Archive | November, 2017

Sonia Stein – Do You Love Me

24 Nov

Co-written by pop maestro Tom Aspaul, Sonia’s new tune ‘Do You Love Me’ is sublime sophistipop with a little hint of Prince in there – this could be a lost Sheena Easton ‘101’ era diamond.. Excited to see her open for Betsy next week.

Michaela May – Loveaholic

24 Nov

Big pop moment from Michaela May yet again. She’s very much under the radar but goes for a whopping Gaga-esque dark pop banger with ‘Loveaholic’.

Alison Wonderland – Happy Place

24 Nov

Entirely appropriate visuals for Alison’s euphoric ‘Happy Place’. Loving this one and looking forward to album number two.

Full Of Keys – Don’t Look back

24 Nov

Agnes meets Tina Cousins on this monster sized banger from Full Of Keys. A late contender to make it to my best 50 non-lp tracks of the year list I have just started the long list for!

Janeva – Humble Beginnings (featuring ZenSoFly)

21 Nov

If you like your Mariah in the RnB circa ‘Butterfly’ form this new tune from Janeva will be up your street. Following her cool track ‘You & I” which was also on the money.

Heaps Good Friends – I Could Eat A Full Packet Of Yo Yo’s

21 Nov

Yet more Aussie pop goodness. Client Liaison’s squelchy 80s funk meets Confidence Man’s bubblegum banger pop for this. So much fun.

Rose Tiger – Submarine

19 Nov

This fella manages to sound like Nik Kershaw and The Sound Of Arrows at the same time. Huge 80s references obviously but with a twist. ‘Submarine’ is some catchy pop right here.

BAUM – Effortless

19 Nov

Hot on the heels of the superb ‘Hot Water; BAUM returns with the breathtaking ‘Effortless’. Another one to watch in 2018.

Hatchie – Sure

19 Nov

Impossible not to mention the Cocteau Twins when reviewing Hatchie’s stunning new single ‘Sure’. That said there is a big pop melody in there too just bursting forth at every opportunity. Yet another most promising Aussie artist to watch out for in 2018.

Jack River – Fault Line

17 Nov

Proving ‘Fool’s Gold’ was no fluke Jack River returns with some stadium sized pop a la peak No Doubt with ‘Fault Line’. This one really ought to be huge.