Alcazar + Same Difference. Yes, really!

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We’ve got some INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC news for anyone with even a passing interest in pop music.

We can exclusively reveal that Scandinavian pop Gods, Alcazar, have recorded a track with UK pop pioneers, Same Difference! Not only that, but it’s been composed by Anders Hanson and Sharon Vaughan (who together created ‘Release Me’ by Agnes).


The idea was the brainchild of Same Difference’s UK label, PopLife. They say that they wanted to bring together the two most passionate pop bands in the world, on one track. The result, they say, is ‘’one of the most fun tracks scandipop fans will hear all year’’. Yes please! It’s called ‘Karma Karma’ and is produced by Anders Hanson too. The track will appear on Same Difference’s album due out later this year. The inclusion of Alcazar is wonderful obviously (and isn’t it so reassuring to hear when they’ve been making new music again?!), but even before this news came about, we’ve long been looking forward to the new Same Difference album anyway. Their first, ‘Pop’, was a masterpiece, but we get the feeling that the second is going to be even better – thanks mainly to the collaborative vision they share with their new label, PopLife – a record label after our own heart! Plus, the album has its fair share of scandipop influence too – with Tony Nilsson and Hanne Sørvaag listed as some of the writers and producers (along with Topham & Twigg from the days of Steps and Tina Cousins, plus Georgie Dennis of S Club Juniors writers fame). We know, WE KNOW, it sounds all too much doesn’t it?! It’s clearly an album that’s being crafted by pop connoisseurs.


This week in the UK, and all over the world in fact, Same Difference’s first single with their new label ‘Shine On Forever (Photo Frame) was released to iTunes. You can watch the video below. Spectacular not only for the fact that it’s being soundtracked by a great song, but also because it was filmed in FILTHY, DRUG ADDLED, SEX STAINED, London gay club, Fire – basically the most fun place on earth!

If you liked it, you can do your bit for independent pop music by buying the download here, no matter where you are in the world. Or, if you’re like us, and prefer to have an actual CD of the music you buy, you can purchase the CD single here. They also ship anywhere in the world.

And finally, back to Alcazar – the holy trinity themselves took to Swedish television at the weekend for a long overdue performance. Below, you can watch them perform album track from last year’s ‘Disco Defenders’, ‘Funky Town’, whilst wearing shiny silver spandex – and realise just how much you’ve missed them!

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