Archive | June, 2015

Princess Chelsea – Is It All OK

29 Jun

A beautiful, astral, starry night kinda song. And a highlight amongst an album of highlights on Princess Chelsea’s recent album. I can really hear ‘House Of Salome’ era Kim Wilde in this.

My Dear – Weekend In Paris

29 Jun

My Dear just released a killer 2 track EP featuring lead off single ‘Better Dance’ which is Daft Punk’s ‘Lose Yourself’ with a ‘Kids In America’ synth intro. ‘Weekend In Paris’ is similarly French sounding but with a hint of Glass Candy. Top stuff.

Hilary Duff – One In A Million

29 Jun

I was really not expecting to like Hilary Duff’s new album as much as I do. Yes it’s Kylie Swift or Taylor Minogue but it really doesn’t matter because it’s straight up pop music done exceptionally well. A sure sign of a sizable hook is the fact that I woke up yesterday humming this particular song.

LA Priest – Oino

27 Jun

New act on me but blending Prince, Toro Y Moi and the super new sound of Jaakko Eino Kalevi. Really floats my boat and will definitely be checking out the album upon release next week. Funky.

Kitty – Drink Tickets

27 Jun

Don’t know much about this one but it’s super slinky and I love it. It starts like it’s underwater but soon surfaces as a LIZ/My Name Is Kay/Uffie minimal RnB pop nugget. And for a short while it’s a free download.

West Nile – #1FNDR

27 Jun

Loved the previous single by these guys (‘Turnt To Cult’) and they return with a bang with this all-over-the-place-in-a-good-way dark bit of pulsating electro pop. Sweet as sugar vocals over gloomy beats which erupt midway through. Really promising stuff.

Beck – Dreams

23 Jun

I never expected to be saying that Beck has just made one of the stand out singles of the year. Coming on with a swagger like ‘Kick’ era INXS with a bit of Sheryl Crow circa ‘Globe Sessions’ swamp blues thrown in. This is all kinds of awesome.

Class Actress – gfe

23 Jun

Class Actress’ ‘Movies’ EP is out right now and by jove it’s wonderful. Total synthpop heaven. ‘GFE’ reminds me of the superb singles output by Pr0files over the past year – similar kind of subject matter to. If you haven’t checked out the EP do so now. The early promise of first single ‘More Than You’ is more than matched across the EP and is everything we wanted from Lana Del Moroder which never quite happened.

Haerts – Everybody Here Wants You

23 Jun

So Haerts’ debut album was a real underrated gem. ‘Wings’ remains one of the best singles from the past 5 years. Out of nowhere they dropped this 2 track single onto iTunes. The lead track is a Jeff Buckley cover and it’s pretty lovely.

Death Cab For Cutie – The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive

23 Jun

It’s really hard not to listen to the words and watch the visuals without looking for veiled digs at Zooey Deschanel. That issue aside DCFC’s recent album ‘Kintsugi’ remains stellar on repeated listens. Here’s the new video.