Archive | December, 2013

GEMS – Sinking Stone

29 Dec

GEMS – Sinking Stone

 Another act to watch in 2014. This duo made a stunning little EP earlier in 2013 and promise great things in the year to come. In the meantime enjoy Sinking Stone.


Autre Ne Veut – Play By Play

29 Dec

Autre Ne Veut – Play By Play

  Completely missed this album earlier in the year but discovered it over Christmas and it’s a great meeting of RnB and electronica. 


Kim Wilde – Song For Beryl

29 Dec

Kim Wilde – Song For Beryl

  With more than a little sadness I present the last of the wonderful videos (great job Sean Vincent) from the Wilde Winter Songbook. Us Wilde fans have been truly spoilt this past couple of months with so much to watch and listen to. Here we bring this glorious chapter to a close, for this Christmas at least, with the touching and quite beautiful Song For Beryl. 


Katy B – Crying For No Reason

29 Dec

Katy B – Crying For No Reason

  One of the first top tunes for 2014 – Katy B goes all Robyn on this cut which will properly launch her Little Red album due for release in February. 

Teases and Dares – The Best 50 Albums of the Year 2013

24 Dec

1 Emma Louise, Vs Head Vs Heart
2 Rhye, Woman
3 Hurts, Exile
4 Goldfrapp, Tales Of Us
5 Kim Wilde, Wilde Winter Songbook
6 Tegan And Sara, Heartthrob
7 London Grammar, If You Leave
8 Jessy Lanza, Pull My Hair Back
9 Tina Arena, Reset
10 Chvrches, The Bones Of What You Believe
11 Frida Sundemo, For You, Love
12 Little Boots, Nocturnes
13 St Lucia, When The Night
14 Quadron, Avalanche
15 Lady Gaga, Artpop
16 Clubfeet, Heirs And Graces
17 Torres, Torres
18 Sheryl Crow, Feels Like Home
19 Mazzy Star, Seasons Of Your Day
20 ZZ Ward, Till The Casket Drops
21 Classixx, Hanging Gardens
22 Owl Eyes, Night Swim
23 Janelle Monae, The Electric Lady
24 Holly Williams, The Highway
25 D I A N A.
26 The Knife, Shaking The Habitual
27 Ellie Goulding, Halcyon Days
28 Glasser, Interiors
29 Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
30 Daughter, If You Leave
31 Flume.
32 Strange Talk, Cast Away
33 James Blake, Overgrown
34 Paper Aeroplanes, Little Letters
35 Arcade Fire, Reflektor
36 The Neighborhood, I Love You
37 Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience 1+2
38 Diana Vickers, Music To Make Boys Cry
39 Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt
40 Pet Shop Boys, Electric
41 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito
42 Tomorrow’s World.
43 Capital Cities, In A Tidalwave Of Mystery
44 Ms Mr, Secondhand Rapture
45 Robert Delong, Just Movement
46 Deptford Goth, Life After Defo
47 Cults, Static
48 Laura Mvula, Sing To The Moon
49 Julia Holter, Loud City Song
50 VV Brown, Samson And Delilah


Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party

21 Dec

Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party

  Ridiculously excited to rock into Christmas 2013 at Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party in London tonight. Will be wonderful to see all the fans from across the UK and those who have travelled from Europe. We will light up the Shepherds Bush Empire big time. See you all later and CANNOT WAIT to hear this tune played live!!!!!


Frankmusik – Ephemeral Summer

16 Dec

Frankmusik – Ephemeral Summer

 Really enjoying the direction Vincent Frank is going in. This is a bit of a barnstorming, epic slow builder of a song. It has the bombast of Bastille but with the intricacy of Bright Light Bright Light. Great stuff. 


Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

16 Dec

Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

 Yet another super talented Aussie making waves is Courtney Barnett. This is one of the best set of song lyrics on anything I’ve heard this year. Rhyming Monday with mundane is super smart right?


Kim Wilde & Rick Astley – Winter Wonderland

13 Dec

Kim Wilde & Rick Astley – Winter Wonderland

 Kimmy and my doppelganger(!) Rick Astley (I called him my ginger soul brother when I met him earlier this year!!!) having a thoroughly fun and silly time at Winter Wonderland. Love their harmonies on this – so warm and wonderful. 


Banks – Waiting Game

11 Dec

Banks – Waiting Game

Still one of my favourite tracks of the year – buzzing for a banks album in 2014.