9/03 0 comments
Sunday night, sleepy. Slumped on the bed in a curl. Lamps on low, a candle burning. To-do list shoved away – another time, another day. Head heavy. Legs weary. Clothes heaped over the chair. Phone off; not now, not now. Big glass of water. Fifi Rong playing. Eyes closing.
Originating from Beijing, Fifi Rong sings in a dreamy, last-light-of-the-day way, infusing it with a very Chinese mystique. She’s collaborated with Tricky (second below) and has a five-track EP, Addicted To Water, out now (above).
22/02 0 comments
Long-time faves of this blog (despite never so much as replying to an email, how poor), alt-pop quartet Arthur Beatrice have finally released their debut album, and you can currently stream it in full, below. It’s a solid collection of ‘growers’, and the yo-yoing between Orlando and Ella in terms of lead vocals works well. The track Grand Union featured in SOIWT’s top 30 songs of 2013 countdown.
20/02 0 comments
Autoheart released this for Valentine’s Day, but I was too busy on a hot date with my Mum to notice. It’s great, though: the perkiest old jingle-jangle you ever did hear.
19/02 0 comments
When I’m in big groups, sat at tables with lots of people, I’m barely present. It’s because I don’t consider myself especially interesting company, but more because I don’t really care enough to want to compete to be heard. Instead I silently yearn to be somewhere else, and so drift into my mind, drift into daydreams of leopards and boats and lost lovers and magicians and double agents and hidden rooms.
13/02 0 comments
Last night I saw Poliça play and loved them. But Poliça are dense, murky, introspective, quite noirish, generally escapist, downbeat and sometimes I want the opposite. Sometimes I want happy-to-see-you, let’s-just-have-a-bloody-good-time pop. I want nothing too clever or cryptic or distorted, just perky noise. I want fun. I want Ms. D. (via Skeletory)
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