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Rosie Lowe‘s debut EP has arrived via 37 Adventures, and here’s the lead track. A scratchy, skewed number occupying the no-man’s-land between pop and r’n'b, it’s quietly arresting and happy in the background. Rosie provided vocals for Lil Silva’s summer anthem No Doubt, and the LP has been produced by Kwes and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu. [Previous]
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Today, I’m going to have a good day. I get up early, no hangover. Tidy my room. Do some admin, do the washing. Drink tea, drink coffee, read the papers. Bacon. Eggs. A phone call. Read some of my book. And it’s not yet midday. I feel happy.
Darkest Place, supported by the sumptuous, and dreamier-still, B-side Thunder, is Woman’s Hour‘s latest single. Slowly gaining momentum, the terrific fourpiece, long-term favourites of this blog, may well be due a huge 2014. Here’s hoping.
Woman’s Hour have also made an unusual film about Darkest Place with the music site The Line Of Best Fit – check it out here.
11/11 0 comments
Mt Wolf are playing their biggest show to date, at Heaven, tomorrow night. There are still a few (bargain-priced) tickets left, if you go here. I saw them play live in June, in the atmospheric surrounds of the Union Chapel, and it was truly mesmerising – Kate’s vocals rising, reaching and pleading like increasingly-manic hallelujahs thrown up to the fella above. Here’s a video of the show’s rendition of Shapeshifter, exclusively provided to SOIWT, and a neatly-timed taster of what to expect tomorrow. Play it loud for the full neck-hair-raising effect.
24/10 2 comments
“I mostly cover pop,” I said to a girl on a date recently, before quickly adding when she looked unimpressed, “but, like, pop with a twist, you know, with something edgy about it?” That’s generally true – but not here. This tune by new lot The Guilty Ones is pop with a pop twist; unashamedly poppy in fact, super-cheerily poppy. It’s pop that’s practically begging to soundtrack an advert, pop that’ll stick in your head like bubblegum gets in the grooves of your trainers; nanananana, pop that it’s pointless to resist.
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I only just learn’t about the rather sad story of Scorpio Loon, aka Larry Alvarez. He was a Buenos Aires-born, London-based pop-maker who never once allowed anyone (including family and closest friends) hear his work over 30 years. But upon his death in 2011, the Alvarez family (according to Larry’s will) licensed it all for release (the album’s here, thanks to Black Tambourine). And it’s really, really good: chirpy, chatty, catchy, creative and wonderfully warm. In one sense, what a waste. But in another, what a find.
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