LADY GAGA: Paparazzi (Streamline Records) She’s going to be riding high on an am amazing performance at Glastonbury – and this is her third single from the debut album ‘The Fame’, released in January, which topped the charts and went platinum. I wouldn’t mind betting that the festival will take her back to the top – which is where the two previous singles ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Poker Face’ ended up. This is a slower ballad which is less quirky and shows she has a great voice - and it might go straight to the top again riding on the crest of the Glastonbury wave.

And there’s a pretty explicit seven minutes long video on Youtube which has over four million hits to date which could change your opinion about the lady . The song itself is about “wanting a guy to love you and the struggle over whether you can have success or love, or both…” My version had the radio edit of the song plus six other remixes She’s been supporting Take That on tour and is appearing in other festivals this summer – T in the Park (July 11, Oxegen July 12, V Festival Staffordshire August 22, V Festival Chelmsford August23 – as well as her own sell-out headline show at the O2 Academy in Brixton on July 14, MPHO: Box n Locks (Parlophone/Wall of Sound): Keeping with the ladies, MPHO is being promoted for big things in the UK – “a genre defying singer, songwriter and producer, she has enormous global crossover pop potential”.

Some build-up then, and her first single ‘Box n Locks’ is already getting loads of airplay despite a July 13 release date. You know the one – with the Echo Beach legendary guitar hook which is sampled in the song.

Born in apartheid South Africa, she was raised in Brixton. The single features a number of remixes and comes from her debut album ‘Pop Art’ which comes out in the autumn - the co-producers will include Future Cut (Dizzee Rascal, Kate Nash, Lily Allen), Rick Nowels (Belinda Carlisle) and Rob Davis (Kylie).

Remember the name – pronounced Mmmmm-poh) as you are likely to be hearing it everywhere very soon!

THE MACCABEES: Can You Give It (Fiction): The Maccabees have been having rave reviews for their recent second album ‘Wall of Arms’ and this is released following popular demand at gigs – an inspiring song along with rallying choruses and rousing brass, wonky guitars and military marching style drums. The Dodworth Colliery Band from Barnsley also guest on the B-side with a rendition of the single.

This popular indie Brit band are currently on a sell-out headline tour and will be at Leeds and Reading Festivals (August 28 and 29 respectively) while they start another tour on September 30 with a gig at the Bristol Academy.

ELLIOT MINOR: Solaris (Repossession records).

A new single from the Brit band who worked hard to make a breakthrough last year following their first album. Solaris is taken from their second album which is due for release in October.

They had six Top 20 singles and their first album reached number six in the charts so they are very excited about the prospects for this second effort. To promote the single there is a mini-tour in July at smaller venues.

JAMES MORRISON: Nothing Ever Hurts Like You (Polydor): James Morrison has just announced a tour of the biggest UK venues he’s played, starting on November 25.

It follows two sell-out tours and he has now sold over one million copies of his latest album ‘Songs for you, truths for me’.

That album was holding at three in the charts until he released ‘Broken Strings’ with Nelly Furtado and that saw it jump to top spot.

Atlantic Records’ Jerry Wexler says “His voice has its won thumbprint – hear it once and you’ll forever recognise it.” Which is much the same with this single – instantly recognisable, but perhaps a bit too ordinary to be another big hit.

GARY GO: Engines (Polydor): NEWCOMER Gary Go has taken this third single and put out an amazing video to go with it. ‘Engines’ should turn out to be a bit of a showstopper epic song when released on July 20 and also comes from the self titled album released in May.

Gary go has been getting rave reviews ands is going down a storm at concerts – he’s had the luck to support Take That on part of the Circus tour.

The video has a team of scientists putting together a Gary Go robot, or Gobot, which sees some incredibly life-like components. Incidentally, the robot was designed by Garys dad who used to work for Jim Henson of Muppets fame.