stupid! That’s going to be a big part of T4 On The Beach so we’ll have popstars firing things into the crowd from giant catapults and popping balloons between each other’s chests. I may be dressed up as a dog.
What kind of dog?
Oh, just a general dog costume! Pudsey and Ashleigh are going to be there. When I was little I used to do dog agility courses so I may be competing against a real dog while dressed as a dog myself.
So is this T4′s Got Talent?
Exactly! Pudsey’s Got Talent and then T4 Has Zero Talent.
Will Pretends To Have Talent?
Yeah, exactly. Matt might be dressed in S&M gear…
Wow. Moving on, which of the acts are you looking forward to seeing?
Labrinth because he’s amazing live, he runs around playing five instruments at the same time! I’m a big fan of Rita Ora. She’s a lovely girl, very nice to talk to and to look at(!) and I think she’ll do an amazing performance.
Rita is signed with Jay-Z’s label in America. Do you reckon Jay and Beyoncé might turn up?
They’ll probably be backstage. I’ve invited them and they’re certainly gonna try and pop down, sure. We get on pretty well!
Perhaps Beyoncé will serve ice creams.
Yeah, well she’s gonna bring the baby and they’ll just be hanging out. Most of those sorts of big names will be hanging out backstage but they just won’t want to be on the stage. It’s about letting the Brits shine on the stage but backstage of course Kanye will be there with Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Just our mates, basically, you know?
The line-up is pleasingly British: Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Conor Maynard, Tulisa, Little Mix… what does this say about UK pop in 2012?
We don’t need American acts because British pop is just so strong. Look at The Wanted going off and absolutely smashing it in America!
Cover Drive promised MP! they would bring the Barbadian sunshine to the beach.
Well they’ve been told that if they don’t then they can’t play! That’s a condition for them.
That’s in their contract?
Edward Jedward famously broke his leg on the T4 On The Beach stage. Which popstar is most likely to end up with an injury this year?
Jamelia did herself an injury one year and chipped her tooth backstage with Olly Murs, and Peter Andre injured himself on stage as well, so it literally could be anyone!
We hear that yesterday you were talking balls with Adam Lambert. Care to explain?
Yeah, we were talking about fanclubs. Adam’s fanclub are called the Glamberts. I have a fanclub called the Besticles, but there’s only two of them and you know, they’re always hanging around. It was that kind of “hilarious” testicle-based banter.
Well as long as the Besticles keep you warm at night, Will.
I keep them warm! It’s a hands-on job.
Haha! So what else are you up to?
I’m very busy! It’s a bit surreal. The Crush is a monthly show on 4Music that I guest-present with a different popstar each time. The Love Shaft is a dating show for E4 that is set in a lift. That’s going really well. I get loads of tweets saying things like, “Will, this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen but I bloody love it.”
High praise indeed.
It’s the sort of show that’s made by the contestants. Some incredible people have taken part! We had a girl on there who didn’t know what a sandwich was. She didn’t understand the concept of a sandwich!
Are you still doing any modelling?
When you say “still”, er, I’ve not really done modelling! I worked in the Abercrombie & Fitch shop for a brief period. I have, bizarrely, been signed to Premier Models, in their ‘Special Division’, which is for people who could in no way actually be models but because they’re on telly somebody might want to take a picture of them.
So if the weather’s nice on Sunday will you be whipping your top off on the T4 stage?
I really hope not.
What about letting the Besticles get some sunshine?
Haha! I will be wearing a mankini but it’ll be a very small one so there’ll be one Besticle each side of the main thong.
Might we even see the love shaft?
Hahaha! If you’re very, very lucky. Only people right at the front would be able to see the love shaft, unfortunately.
If you were going to show the love shaft to any popstar on the T4OTB bill, who would it be?
Most of them have already seen the love shaft. Maybe I’d show it to Dappy and say, “what do you think? How do I measure up?” I’ve spent hours on photoshop trying to recreate the Dappy photo on myself. It’s actually harder than it looks…
Maybe try the stretch effect. It’s great to see newcomers on the T4 On The Beach bill, like Josh Osho, Lawson and Lonsdale Boys Club.
We’re here to help at T4. We start careers… and then end careers with serious injuries!
Edward Jedward is still psychologically recovering.
In that case we’ll get Jedward back and injure them again. We’ve done a lot of polls on the T4 website but I couldn’t find “which popstar would you like to seriously injure?” for some reason.
Probably for the best! Any other goss?
Not really, we’ve talked about my balls and my general crotch area. I think that’s pretty much everything we had to cover, right?
Right! Thank you very much, Will. We had the Best time talking to you!
T4 On The Beach takes place this Sunday 1st July in Weston-super-Mare. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.channel4.com/t4.
P!nk’s back, new Aiden Grimshaw single, Olly Murs takes on America, Showcase Live and Lawson’s debut album!1
P!nk has announced her return to pop in this video where she used her croaky tones to inform us that her new single, co-written with Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, The Wanted), is called ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’. The song will be released July 9th and is taken from the pop-rocker’s sixth studio album.
Glossy-haired pop icon Aiden Grimshaw’s following up his top 35 *smash*debut ‘Is This Love’ with a new single ‘Curtain Call’ on August 12th, followed by album Misty Eyes a week later. Aiden’s described the theme of the album as follows: “life is worth living, but love is worth everything”. *cries a river* Have you got any tissues?
Hat loving pop star Olly Murs has announced plans for his debut US album which combines tracks from his first two European releases. In Case You Didn’t Know will be released September 25th and will follow debut single ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ featuring
Rizzle Kicks Chiddy Bang. See the complete track-list here.
Showcase Live Goss 1: *Confusing pop world collision alert* Team MP! went to London pop gig Showcase Live on Monday and saw Ed Drewett and his loveable drunken family watch MP! favourite Tich perform ‘Glad You Came’ – a song he wrote for The Wanted. And what did Ed think? He thought she was “blinkin amazing”. Check out Ed’s free download ‘Good Morning’ here.
Showcase Live Goss 2: Later that same night Professor Green and girlfriend Millie Wot Is In Made In Chelsea watched on as Ed performed tracks from his debut album. Ed previously did the sing-y bits on Green’s track ‘Need You Tonight’. We also spotted The Loveable Rogues, Dionne Bromfield and errr… Jay That Used To Be In S Club Jnrs making up the numbers.
Lawson’s Andy has let us know what we can expect from the boys’ debut album – songs about his breakup from Mollie The Sats. He said: “The vast majority of the songs on the album are about heartbreak, and which I wrote after my relationship ended” . Of new single ‘Taking Over Me’ he said “I felt it was important that we had a song on there about the good times as well as the sad”. Seriously, HAS ANYONE GOT ANY TISSUES?