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It’s not looking great in camp Oh My! is it?

Oh My! being generally quite good.

Any fan could tell you that it’s all gone that nasty kind of silent recently, but two developments have occured that don’t really give the situation a positive spin:

1. The band didn’t play the Showcase Live gig they were penned in for. They didn’t show/cancelled/were bumped, and replaced with Times Red instead. Not exactly what you’d call ‘a fair trade’, but whatever.

2. The band have been removed from Purple PR’s client list.

…which is rubbish. Because I would have liked to see Oh My! at Showcase Live. And I would have liked to have Oh My! thrown in my face a bit more (because, let’s be honest, their exposure was next to zero). If worst comes to worst and Oh My! get dropped it will be a massive wasted oppurtunity. It would be a waste of talent, a waste of charisma, and a waste of chemistry.

But it could all turn around so let’s just sit and wait for everyone involved to realise that brilliant tunes will always emerge victorious.

Or at least, they should.

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The 41 Greatest Singles of 2011

And here they are.

So, 2011 has sort of happened hasn’t it? And quite a lot of artists released good singles in it, which can get a bit confusing in the day and age where LMFAO are the year’s biggest selling iTunes artist. So HERE ARE the best fourty one singles 2011 had to offer, in reverse order so there’s a poptacular drum-roll from the ‘fucking good’ through the ‘absolutely chuffing brilliant’ right up to the ‘OH MY BLOODY GOD’ ones at the end. Any problems? Of course not. Here we go. Continue reading

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Everybody loves video stills.

So, the Dirty Dancer video. Don’t lie. We all thought it would be more of the same. We all thought it would feature Alex and Jade standing around various grubby nightclubs, throwing dirty looks at the camera and “being cool”. And we all thought it would “do the job” whilst being a missed oppurtunity and, frankly, a bit rubbish. Well folks, thankfully we were all incredibly wrong. Here are eleven things the video contains that are undeniably wonderful:

Shark

1. Banter with a slightly deflated inflatable shark in an improbably sized waste-paper bin. Continue reading

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“Oh My!” indeed.

So, Oh My! have been floating around the blogosphere for a few months with two free tracks to their (brilliant and yet awful) name. This is them:

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“So far, so good”.

They arrived backed by/with tunes written by/somehow affiliated with famously withdrawn dance-rapper Example. This was enough to cause many blogs to ready their highest praise, and yet I retained my suspicions. Whilst Example’s second album proved rather excellent, his third was a real disappointment: cynically marketed at a generation who will swallow anything with a heavy four to the floor beat and reference to “The Club”, and lacking in personality or a real voice of its own. And yet he still appears to think he’s the dog’s bollocks, an ego inflation that isn’t helped by the unerring praise by critics who really should know better. So I was to be forgiven for not wanting an act who’s debut album consisted of thirteen trend-chasing club bangers devoid of emotion and actual tunes.

Run This Town quashed these fears immediately and laid out a pretty clear statement of intent for the band: shouty, stompy, and undeniably northern tunes. Kicking And Screaming refined the sound into something easier to digest, but the band still had a major problem: their songs simply weren’t good enough to part with money over yet. Not a career-ending problem, as neither song was for sale, but there was still room for the band to turn around and be quite shit.

Enter Dirty Dancer.

That, ladies and gentlemen, was the sound of Oh My! not being shit. Or it might have been the sound of your head simply exploding for sheer lack of a word to describe how bloody brilliant that was. But it probably wasn’t the latter, as if your head exploded the chances of you being able to hear it happening are quite slim.

Well done Oh My!. Well done.

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