The last few months have been a busy time for Dumper, the Popjustice work experience robot who won't get the hint.
In this picture you can see him out and about on a sunny day sightseeing in London. We only asked him to go out and get a pencil sharpener from Rymans — that was the last we saw of him for two and a half days. Useless. Absolutely useless.
Anyway, we mentioned various robot-related pop items a couple of months ago — let's have an update on pop music's most recent robotular movements.
1. Girls Aloud's 'Untouchable': unreliable
Famous among Girls Aloud fans and precisely eight other people for its "beautiful robots dancing alone" line, 'Untouchable' became the first Girls Aloud single (out of 21) not to reach the Top 10 — a fact that has caused upset among Girls Aloud fans and precisely eight other people. 'Untouchable' remains one of Girls Aloud's best songs and one of Girls Aloud's most odd single choices and that is the place it will have in the annals of pop. A moment's silence for Girls Aloud's run of Top 10 singles being broken, please. [Sound of life continuing as normal because it really doesn't matter.] Thank you.
2. Marina & The Diamonds' 'I Am Not A Robot': it is not an a‑side
Marina & The Diamonds is/are releasing an EP soon. It is called 'The Crown Jewels EP'. 'Crown jewels' is a phrase your nan might use to describe a cock and balls.
'I Am Not A Robot' is the lead track on the EP but it is not the a‑side. The second track (but not the b‑side) is 'Seventeen' (which is amazing), and the third track (but not the c‑side — although Marina was in Brighton over the weekend) is 'Simplify'. There is no fourth track. WHAT A RIPOFF.
3. Robyn & Royksopp's 'The Girl & The Robot': it's all 'getting underway'
So obviously the most amazing song on Royksopp's current album that it's bordering on being slightly embarrassing, this song will very shortly have a video. Here is a photograph from that video or certainly from the shoot of that video. It's something along those lines — don't ask us, we've just nicked it off the internet and slightly resized it.
More pictures here. If you haven't heard the track yet you're a bell end (it's all over the internet, do a Google search or something we're not your bloody parents, do something for yourself for once), and if you fancy hearing a posho orchestral sort of rearrangement thing click here and follow the instructions.
4. Cicada's 'Metropolis' video: the video really 'fritz' the song
Nice video, but we preferred it with the milk carton.