Monday, July 25, 2011

BWO's Martin Rolinski releases solo single

Martin Rolinski, lead singer of Sweden's BWO is set to release his debut single "blame it on a decent matter" next month. While the other members of BWO have been busy with other projects Marina teaming up with her old synthpop group PAGE and Alexander Bard forming Gravitonas singer Martin seemed to be enjoying fatherhood. The new single shows he too has been busy!

The single "blame it on a decent matter" premiered this week on Swedish radio. The song is exactly what you would expect from him. The production is upbeat dance-pop with a catchy melody that only the Swedish are capable of crafting. Martin is also performing the song on the summer festival circuit. You can watch below.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

All about Pixie Lott's "All About Tonight"

Pixie Lott has never really inspired me to get particularly worked up over her songs. Her debut single "mama do" was Amy Winehouse lite and inoffensive enough but not enough of a jam that it required many repeat listenings. Her later releases were even less exciting and so Pixie is a minor blip on my pop radar.

Her latest release "all about tonight" might change that. The red one produced track debuted on Uk radio a few weeks back and the singer has also delivered a video with the usual themes: getting dressed up, going out with "the girls" and not caring what anyone thinks. It is typical pop empowerment for the 21st century. Having said the song itself is a bit of a jam. The chorus alone is pretty killer with its rapid delivery of "grab someone if your single, grab someone if you're not - its all about tonight". The song is so completely joyous that its quite easy to overlook the corny themes presented lyrically.

I've drove around Atlanta several days with this playing as loud as I can and it boils down to I pretty much wait for the 2:49 mark to hear the stuttering effect. Its sad but perhaps its just that 2 seconds that really wins me over.

I hope this is another smash for Pixie even if I'm not a huge fan of hers. As for the video she looks incredibly awkward in her sexed up image. The stylist should be shot for boy shorts and the sleeveless black outfit she sports during the dance sequences. She looks like a 13 year old at the rollerskating rink trying to be adult. See for yourself.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Saturdays' latest could be massive

The Saturdays have been steadily releasing single after single over the past few years. Their debut album was amazing and songs like "up" and "work" are classics- well, classics at least in my living room. Their later releases have been succesful to varying degrees but all have failed to really live up to the hype/hope of their debut. Two and a half albums into a career and one has to wonder Whats a girl group to do?

Well, we now have the answer. Amazing but sadly commercially hit or miss production team Xenomania have been recruited to handle chores on The Sats' next release "all fired up" and I;m pleased to say the single is a corker! I am a bit biased as I love nearly everything Brian Higgins' & company touch but in this case I feel the praise is truly deserved. "All fired up" is commercial, current and most importantly insanely catchy in a "Sexy, No! No! No!" kinda way. The girls vocals are wrapped in an avalanche of synths and beats while chanting "All fired up but I feel alive!" This is hopefully the single that will take the girls out of the minor league and into the majors (and hopefully to the top of the UK charts as well).

The Saturdays' get "all fired up" on 4 September.