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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

I'm Not Her by Clara Mae

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Swedish artist Clara Mae is back with a new song called "I'm Not Her" and you're going to love it! We do!




"I'm Not Her" is an awesome mid-tempo pop song that will have you wanting to dance in no time. In fact, when we listened to the song for the first time, it was at night and we were in the front yard with our dogs. And as soon as the beat kicks in after the first chorus, we started dancing around. It's that good! Just watch the video ...




"I'm Not Her" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added the song to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You can also here her two other songs this year there: "Taped Up Heart" and "Drowning." Have a listen ...




Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. For the latest on Clara Mae, check out her official website. You can also like her official Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. Don't forget to like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Pop Life Fanzine 2017

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Once upon a time, I (Davearama) published a fanzine dedicated to Bananarama called Pop Life. The fanzine was published from 2003 to 2007. Well, ten years later, there is a new issue!

The new issue of Pop Life

Back in the 80s, there was an official Bananarama fanzine produced by their fan club called True Confessions. It was named after Bananarama's third album. The editor was Peter Lorraine, who went on to manage The Saturdays and now is behind the reunion tour.

The new issue of WOW!

In the mid-90s, Jason 'Jay' Berges published WOW! The Unofficial Bananarama Fan Newsletter. WOW! was the name of Bananarama's fourth album. This was so wonderful to get because at the time, any information about Bananarama was hard to come by. Yes, this was before we had access to the Internet. We got lots of updates around the album Ultra Violet.

The first issue of Pop Life

By 2003, we had the Internet, and we had Yahoo chat groups, including the Bananarama Mailing List and the Bananarama Club. We didn't have Facebook or social media back then. And I decided to have another go at creating another fanzine dedicated to Bananarama because there was something magical about having a physical copy to have. So I chose to follow the fanzines/newsletters than came before me. I named the fanzine after Bananarama's fifth and fabulous album: Pop Life.

Sara and Keren received issues of Pop Life

Pop Life, The Unofficial Bananarama Fanzine was published during a very exciting time. It was during the time that their 2005 comeback album Drama came out. I was lucky enough to interview Keren, Sara, and Jacquie for the fanzine. You can read those interviews by clicking on their names. Sadly, I was never able to interview Siobhan. Although we did have a lot of features about Siobhan and Shakespears Sister in the fanzine.

30th Anniversary edition of True Confessions

For Bananarama's 30th anniversary in 2012, Peter Lorraine published a 30th anniversary of True Confessions. Earlier this year, when the reunion tour was announced. Jay encouraged me to do another issue of Pop Life. I initially said no, because my life is busy enough as it is. Then Jay went and published a new issue of WOW! The Unofficial Bananarama Fan Newsletter. And well, I was inspired to give it another go! 

The 24 issues of Pop Life

So today, there is a new issue of Pop Life, The Unofficial Bananarama Fanzine. I'm not printing it and mailing it out. It is a PDF only. You can download the issue for free by clicking here. Please feel free to print a copy!

I hope you enjoy it.

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. You can actually see the first 3 issues of Pop Life in the photos section of the Poptastic Confessions Facebook page!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Galaxy by Dannii Minogue

Dear Poptastic Readers,

YES! Dannii Minogue is back in a big way with a brand-new song and video for "Galaxy." We're so happy she is back to making music!



"Galaxy" is a piano-led pop stomper with a gorgeous melody. It was written by Sia, too! The video has lots of costume changes and Dannii is looking as fabulous as ever! Have a look ...



A great vocal performance from Dannii! Hooray! "Galaxy" is released tomorrow on digital outlets everywhere. So you'll have to wait until then. We will add it to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify tomorrow.



Cheers then,

—Davearama

P.S. You can read our review of Dannii's music career here. Be sure to like Dannii's official Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. While you are at it, you can like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Electric Nights by Parralox

Dear Poptastic Readers,

And now for the single release that we have waited all of 2017 for: "Electric Nights" by Parralox is their latest single and it is FAB-U-LOUS! We've been listening to it all year and it always brings us so much joy!



Some history of the song: It was written and originally recorded in 2004 with Parralox mastermind John von Ahlen and original Parralox singer Roxy. They submitted the song to the Music Oz awards in 2004 and it won Best Dance Australian Dance Track. But then Roxy left the group, and the song got put on hold. It was only ever included in Parralox's Megamix 2008



However, last year it was rerecorded for their new album Subculture with new singer Johanna and John on lead vocals. Johanna's big vocals really shine on the track! Some of Roxy's vocals remain on the track, too. And Louise Love and Johnny X add some backing vocals, too. And together it is one of the best records of the year!




We ordered the CD single and it arrived in the mail on Monday this week along with some other goodies. The digital release is coming November 24. Along with some fabulous remixes, there are brand-new songs, too! B-sides, if you will. See the track listing here.

A music video was filmed for the song and it is currently being edited. Hopefully it will be released before the digital release. Until then, you can enjoy this live performance of the song ...



We've added the song to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You will also find other songs from their Holiday '16 album. Enjoy!~



Subculture
 is available on digital outlets everywhere. You can even buy the physical CD and the CD single for "Electric Nights" at Conzoom, if they have any copies left. Don't delay! Buy your copy today!


For more information on Parralox, check out their official website. You can also like their official Facebook page, and while you are there please like our Poptastic Confessions Facebook page! If Twitter is your thing, follow Parralox here and follow Davearama here.

Cheers then,
—Davearama

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Love You Like That by Dagny

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Norwegian singer Dagny has a new song out called "Love You Like That." This is her third single this week after the fantastic "Wearing Nothing" and the fun remake of "More, More More."




"Love You Like That" starts off a bit slow. However, it gains momentum and Dagny's vocals soar before going into the fun chorus. There isn't a video yet, but there is this lyric video ...




"Love You Like That" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added the song to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify


Cheers then, 
—Davearama

P.S. You can like Dagny's Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. While you're at it, please like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.




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Monday, November 6, 2017

Room For Love by Melanie C

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Sorry we've haven't been churning out the posts lately. Life gets busy and we've got a lot of new music to share this week. First up is Sporty Spice Melanie C who has a new song out called "Room For Love."



"Room For Love" is a nice uplifting pop song. Melanie delivers a really nice vocal performance. It is very catchy, too. For the video, Melanie had fans send in videos for the song, which really is endearing. Three other Spice Girls (Geri, Emma, and Victoria) also sent in cameos. Enjoy the video ...



"Room For Love" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added it to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Have listen ...


Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. You can like Melanie C's official Facebook page and follow her on Twitter. Don't forget to like Poptastic Confessions Facebook page and follow Davearama on Twitter.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Stupid Lovesong by Laser Dreams

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Scandipop featured this new song by a new artist and the artwork totally made us check it out. It didn't disappoint either. The song is "Stupid Lovesong" by Laser Dreams. Isn't the artwork totally awesome?




Who are Laser Dreams? They are a Swedish duo made up of producer Urban "Hurb" Ericsson and singer Malin Lybeck. The music to "Stupid Lovesong" is pure synthpop! The vocals are fun and charming. Check out the video ...





Wasn't that fun? Yes, it was! We've added the song to our 2017 Poptastic Confessions playlist on Spotify. Check it out!





Cheers then,
—Davearama

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