Unperfect

Sound of the Unperfect: Xenomania's New Girl Group Makes Their Debut

Xenomania is a name near and dear to my heart, conjuring cherished memories of gift-wrapped kitty cats and angels with dirty faces. The prolific UK production house, helmed by pop genius Brian Higgins, is largely responsible for shaping my pop sensibilities during my most impressionable years: from…


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Nadine Coyle Is Releasing a 4-Track Solo EP & Going on Turr

Like a beautiful robot dancing alone, Queen Nuhdeen Coyle is hitting the road all on her own. Following the release of last year’s return-to-form “Go To Work,” which was singlehandedly responsible for lowering the UK unemployment rate by 16% (or was it 18%? I’m no good with math), the Derry diva is…


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Fling My Soul Overboard: Unreleased Girls Aloud Gems Leak on the Eve of Their 15th Anniversary

On November 30, 2002, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Payne, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Sarah "HJ on CBB" Harding were selected to form a girl group on Popstars: The Rivals, resulting in what would become Britain's biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century: the…


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"Go To Work": Nadine Coyle Turns Your Nine to Five Into a Good Time (Review)

"You better work, work it, girl..." "You better work, bitch." "Work, work, work, work, work..." There are very few enduring truths in Pop, but one remains reliably valid to this day: a suggestion to work will always result in a great tune. In the grand tradition of "Work"-ing girls, from RuPaul to…


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'Hair Down': Mollie King's Return Is One Na-Na-Noisy Pop Banger (Single Review)

Yesterday, I proclaimed that Mollie King was coming back to save pop. Here she is now, a day later, saving pop — or, at least, invoking nostalgia for a very specific time in British pop music approximately one decade ago. After kicking off her career with the chill electro-balladry of "Back To…


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Mollie King Is Coming Back to Save Pop Now, Too

In a more perfect world — a less embarrassing one (happy fifth anniversary, "Everything Is Embarrassing," by the way), the press would dedicate their endless headlines not to The Grand Return of The Oh-So-Problematic Taylor Swift, She Of Questionable Reputation, but rather the comeback of Girls…


X Factor Finalist Amelia Lily's Xenomania-Produced "You Bring Me Joy" Is Unsurprisingly Incredible

We already know what the name Xenomania implies: Girls Aloud. Kylie Minogue. Mini Viva. Rachel Stevens. Accordingly, it should come as no surprise that "You Bring Me Joy," the Xenomania-produced debut single for X Factor UK Season 8 finalist Amelia Lily, is 110% incredible. The best part of "You…


Legendtina Recording with Xenomania, No Wigs are Safe

In an interview with PopJustice posted earlier today (which you should all read immediately, it's great), Queen Beth Ditto of Gossip revealed that while recording at Xenomania headquarters, she encountered a few fellow musicians in the studio: Annie (amazing), Florrie (amazing), and a certain…


Xenomania Confirms New Girls Aloud Material, Life No Longer Cold

SOMETHING KINDA OOOOH IS BREWING. Yesterday afternoon, Nadine Coyle threw the entirely of the world into convulsions after tweeting that she was heading into the studio with Brian Higgins of Xenomania. "For what?!" billions demanded to know. Well, we've got ourselves an answer. Seconds ago,…


Two Tweets, One Touch: Are The Original Sugababes Reforming?

The Sugababes are, aside from Girls Aloud, generally regarded as the UK's most successful girl group of the 21st century. With dozens of chart-topping hits--from "Overload" to "Freak Like Me" to "About You Now"--five Top 10 albums and dozens of awards to their name, the 'Babes have consistently…


Download Now: Florrie - Begging Me (Fred Falke Remix)

The bad news is that we're not getting new Florrie tunes until 2012. The good news is that Florrie felt pretty bad about it, so she's just released a remix of her track "Begging Me"--for free! Just as she's done with all her past releases, the incredibly giving, thoroughly amazing former…


Introduucing...Catcall!

Meet Catcall. Née Catherine Kelleher, the Australian chanteuse released her first single, “Swimming Pool,” last year to rave reviews. “Swimming Pool” is an uncanny slice of Italo disco-referencing indie dance in the vein of Sally Shapiro or the Golden Filter; the track was helmed by GLOVES, the…