Today we’re off to planet pop courtesy of Party Nails which is the musical pop project of Elana Belle Carroll, a 25-year-old songwriter and performer from  Los Angeles and her irresistible debut single Break seems to have wandered straight off a John Hughes soundtrack  and into 2015.

Saying that and despite the obvious “Molly Ringwald montage”  possibilities it doesn’t really sound particularly nostalgic or in the thrall of 80’s pop, but it does have glittering synth lines, an irresistible rhythm and the sort of heartfelt vocal that you could actually believe in if you weren’t a dissipated jaded old cynic Wink  …  A hugely promising debut.   Smile

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. He's also been a moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Guardian, The Times, The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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