Five tracks we had under surveillance this week...
Poliça (featuring Justin Vernon) - Tiff (2013)
I'll start by saying I struggle to find and listen to new music. What I mean is that there is so much out there, that unless it's an artist I know of where do I begin. I'm not a musical snob, but I like what I like. Therefore I will listen to tracks that ate recommended by an artist I already know or as in this case if the track features someone I know.
Poliça are totally unknown to me, but this track features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver so this was my way in. They are a four-piece from Minneapolis and fall into the electro-pop category which I'm a casual fan of. The first thing that hit me about the song is Channy Leanagh's great vocals and I love a track that casually drops the 'F' bomb. It's not big and it's not clever but neither am I. I also love a good memorable video and this is definitely one of those. I won't spoil it by saying why it's memorable so I urge you to watch it.
KT Tunstall - 'Feel It All' (2013)
This fantastic performance by KT Tunstall on Jools Holland's Later reminded me why she entranced us all first time round. It features on her new album, Invisible Empire / Crescent Moon, and if it's half as good as this I'll be happy. I've always said, girls with guitars rule!
T.W.I.N.S. - 'Found a Flat' (2013)
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Kodaline - 'Love Like This' (2013)
Yesterday was my first day back after 2 and a half weeks of being in Spain relaxing. Needless to say I had a serious case of the back to work blues. With my face like a smacked ass, I didn't even bother to plug my iPhone in. I just let the radio mumble away in the background until this song started that is, I miserably turned it up. It was the best musical medicine and like an adrenalin shot to the heart made me feel more upbeat. My day at work was an easy one thankfully and to wrap things up nicely as soon as I got back in the car to go home, the song was on the radio again! I found out it was kodaline whom I had a soft spot for last year with 'All I Want'. With their Coldplay-esque choruses, they can't fail to paint those blues a nice healthy pink again!
Lloyd Cole - Period Piece (2013)
This is vintage Lloyd Cole and it is from his new album Standards. This one could have easily slipped into his first 2 classic albums, Rattlesnakes and Easy Pieces. I have always had a soft spot for LC and have followed his career ever since he split with the Commotions. I will most certainly listen to the whole album. Welcome back Lloyd. Click for a classic Lloyd Cole track and story.
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