The power of fans is never to be underestimated. Ask Sebastian and Tim Schou from Danish pop rock band A Friend in London. The guys, were asked by one of their big fans, Jodie, when they would make their way back to the UK to play a gig for their UK based Friends. And answer was, ” if you can organize it, and get 100 friends together for an intimate but brilliant acoustic gig” then the guys would be totally up for it.
So really, this is THE Ultimate chance for you to attend a gig of the band who represented Denmark at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in London on November 24. It’s a one off, and one you simply shouldn’t miss. Tickets are £ 20.00.
For all information on the location and how to get tickets follow this link
A Friend in London are set to release their album ‘Unite’ January 2013. Their current single ‘Get Rich in Vegas’ is out now;
With an intro similar to Noah and the Whale’s ‘Tonight’s the kind of Night’ you can’t go wrong by thinking the lovely peeps from Alphabeat are continuing to let us have the summer of our lives with yet another fantastic uptempo beach track entitled ‘Love Sea’.
And no it’s all there, it’s cheerful, positive and it just oozes that summery atmosphere. How will we ever overcome summers. I hope the peeps from Alphabeat realize we expect such tunes now every summer. #Justsayin’
‘Love Sea’ is taken from the Danish group’s third studio album, Express Non-stop which is out September 24, so pretty soon and very very very exciting! (Did we mention we’re excited?)
No sign yet of a video but we bet it’s going to be as super duper fantastic and uplifting as its predecessor ‘Vacation’.
Let’s face it, now that Scary Spice Mel B has decided to straighten her hair, we’re in desperate need of finding artists who have an amazing funky hairdo to brighten up our lives. Okay Okay there is Misha B, but there’s always room for more so we’re more than happy to have Danish singer songwriter Nabiha join our club of ‘Wicked awesome funky Afro hairdo owners’.
But that’s not the only reason why we love Nabiha so much. In fact ‘Never Played the Bass’, one of her huge Danish hit singles of last year, has finally been given the remix treatment by the Wideboys, followed by an official date for the UK release, which is RIGHT NOW! So better get your Itunes open and get your copy.
Let’s get this absolute summer tune right to numero Uno! As we posted the original remix quite some time back (you can find it here), underneath is the Wideboys remix with an even cooler mash up video of the original. Uplifting, summery, so let’s get this going!
Earlier in the week we featured the new single of the Greek Eurovision representative on our website. Yet Eleftheria is not the only of this years Eurovision class to release new material. Let’s have a look at the new singles of Soluna Samay, Tooji, Sinplus and Ivi Adamou.
Soluna Samay – Come Again (The Quetzal)
The 21 year old who represented Denmark at Eurovision has come up with a Latin-flavored uptempo summer track called ‘Come Again (The Quetzal)’. The chorus itself sounds like Samay has been inspired by the Maltese Eurovision entry of this year, while the verses sound very ‘Should’ve Known Better’. This folky, latin-influenced track suits her rather beautifully.
‘Come Again’ (The Quetzal) is out now via i-Tunes. Listen to it below
Tooji – If it Wasn’t For You
Tooji who represented Norway at Eurovision, might not have had the best of birthday’s, coming last in the final in Baku. Yet winning the national selection has given him the opportunity to kick start his career. With new single ‘If It Wasn’t For You’ Tooji takes a step back and goes for a beat heavy mid tempo ballad which not only sounds current, but showcases a new side of the former model/tv veejay.
Tooji’s ‘If It Wasn’t For You’ is available now on itunes. Listen to it below
Sinplus – Do You Wanna Dance
Brothers Ivan & Gabriel Broggini, represented Switzerland as Sinplus at this years Eurovision but failed to qualify for the grand final with their rock track ‘Unbreakable’. Though dissapointment was huge for the guys, they did get a record company out of their adventure and have since released their debut album ‘Disinformation’. The second single taken from that album, is ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ continues into their rock style.
‘Do You Wanna Dance’ is now available on itunes. Listen to it below
Ivi Adamou – Madness ft TU/ Avra (ft. Pink Noisy)
The Cypriot beauty managed to get Cyprus out of the semi after a few tough years, and continued to have one of the bigger successes internationally with her hit single ‘La La Love’. Adamou is currently the only artist who has two new singles out. The first one ‘Madness’ ft TU which is in English and the dance track ‘Avra’ ft Pink Noisy. It’s not yet known whether both singles will be launched internationally. Videos for both tracks are expected soon.
It’s been a top year for Danish band A Friend in London so far. Not only have they been supporting New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys on their tour, but they’ve also released their brand new single ‘Get Rich in Vegas’ which we reviewed a good month ago here.
AFIL fans will however be pleased to know that the band have now also released a video for their latest single. And it’s become a beautiful ode to their fans who’ve been attending and supporting them during their tours. The video sees the guys performing in several concert halls, chilling out in their AFIL tour bus, and playing basket ball. The Schou-lovers, will also be very pleased and won’t want to miss this video as lead singer Tim obviously has his top off in few of the stills.
So with no further ado, here’s the video for ‘Get Rich in Vegas’ which is out now!
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.
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
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