SoundGirl Gives Away Single, Remains Both Confusing and Amazing

I'm still not quite sure what to make of SoundGirl. On the one hand, the first two tracks that surfaced on their SoundCloud, "The Game" and "Walking On Air," were some of the most promising material I heard from a new artist last year. Initially, SoundGirl evoked the things I loved most about the…


What's In A Name? The Brilliance of CocknBullKid

I'll admit it: I've been sleeping on CocknBullKid for a while now. Why? It's a shamefully silly reason, yet entirely real nonetheless: She has literally the worst stage name of all time. No, but seriously: It reads like one of those terrible hipster bands that mass CC's me along with every other…


Lady Gaga: Born This Way (Single Review)

Hype is an ugly, impossible hump to overcome. After Perez Hilton named it "one of the best songs of Gaga's career," Vogue's Jonathan Van Meter described it as an "unbelievably great dance song, destined to be the anthem of every gay-pride event for the next 100 years" and Elton John dubbed it…


Spike Heels and Skin Tight Jeans: An Ode to "Graffiti My Soul," A Perfect Xenomania Production

In light of the recent news/gossip published in the UK's The Sun about Britney's alleged sessions with powerhouse pop production team Xenomania (seizing, crying), I've decided a Xenomania appreciation post is in order. While there are simply too many brilliant Xenomania productions to count…


Viva La Vida: The End of Mini Viva

Sad news in Pop World today: The Xenomania-produced Brit Pop duo Mini Viva have officially disbanded. The "Left My Heart in Tokyo" hit-makers just posted an official statement on member Britt Love's Tumblr: First off all we would like to apologise for not being able to tell you sooner what was…


Introduucing...Ed Drewett!

Having just penned the #1 debut single for the rather attractive boy band The Wanted ("All Time Low"), as well being featured on Professor Green's springtime smash ("I Need You Tonight"), Virgin Records' latest male pop sensation Ed Drewett isn't exactly a stranger to the UK pop charts at the…


A Star is Born: MuuMuse Interview with Starsmith!

She just couldn’t believe that what we’d ended up completely doing in my bedroom...was going to become what people would say would be the sound of the following year. If you've even been vaguely paying attention to the state of pop music in the U.K. at the moment, chances are you've heard of…


Florrie Debuts New Track for Download, "Give Me Your Love"

CALL 911! I'm having a panic attack! No, wait. It's just new Florrie. (LOLOL DO U SEE WUT I DID THERE.) The Xenomania sweetheart is back with yet another free track for the masses: "Give Me Your Love." As per usual, the song was produced by Italo-disco mastermind Fred Falke and features Xeno…


MuuMuse Excluusive: Listen to Jessie and the Toy Boys' "Key to The City"

A few weeks ago I introduuced the Jessie and the Toy Boys, the sugar-coated side project by Xenomania songwriter, Jessie Malakouti. Now, I come bearing excluusives! Click above to hear a full-length stream of Jessie's newest track, "Key to The City." The song, produced by Richard Vission, is an…


MuuTunes: The MuuMuse Approved Tracks for the Week of July 18, 2010

I accidentally haven't done this in almost a month. SO SUE ME. MuuMuse Approved Tracks for the Week of July 18, 2010 5. Nadia Ali and Chris Reece - The Notice Nadia Ali's pop-tinged kiss off track with Chris Reece is an unexpected surprise given her dancier roots, but it only proves that…


Introduucing...Florrie!

My best blog buddies--from Hard Candy Music to Sheena Beaston to The Chemistry is Dead have already spouted on about the singer for months. I just happen to be coming to the party fashionably late. What else is new? This is Florrie. You may not recognize her, but if you're a MuuMuse reader, you've…


Introduucing...Jessie and the Toy Boys!

Meet Jessie Malakouti. Having already established herself as a Xenomania songwriter, opened on tour for The Saturdays, and sung back-up on the Pet Shop Boys' latest record, Yes, it's hard to say that Malakouti requires an "Introduucing" post. It's her latest musical endeavor, Jessie and the Toy…