Archive | November, 2018

Mariah Carey – Giving Me Life (featuring Slick Rick and Blood Orange)

17 Nov

So ‘Caution’ is the best Mariah record since Butterfly. A cohesive, warm collection of jazz-flecked smooth RnB recalling the best work of Karyn White at times. Too many highlights across the ten tracks but gotta point to this Blood Orange production which really takes Mimi somewhere quite different but at the same time it feels like a natural sister to ‘The Roof’.

 

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Storme – Be My Drummer

16 Nov

If you mixed up some of our fave Scandi icons, such as Frida Sundemo and Robyn for example, you might end up with one super Scandi and Storme might just be the one. ‘Volcano’ was a moment but ‘Be My Drummer’ is next level good. And that artwork is just so wonderful.

Girl Crush – Radio Silence

16 Nov

If you have a Niki & The Dove shaped hole in your musical heart then Girl Crush have you covered. They describe ‘Radio Silence’ as “Prom Core” and I just love that. It’s flippin’ divine anyway.

Lastlings – Deja Vu

16 Nov

Mega classy dark and pulsating electronica from Lastlings as they mark their return in style. Lots of layers to this one and plenty to really get into. I keep saying it but the Australian electronic music scene is just so rich right now.

NORMA – Brain Freeze

15 Nov

Super fresh music from these Brooklyn boys. ‘Brain Freeze’ really swells into a mighty powerful track. The synths versus guitars battle works out well for NORMA. Hoping they retain this diverse sound as they evolve. There’s a lot going on across this one track so chuck on your headphones and explore.

Sorry Girls – Waking Up

15 Nov

Debut album Tiffany meets dreamy indie a la Men I Trust? Well if that’s a thing then I’ve found it on Sorry Girls’ sublime but slightly fuzzy in a good way ‘Waking Up’.

 

Magdalena Bay – Ghost

15 Nov

These guys keep hitting it out of the park. It’s bop after banger with Magdalena Bay. Their aim with ‘Ghost’ was Britney meets MGMT apparently. Well whatever they were going for, the end result is another fizzing bit of synth pop.