Pew One-Marta Sanchez
Giving Monica Naranjo a run for her money Marta has dumped her pop-ballad history and has just released a very dance-pop album in her native Spain. DSTP featured her a few weeks ago with her Superstar track which sampled Depeche Mode. Now I've had a little listen to the in impload under the mirrorball like Madonna did with her Confessions LP. Buy it now!
Track: Body Language
Nez hails from Turkey. Her self-titled album weaves together classic music, Turkish "oriental" tribal music and modern pop music. Sometimes she busies herself with Arabic traditional disco and then she'll surprise you with a slice of classic pop trash.
Track: Hold Me, Touch Me
W.I.T are a girlband like no other. Produced by Larry Tee, W.I.T throw electric slicks over Joan Jett, The Donnas and The Bobbyteens and have created something wonderful on their debut album Whatever It Takes. Their album is a must for the The Cars cover Just What I Needed alone. The track above sounds like a strange combination of the extended Can't Get You Out of My Head, Pay-TV and Blue Monday. Danish I think! Official website
Track: Blue Day
This is pure pop bliss. Blue Day is one of the best pop songs to come out of Holland. It sounds like the Carpenters covered in Amy Diamond. Hard to believe? Try it for yourself. It comes from the new XYP album Confessions which is out now and highly recommended. The songs The Deep End, Jump and In The Village are the best, like, ever! Get it!
The Confession Box: Barbie & Ken
Track: Nobody Taught Me
I must confess the lovely girls of CFgoesPop! sent me this the other day and its been cheering me up ever since. Nobody Taught Me is a great little pop song that involves a duet between Barbie and Ken. Much better than the damn Aqua take on things. I love it for the fact that Ken knows how to "Cha Cha" like good boys of his sort should do!
Magnus Carlsson has recorded a French version of his Live Forever classic. You can have a listen to it here. See the Spanish version here. He's pulled a "Robyn/Be Mine-acoustic version" and done a very beautiful acoustic performance of Live Forever. See it here.
I've written a little essay on PopJustice and Bodies Without Organs over at You Call That Life. Have a look here.
PosterGirl has posted an amazing new song by Janne. It sounds like its sampled one of my favourite Kylie songs "Love At First Sight". Listen here.
PopJustice had an amazing gig on Wednesday. I chatted to Siobhan Donaghy and danced my head off to BwO. Check out the BwO performance at ECStoday here.
Dame Shirley Bassey stunned her audience on British TV by performing her new single Living Tree on the Dame Edna show. Sadly I can't find the amazing performance on Youtube but check out her studio full length covers of Get The Party Started and I Will Survive over at her myspace now.
Dannii heading over to the dumper? The X-Factor job is yet to be confirmed and she's failed to chart well with her single He's The Greatest Dancer. Check her terrible position over at Addicts.PopTrash here.
Pew One-Marta Sanchez
Posted by Robpop at Sunday, April 22, 2007