Friday, 26 October 2012

Barbra Streisand - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Phil writes: Just caught this on the 'Judy Garland Show' (Sky Arts). A great song, sensationally sung by the 21 year-old Streisand:

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Taro - the track that converted me from grudging respect for Alt-J to genuine excitement

Joe writes: I heard an amazing track on Yadi's mixtape, which I guessed from the tracklisting was Mahd Assalhin by Cheb I Sabbah Ft. Hadderetes, but when I bought that track on iTunes, it sounded very different. Then I listened more and thought "the singer sounds like the guy out of Alt-J", checked the tracklisting again, and realised it was Alt-J. What an amazing track - lyrically intelligent (read the YouTube comments to find out what it's about), and musically so far from a parochial British indie band. Unfortunately it can't be embedded on YouTube so click here.

Monday, 22 October 2012

M83 - My Tears Are Becoming A Sea as featured in the trailer to Rust and Bone

Joe writes: Had to Shazam this when the trailer to Rust and Bone came on in the cinema. Didn't think I was an M83 fan until the Shazam result came up. Radio 1's head of music George Ergatoudis has written about this on Twitter.

The trailer:

The full song:

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Eliza Doolittle and Solange Knowles

Joe writes: Eliza and Solange have both just released really good pop tracks with cool producers that feel like great steps forward for both artists.

Eliza's Don't Call It Love is produced by Kwes:

Solange's Losing You is produced by Blood Orange/Dev Hynes:

Tuesday, 2 October 2012