Archive | July, 2015

BYRN – Sentimental Fool

28 Jul

BYRN returns with new tune ‘Sentimental Fool’. She has such a classic quality to her voice – it almost jars you when she sings over glitchy electro RnB yet it works.

Freja – Young Heart

28 Jul

Huge tune alert. Denmark’s finest new pop princess is Freja. ‘Young Heart’ has a Katy Perry-sized stadium chorus and the St Lucia-ish production is on point. Out next week in the UK so not long to wait for once either!

Glades – Falling Away

28 Jul

Broods meets London Grammar for these Sydney-siders. What a tune to announce their arrival. ‘Falling Away’ is an extremely assured debut and one which will surely blow the blogosphere apart in the coming days/weeks.

Metric – Too Bad, So Sad

25 Jul

The new Metric album is turning into a bit of a glam stomp and that’s pretty awesome for those of us loving the edgier side of the flawless Canadians. This will also work well for those of us hoping that Goldfrapp still have a bit of electropop left them in – although their folkier sound is lovely too! This has a certain air of ‘Strict Machine’ about it. Pumped to see Metric on a London stage in October – they deliver EVERY time.

Janet Jackson – No Sleeep featuring J.Cole

25 Jul

So this has turned into ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ part 2 – I am smitten. Janet has turned back the hands of time musically and visually and I couldn’t be more pleased. No-one does a slow jam quite like Janet.

Joy Williams – What A Good Woman Does

25 Jul

So ‘Venus’ has suddenly snuck on me as a potential album of the year. Yep, that good. It’s an album of great maturity and one about female empowerment. Joy’s vocal is just spine tingling and clear as crystal. Closest comparison are the more singer/songwriter moments on Tina Arena’s ‘Just Me’ or ‘Reset’ albums. Total class.

Bec Sandridge – In The Fog, In The Flame

25 Jul

Well this is right up my street. A grungier take on the 80s power pop that Bertie Blackman excelled at on her album ‘The Dash’. Fellow Aussie Bec goes for a bit more of the LoneLady ‘Bunkerpop’ sound here and it just works a treat. Really like this one and thanks to I Heart Moosiq for sharing this one.