Something slow and gorgeous to end the week with. I’m a big fan of Lulu James so it’s exciting to hear a new song.
One of the catchiest anthems of the year so far now has a video. So hard not to smile when I hear this song.
You were probably expecting something a bit more ‘out-there’ than this, I bet. I don’t know why I love this album so much, and more puzzlingly I don’t know why no one’s brought it. Because as far as pop album goes, ‘Contact’ has it all in my eyes. An epic start and finish, and a ridiculous array of sounds packed into a disc.
The Noisettes have had an interesting history, and one which I won’t really write about because it’s been well documented all over the web. And to be honest, I had my fair fill of their music (their last album’s tracks were used on every possible TV, commercial and radio slot available).
But it took me a few seconds of listening to then unknown lead track, ‘Contact’, on a random visit to HMV not so long ago to instantly Shazam the song, grab the album and listen to it later that evening. I mean, how epic and gorgeous is this?
It’s such a great album, give it a try. It deserves better.
One of my favourite mainstream tracks of the year, Misha B’s second single finally gets a video. I will cry if this doesn’t to number 1.
This is one of my favourite songs from the 90’s, and it’s lyrics throw a punch. I’m not sure how old any of Stooshe were when the song came out, but this is a cute version.
I’m liking this new single by the Waylayers, out November 26th.
Icy Swedish synth pop from an artist who’s been around for more than a decade, but I’ve only just heard of now. Check out here.
A cute sound that blends slow retro melodies with a modern twist. Promising. Check out here.
In preperation for Lana Del Rey‘s “Paradise” edition of double platinum album ” Born To Die” on Monday November 12th, a ten-minute video to accompany the track ‘Ride’ has just been released. Ten minutes…
I featured Josephine some time ago and she has since caught the attention of pretty much most new-music blogs around the world. There’s something subdued, soulful and epic with this sound.
It warms you and overwhelms you at the same time, which is a rare feeling.
Hailing from the music mecca that is Manchester, Josephine mixes a wide range of sounds together- from the retro Dusty Springfield-sounding ‘Portrait’, through to ‘Original Love’, which also happens to be her new single, with it’s throwback to African percussions (yet also has a bit of a Massive Attack feel to it- or is that just me?), through to her joyous debut, ‘What A Day’.
It’s a unique voice, and a special sound. Standout tracks for me are the beautiful tracks opening and closing the album; ‘When We Were Trespassers’ and ‘House of Mirrors’. But that’s probably just because I’m in a mellow mood. Anyway, the album’s out now- it really is worth a listen.
Norwegian based chilled synth-pop duo. Single’s out November 26th. Check out here.
French house at it’s best. Check out here.
This is retro pop from Denmark. I just wish Barbara Moleko made an English version!
Lots of drums and brass joined by one big voice. Check out here.