KID SHIRT

Monday, February 05, 2007

GRUP HEPSI

Ah fuck it: let's have some more Turkish Pop! This time it's Hepsi, from Istanbul. Turkey's answer to Girls Aloud. Apparently, each of the girls has their own personal colour scheme/motif, blahblahblah...



Like the blocky/clunky beats on this one, and the rubbery bass-line:



And the ghost of Abba hovers over this, I reckon, in terms of styling, presentation and (v. faintly) the arrangement (well, okay, up until the point they go urban at the end):



And if anyone wants to get me a copy of their album for my birthday on the 18th (or any other similarly flavoured Indo-Asian-Euro-Pop fluff) then please be my guest...!

"ŞIMARIK/KISS, KISS"

Holly Valance turned up tonight on "Prison Break" with an extremely dodgy Australian meets Romanian meets Czech meets fucknowswhat 'accent' (well, fair doings, she is half-Serbian, I think...). This unlikely pop-cultural collision feels worthy of some sort of half-arsed Kid Shirt tribute...ah, I know, I'll post a dodgy video mash-up of her going back-to-back with Turkish Pop Star Tarkan whose single "Şımarık" formed the chasis of her hit "Kiss, Kiss". Cheese meets cheesecake. Yeah, that feels kinda rightfully symmetrical...



An' the eagle-eyed Pop Culture Buffs amongst ya may've also spotted her recent cameos in episodes of "Entourage" and "CSI: Antartica".

NEW FALL VINYL

This just in from the distributors:

"The Fall vinyl has gone back to 5th March – due to Mark E Smith wanting it remastered. He wasn’t happy with the mastering (2 days before call off!), so they’ve had to remake them from scratch. So gone back 3 weeks. CD is still out on 12th February, and has called off..."


Gaaaaah.