Style of Eye

This is so good. It’s so Swedish sounding.

Style of Eye is (funnily enough) Swedish DJ and producer Linus Eklow. He co-wrote Icona Pop’s I Love It and had a massive hit in the dance world with ‘After Dark’. For Kids he’s teamed up with moody Swedish popstar Soso. Her cutting vocals sound happy but actually call are pretty dismissive calling out today’s ‘kids’.

I’m wondering what is up with kids nowadays
you’re all so deep, unique and interesting
suffering poets with a fashion sense
free hand tattoo with a misspelled name
everyone’s special the exact same way
you live your life on a Facebook page

Meow

Serebro

I don’t know what to do with this. It’s hideous and amazing all at once, just like the best European pop songs. A warning though, you will never be able to unhear it.

Serebro are a Russian girlgroup who were originally formed for Eurovision in 2007. That was the year I went but I have no recollection! They came third and were then signed. Late last year they released ‘Mi Mi Mi’ – their first international single complete with 24 million youtube views, thanks to the hot tub scenes above. It’s gathering a bit of momentum in Italy and Netherlands and sounds ripe for a summer smash hit to me.

A UK #1 for Summer 2014?

CLAIRE

I don’t think Germany is that well known for good pop music. The last German thing I can think of that I LOVED was Sarah Connor ‘Let’s Go Back To Bed Boy’ which is from FOREVER ago.

Claire are a five piece from Munich. Four boys and a girl, Josie Claire Burkle, on vocals – so it’s pretty obvious that I’m already going to love it. Here in the UK they’re signed to Capitol Records which is part of Universal and the bouncy ‘Games’ is their first UK single.

They’ve been on tour with Chvrches and Bastille in 2013 in Europe, but their first UK dates are next week – Tues @ Madame JoJo’s and Wed @ Hoxton BK at Golddust.

Games is out on 23 February – http://www.claireofficial.com/