Just when you thought Swedish pop was too cool to be silly, PURPL PoP come along. I don’t know how to feel about them, but I’m drawn to it. Make your own mind up…
Yes, Olly Murs from X Factor fame. Check out here.
A little easier on the ear than Sufjan Stevens, but still pretty edgy stuff with some really sad undertones. This guy had a pretty rough childhood, and it comes across in some calm order on his tracks. Check out here.
Happy pop music. ‘I Heart NY’ is becoming a bit of a hit in the blogosphere. Check out here.
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…
If you brought Robyn’s new album you would have heard the first track, titled ‘Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do’. Now she’s only gone and outdone herself by launching an interactive video of the song. Here’s how the website puts it…
It’s like everyone wants you to be perfect and you’re dreaming of a world where you can do what you want. I guess it’s about the modern world and the stress I think most people in it feel sometimes. It´s a pretentious message so I tried to make it as simple as I could. I´m talking about how I felt when I came off my tour” she explains.
Now you know what’s killing Robyn, she wants to know what’s killing you! Let her know by adding your complaints to her new interactive 3D video for Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do. Just head here http://robyn.com/killingme and use the Twitter button to post your message or just add the tag #killingme after your message!
Check out the 3D video of the song here– it’s pretty rad.
I’m a sucker for solo dudes with guitars- I know they can be incredibly boring sometimes but Ben Montague is pretty great. ‘Haunted’ is lush, I think it’s my favourite song right now. Check out here.
Such an addictive song, this gave me a bit of a Kylie moment just now… Check out here.
This guy is a cross between Amy Winehouse, Nate James and some Daniel Merriweather. And he reminds me a bit of Otis Redding, don’t know why. It’s good. Check out here.
Great new track by Jenny Wilson. Check out here.
Last night came my 2000th visitor to this blog. It’s only been 4 months since I started Alfitude, and only one month since I had my first 1000 visitors. So in the last month, I’ve averaged around 30 hits per day- without posting any MP3’s or naughty stuff. Love it! Thank you, keep coming back!
I’m don’t really know much about Dyno other than they’re a Swedish trio that make cool pop tracks. Their video for ”I Don’t Speak Love’ is wickeed, don’t you think? Check out here.
I stumbled across this randomly on Myspace. A little haunting. ‘DJ Ease My Mind’ is like a mesh between Lykke Li and The Knife. amazing. Check out here.
Swedish rocknroll. ‘Tongues of Fire’ is a particular pleaser. Check out here.
I feel like I’ve been hiding under a stone now that I’ve listened to this album. This is just about the best album I’ve heard all year- PERIOD. Seriously, every song… just flawless. Flawless. Going through this album reminded me of how I felt when I listened to Amy Winehouse’ Frank for the first time. Rox is without doubt the British Lauryn Hill. Check out here. Buy it here. This girl deserves points!
OK, I know they both look cacky online- but that’s why they’re so great! In the real world where you buy real CD’s from real record shops, both of these albums are so special when you remove the plastic rappers. Uffie’s album comes packed in a denim pocket- with a working button and stitching and her logo screen-printed on and everything.
And Robyn’s new album could pass off as a pirate copy of an original album- yep, she made her own album look like someone copied it and sold it to you at the back-end of a dodgy street at 3am, as you do. The CD itself has Robyn’s logo written in marker pen on a blank CD interface, and the sleeves look like the ones you get when you buy those multipack empty CD’s from PC World. Even the case looks cheap.
Don’t forget to support your record stores folks!
Eric Solomon is a remixer to the stars, and much as I’m not a huge fan or remixes, Eric’s own stuff is pretty good. Antarctica is a great tune. Check out here.
Dull to Pause by Junior Boys.