The Australian/Swedish twin sisters Saint Lou Lou released a fortnight ago their dark synthpop track ‘Maybe You’, which is absolutely stunning. Not only did it gain them a large amount of fans but comparisons to the female version of ‘Hurts’ surfaced quite quickly.
In the beginning of the week, the girls premiered the beautiful black and white video for their track which has the two sisters in the lead role. Both trapped as parties in a love triangle the mood for the video is dark and empowering. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
Saint Lou Lou are without a doubt the next female duo to watch out for, what an impressive debut!
Now this lovely young lady is one of those talented new comers, which is destined for stardom and really doesn’t need a long introduction. Phebe Starr is a talented synth pop songstress from Sydney, Australia. Since she’s uploaded her single ‘Alone With You’ on the Triple J Unearthed website, a platform from popular Australian radio channel Triple J which allows independent young Australian talent to upload their tracks, she’s been turning heads and wowing over crowds. Not to mention the fact that the official video for her new single, reached over a thousand views in less than two days, surely means something.
It’s quirky, synth pop and those oh so silky vocals of Phebe are simply never to be forgotten. What a debut!
Good news for the fans who like synth pop because Phebe has released the track worldwide which means it can be purchased through Itunes. After Sia and Gotye, could Phebe Starr be the next big Australian music export product? We think she can!
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.
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.
What a better way to slowly leave the weekend with a look at what the charts in the rest of the world have to offer. Let’s go to the 3rd biggest music market in the world Germany and present you to a German band which has been arround for quite some time: Unheilig.
Unheilig (German for Unholy) were founded in 2000 and primarily consists out of lead singer der Graf( German for count) and his live musicians Licky, Henning Verlage and Potti. Their music mainly consists out of pop and electric influences.
Since 2000 the band has released 7 albums, of which the last album ‘Große Freiheit’ reached number 3 in Austria, number 5 in the Eurotop 100 and number 1 in both Germany and Switzerland.They also got an ECHO award for best album in 2011 for it.
At the end of last year, the band also announced they were writing material for their 8th album, Lichter der stadt (City Of Lights), which they revealed would be their very first concept album. The first single taken from the album is ‘So Wie Du Warst’ (German for The Way You Were’) which is sublime! The single is currently number 2 in the German Top 40.
‘So Wie Du Warst’ was released on the German market February 24th. Whether the song will be released globally is yet to be decided.
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