Archive | March, 2014
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Paris Carney – Run and Hide (feat. D-WHY)

31 Mar

Paris Carney – Run and Hide (feat. D-WHY)

  This is Paris’ 3rd wonderful release in a very short space of time, following It’s Always The Quiet Ones and Astronaut. The three tracks so far all have their own style which bodes very well for a full length album – it’s great to see an emerging artist playing with different sounds and styles to see what suits best. Run and Hide shows the poppier, lighter side of Paris but without compromising on song quality.

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Camden Cox – Kinda Like

31 Mar

Camden Cox – Kinda Like

 This hypnotic little number is out now on Little Boots’ On Repeat label. Gorgeous song, beautiful video – looking forward to hearing more not just from Camden but from the On Repeat label who also have the very wonderful Tom Aspaul on their books.

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Film (and soundtrack) – Under The Skin

30 Mar

Film (and soundtrack) – Under The Skin

 I finally got to see Under The Skin at the cinema last night. What an incredible piece of film making. I am still processing what I saw but know I was both disturbed as well as enthralled. The soundtrack was sinister and brooding and totally added to the suspense. In terms of the film , it bore virtually no resemblance to the book which it is based on. Stunning in so many ways.

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Tanya Batt – Fools

30 Mar

Tanya Batt – Fools

I know I keep bashing on about it, but the quality and breadth of female Australian songwriting and artist talent right now is incredible. Emma-Louise’s Vs Head Vs Heart was my favourite album of last year with Owl Eyes not far behind. This year Kate Miller-Heidke continues her high quality output and Elizabeth Rose also promises great things. Now add to the list emerging artists like Holiday Sidewinder and Tanya Batt – I feature the latter’s new video for Fools here. 

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Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost

30 Mar

Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost

  Really warming to this track now. It’s been on repeat for me this weekend. Sarah Cracknell-like vocals over blissful, late night electronica. 

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SOHN – Artifice

27 Mar

SOHN – Artifice

 Another of my most anticipated album releases in the next few weeks is the debut long player from SOHN. He has been dropping tracks for the best part of a year now, all of which have pointed to an album of the highest quality. Recent single Artifice whets the appetite further ably assisted by a very stylish music video.

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Mr Little Jeans – Good Mistake

27 Mar

Mr Little Jeans – Good Mistake

 Norway by way of Australia – that’s one serious electronic pop melting pot right now. I have been waiting patiently for Monica Birkenes aka Mr Little Jeans to release a proper album and that moment has finally arrived. Here is the stunning video for Good Mistake, which sonically has Monica getting on her best Fever Ray vibe. 

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The National – I Need My Girl

24 Mar

The National – I Need My Girl

 I heard this on Annie Mac’s radio show the other week when I was drifting off to sleep in my hotel room, far away from my loved ones. I heard the song and had one of those moments where I had to find a piece of paper and a pen to write down who it was by and then rushed to buy the album the next day. This is such a stunning, longing and achingly beautiful piece of music.

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tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain

24 Mar

tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain

  Loving the jump rope/nursery rhyme feel of the first single from Merrill’s new album, which drops in early May. Apparently she nearly left Water Fountain off the album but thank goodness someone changed her mind. Along with St Vincent, Merrill is doing things her own way and could be a breakout star this year. 

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Chet Faker – No Diggity

23 Mar

Chet Faker – No Diggity

 Bit obsessed with Chet’s EP at the moment. It’s tiding me over nicely till the full length album drops in a few weeks. Hoping to catch this guy live in the UK this year too. This is just sublime.