TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 12/02/12 - Blawan, The Ting Tings, Tindersticks, William Fitzsimmons
Four tracks that were just the business this week!
Blawan - 'Get me Down' (2011)
Huge tune!!! I was catching up on some dance tracks and this one just hit me unexpectedly from way out, it's been on heavy rotation all week, it's great when music does that. Better late than never I say, as Blawan's (DJ/Drummer from Yorkshire), 'Get me Down', was released last May but I love it and just had to share, so there! I wasn't sure of it at first but it just draws you in the further you listen, with a Garage beat that sounds like someone banging on an industrial sized cow bell and a warped bassline like you were stepping on a very angry frog, f*&%ked up and absolutely brilliant. I also never thought I'd be getting down to Brandy but the clever use of a voice sample from her track 'I wanna be Down' just clinches it for me and makes this track so unique and compelling! There's still time to get my dance pants on!
Old Pa's :-
Tindersticks - This Fire of Autumn (2012)
This is a track from the Tindersticks new Album 'The Something Rain' I have listened to the album once and this definitely got me right away. After a second and third hearing I am shouting 'it is a big return to form'. I always get excited by anything that Stuart Staples does, he has one of these great dark Leonard Cohen /Ian Curtis type voices which immediately has you thinking, melancholy, sad or a touch of menace.I think I am going to like this one...can't wait to hear that first track again 'Chocolate' that was good as well.!
|The Something rain - Cover of the new album|
SFW:- William Fitzsimmons - 'Beautiful Girl' (2011)
I've been a fan of William Fitzsimmons for a few years now and he's an artist that seems to consistently release good material. I always think he sounds like Iron & Wine, Surfjan Stevens, and his calming style of music is has a real honesty to it. He's released over 6 albums and if you want to get hold of 'beautiful girl', it features on his 'Gold in the shadow' album, which is available free through the Noisetrade sampler link below.