Music from France – The Popopopops

The Popopopops a pop rock quartett  from France formed in 2007.

From their homepage : Born in 2007, this French quartet armed with the enigmatic yet apt name The Popopopops, woke up a dormant town. Brought up on an eclectic diet of 80’s British classic’s, offering an irresistible combination of catchy melodies and layers of sincere depth, they have their hometown marching to the beat of their drums.

Here is their newest song “My mind is old ” oh i love it unless i feel young in mind haha

Music from the UK: Nik Kershaw

Unfairly pigeonholed as an 80’s Artist, Nik Kershaw is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Ipswich, England.  He found huge success in the 80’s with hits such as ‘Wouldn’t it be Good’ , ‘I won’t let the sun go down on me’, and ‘The Riddle’, effortlessly combining instantly catchy hooks with deceptively clever songcraft. His attention to detail in production, recording and arrangement make him a stand out artist of the era. He’s also known for his work with Elton John, Genesis’ Tony Banks, and his hits for Let Loose and Chesney Hawkes. But it is his lesser known trio of albums from 1999 onwards that take him into the songwriting stratosphere alongside the greats: ’15 minutes’, ‘To be Frank’ and ‘You’ve got to Laugh’. On these wonderful albums, Kershaw matures gloriously as a writer, and the feel of the songs are a little more guitar based, with acoustics used to great effect. His lyrics at times border on genius. ‘Billy’ performed acoustically and live below, being one example.  They always say you can tel how good a song really is when you can just perform it on one guitar. This one speaks for itself. Nik Kershaw, one of England’s finest.

Kev Moore