JUST JACK will be talking to us about his new single “Glory Days”. This will be complimented ever so subtly with videos from, McFLY, ex-feminist liberators THE SPICE GIRLS & THE BLOOD ARM An exclusive acoustic performance from the fantastic BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Plus I’ll be giving you insight into this week’s hottest album releases. DARREN
First up though it’s the McFLY boys with 'Transylvania'
TRY DOING IN VO TO KEEP PACE
MUSIC PROMO: MCFLY ‘Transylvania’
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That was ‘Transylvania’ which will be ready for your aural pleasure on the 7th May.
Yes AURAL: of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing.
Ah, good with words, but can you do this?!
(SARAH pulls funny face)
(SARAH pulls another face)
Can you tell our viewers which are the hottest records out this week?
One of the most hotly anticipated albums to be released this year is by
uber-producer, friend to the stars and all round nice guy, Mark Ronson.
‘Version’, released today features the singles, ‘Stop Me’ and his brilliant take of Radiohead’s ‘Just’ that propelled him to the limeight last summer. Other songs to have Ronson’s unique treatment on the album are Britney’s ‘Toxic’ and Coldplay’s ‘God Put A Smile On Your Face’
Ronson has worked with some of music biggest names and there’s no shortage of starry guest appearances. On this new album he’s worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kasabian and Robbie all taking a bow. However, the biggest highlight must be Lily Allen singing on the albums version of Kaiser Chief’s ‘Oh My God’. Well worth checking out.
AVRIL LAVIGNE ‘BEST DAMN THING’
This weeks’ other big release is the new one by Canada’s very own Avril Lavigne. She may have recently married Deryck Whibley of ‘Sum 41’ fame, but it hasn’t mellowed the feisty queen of angst pop and The Best Damn Thing sees our girl back on Sk8er Boi form, as evident on recent single ‘Girlfriend’.
With a top 3 hit under her belt already, her fans are obviously still as keen for her music as they were with 2004’s ‘Under My Skin’.
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Finally, something decent to spend my Christmas vouchers on.
Don’t be too hasty - next we have the Southend quartet SWITCHES with their new track ‘Lay Down the Law’. This is definitely worth a purchase.
Maybe I’ll treat myself to all of them.
Good idea! Maybe we could go shopping together?
We’ll see. Anyway here’s Matt, Max, Ollie and Jimmy with their new single which is out now.
MUSIC PROMO: SWITCHES ‘LAY DOWN THE LAW’
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That was Switches Laying Down the Law. Next is the happy-go-lucky MIKA with his new feel good tune “Love Today”
This man’s life is almost as random as his music. He was born in Beirut, he’s performed opera, and even written in-flight music for an airline.
His previous single ‘Grace Kelly’ was number one in no less than 5 countries, although the Russians weren’t so keen and left poor old MIKA at number 78.
We’re sure that with the help of Freshly Squeezed we can get him top of coveted Russian chart where he belongs.
MUSIC PROMO: MIKA ‘LOVE TODAY’
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That was MIKA. Lebanon’s answer to the Bee-Gees. This is Freshly Squeezed. Channel 4’s answer to Parkinson.
Stay tuned because after the break we’ve got more great music from Spice Girls, an acoustic performance from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and an interview with JUST JACK.
Hello, welcome back to Freshly Squeezed. You’ve already missed so much, but we still have another half of me, DARREN JEFFRIES, and the lovely Sarah Hendy.
Now for those of you who don’t have celebrity birthdays strategically tattooed all over your body. It is in fact the thirty-third birthday of Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham.
No doubt our Vicky will be sitting at the breakfast table talking about what to do next. She already boasts numerous number 1 singles, cat walk appearances, her own fashion label, various houses, cars and a celebrity husband who has captained his country! All that by 33!
I remember being in the same boat.
You’ve achieved all of that?!
No I mean I was actually in the same boat - Dover to Calais a couple of years ago. Think her and Dave were going over there to grab some duty free.
Wow. How the other half live!
Anyway in fitting tribute, Freshly Squeezed are delighted to play the song that started it all. So Beckhams if you’re watching, which I know you are… crank up the volume.
Here’s the SPICE GIRLS with ‘Wannabe’
MUSIC PROMO: SPICE GIRLS ‘WANNABE’
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Not so keen on that one. Any song that claim’s “If you wanna be my lover you’ve GOT to get with my friends” is just asking for trouble!
Now at Freshly Squeezed we like to mix it up a bit. It’s not just about good music, and great guest presenters. It’s also about giving the best interviews while you eat your breakfast.
And that leads us on to Just Jack. He’s just finished touring the UK, but if you just can’t wait for the festival season to start than you can catch them live tonight in Bourge, but that will involve a channel crossing!
You might even bump into the Beckhams on the way.
You never know.
Anyway here’s JUST JACK when I caught up with him to talk about the new single ‘Glory Days’.
VT: JUST JACK INTERVIEW INTERCUT WITH ‘GLORY DAYS’
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This week on Freshly Squeezed, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Lady Sovereign support Gwen Stefani in New York on the 20th May. The prize includes flights, hotel and transfers.
To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to answer the following question correctly: