You think I’m kidding, right? Let me share some of the goodness that the BBC hooked me up with this afternoon. By the way, this was all in a row. I thought my head might explode from happy musical vibes.
– Paloma Faith/Stone Cold Sober – New single from a new artist. That’s why you listen to foreign radio stations, isn’t it? The single come out 15 June on Sony UK, who describe Paloma as:
The force of nature that answers to the name Paloma Faith is one that has been known in underground arts circles in London for some time. As an ex-magician’s assistant, trained contemporary dancer, St Martin’s college alumni with an MA in theatre direction, performer in burlesque shows and actress Paloma has been mixing media throughout her short adult life. A few years ago she introduced music, her primary love, into the equation, at first mimicking the blues and soul singers she so admired, but eventually finding her own voice.
They can describe her any way they want to, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’ve got another talented lady making 2009 a year to remember. While you wait for the single release, check out the excellent video down below:
-The Gossip/Heavy Cross – The Gossip return with the first single from their sophomore release Music For Men, hoping to avoid the Scissor Sisters’ fate of diminishing returns. “Heavy Cross” is already off to a good start, coming in at #47 on downloads alone in the UK, and ahead of it’s physical release on 22 June. Folks wanting to buy it in the US will have to wait until the 23rd, when the song will be available digitally.
– Linkin Park/New Divide – This is not my usual type of recommendation, but I have really been liking this new track from the soundtrack of Transformers 2. The clip below is a Making the Video piece that really looks pretty cool, but with Joseph Hahn behind the lens, you’re gonna get something visually out there.
– Mr Hudson/Supernova – The buzz is beginning, folks. Picked as Edith’s Record of the Week, the track is starting to get some traction, and now we’ve even got a remix from none other than Calvin Harris, which you can grab here. I can’t find a single release listed as of yet, but Straight No Chaser hits shelves in the UK on 03 August. The video hasn’t dropped for this one, either, but here’s the Calvin Harris mix.