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Ready for another synthgasm?

What do you mean we've run out of hairspray?

What do you mean we've run out of hairspray?

La Roux.

Fell in love with their sound late last year.

Elly Jackson sings, and co-writer / producer Ben Langmaid adopts the Chris Lowe Pet Shop Boys-esque role of being the quiet man at the back.

This album serves up stunning synthy slices of delicious retro pop, delivered without apology. Forget eargasms, it’s all about the synthgasms this summer…

Keeping up the retro theme, the album (if you still buy physical CD’s as opposed to downloading) has the words to every song printed inside.  And don’t get me started on the hair.

Genius. Just buy it…

Iain Morrison is a synthgasm loving senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And loves the fact her Mum pounded the mean streets of Sunhill for years…

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Empire of the sun…

OTT?

OTT?

No, not the 1987 Spielberg movie (with Christian Bale, John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson.

EOTS are a new(ish) band on the scene.

They are an Aussie duo (that visually would appear to be somewhat keen on Siegfried and Roy), and they have just brought us the album ‘Walking on a Dream’.

Empire of the Sun clearly draw from a raft of musical influences but think Bowie / Scissor Sisters through a Vaseline smeared lens, and you aren’t too far off…

Enjoy!

Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And would strongly encourage you to buy this album.

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The greatest social climber since Cinderella…

Gaga?

Gaga?

Don’t panic, I’m not going all Lloyd-Webber on you, promise! However…

If you have become embroiled in any of the hype surrounding Lady Gaga, you’d be forgiven for thinking that her debut album would:

A) change your life
B) reinvigorate the world of pop
C) make you more attractive to members of the opposite / same sex (dependant on preference)
D) all of the above

How disappointed was I then (hoping for at least a smidgen of D), that the album (of some 16 tracks) had 3, perhaps four tracks which were just OK. Not amazing, life-changing slices of  pop perfection in all it’s glory.

Just OK.

No stand-out pop-anthems, a few signs of promise, but nothing to warrant all the hype surrounding the US’s latest pop export. But what she does represent, is a shining example in how successful PR in the music industry really can make a massive difference.

With pop stars, there is a greater than average importance on the attitude (which she has in abundance, not many popstrels perform in their bikinis, which opens up a whole new can of worms with the feminists, not going there today!).

Journo’s have been waxing lyrical about her (and occasionaly her music), which goes to show that both she and her people really get the importance of media manipulation. But call me old fashioned. The songs go a long way in maintaining the career of any wannabe popstrel.

For every Madonna, there is 100 desperate fame hungry rejects consigned to the pop dustbin weekly, that no amount of PR (or jungle loving a la Katie Price) will help…

My advice? If you haven’t already, buy LadyHawke’s album instead.

Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And thinks the aforementioned Lady is more Googoo than Gaga…

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