Click here to check out Lena Philipsson’s new single, ‘Idiot’. It’s a really classy bit of pop, very mellow but upbeat at the time. It’s not had great reactions but I like it. If anything, I just love the way she sings ‘Idioot’. I might start saying that now. Lena is a huge pop institution in Sweden by the way, she’s been around for a crazy amount of time, and she’s represented Sweden in Eurovision.
I saw this band on Perez Hilton this evening, I usually don’t agree with his music tastes but this band is awesome. Think Mayer Hawthorne, The Noisettes and some Paloma Faith mixed in a happy jar. Check out here. There’s also a free download of ‘Moneygrabber’ which is really good!
The video to this is already out but I can’t embed it on to this blog. Bugger. But the song’s enough to get you excited about the weekend (even though it’s still Wednesday).
A 16-year old East Londoner with a massive voice and massive ginger hair. Mindblowingly cool. Check out here.
This is probably the most amazingly awesome gig I think I’ve been to since Robyn back in October last year. There’s nothing more exciting than going to see a band you hardly know much about and being blown away by just how powerful they are. Morning Parade are a rough mix between Delphic and Friendly Fires (in my view), but at the same time there’s some serious soul behind the beats. And they’re all hot in their own ways. They’re playing again in the much bigger Scala in June- I seriously recommend you go see them. Seriously.
Best artist: Robyn
Best song: Robyn – Dancing On my Own
Best group: Johnossi – Mavericks
Best folk/visa: Blandade Artister – Sonja Åkesson Tolkad Av
Best hardrock/metal: Watain – Lawless Darkness
Best jazz: Dan Berglunds Tonbruket – Tonbruket
Best songwriter: Klas Åhlund & Robyn – Body Talk
Best female artist: Robyn – Body Talk
Best male artist: Håkan Hellström – 2 Steg Från Paradise
Best newcomer Oskar Linnros – Vilja Bli
Best producer: Red One
Best international success: Red One
Best lyrics: Håkan Hellström – 2 Steg Från Paradise
Best urban/dance: Familjen – Mänskligheten
Best Innovator: Iamamiwhoami
This is the dude who wrote the Grammy-winning “Smooth,” which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is the 2nd most successful song of all time on the Billboard Charts. “After years of success in servicing the needs of the pop music market, it was time to create a record that expresses the deeper essence of who I am right now.” Check out a couple of tracks below (Darkside is gorgeous) and go to his Myspace!
Ringo Starr’s called TINA (I don’t know why it’s all in capitals…) “THE TablaGirl!”. I think she’s pretty good. I’ve only heard one song from this poppy, urban, dance, bollywood, R&B siren but so far but I’m impressed. Check out her super sexy, polished song featuring Fat Joe below and go to the website!
Ministry of Sound is giving away Skream & Example’s new track (above) as a free download here. This is my favourite song at the moment. Good!
… and this one by ‘The Shures’ is really good!
The Brit Awards are the UK’s biggest music awards. Below are awards and their nominations. My picks are in red- these won’t all win but in an Alfie world they would! And about bloody time they changed that Brits logo, although I’m not sure this one is any better…
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons
Alexandra Burke ft. Pitbull: ‘All Night Long’
Cheryl Cole: ‘Parachute’
Florence & The Machine: ‘You’ve Got The Love’
Matt Cardle: ‘When We Collide’
Olly Murs: ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’
Plan B: ‘She Said’
Scouting For Girls: ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’
Taio Cruz: ‘Dynamite’
Tinie Tempah: ‘Pass Out’
The Wanted: ‘All Time Low’
Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More
Plan B: The Defamation Of Strickland Banks
Take That: Progress
Tinie Tempah: Disc-Overy
The xx: xx
International Male Solo Artist
Cee Lo Green
International Female Solo Artist
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green: The Lady Killer
Katy Perry: Teenage Dream
Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown
The song they’re covering is the cutely haunting ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Fun, witty and current ‘indie-hop’ from two Brighton kids. Check out here.