First Listen: Robyn ‘Indestructible’ Radio Edit

The album version on Body Talk Pt2 is probably the best song of 2010 in my view, and this is the radio version which will be Robyn’s next single in time for Christmas. Yummy!

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New Music: Talay Riley

This has blown my mind away. Haven’t been this excited about a new artist in a a long time. Talay Riley is pretty unique in my eyes- when you first give him a listen it just sounds like generic RnB, but the more you listen the more it sounds different. You might recognise him from featuring in Chipmunk’s ‘ Look For Me’. Check out here.

First Listen : Robyn’s ‘Body Talk Pt 2’ in full

Guardian are hosting the entire Body Talk Pt2 album for free right now ahead of it’s release. Click here.

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First Listen: Jamiroquai ‘White Knuckle Ride’ (Full Version)

Above is the full version of White Knuckle Ride. Yea! Also, you’ve got 6 days left to listen to Jamiroquai on BBC Radio 1. Skip to the 1hr55 mark to hear the interview and 2hr22 to hear the full song again. Funky to the max. Check out some clips from his recent London gig here.

First Listen: Lo Fi Fnk ‘Sleepless’

I love this song so much – it’s better than Stepping Out in my opinion. One of my favourite pop duo’s. Click here to listen.

First Listen: Erik Hassle ‘Taken (Still In My Blood)’

From my favourite singer for the last year and half. Stunning.

First Listen: Kylie Minogue ‘Get Outta My Way’

Kylie’s second single from the amazing Aphrodite. This is probably my favourite track on the album, perfect pop pop pop. Next single will be Everything Is Beautiful I reckon… If I had my way!

First Listen: Robyn ‘Hang With Me’

If you’ve listened to Robyn’s Body Talk Pt1 then you would have heard a ballad version of Hang With Me. This new remix acts as her next single, out in September, and will also be available in the next album (Body Talk Pt2). I like it. Dancey.

Body Talk Pt 2 Tracklist
01. In My Eyes
02. Iinclude Me Out
03. Hang with Me
04. Love Kills
05. We Dance to the Beat
06. Criminal Intent
07. U Should Know Better feat. Snoop Dogg
08. Indestructible (acoustic version)

First Listen : Kylie Minogue’s ‘Aphrodite’ in full

NPR are streaming ‘Aphrodite’ in full til the 6th July. Click here for some poptastic perfection. It’s definately an improvement from ‘X’, although I can’t fault any of her stuff…

Live: Corinne Bailey Rae at Shepherds Bush Empire

Last time I saw Corinne Bailey Rae live was around 5 years ago at the same venue, when she released her first album. It was fresh, fun, light and summery. This time round, she’s back with a deeper, darker sound that’s sombre with sorrow (her husband died last year, no doubt affecting her sound).

She shed a few tears when playing her older stuff, and I did feel a bit younger listening to them. I’m only 25 and Im starting to feel old! Darn! Her set went on for about an hour and a half, and it was pretty much amazingly nice to experience. The stage was a lot more static than last time- giving it a more grown-up feeling.

Standout performances have to be ‘Feels Like The First Time’, ‘Love’s On It’s Way’ and her rocnrolled versions of ‘Que Sera Sera’ and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’. I got told off for having a camera on me by a busybody steward (he was a royal Arse), so no vids of this little lady this time!

Live: Erik Hassle, Ellie Goulding, Tinashe at Relentless Garage

I saw these guys at The Relentless Garage (it’s a venue in London that isn’t a garage nor is it relentless in any way) for HMV’s Next Big Thing festival. I am a bit obsessed with Erik Hassle, the ginger big haired skinny Swede with a really good voice and even better music. His album is out on Monday and you should really get it because it’s amazing and I haven’t stopped listening to it for the last few months. His first single here kind of tanked though:

Ellie Goulding was really good too, although she can’t shake her hips to save her life- how can someone with banging beats be so bad at dancing?

Tinashe was OK, his songs all sounded the same but he was friendly to look at.