Pixie Lott

Pop success, it’s all in the name

Who remembers David Sneddon? David won the BBC’s talent show Fame Academy, a pre-cursor to X-Factor, in 2002. His subsequent debut single went straight to number 1, and then he kind of vanished. So what happened? You might put it down to the possibility that perhaps he wasn’t that talented, or the show itself was […]

calling all hearts

Single review: DJ Cassidy feat. Robin Thicke and Jessie J – ‘Calling All Hearts’

Cassidy teams up with two heavy hitters of the music world with Jessie J being the primary contributor here, her wobbling vocals lifting the song to more heights with Thicke feeling the lesser of the contributors, his verses being a little bland. The seventies Earth, Wind and Fire feel will bring in an older audience […]

Slumville Sunrise

This Week’s New Single Releases (27th October 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Aloe Blacc – ‘Wake Me Up’ Having appeared on the Avicii number one as an uncredited artist we now get his own take on it. It’s not a huge departure from the original, but forgoes the dance feel for a more straight-forward […]

Nick Cave Mermaids single

This week’s single releases – 26 May (Part 2)

This week’s single releases – 26 May (Part 2) Part 2 of Phil Lickley’s roundup of the week’s top new single releases. See Part 1 here. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘Mermaids (EP)’ [rating:3.5/5] I’ve never been a big fan of Nick Cave and this song, in some ways, emphasises why but also […]