Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Whatever Happened To RnB? - Janelle Monae Double Bill! Q.U.E.E.N. and Dance Apocalyptic

Remember when 702 had a promising career and Destinys Child released that terrible Sex In The City inspired video? In this weekly feature, I take a look back at some of the best RnB artists of yesteryear, sharing their signature videos and underrated hits, as well as looking at what's happening in RnB today. Previous posts have focussed on Lumidee and Teairra Mari, as well as new videos from Frank Ocean and Ciara. Today, the spotlight is on one of RnBs most underrated artists, Janelle Monae.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Bland Singer Lauren Pritchard Becomes Edgy Indie Artist Lolo

A few years back, I noticed a US pop singer called Lauren Pritchard doing the rounds. Her songs were nice enough and it was clear that Pritchard had a great voice, but it was all a bit too sappy for my taste. Check out her single 'Stuck' to see what I mean.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Women of Nine: Who's The Best?

When I heard the news that Rob Marshall would be returning to the musical genre to make the movie version of Nine, I was very excited. I'm not gonna lie, I love musicals and I loved his cinematic breakthrough Chicago. As the months rolled by and the ever growing cast of iconic actresses was announced, I could barely contain my hope and joy that this was going to be the film of the year; the big contender for best picture and the film to finally land Marshall his best director Oscar. Everything seemed to line up perfectly; a brilliant tony award winning musical, a mind blowing cast and an amazing trailer. What could possibly go wrong...

Friday, 12 July 2013

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon - Maleficent & Diablo

When I first saw the idea for a Dynamic Duos themed blogathon on Classic Movie Hub Blog, a number of classic pairings immediately came to mind. Batman and Robin? Too obvious. The two killers from Hitchcocks' classic 'Rope'? Already been done to death. In the end, I realised that I needed to choose a duo who no one else would ever think of. 

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon: Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Britney Spears Smurfs It Up In Her New Video For 'Ooh La La'

Let's face it; Britney Spears has never been the same since her infamous breakdown in 2007. The bright eyed athletic pop star we all know and love was nowhere to be seen in 'Blackouts' lead single 'Gimme More' but over time, the old Britney has started to resurface more and more. If her new promo for 'Ooh La La' is anything to go by, then Britney's upcoming studio album should see the pop princess recapture everything that made her so popular in the first place.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lorde - Tennis Court EP Track By Track Review

Out of seemingly nowhere, singer/songwriter Lorde has caused huge waves on the music scene this month with her new EP 'Tennis Court'. The collection quickly became a commercial hit in Lordes' native New Zealand and it's now even beginning to have an impact on the US charts. Quite impressive for a 16 year old girl who's done next to no promotion stateside. Read on to hear a track by track review of each song on the EP to see what all the fuss is about.