Samantha Jade – Let Me Love You

22 Apr

We have to be honest we’re a touch bemused at Sony Australia’s thinking in terms of giving a great pop artist like Sammy Jade a covers album at this point in her career. They just don’t seem to know quite what to do with her. So ‘Best Of My Love’ is a disco covers album but there are a couple of originals hidden away – one of which is ‘Let Me Love You’.

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Teischa – Before

22 Apr

It’s been almost a year since we heard Teischa’s ‘Midnight Hour’. She’s back with an absolute monster of a track in ‘Before’. The voice still booms and the production is massive. Stadium sized Shura vibes.

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

22 Apr

Such a perfect tune for driving to in the sunshine with those windows rolled down. I think it’s a good choice of first single – positive message and uplifting without over playing the sentimentality she could clearly have gone for with this. Love the little funky breakdown synths too – a bit Chaka.

Flood The Moon – Let Down/Open Fire

22 Apr

Dazzling pair of summery electronic tracks from this Australian duo. Landing somewhere between Cut Copy and Poolside they really have such a good vibe about them.

Coda Conduct – Love For Me

22 Apr

Confidence Man’s debut album is the soundtrack to my early summer but a track which sits very nicely alongside it is this from fellow Aussies Coda Conduct. ‘Love For Me’ is quite the self-love electro/hip hop bop you didn’t know you needed. And I LOVE the ref to Kylie on Ramsay Street. Nice.

K.I.D – Prodigal Daughter

21 Apr

Teases & Dares was a supporter of K.I.D from the very early days (the duo very kindly sent me CDs and stickers from the States before things were ever properly released). It is, therefore, with a good deal of sadness we learn that K.I.D have gone their separate ways on the very day they finally got their album out there. Go listen to ‘Tired All The Time’ for a case of what might have been. They certainly channel Tiffany and Laura Branigan on this track ‘Prodigal Daughter’ which is 80s heaven.

Kim Wilde – Kandy Krush (Wideboys Club Mix)

21 Apr

Can’t tell you how sad I am not to be spending my Saturday night in Birmingham with the Wildes as planned. However, perking myself up with the dancefloor ready Wideboys remixes of ‘Kandy Krush’ which just dropped. Oh and BBC Radio 2 have playlisted the track so that’s good news.