We’re a bit in love with Rose Tiger’s homage to the 80s – it’s quite low key and tastefully done. He’s like a slightly more raw Bright Light Bright Light (more about him in a bit). ‘Look Around’ takes it up a notch from ‘High And Low’ which was pure Nik Kershaw. We’re liking what this fella is serving up.
My new favourite band by a country mile right now and I’m basing this on two tracks. I already shared ‘Bubblegum’ with you but I am obsessing big time over the fruity little bop that is ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ which is my song of the week. Alphabeat and Deee-Lite and New Young Pony Club – only the most fun reference points for these guys.
A few more weeks to go and Lydia’s ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’ record will be upon us. It’s going to be a rich and rewarding listen for sure. ‘Into The Blue’ is the latest track to show itself.
I know these guys from their stunning track with Pawws (where are you hiding by the way Ms Pawws?). They just shared an extended version of ’58 Minutes In The Pool’ and it’s giving me feels a la the ‘Reprise’ of Kim Wilde’s ‘Cambodia’.
San Francisco and Berlin are the hometowns for these two and those worlds collide quite spectacularly on ‘Crush’. Haunting vocals over 80s synths is a combination which will work every time for me.
Jens’ ‘Life Will See You Now’ is a delight from start to finish and it’s definitely going to be a must play album during the sunny summer months. There’s now a video for the super lovely ‘How Me Let, The Long Version’.
I’m rather smitten with Charli XCX’s mixtape right now but a track equally attention grabbing, and one which would fit very nicely onto the aforementioned mixtape is Catcall’s comeback track ‘One Time’. It has that same beefed up PC Music vibe to it and the melody and hook are lodged in my brain. Now with Soundcloud link. Other platforms to follow.