Friday, 19 October 2012

Girls Aloud Are Back With 'Something New'

Girls Aloud held a press conference today to promote their reunion. They have reformed to embark on a new U.K tour next year and to release a greatest hits record which includes four new tracks.

One of the new tracks 'Something New' is serving as the lead single for the album. The track is classic Girls Aloud with a very catchy melody, addictive chorus and a mishmash of bang on trend musical production (getting major LMFAO vibes).

Cynics of course will say this is just an opportunity to cash in on the bands well established fan base but Girls Aloud have always provided top quality guilty pleasure pop hits so it's a welcome return. Luckily Cheryl's solo 'success' has not impeded this reunion and the alleged behind the scenes cattiness between members has been put to one side.

Something New has been sent to radio already with an eye catching promo video to follow shortly.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide By Jumping From Bridge

Very sad news. Prolific film director Tony Scott ( brother of Ridley) committed suicide yesterday by jumping from a bridge over the Los Angles Harbour

Witnesses are said to have seen Scott parking his car and then jumping from the bridge at around 12.30 pm local time. 

A suicide note was left by Scott but police have not released any details about it's contents as yet.

Tony Scott was responsible for a slew of high energy, action filled classics including Top Gun, Domino, Man On Fire and True Romance. Like his brother Ridley he first caught the attention of Hollywood directing eye catching commercials. The two have shared production duties on each other's films and are responsible for the highly popular TV drama The Good Wife

He is survived by his wife Donna Scott and their two children. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Neon Hitch: The Newest Pop Star People Need To Know About

I was browsing through some blogs the other day when I stumbled upon a Youtube video for an artist called Neon Hitch. I didn't think much of the stage name ( in fact it isn't, her real name is actually Neon !) but decided to give it a go anyway.

The song in question was 'Poisoned With Love' produced by Greg Kurstin, the wizard behind tracks by Kylie and Lilly Allen. After the first listen I was hooked ! Great pop vocals, infectious melodies and a swagger that puts singers like Cher Lloyd to shame. In fact, she's the Cher Lloyd your allowed to like !

You should really check out her Youtube page as she also has done some amazing covers of various rap tracks by the likes of Snoop Dogg, which are ACTUAL reinterpretations of the originals, not some lazy karaoke nonsense.

Her first album is supposed to drop this year, with production duties by Benny Blanco (Britney Spears, Kelis), Greg Kurstin and more !

Mango Debuts New Kate Moss Campaign

Mango has released the first photos of their new Summer campaign starring Brit Supermodel staple Kate Moss.

The adverts channel a sort of 60's Bridget Bardot vibe that Moss has pulled off before to great effect in previous shoots.

While the clothes themselves are nothing overly special, Kate looks great in the Terry Richardson shot campaign.

It's all about the Mid-End market these days in fashion with the recession, so Mango should expect good sales for this collection with Mossy out there promoting for them.

Kim Kardashian Has Google Alerts Set Up, For Herself !

In the most unsurprising news of the day Gawker has reported that recent photos of Kim Kardashian show that she has Google Alerts set up for herself.

Now she isn't the only celebrity who does this sort of thing and of course, you have to be an ego maniac like Kim to sell yourself in every way possible but the question is, what type of earth shattering stories is she expecting to stumble upon ?

'Kim Kardashian sighted getting coffee from Starbucks !'

'Kim Kardashian appears at dry cleaners shocker !'

'Kim Kardashian seen at salon getting a bikini wax'

etc etc.

She doesn't actually DO ANYTHING, so why does she need the constant updates on her life ?

If there is one thing I must applaud her for it's for her unwavering commitment to extreme narcissism.  On that front Kim you are truly worthy of admiration.

Rihanna Launches New Fashion Show With Sky TV

A press release today by Sky TV channel Living revealed that Rihanna is helping them to launch a new fashion reality show.

In the show, to be presented by Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts, contestants will battle to to create an outfit deemed worthy of wear by Rihanna for her UK gig in Hyde Park this Summer.

While it's always positive to have an outlet for young/upcoming designers to show off their talents I can't help but be cynical about this type of format. Haven't we seen this type of show time and time again ?

I can't think, off the top of my head, of any notable designers being produced via this kind of show. Just seems like more of a novelty with Rihanna's name being used to publicize her more than the designers. At this point does Rihanna even need more exposure ?

The show is due to air on Sky Living UK this Summer.

Will.I.Am confirms LMFAO/Madonna Super Bowl Appearance

Speaking on Capital FM today Black Eyed Peas front man Will.I.Am has confirmed that his group LMFAO will be joining Madonna onstage for her Super Bowl performance next week.

A supposed setlist sees them joining the 'Queen Of Pop' on a new rendition of Holiday but it's just an unconfirmed rumor at the this stage.

So we have M.I.A, Cee-Lo and now LMFAO. All the artists mentioned belong to Interscope, Madonna's new label, so it makes perfect sense.

These collaborations should insure that critics of Madonna, being a Super Bowl performer, are silenced. She's one smart cookie that Madge ;-)