Classic Brit pop from Japan? Is it possible? Oh yes it is! Iris, Koichin, Asano and Ken are Taffy. The foursome, based in Tokyo, have taken Japan and by storm since the release of their debut album ‘Caramel Sunset’.
In fact, the group is gaining lots of attention and fans globally, especially in the UK, which means Taffy continue to impress audiences with the announcement of their new single ‘Flower Chain’. The track is an infectious cocktail of joy, which sees Coxon-esque guitar lines meet sugary female harmonies. It’s got a massive punch, which strongly hints to the Classic Brit pop. You just gotta love it!
‘Flower Chain’ will be released on September 3rd, through Club AC30 Records, and there’s more. Due to popular demand in the UK, Taffy are embarking on a national UK tour Club AC30 in October and November. You can find details about the tour under the video of Taffy’s ‘So Long’
Azari & III burst onto the dance scene last year with their cult underground hit ‘Hungry For the Power’, shaking things up nicely. Their impressive live performances across the UK and Europe summer festival circuit have been highly praised by many festival goers, appreciating their mix of electronic beats smoothly laced with a signature soulful vocal.
They are now hoping to redo their success with the follow up single ‘Into The Night’, which is also taken from their sophomore debut album. The track, which is released on July 16 through Lip Records is another brilliant mixture of velvety synths over a melodic melting bass line in combination with the soulful vocals of Starving Yet Full.
The single bundle will also have several remixes featured, including one done by fellow Canadian producer, CFCF aka Michael Silver. The original iconic bass and synth dance track, has been treated to a brand new mix of melodic guitars and rythmic hand drums, creating an amazing electric disco vibe, making ‘Into the Night’ the perfect track to introduce or succeed Lionel Ritchie’s ‘All Night long’ at your Saturday night Party.
The remix will be included in the Single bundle of ‘Into the Night’ which is out on July 16.
Born in Copenhagen, Maria Apetri better known as Fallulah is a rising star coming from Nordic Europe. Since 2009, she’s been a favorite on the Danish radio with her solo ‘As I lay My head’, which was followed by ‘Bridges’,the most played Danish single on DR P3 in 2010 which also meant Fallulah won the prestigious “P3 Guld” award early 2011.
Since, Fallulah’s been scoring yet another major hit with the song Out Of It, which was played as the intro for the so called depression comedy “Lykke” on national Danish television, making it the number one download on Danish iTunes.
Her infectious combination of indie pop music, folklore and even Balkan inspired sounds is drawing comparisons with acts such as Florence + the Machine, Marina and The Diamonds and Bat For Lashes.
The track below ‘He’ll Break Up With You When the Summer Comes’ is one of the first surprises Fallulah wants to share, taken from her forth coming album, scheduled for release in 2013. The incredible singer is more than happy to offer the track for free in exchange for your email address, so download the track here
Watch the live performance of ‘He’ll Break Up With You When the Summer Comes’ below.
In all honesty, despite having heard of the band Muse, we haven’t really gotten a lot of knowledge of their music catalogue, yet when the band announced today they were to unveil their new track ‘Survival’ as the official London 2012 Olympics Games theme song, we instantly knew it would be an epic track.
Front man Matt Bellamy was quoted by Digitalspy at the Rock The Games music programme launch earlier today, to have written the track ”with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win”. We expect he must have been inspired too after having lit the Olympic torch with his band mates and carry it through their hometown Teignmouth, Devon.
Determination and conviction are definitely two aspects which are very central in the track ‘Survival’. The whole production is very uplifting, captivating and brings different types of music together brilliantly. Yes it’s overall an anthemic rock song as you would expect for a theme song for such an international event, yet Muse have managed to incorporate a sniff of Queen, opera, pop and choir music into the track. And while many might be scared by this summary as a mess, let me guarantee you it’s not.
‘Survival’ as the theme song for London 2012 is a brilliant song choice, and knowing that the artistic director for the opening and closing ceremony is no one less then Danny Boyle, then we expect to see an amazing show when Muse perform ‘Survival’ live. Mind-blowing.
‘Survival’ is available to download now. The track is also the lead for new album ”The 2nd Law” which is released on September 17, and coincidences with a global world tour.
björk ‘s latest album ‘Biophilia’ has taken the singer to a whole new level. Not only are the original tracks on the album fantastic but since April 16, the Icelandic singer and her record company have announced a collection of collaborations with several producers, who give their own spin on tracks taken from Biophilia.
The collaborations which are announced every two weeks, have now arrived at chapter six in which Matthew Herberts has taken on the tracks ‘Mutual Core’, ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Virus’. The result is rather sublime. Listen to them below:
Good news for the björk fans, as all the remix entries in the series are available to buy and will also be made available in a 500-piece limited edition deluxe package designed by m/m with special blue mineral papers and embossed foil lettering consisting of a 12” LP and CD. Double-exciting!
The Biophilia 10-track album, out now on One Little Indian/Nonesuch Records, is available digitally, in CD format and on vinyl. Additionally, each of the 10 songs also is available as a special feature of the Biophilia App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Justin Bieber’s 3rd studio album has impressed friend and foe by the sounds of it, making it the most sold studio album of 2012 so far. The singer has now officially confirmed he’ll release ‘As Long As You Love Me’ ft Big Sean as the second single from ‘Believe’.
The track which was produced by Dark child and co-written by Justin Bieber and Rodney Jerkins is a fusion of R&B and dubstep featuring rap verses by Big Sean. The single was initially released as a promo-single 5 days ahead of the album launch, yet is set to be released as an actual single on July 9th.
As with ‘Boyfriend’ the track portrays a much mature Bieber, who’s clearly capable of following in the footsteps of Usher and Justin Timberlake. Read our full review on the album ‘Believe’ here.
''Going Crazy'' - Dizzee Rascal & Robbie Williams
''Walks Like Rihanna'' - The Wanted
''I Love It'' - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Gentleman'' - The Saturdays
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Cinderella'' - Diana Vickers
Wretch 32 feat. Jacob Banks - Doing OK
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
Album Review: ‘Heaven (Deluxe Edition)’ by Rebecca Ferguson