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The Lebanese-born British singer Mika turns 27 today. Known for his Freddie Mercury-esque flamboyance, Ramen Noodle tangle of hair, and multi-octave prowess, he launched onto the UK music scene in 2007 with a great deal of hype before ...
The press and the music industry itself are reacting to yesterday’s BRIT nominations. The big story about the nominations – according to The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, and Billboard – is the ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on December 18th, 2007
Tomorrow, I will reveal my top UK songs from 2007 that deserved U.S.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on July 19th, 2007
Patrick Wolf, who supported Mika at London’s Somerset House, calls the “Grace Kelly” singer a “twat.” Of course, in this celebrity catfight, I’m on Team Wolf all the way.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on June 25th, 2007
Mika‘s “Grace Kelly” was recently voted the eighth most-irritating song of all-time. However, the song was on track to becoming 2007′s biggest song, due to its five-week run at No. 1 back in the winter.
Pitchfork has photos from this weekend’s Coachella festival, including pics of Arctic Monkeys, The Jesus and Mary Chain (where’s ScarJo?!), Jarvis Cocker, fake Brits Interpol, eccentric Icelander Bjork, Hot Chip, and Happy ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on March 19th, 2007
It seems pop star Mika has come out of the closet…sorta. He’s quoted in The Mirror as saying, “People say, ‘You don’t talk about sexuality because you’re worried about success in the US.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on February 12th, 2007
British entertainers had better be glad that the Brit awards are happening this week. Artists like James Blunt and Corinne Bailey Rae were left empty-handed as those naughty Dixie Chicks took home award after award.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on February 2nd, 2007
Boy, does The Guardian’s music reviewer Alexis Petridis know how to disassemble a hype machine: in a blistering review, Petridis awards Mika‘s debut album, Life in Cartoon Motion, with a piddling, embarrassing one ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on January 29th, 2007
Was it a pissed-off Arctic Monkeys fan who did it? That’s what Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs jokes to Pitchfork.