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Deptford Goth – Feel Real

Derek on Deptford Goth's gorgeous "Feel Real", and the social anxieties involved when you find yourself standing next to a pop personage.

John Grant – Glacier

Six months in and it has become fairly clear that here at Into the Popvoid we don’t seem to spend a lot of time talking about boys. Or male pop […]

Avec Sans – Hold On

Certain things in pop are like catnip to me – I am always going to have my head turned by a faintly dispassionate female vocal and I can never resist someone who dances […]

Britney Spears – Perfume

I don’t know about you, but I always tend to flinch when I see a pop star on the publicity trail describe their new album as “my most personal record yet” […]

Charli XCX – SuperLove

Given the success of Fancy and Boom Clap, it’s hard to believe that not so long ago, Charli XCX’s pop career was in danger of fizzling out before it had […]

Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday

Let’s return to the notion of the Imperial Phase, that period of invincibility where everything you do is huge and deemed better than everyone else simply by virtue of your own […]

St. Lucia – All Eyes on You

When you get to a certain age there comes a point when you have absolutely no clue about what’s going on in modern music. You don’t really understand how it […]

VV Brown – The Apple

In pop – as in life – there are always pioneers; those who blaze a trail through the wilds and make it safe for others to follow. VV Brown is […]

Little Mix – Boy

We often forget that the girls and boys who pop up as teenagers on talent shows like Popstars and The X Factor aren’t just people who want to be popstars […]

Frida Sundemo – Snow

I’m often puzzled by the way record companies go about their business. If you were running a shop and had an exciting new product, would you leave it in the […]

Summer Camp – Fresh

If you’ve ever wondered what Modern Romance fronted by a Nolan sister would sound like, look no further. Channelling 1981 to quite spectacular effect, Summer Camp‘s Fresh is a wonderful dollop of supperclub […]

Tegan and Sara – I Was a Fool

This is the record that answers the question no-one was asking: if Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige were lesbian twin sisters from Canada, what would they sound like? The answer […]

M.O – Hot

In my last missive I mentioned Left My Heart in Tokyo, and the fortunes of the Mini Viva girls – Brit and Frankee – have gone in somewhat different directions […]

Diana Vickers – Cinderella

Well now, this is sad. And not a little ironic. Diana Vickers enjoyed something of a Cinderella story herself, bringing a barefoot breathy quality to 2008’s X Factor before doing a triumphant West End […]