The loveable rogues from Loveable Rogues want to help you with your love-related troubles. Isn’t that nice? The Britain’s Got Talent trio are taking your cries for help right now, and if there’s anything you want us to put to them, fill out this quick’n'easy form. Need some guidance? Check out what happened when Parade’s
Jess Dr Agombar dished out her own pearls of wisdom. It’s going to be OK, everybody…
TIME’S UP… NO MORE QUESTIONS
Imagine a website that helps you get closer to your favourite pop stars – whether it’s The Wanted, One Direction, Jessie J, McFly, Nicki Minaj, Parade or Conor Maynard – without earning yourself a restraining order.
Discover gigs, signings, festival performances, single releases, radio and TV performances and first plays of new songs, web chats, fan events, screenings, give aways and other events related to your favourite pop acts, actors and authors.
Discover exciting things to do in your local area. Attend them, or track them and get photos, videos and gossip from the events straight after they’ve happened. And never, ever miss out – alerts direct to your phone remind you minutes before.
Hi Dr Agombar, I dropped a banana and slipped on the skin, whilst I was falling my trousers accidentally came down and I landed on the banana and it went up my bum. It accidentally got stuck and now I can’t get it out. I’m too scared to tell anyone, what should I do? Ian, 17
Ian i had a friend and this happened to him too, although it weren’t a banana and he didn’t slip but that’s another story. First things first get yaself to A&E before a banana tree starts growing inside ya pronto and second of all take a couple of laxatives and get that crap outta ya.
More Dr Agombar coming soon. Send your dilemma for a pop star to answer.
Summer’s approaching. And courtesy of maximumpop.co.uk this one is going to be your best one ever, guaranteed. Over the next 5 weeks, we’ll be creating indispensable idiot-proof guides on how to spend your summer months – all wildly exciting, all new, and not a single moment of thumb twiddling or hiding in your bedroom. We’ve even roped in some of our pop star friends and favourite websites to share their ideas too. Week 1 – let’s meet a pop star.
MEET A POP STAR
This week we’re going to make your life better and grow your social circle quicker than a lottery winners by getting you to hang out with pop stars. You, pop stars, Best Summer Ever.
READ THIS FIRST
Before you get carried away pay attention to the following sentence: meeting pop stars is meant to be about fun, not restraining orders – so be respectful and try not to break any laws.
LOCATE THE POP STAR
Find out where they’re going to be. This isn’t using Google Maps to find their mum’s house – but looking for places they’re visiting on the promotional circuit where they’re likely to be open to chatting to you without calling the police. Places it’s okay to meet pop stars include CD signings, outside TV studios, outside radio studios, before and after gigs and film premieres. To find details of these events you can follow the act on twitter or check their events page on their Facebook or website. You can also follow twitter accounts dedicated to pop star whereabouts, like our friends @cravengossip. Diary still not full? Check the HMV signings web page, and our very own Pop Diary events calendar which is comprehensive, easy to use, and of course we’re saying that ‘cos we made it.
Only 100 of this brand new Parade t-shirt are ever going to be printed and we’ve got 5 of them. Are we going to wear them all at once and then sit somewhere very very cold for a long time? No we are not. We’re going to give them to you.
The new t-shirt design takes the much loved original and simplifies it to a hand-drawn outline with some dodgy colouring in. It’s cooler and less girly than the old design – and thanks to a couple of blokes asking – now comes in both boys and girls sizes.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
After wow-ing crowds as support act on The Wanted’s The Code arena tour, the Parade girls are back in the studio preparing tracks for their second album and possibly working with some pop music legends that they’re far too modest to tell you about. Less on this, and more on dirty public toilets, doing it their own way and baby buggies if you read on…
So Little Mix win X Factor, Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and Sugababes v1 potentially re-unite, what do Parade do?
I think Parade will celebrate the fact that girlbands are making a comeback as it means there’s more of an open mind for us, boy bands have ruled for far too long! Here come the girls.
We’ve heard you’re back in the studio? How, what, why?
Yep we have all been writing, recording and creating a new sound! We’re experimenting and having fun writing together as a group it’s great to be back in the studio and making all the decisions ourselves.
In an ideal world what would Parade album 2 sound like?
A follow on from the first definitely as were massively proud of ‘Louder’ & ‘Perfume’ but something different for the fans to grow with. It will have all the Parade energy and cheekyness in it too though ; )
Anything else you want to share, small, large, or blimmin massive?
We just finished The Wanted arena tour and the Paraders/Paradettes are so amazing to us, not only are they the best supporters known to man they actually inspire us to do what we do! So for that we wanna say thankyou u gawj lot : )
Whilst you’re getting things off your chest, what’s annoying you lately?
People really annoy me on tubes when they don’t help women with buggies up the stairs. Public toilets annoy me the most, they’re not OCD-friendly and they stink!
Thank you Jessica Parade.
Cruelly underrated girlgroup Parade come back down to earth after their recent life-changing performances on The Code tour. They’re supporting Marcus Collins at The Venue in Clacton-on-Sea on May 19th – click here for tickets. It’s not exactly the O2 but good to see the girls back on the road and throwing it up in the air. Click the Facebook like button below if you’re going, and see this event listed on our events calendar.
Thanks to everyone who entered – make sure you sign up for the official MP! mailer by clicking here to find out if you’re the lucky winner on Monday (27th Feb).
It’s no secret that the Parade girls love Nandos, and whilst they’re supporting The Wanted up and down the UK on The Code arena tour, the girls have been giving fans the chance to meet them for pictures, signings AND spicy chicken. Now we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one of these meet and greets – and we’ll even let you pick the city you want to go to, from the list of dates here.
If chatting to amazing girl bands whilst getting your hands greasy is your idea of fun, keep reading to find out how to enter.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Last week we teased you with 34 seconds of Parade performing their brand new song ‘Throw It Up In The Air’ live on The Wanted’s The Code arena tour – and we’d like to formally apologise for getting you so excited and anxious to hear the full thing. To make it up to you all, here’s a video of the girls performing the ENTIRE thing. Warning: this video contains an amazing dance break.
Sounding like a chart ready hybrid of Maroon 5′s ‘Moves Like Jagger’, Britney Spears’ ‘Till The World Ends’ and many of Chris Brown’s recent hits, ‘Throw It Up In The Air’ is instantly infectious and makes this particular member of Team MP! wish he could whistle, so he could join in all the fun.
Click here to listen to a sneak preview of the studio version of Parade’s new song.
Nobody likes being teased, but unfortunately these 34 seconds of manic YouTube footage filmed at the opening night of The Wanted’s arena tour in Nottingham are the only evidence we have that girl band Parade performed an amazing brand new song to the crowd.
According to the video title, it’s called ‘Throw It Up In The Air’ and it sounds to us like it could be the best thing they’ve recorded yet. Are we insane for making such wild claims after only hearing 34 seconds? Perhaps – but watch the snippet below and tell us what YOU think.