Sunday, 3 June 2012

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 03/06/12 - Cut Chemist, The Falls, Ultravox, Scissor Sisters


Old Pa's Corner:-
Ultravox - Brilliant(2012)
Shine your bright new star

I am sure a lot of you will have heard this, it is a single from the new Ultravox album 'Brilliant'(2012) there first for about 30 years. I have just heard it and it was a pleasure to hear that great 80's sound. This is no cash in quick buck album. I have listened to the whole album once and was really impressed, there are little or no fillers. It has gone straight on to my 'Ipodish' thing ready for a dog walk. A great honour indeed. I had a soft spot for the boys in the early eighties and remember buying the singles 'Vienna' and 'In the Air tonight' at the same time. Two classics.
All I can say about this track is that it is 'excellent', you thought I was going to say 'Brilliant' did't you?

The Falls - Home (2012)

Checkout The Falls excellent debut single 'Home' - it's perfect Indie-Folk! Apparently, they met, fell in love, wrote songs, fought, made up, broke up and wrote songs, which by anyone standards is impressive!  I'll be watching out for more! 

Cut Chemist - Outro feat Blackbird

Splendid Punk/Rap effort from the one time Jurassic 5 DJ, featuring LA alt-rapper, Blackbird, released earlier this year. It's taken from his new album 'Die Cut', his first solo recording in 6 years due to working on other projects and the small fact that he was also 'doing time' (I'm not sure what for). An inspiration for this song, as the hectic, almost furious pace is supposed to signify being on the run, after fantasising about making a great escape.

Cut Chemist official site here...

Shell Hunter:-
Scissor Sisters - 'Let's Have A Kiki' (2012)

So what's a kiki? Well it's very fitting for this jubilee weekend! It'a a party for all you (drag) Queens out there! I love this track from the Sisters' new album Magic Hour released earlier this year. Its full of the gay club beats that we used to love about the Scissor Sisters in the first place. I was a huge fan a while back but I thought they lost there way until I heard this track. Now its definitely something that I can see being played loud in the clubs and love the voicemail message being left for a 'girlfriend'. Mmm Hmm honey, lets get our asses up and ready for this Kiki!

Check out the Scissor Sister's website here to see tour dates and click here to download the track for free from!

More tracks of the week here!

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 03/06/12 - Cut Chemist, The Falls, Ultravox, Scissor Sisters
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4 June 2012 at 11:00

Pa - 80s tastic!
Sfw - nice folk sound. With break ups and make ups under their belt, they'll have an endless supply of material!
Fly - another angry guy, I like it though, it makes me feel like running!

6 June 2012 at 09:25

SFW - Interesting one...hope their album is about the breakup stuff...but I like this. Wish he had stayed out for a few more pints. 'tho.
FC - Put on my running shoes but had to play it a 33. 'Thanks for somthin'
SH - This is not that bad but with the addition of an N it could be better...wee wee no no pee pee no no, lets be kinky!

13 June 2012 at 06:43

I'm a bit unsure with the Ultravox track, I'll prob have to listen to it a couple of times. I think the chorus has elements of ELO..

The Falls definitely have a glowing CV in terms of material. Pretty good, video is bizarre which makes them all the more alluring.

Let's have a Kiki mf....I had low expectations of this track but I absolutely love it. There'll be some really good remixes out there I bet.