Popjustice http://www.popjustice.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:07:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Little Mix – ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/little-mix-christmas-baby-please-come-home/133179/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/little-mix-christmas-baby-please-come-home/133179/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:07:38 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133179 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/little-mix-christmas-baby-please-come-home/133179/feed/ 0 2014 in review: July, with Jake from Rixton http://www.popjustice.com/interviewsandfeatures/2014-in-review-july-with-jake-from-rixton/131608/ http://www.popjustice.com/interviewsandfeatures/2014-in-review-july-with-jake-from-rixton/131608/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=131608 Rixton

July 2014 was a month in which various things happened in ‘the world at large’. But how did these things impact Jake from instrument-playing boyband Rixton? Let’s find out shall we.

In July popular beat combo Rixton ‘scored’ a UK Number One with their debut single which was released a couple of months after it came out in the US.

Why did you start it all ‘across the pond’ though?
It was mainly because radio’s a huge thing in America and if you get a big song on the radio over there you can kind of just watch it climb and climb, whereas over here you can release a song a within a week it can be Number One. Over there you need as much time as possible. We wanted to get it all geared up.

How did you celebrate the Number One in the UK?
We were backstage in Liverpool and we just had a few bottles of champagne. But it went terribly wrong because Louis popped the cork too quick before the Number One was announced. So they were like ‘this week’s Number One is…’ and it just went ‘pop’ and we didn’t hear them say it was us. Embarrassing.

Does Louis suffer from that problem a lot?
Oh all the time, yeah. No actually he doesn’t. I think his girlfriend would say something different.

Rob Thomas must have been happy with the sales figures too of course.
Yeah I bet he is. He’s probably really happy about it sitting on his yacht. (Laughs) No we spoke to Rob when the song first came around and he’s very close with Benny [Blanco], our producer, so we just got the okay from him. He’s probably loving life right now.

Also in the month of July, a man who’d dropped his mobile phone into a grain pit at his farm in Oklahoma was reunited with it nine months later. It had turned up in Japan.

Mental! That is crazy. Is that true though?

Yes of course. Have you ever turned up somewhere you shouldn’t have been?
I have actually. We did the Capital Ball and I walked down the wrong corridor and it was Pharrell’s corridor and I was like ‘oh all these people here for us’ and they just said ‘you can’t walk this way’ I ended up getting trapped in the corner.

So basically he had his own corridor?
Dude, he has his own corridor and army of people. Insane.

Madonna, the pop singer, was let off jury duty in July because her fame was too distracting.

When was the last time you were distracted by someone more famous than yourself?
Oh we were at a party in America around Scooter {Braun]’s house and it was just us and Tom Hanks, which was strange. We played this murder mystery game and you had to convince people you weren’t the town murderer or whatever, and I just had Tom Hanks all evening convincing me he wasn’t a murderer. The whole time in my head I’m thinking ‘I reckon it’s him but because it’s Tom Hanks I don’t want to put him on the spot’.

Have you ever been recognised in Tesco?
In Tesco? No, but my mum has. Someone went up to my mum and my mum was like ‘oh here we go again’ and they said ‘are you Jake from Rixton’s mum?’. That was in Tesco in Manchester.

Two reporters from a Brighton newspaper were taken to hospital after they each had a bite of the XXX Hot Chilli Burger, which contains a sauce made in India reportedly using about 5,000 kilos of piri piri chilis concentrated into one kilo.

How hot do you have your Nando’s though?
Hot. I have hot. Sometimes I go for medium, but if I’m feeling adventurous I just whack it up to hot.

What’s the standard Jake from Rixton Nando’s order?
(Immediately) Double chicken breast fillet wrap. Peri chips. Coleslaw. Haloumi. And then a drink, obviously.

That’s a lot.
That is a lot. I don’t know why I’ve just admitted that.

Also in July, long-forgotten vials of smallpox that had been left in a cardboard box were discovered by a government scientist near Washington DC.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever found in a box?
(Laughs) Oh my God, I don’t know! Actually at my friend’s old place he caught a mouse in a box and I didn’t know and when I went to move the box there was just this mouse at the bottom. Still alive. I’d just come round and I was in the kitchen and thought I’d look in the box and there it was, trying to jump out.

Do you want to hear a disgusting story about a rat?

A friend of Popjustice had a rat in their kitchen and so the man came round and put that sticky stuff down, but basically the rat got stuck on it and they tried to sort of yank the rat off it and two of its legs came off! Then they let it free!
There is a rat roaming London right now with two legs! Just on its two back legs, wandering around. That’s mental.

The body of a great white shark washed up on an Australian beach in July, having apparently choked on a sea lion.

When was the last time you got something stuck in your throat?
Hey cheeky! Erm, it’s always popcorn. You know when you go to the cinema and there’s a tiny bit that gets lodged at the back of your throat and you’re not exactly choking but it feels like you are.

An inventor in Vermont started selling a machine that prints selfies on toast in July. A slice of toast with your face on costs £44!

If you could have a selfie printed on anything, what would it be?
Someone else’s face. My face on their face.

Whose face would you like to be on?
I’d like to print myself on Bradley Cooper. He’s too good looking, tone it down a bit mate.

And your face would make that happen.
Oh what are you trying to say? Yeah just whack my face on his face.

Fabien Cousteau and his two crew members resurfaced after 31 days living underwater and collecting scientific data, also in July.

Like Busted, do you believe that in the year 3000 the world will be living underwater?
They’re McBusted now aren’t they? Wow. But no. That would be cool to think about but I won’t be here. Also we’d all just drown though and we couldn’t live underwater so I don’t know what they’re on about.

If Rixton could form a supergroup with another… Hang on, are you a boyband?
More of a band, but yeah.

So if you were to form a supergroup with another boyband, who would you choose?
I don’t know. Probably like One Republic or Maroon 5.


In soccer news, Germany defeated Brazil 7 points to 1 to go through to the final of the World Cup.

Have you ever underperformed on a big stage before?
(Cheeky laugh) All the time. Sometimes you get so hyped up for a show and then you kind of just over-think everything you’re doing and then you walk off stage thinking ‘if I hadn’t have thought about all that I could have done it so much better’. I think that’s just natural.

A Florida court awarded $23.6 billion in damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a case of a longtime smoker who died in 1996.

Have you ever ‘vaped’?
I’ve tried it. There’s an advert for it that got banned because it was really sexy. It was on TV and it was just like ‘you want to suck it’ and then everyone was just going ‘what is going on?’ And then it turns out it’s a vapouriser advert. It would make me buy one. My friends do it, but I’ve never really gone for it. Just stop smoking.

Finally in July, a fire broke out on Eastbourne Pier, destroying the arcade. Sad news.

But have you ever managed to get a cuddly toy out of those machines with the claw thing?
I have, yeah. In Florida actually and I may as well have just brought a teddy because I spent so much money trying to get it. I had no one to give it to either. It’s a bit of a fix I think. The claw isn’t strong enough.

Thank you Jake from Rixton for that fascinating insight into your thoughts on the month of July 2014. We hope you had a satisfactory year and wish you all the very best for 2015.

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Important Artist Sam Smith’s album has done a million in America http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/important-artist-sam-smiths-album-has-done-a-million-in-america/133168/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/important-artist-sam-smiths-album-has-done-a-million-in-america/133168/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:13:45 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133168 sam smith

Karaoke fan Sam Smith’s debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ has ‘shifted’ its millionth copy in America, making it only the third album to do so in 2014.

As reported by Billboard, it sold 60,000 copies last week to bring its total to 1.05m, which also means it’s still the year’s biggest selling debut album ‘across the pond’.

In case you’re keeping track, the other two albums to sell more than 999,999 copies this year are the Frozen soundtrack (3.4m) and Taylor’s ‘1989’ (3m).

Expect Sam’s album to creep past the million mark in the UK before the year is out, too.

UPDATE: The album has now sold over a million in the UK as well. Congrats to you, Samuel Smith.

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Ellie Goulding’s got a song on the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack by the looks of it http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/ellie-gouldings-got-a-song-on-the-50-shades-of-grey-soundtrack-by-the-looks-of-it/133165/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/ellie-gouldings-got-a-song-on-the-50-shades-of-grey-soundtrack-by-the-looks-of-it/133165/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133165 Ellie Goulding

It looks like warbling Segway amateur Ellie Goulding’s got a new song coming soon, and that song is called ‘Love Me Like You Do’.

It also looks like said song is taken from the soundtrack of bonkcentric celluloid effort 50 Shades Of Grey.

All this information has been swiped from this here web page, which appears to be some sort of forecaster of future radio hits in America.

It also lists a new Carly Rae Jepsen song called ‘I Really Like You’ so who knows what’s going on really. Madness.

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Indiana – ‘Only The Lonely’ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/indiana-only-the-lonely/133162/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/indiana-only-the-lonely/133162/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:45:47 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133162 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/indiana-only-the-lonely/133162/feed/ 0 Marina & The Diamonds – ‘Happy’ (live video thing) http://www.popjustice.com/videos/marina-the-diamonds-happy-live-video-thing/133158/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/marina-the-diamonds-happy-live-video-thing/133158/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:40:30 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133158 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/marina-the-diamonds-happy-live-video-thing/133158/feed/ 0 2014 in review: June, with Nicole Scherzinger http://www.popjustice.com/interviewsandfeatures/2014-in-review-june-with-nicole-scherzinger/131606/ http://www.popjustice.com/interviewsandfeatures/2014-in-review-june-with-nicole-scherzinger/131606/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=131606 Nicole-Scherzinger

June 2014 was a month in which various things happened in ‘the world at large’. But how did these things impact lexicon abuser Nicole Scherzinger? Let’s find out shall we.

In June the amazing ‘Your Love’ by Nicole Scherzinger charted in the UK at Number 6.

How cool. And June is the month of my birthday.

Indeed. In the grand scheme of things how happy on a scale of 1 – 10 does a UK Top Ten single make you?
Yeah I’m really happy. On a scale of 1-10? I don’t know. For me, I felt like the song was a Number One. (Laughs) I worked that hard for it to be a Number One. I was hoping for it to be a Top 5 but I’m grateful that the fans supported me and I know they got behind me even if the record wasn’t being played.

You milked a goat to promote it.
I did everything to promote it. My fans are the ones that got it to Number 6 so for my fans’ support, I’d say a 10.

Does it lessen how you view a single if it’s not had chart success?
I still love it regardless, I just think everybody else is crazy.

Also in the month of June, a massive sandstorm helped along by record high winds hit Tehran causing power blackouts in the Iranian capital.

But where do you keep the candles in your house?
I’ve got candles all over my house.

Are they scented?
(Excitedly) Yes! Some are scented, some are not.

What’s your favourite candle scent?
I love redcurrant. If you get the Votevo candles, I think it’s the Bailes, the black one, it’s lovely. Either that or vanilla.

Now that you’ve mentioned them in an interview hopefully we’ll all get sent loads of them.
(Laughs) I’m sorry, hang on…[speaks to a lady called Grace] will you look this up? It’s Bailes…Grace, will you look it up? Bailes I think it is. Is that the one I like? From Diptyque.

Anyway, also in June Vodafone revealed that the governments of six countries have a permanent link to monitor communications throughout Vodafone’s networks.

What would we learn about you if we had access to your last three text messages though?
Oh wow. Erm. What would you learn about me if you had access to my last three text messages? (Thinks for ages) Just that I’m very spiritual and I keep in touch with my family and my loved ones. That’s a hard question. Let’s move on to the next one.

Also in June, Scientists in Minnesota discovered that rats can feel regret, mainly about missed opportunities when it comes to their food.

When was the last time you regretted not having a dessert at a restaurant?
Rap? Like rap music?

Oh what is it again?

Rats can feel regret about food or something. When was the last time you regretted not having a dessert at a restaurant?
I can’t remember because when I want something I eat it. I’ve got a very sweet tooth. If anything I would regret if I ate too much. The last thing I had today was a Picnic bar.

Okay. How was that?

Last time we spoke you mentioned you’d once eaten blowfish semen. How much money would we have to give you for you to try that delicacy again?
Oh no amount of money in the world… Or maybe just £5m.

The word ‘adorkable’ was added to the Collins English Dictionary in June after a vote of Twitter users.

Are you disappointed that shamazing was never added to the dictionary?
Oh yeah I think shamazing is way better than adorkable. Shamazing just rolls off the tongue. Adorkable is cute but definitely shamazing should be added.

Are there any new hybrid words you’ve been working on?
We were saying ‘smazing’ which is a shortened version of ‘it’s amazing’. ‘Smazing’.

I’m always coming up with silly things that don’t really make any sense.

In June, Tortoiseshell cat Poppy – who was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-lived of her species – died at the age of 24.

Do you think cats have it easy and should they be made to work?
Erm… That’s a weird question. I mean, I don’t know what kind of stuff they would do.

They are very lazy.
They’re quite arrogant I think.

Are you more of a cat or a dog person?
I’m a dog person. But then I don’t know, it sounds so mean, putting a cat to work. What would they do? It’s like putting a dog to work.

But dogs do work! They collect dead animals for hunters and work on farms. They herd sheep.
Yeah it would be cool to see cats being able to do that.

June also brought faeces news: analysis of the oldest reported trace of poo added weight to the view that Neanderthals ate vegetables and not just meat.

Could you ever be vegetarian though?
Yeah, definitely. I’ve been vegetarian a couple of times in my life. I actually only eat white meat. I could be vegetarian but a vegan is another thing. I’ve been to vegan restaurants and I mean if you read what’s on the menu that they’re giving you it does not sound appetising, however when you eat it it tastes a lot better. They make magic happen with just nothing. With just air, beans, nuts and seeds.

What are your views on dairy?
I love dairy.

Handwritten lyrics of Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan sold at auction in June for a record $2m.

What’s your favourite Nicole Scherzinger lyric?
‘Big Fat Lie’’s got a couple of cool lyrics; “California days they say it never rains so why does my makeup seem like it’s never dry”.

Isn’t it true that California are in the middle of a massive drought?
I have no idea because I’m in London all the time where it does rain.

Finally, also in June, three men who escaped from a jail near Quebec City via helicopter were recaptured in Montreal.

Have you, Nicole Scherzinger, ever been in a helicopter?
Yes of course.

How was it? It looks dangerous.
It’s magical, it’s cool. You get a proper bird’s eye view of wherever you’re going. I find it fascinating.

Have you ever been in a hot air balloon?
I have not but that would be awesome.

Maybe you could get that as promo time, get some journalists in a hot air balloon.
Big Fat Hot Air Balloon.

Like when Rihanna took everyone on a plane, you could take everyone on a hot air balloon.
(Unconvincingly) Yeah.

Thank you Nicole Scherzinger for that fascinating insight into your thoughts on the month of June 2014. We hope you had a satisfactory year and wish you all the very best for 2015.

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McBusted – ‘Get Over It’ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/mcbusted-get-over-it/133146/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/mcbusted-get-over-it/133146/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:10:01 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133146 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/mcbusted-get-over-it/133146/feed/ 0 Tove Lo’s had to postpone more ‘gigs’ due to a vocal chord debacle http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/tove-los-had-to-postpone-more-gigs-due-to-a-vocal-chord-debacle/133133/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/tove-los-had-to-postpone-more-gigs-due-to-a-vocal-chord-debacle/133133/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:40:43 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133133 tovebig1

It looks like Tove Lo’s going to have to cancel her already-rescheduled London ‘gig’, and the one in Manchester, given that she’s now got cysts on her vocal chords (!) and won’t be able to sing a note for two months.

The news was broken via the medium of Twitter in the following manner:

The London show was due to be at KOKO on January 22, with the Manchester one the next day at the Academy 2.


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It looks likely McBusted are supporting One Direction on their Australian tour http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/it-looks-likely-mcbusted-are-supporting-one-direction-on-their-australian-tour/133131/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/it-looks-likely-mcbusted-are-supporting-one-direction-on-their-australian-tour/133131/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:39:33 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=133131 mcbusted-promo-3

It looks like ‘Air Guitar’ hitmakers McBusted will support One Direction on the Australian ‘leg’ of their On The Road Again tour next year.

It hasn’t been officially confirmed by either Matt or Niall, but this usually quite reliable Twitter account have said its happening so that’s good enough for us:

It was confirmed by a journalist for News Corp too, and anyway they’ve toured together before so it’s not exactly beyond the realms of possibility is it.

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