Posted by Admin in May 30,2011 with No Comments
Sorry for the lack of updates last week, I’ve been on holiday. Hopefully you follow nr.org on Twitter, as I tried to update that as much as possible.
Here are a few things Nicola’s been up to the last week!
Nicola was on KOKO Pop on Saturday and did a short but sweet interview. Check out the interview here:
Nicola also interviews Lady Gaga for MTV, click the following links to view:
Nicola’s been recording her music video for Beat Of My Drum and here is her latest tweet:
Apparently Nicola will be on Radio One this Thursday to première Beat Of My Drum!
I think she’ll be on at 5-5.30pm, so tune in!
Posted by Admin in May 20,2011 with No Comments
Welcome to the first EVER official Nicola Roberts mailer! It’s the first of many as we get set to bring you all the latest NEWS and EXCLUSIVES on Nicola straight to your inbox.
As you can imagine Nicola has been hard at work with the upcoming release of her first solo single, ‘Beat of My Drum‘. She is definitely proving there’s no rest for the wicked with a schedule so jam-packed her diary’s gone into rehab!
Win tickets to Nicola’s Exclusive London DJ Set!
To celebrate the iTunes release of Nicola’s new single ‘Beat of My Drum‘, Nicola will be taking to the decks for an exclusive DJ set in London next month at one of London’s hottest pop nights Love Machine, and she wants YOU there!
We’re giving away pairs of ‘golden ticket’ wristbands to 10 lucky fans! These tickets will guarantee entry for YOU and a friend, PLUS you’ll also win a Nicola prize pack with Dainty Doll samples and a signed Nicola poster! Plus best of all, ONE lucky fan will get the chance to spin a record with Nicola at the DJ decks on the night!
The event will be held at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on Saturday 4th June from 10pm – 2am and entry is completely free.
Don’t miss Nicola as she brings her DJ skills to the floor. Enter to win one of ten sets of tickets HERE and don’t forget you could be the lucky fan helping Nicola DJ on the night!
Nicola Highlights this week
In Nicola’s blog this week, she filled us in on the latest with her brand new video. She said: “We’re shooting the video in L.A next week. The video treatment is perfect for the record and so I’m so excited for it to come together. Sometimes a video can make break a record so its really important I get this right. It’s going to be so much fun!!”
And of course Nicola was blown away by some of the reviews ‘Beat of My Drum‘ has been garnering from NME and Popjustice; some of the UK’s most acclaimed music press. Of her Popjustice review, Nicola said, “I was so happy and excited when I got to the end. They picked up on the lyrics I had written and really understood the record in the way I hoped people would.”
And just to top of her week nicely, jammy Nicola got to interview the one-and-only Lady Gaga for MTV. Don’t forget to tune into the MTV premiere of ‘When Nicola Met Lady Gaga‘ to find out which questions made the cut! The programme airs Saturday May 21st at 7:30pm and repeats Monday May 23rd at 9pm.
Through Nicola’s Eyes
To celebrate the launch of Nicola’s solo career she is taking us behind the scenes in a brand new online series entitled ‘Through Nicola’s Eyes‘, giving you a unique insight into Nicola‘s foray into the world of a solo star. Episode One gives us a sneak peak into Nicola‘s work in the studio earlier this year, and Episode Two takes us behind the scenes of her collaboration with shoe designer Atlanta Weller with whom she created the custom pair of shoes used in the ‘Beat Of My Drum‘ artwork.
That’s all for this week guys!
Until next week, don’t forget to show your support and pre-order Nicola‘s brand new single and album nice and early! Head to Nicola‘s official store where we’ve got some great deals. Pick up a signed limited edition single of ‘Beat of My Drum‘ (available from July 18th). And while you’re there why not pick up a signed, extremely limited CD copy of the album ‘Cinderella’s Eyes‘ (due out later this year).
You can also pre-order Cinderella’s Eyes from HMV and Play.com, and you can pre-order the download of Beat Of My Drum (due June 5th) from iTunes, featuring the exclusive b-side Porcelain Heart which is only available to those who pre-order! Head over to iTunes now where you can listen to 3 0 second snippets of both tracks!
Over and out!
Posted by Admin in May 19,2011 with No Comments
Bid on this personalised and Hand-Signed Hare drawn by Nicola Roberts
Along with a host of A-List celebrities Nicola has personalised her own artists canvas which is now available to bid for online at http://www.givinglots.co.uk/. The canvas’ are the brainchild of celebrity hairdresser Michael Van Clarke whose daughter Angelica was given lifesaving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital at just a few days old. Now aged 15 and completely healthy Angelica has drawn a hare on canvas for celebrities to personalise. The canvas’ have been on exhibition at The Heartbreak Gallery in London and the scheme will culminate in an A-list ball at The Dorchester on May 26th.
The bidding on Nicola’s artwork finishes on 1st June 2011.
Check out the exact bidding page for Nicola here
Also I have a press release for the HARE Styling project. If you wish to read it in PDF format you can view it here:
Posted by Admin in May 18,2011 with No Comments
From OK Magazine
Kimberley Walsh column: Nicola Roberts’ moment
NICOLA Roberts is about to launch her first solo single, Beat Of My Drum, followed by her album.
She wants to play it to us girls first, so all of us are coming around to my house for a listen. I know that the lyrics on one of the songs on the album refer to how hard her early days in Girls Aloud were, and that will be painful to hear. She was our little sister, we tried to protect her so it’ll be hard to hear how hurt she was. I’m sure there will be a few tears – but this is her moment of triumph, proof that it was all worthwhile. She’s inspirational.
Posted by Admin in May 18,2011 with No Comments
You’d imagine that sometime in the annals of pop history the idea of a member of a popular boy or girl band ‘going solo’ was met with genuine anticipation and not a whole heap of trepidation that they’d teamed up with David Guetta or something.
As we leap over the solo pop corpses of the likes of Mel B, JC Chasez and Brian McFadden is it possible that a solo pop star could re-awake from the coma of a pop past chiefly remembered for chucking it in due to a disagreement over a jacket?
It seems unlikely. Obviously there are heroes like Justin Timberlake or the occasional Top 40 ‘moment’ from the likes of a Mel C or a Robbie Williams, usually born out of a slippery bitterness at the memory of having to ego clash with the ‘other four’.
In Girls Aloud case, we’ve had Nadine Coyle’s Tesco sponsored-escapade into Commitments territory which generally flat-lined and Cheryl Cole’s passive reinvention as a modern r’n’b cipher. Neither, of course, had the spit, giggle, bloody minded weirdness of Xenomania’s Girls Aloud however. That is until Nicola Robert’s solo single.
‘Beat Of My Drum’ feels like the first exciting pop moment of 2011. It judders with a half- dancehall smile (you’re reminded of MIA’s early stuff) and a ‘Hollaback Girl’ poise. Co-written by Major Lazer, it stands out from the duo’s other big pop collaboration (Beyonce’s ‘Girls (Who Run The World)’) by wont of not subsuming the singer’s personality under layers of intricate electronic squiggles and bleeps. Roberts’ at times brattish and bold but unflinchingly herself.
It’s in her self-knowledge that you’re reminded she was the bullied one who had to constantly justify her position in the band. The lyrics of ‘Beat Of My Drum’ cleverly echo the public’s narrative of Girls Aloud’s ‘other member’. In the track she’s a ’baby’ with ’two left feet’, who manages to ’turn this whole thing round’.
There’s an insistent, almost panicky quality to the track that is reminiscent of G.A’s most bonkers/best work- a sense of seaside-surreality, a ‘British’ pop sense that has been missing from the airwaves for far too long.
Assured and a little crazy, ‘Beat Of My Drum’ is a brilliant pop moment from an unlikely source.
Posted by Admin in May 15,2011 with 1 Comment
As you can read here Nicola Roberts met Lady Gaga, to interview her for an up and coming programme for MTV.
Nicola posted two tweets and a picture about her meeting with Gaga: