Okay, not done one of these for a while. I blame the weather. And the dog ate my homework. And Simon Cowell tried to cop off with me (NB: legal disclaimer – he didn’t really...or did he...? No. He didn’t. I’m sure he’s 100% straight...). Anyway, enough waffling, you don’t come here for waffle do you eh? You come here for the very latest in quality tunes hot from my throbbing in box. My how it throbs etc etc. Here’s the current pick of the bunch...
Moonface - Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips
Imagine if Belle and Sebastian hooked up with the Psychedelic Furs and Can. This is what it would sound like. Probably. Welcome to the new old new wave!
Goth, goth, goth...run to tha’ hills! Yep Toby and his O. Children drop another slab of brooding goth brilliance from their forthcoming album. It’s a bit goth. Well...very goth.
Field Music – Terrapin
Sunderland’s finest follow up their acclaimed album Plumb with a limited edition covers release. Here’s their twangy retelling of Syd’s Terrapin. It’s a grower.
The Polyamourous Affair – Whoever Controls The Groove
With a band and track name like that you better come up with the goods eh? I’m still sitting on the fence a little with this one. It’s a bit Scissor Sisters and a bit Giorgio Moroder...all good so far...but it never really busts out into a big old gay chorus. And I do love a big old gay chorus. Still, it’s as DISCO as you’re likely to get this year.
Billy Vincent – Feathers
Neatly blending folk and Americana with a touch of the old Waterboys, Billy Vincent’s debut album (out May 7th on Something Nothing Records) is a fine collection of self penned but classic sounding tunes like this brooding beauty, Feathers.
Marina and the Diamonds – Primadonna
You know what, there’s a HUGE gap in the market for a proper male pop star right now. A Prince, Jacko, Cliff Richard kinda dude. The girl’s seem to be all over this shit at the moment. Here’s another slice of perfect prime time pop from one of the best Marina (and her diamonds).
Reptar – Blastoff
Last up for this scintillating edition of New Music Roundup Thingy one of the big hits of this year’s SXSW (so the press release says...no one took me up on my offer of paying for me to go and cover it...maybe next year eh?) Reptar with this bonkers but brilliant mix of Talking Heads, Pil, Foster The People, TV On The Radio...and all sorts of other loveliness. Wibbly.