MONDAY SINGLES SWEEP

Singles by the worst pop act in the UK: This week there’s just one single by the worst pop act in the UK – and what an utter stinker that single is. Like Atomic Kitten themselves, ‘If You Come To Me’ is one of those things which gives pop a […]

STOP THE CONTEST NOW!

We’ve already crowned the new Pop Idol. So far in her few, brief moments on air she has made impact than the rest of the final however-many-are-left put together. This woman is the only not-boy in either series of Pop Idol to offer anything near true star quality. Not […]

HRNK!

We’re going to send out a newsletter over the weekend. It will include advance details of a very special Popjustice Christmas offer as well as a preview of one of 2003’s most eagerly-anticipated albums and an interview with a Number One recording ‘artiste’. We haven’t decided which one, yet, but […]

THEY LEFT US ON FRIDAY

It hasn’t even started yet and the weekend is already ruined! We’re sorry, viewers, but Shed Club Seven will be disbanding after their next tour. “Certain aspects of the music industry have put a strain on the recording side of things in recent years,” they say in a statement. The […]

HE IS THE MUSIC MAN AND HE CAN PLAY. WHAT CAN HE PLAY? THE ACCORDION.

In our last set of installments before Popjustice’s official accordionist gets his very own page, we bring you a trio of pop classics brought bang out of date by Martin’s magical musical fingering. And those songs are… Sugababes – ‘Stronger’ Bee Gees – ‘How Deep Is Your Love?’ Massive Attack […]

POP JUSTICE IS SORT OF DONE

Happy news today as Cheryl Tweedy is found not to be a racist at all, merely someone who – like all of us – finds toilet attendants in nitespots to be intensely irritating. When we first met Cheryl this time last year – during the course of a top secret […]

GET REEF ON THE PHONE!

Oi! As the observant among you will have noticed over the past few weeks, we’ve got some new sections starting on Popjustice in the coming months. And we’re starting our revolutionary Popjustice Letters Page next week. Can you send us something to put in it, please? Don’t forget to […]

THE KISSING LADIES RIDE AGAIN!

It turns out that if you thought tATu had imploded before anyone had the chance to get bored of them, you’re an idiot. Over at tatugirls.com they’re reporting that Lena and Julia are just weeks away from going back into the studio. This is going to be absolutely amazing. Unless […]

WORK IT. A LITTLE BIT.

Heterosexual men of the world are already warming up their hands in anticipation of ‘Toned’, the first fitness video from the Liberty X ladies. According to ‘s description, ‘Toned’ features a “10 minute warm-up” and “a 10 minute cool down” which suggests that this Christmas thousands of men will be […]

ANOTHER FUTURE OF ROCK

The fact that the best new guitar band in Britain don’t actually have any guitars means that we are officially allowed to write about them on Popjustice. Their name is Keane – you may remember we first told you about them at the start of the year – and they […]

RETURN OF THE ACCORDION MAN

Martin, our accordion-playing friend, has been very busy catching up with your suggestions. Here are a load of tracks he’s already recorded. We think you’ll agree that he’s making good progress – ‘Beautiful’ is an utter triumph. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Kraftwerk – ‘Trans-Europe Express’ Pulp – ‘This […]

THE FUTURE OF ROCK

This, viewers, is the first picture anywhere on the web – or anywhere anywhere – of McFly, the new band from the management (and band members) who brought you Busted. Over the past few years the world of pop has been littered with mini-me bands like allSTARS, Westlife and S […]

DON’T SAY FUCK OR BUGGER

Not only does the new Sugababes single have one of the best single sleeves of 2003, but it comes with a brilliant parental advisory-style sticker! Do we have to spell out how very cool this is? Yes? Okay: v.e.r.y. f.u.c.k.i.n.g. c.o.o.l. Plus there’s an Audio Bullys collaboration as a b-side. […]

INTRODUCING THE HARDLINE ACCORDION TUNES…

For reasons best known to himelf, a friend of Popjustice has just spent £500 on an accordion, and is teaching himself to play. He quickly tired of the ‘My First Accordion’-style music bos, and starting trying to get his head around some popular hits. We asked for ‘…Baby One More […]

‘COSMETIC, ASPIRATIONAL…’

There’s a great – if slightly bonkers – article in Issue Zero of The London News Review, about Blazin’ Squad and the emergence of Urban English (UE). It notes: “[The band use] plenty of UE words, but are Blazin’ Squad being ‘true to their grammar’? Upon analysis, there seems to […]

FREE! ZERO PENCE! ETC.

Never ones to turn down the offer of free Charlie, we were over the moon to discover the complimentary gift on the cover of the new Top Of The Pops magazine – a wind-up Charlie Busted! Seriously, this is the greatest free gift the world has ever seen. Not only […]

MONDAY SINGLES SWEEP

Well, it’s that time of the month when we remember to discuss Monday’s single releases. As you will no doubt know by now, Fast Food Rockers have a second single out this week. It’s called ‘Say Cheese (Smile Please)’, and many people are talking about it being some sort of […]

A CALL FOR CALM AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME

There seem to be some public order ‘issues’ regarding the Britney-featuring-Madonna single. Let us state quite clearly: the hating must stop. Now. There’s nothing bad about ‘Me Against The Music’; in fact, there’s plenty good about it. For example: * “I’m-a takin’ you owwwwwn” – it’s the new “Mayyyye”! * […]

DRINK BACARDI (BREEZER) LIKE IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY

Birthday greetings to Nicola Roberts, 18 years old today. Maybe, for 24 hours, the rest of the band will allow Nicola to be second from the back, cameramen won’t cut her out of all their shots, and maybe, even, a record producer will say, “Actually, Nicola, this bit of the […]

AND THE ‘WINNER’ IS…

…Alex, the so-called ‘Cornish pixie’ who won the hearts and minds of a generation with her gentle warbling. Which is fortunate, because there’s a real lack of semi-credible female singer songwriters these days. It’s not as if it’s impossible to leave the house without falling over Avrils, Amys, tas and […]

YEAH, BUT NO, BUT etc

It los we’re not the only ones to be struck down by the utter genius of Blazin’ Squad’s new single ‘Flip Reverse’, as performed on this morning’s CD:UK. Over on the band’s official messageboard, the fans have been dissecting the performance and pondering its role in 21st century popular culture. […]

WE HEART THE SUGABABES

Well, you wanted to know about the Sugababes album. So we will tell you this: it might very easily be the best album we’ve heard all year. Better than Girls Aloud and Patrick Wolf and everything else we’ve gone mental for in 2003; better than ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ and […]

>WE HEART THE SUGABABES

>Well, you wanted to know about the Sugababes album. So we will tell you this: it might very easily be the best album we’ve heard all year. Better than Girls Aloud and Patrick Wolf and everything else we’ve gone mental for in 2003; better than ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ and […]