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the music of myspace

everyone and his dad (hi dad) loves myspace nowadays...here are some of the lesser known and some of the beloved acts that make up my "friends" list that probably deserve another listen or two...


Simon Curtis - i've blogged about Simon Curtis before, but i really like his music and feel i - and others - should be checking it out more. This guy has a great voice, a great look and his song Bones is exactly the type of music JC Chasez or Shayne Ward should be doing instead all of that mopey dross they are putting out.



Mohair - i've liked this band ever since i heard End Of The Line back in January. They are about to launch an attack on conquering America and I really hope they do well because their particular brand of guitar-pop is insanely catchy, well produced and full of choruses that stay in your head days after you hear them.

MP3: Mohair - Everything I Want


The Loungs - i first heard of the Loungs when their great debut single I'm Gonna Take Your Girl was a free download with the evil sun newspaper. Don't hold that against them though - as NME themselves say "they make the kind of foot-tapping, heart stonking trippy folk that melds your brain in to a big mush of unbridled, beardy love. Bruised bones are a small, small price to pay for a band as downright sublime as this" Just Lovely.



The Feeling - these guys need no introduction, i just wanted to add them in because my fave new find of the year have just racked up a third top ten hit as their debut album returns to the top five. I couldn't be more thrilled... if you're not feeling the feeling by now, you totally should be :)


Gary Nock - is a local Brummie lad who like david saw is a great acoustic singer songwriter. When you listen to tracks like troubled blue eyes, you can hear Gary pouring his heart and soul into the music and it makes for an incredibly rewarding listening experience. I really hope for big things for this guy :)

MP3: Gary Nock - Lift Me Up demo



David Saw - is a singer songwriter who is destined for big things. He has an uncanny ability for creating soothing and smooth acoustic tunes that are like iced tea on a summers day - cool, sweet, necessary and totally refreshing. He has a plethora of tracks available for download on his website, but my favourite is the heartbreaking Still Remember You...

MP3: David Saw - Still remember You


Gavin Mikhail - has a line of piano based power pop that Daniel Powter would be proud to put his name to... check out the driving insistency of Brave that acts as a lovely counterpart to his sweet innocent voice - or the rather lovely balladry of Back To Me, which if it was released at Christmas would be a massive smash on radio and music television. Another guy whose music in need to investigate further...

Jon Lee - of course of the now sadly defunct S Club franchise. Although i am quite happy with Rachels solo success, I did so want little Jon to make a go of it in the pop world too - especially since Paul piled on the pounds and pulled a Charlie Busted by going all rock on our asses. The demos on Jons site aren't half bad and indicate he could have a future in the charts after all...



Finally, check out Sky One's respectable (ahem) reality show The Match which returns for a third season tonight. Normally, I wouldn't pay attention to a show about football. However as it features both Andy Scott Lee (who i really wanted to be Britains second pop idol in 2004) and Anthony Hutton (the nice but dim guy who thanks to the sweet way he handled Craig's infatuation totally deserved to win Big Brother 2005) trying to make the final team, it may be worth checking in every now and then...

Tomorrow: Album reviews! And maybe my fall tv preview...

10 Comments:

  1. xolondon said...
    too many! Which is the best? I mean are any REALLY good? Am excited for your reviews.

    AM OBSESSED WITH NERINA PALLOT. Sophia has gotten me through a very weird weekend.
    Poster Girl said...
    Gah! Too much goodness to handle! I've been craving new artists lately, and you've totally just helped with that :) Really liking Gavin and I would totally use the phrase "pulling a Charlie Busted" if anyone around me actually knew what Busted was.

    I've been listening to "Guardian Angel" far too much lately (big ballad, yes, but I love it) and I blame you for introducing me to Andy Scott-Lee...he doesn't even have any more songs out, though (does he?), so now I have (sigh) yet another popstar-in-limbo to support/worry and wonder about ;)
    Marty said...
    i've managed to track down a video of charlotte and the feeling (hurrah)

    want me to upload it?
    Paul said...
    xo - i really like david saw, simon curtis and gavin (the latter two bringing a little quality to the teen pop market!)

    PPG - i haven't found any more andy scott lee unfortunately - he was meant to have a single out late last year but nothing ever came of it :(

    Marty - i would be thrilled if you could :)
    PinkieDust said...
    Thanks for sharing David Shaw
    J'ason D'luv said...
    Did Paul S Club really gain that much weight? Naughty! I haven't seen a recent pic of him, but will go in search of asap!

    And speaking of Scott-Lee, am I the only one who doesn't think that name is a bad word? I always thought it was cruel how PopJustice goes after poor Lisa so harshly (subconsciously, that's probably why I slate Lily Allen so much, since she's the PJ darling).... Not that I'm a massive Lisa Scott-Lee fan, mind you. In fact, the only songs of her, aside from Steps, that I know are "Get It On" and "Electric." And, despite them flopping, her TV show etc., I didn't think they were bad tunes.

    I dunno....
    Paul said...
    i love Andy Scott Lee and therefore Lisa by default. and anyone who comes from the glorious Steps and isn't H or Claire is ok by me. So no, you are not the only who appreciates the scott-lees... touch me, i'm electric was quite good i thought... she was just doomed to fail sadly :(
    PinkieDust said...
    As anyone got the studio version of Nerinas Confide In Me. All I got is this rather stunning ballad version:

    http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=04A8B5B2559E331E
    Paul said...
    i just got a really nice thank you message from Simon Curtis saying thanks for putting him on the blog. I hope to post more on him soon :) I really like his music...
    Anonymous said...
    i would love to listen to simon curtis !! is there any way i could listen to some of his songs?

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