Monday, 20 February 2012

"Tonight we are young, so let's set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun"

Joe writes: Fun are no. 1 in America with their song We Are Young featuring Janelle Monae (I'm not sure where Janelle features on it but still).

Their new track Some Nights is even more exciting to me, kinda taking what The Feeling were doing to the next level, with a debt to Queen, 10cc, Journey and many others. So American and so good.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Vince Kidd - Sick Love

Joe writes: Sick song, sick artist, sick video by the amazing De La Muerte Films

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Harper Simon - Berkeley Girl

Phil writes:  Don't think we've posted this previously.  Heard it on the radio this morning and thought, as I did when I first heard it, that it could stand aside any of his dad's best songs. If you didn't know, you'd think it was written and sung by Paul S:

Sweet Thames, Flow Softly

Phil writes:  Christy Moore performed this beautiful Ewan MacColl song on the AM programme this morning and this is a fine version with Sinead on backing vocals:

just discovered this Death Cab For Cutie song after hearing a barbershop quartet cover it

Joe writes: It's called I Will Follow You Into The Dark. Lovely lyric and tune. I've never really been into Death Cab before - do they have more like this I wonder?

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Rhye - Open

Joe writes: I feel like Rhye could be the artist I've been looking for for five years or so. Echoes of Sade but the singer is male apparently.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Indonesian jam

Joe writes: The Music Alliance Pact is a monthly collaboration where blogs from around 35 numerous countries each pick one track to represent their country. I wish someone would launch a pop version of this where the biggest local track from each country is represented, but in the meantime, there are usually one or two interesting tracks amongst the Music Alliance Pact zip file.

This month the interesting track comes from Indonesia's Belkastrelka, "an eccentric electronic duo who sample sounds from various sources – windows, the library, television, nature and everything else. Combined with the tiny but wild vocals of Asa Rahmana, they create feral dance music." Am I mad or is Pujian Ekspatriat, which features Fraya and is tipped by the Indonesian webzine, a bit of a jam? Someone should sample it. Here's the mp3.