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.
Paloma Faith is pure love. Can’t wait for the single to go inside the top 10!
Do you think it will, Ken? I don’t really have a good feel for how it’s looking, but Radio 1 airplay sure can’t hurt!
Ok Mr Hudson. Amazing
The Gossip. Amazing. Totally won over by them thanks to their brilliant, katy perry hating, perez hilton skewering Attitude interview.
Paloma. Yes loving her too.
YOu lost me at Linkin Park. 😛
I thought I lost you on the way out of the restroom? 😉
Like I said, Linkin Park is not my typical track, but it sounds good on the radio.
I don’t quite get Paloma. She just sounds like every other retro soul singer wannabe and we already have more than enough of them. However, I love The Gossip and the Mr Hudson remix. UK radio is way more classy than ours. We have to make do with “superstars” like Cassie Davis and Nat Bass. Yawn.
I can understand the hesitation with Paloma. When I heard the song on the radio, I thought “is this as good as I think it is?” Then I found the video, and decided “yes”. I will admit that the cool video may have influenced my opinion, but I’m won over now.
I like her too!! Thanks for hooking me up!!
I love Radio 1 too. I should listen to it more throughout the day. Lately I’ve been focused on Little Boots and Agnes’s albums.
You say that like it’s a bad thing! I can’t get enough of Little Boots at the moment. “Remedy” keeps going on repeat, which is rare for me.
I continue to sing the praises of the Fred Falke remix of that Gossip single, which takes a pretty decent song musically (very special lyrically) and turns it into pure magic…
I actually missed that there were remixes already. Maybe when it’s available here commercially, I will check it out.
The Gossip is soooo good. The Fred Falke remix ain’t that bad either.
Okay. I think I just type the same thing as Adam with an E dude. Er..
It’s all good. I’m getting very excited for the full-length to hit the street, especially since they’ve now posted samples.
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