Four tracks that got us twerking this week
Old Pa's Corner :-
Dreadzone Ft Mick Jones - Too Late (2013)
I have followed Dreadzone ever since I heard the track 'Life, Love and Unity' from their album, Second Light (1995) and if you haven't heard that track, do it, it's a must hear!
This track, 'Too Late', I am glad to say, features none other than Mick Jones Ex The Clash and you can see him in all his glory in the video. It is a nice little sampler from their new album Escapades (2013) which is due to be released in a weeks time. Great to see them still rocking.
Belle And Sebastian - 'Your Covers Blown' (Miaoux Miaoux Remix) (2013)
At the time of writing I'm a very happy bunny, not just cos I'm on holiday in Montego Bay, Jamaica but cos I've been listening to a new Belle And Sebastian album (The Third Eye Centre). It's a collection of 19 rare tracks and b-sides, most of which I've heard and have somewhere but it's great to have them all together. The original version of this was on the CD single of 'Books' released in 2004 and it was probably my favourite song of that year. It seems to be a few different songs all put together to make for me a perfect pop song. When Shellhunter and I first saw them live in Hammersmith in 2006, this was my highlight. They've been busy touring the US & Canada and doing a bunch of European festivals this summer, hopefully they will do some gigs in the UK soon. If so, I'll be there with Belle's on.
Volcano Choir - Comrade (2013)
The collaboration of Collections Of Colonies Of Bees and Bon Iver are back experimenting with their second album, Repave and this is the second single. It has all the hallmarks of Bon Iver, yet slightly more experimental. I believe Justin Vernon is a genius. If you told me 10 years ago that one of my favourite artists would use tribal drums, Gregorian chanting and auto tune when creating his masterpieces, I'd tell you to go back to the madhouse.
Flycasual:-Emiliana Torrini - 'Speed of Dark' (2013)
The humdrum of work is made a lot easier when I manage to hijack the office radio to BBC6 Music. So with one ear on Lauren Laverne's show last week, I hear this song come on and it's one of those that instantly grabs my attention, getting me up like a flustered meerkat who has heard a rather unusual noise. I'm seduced by the vocal hook and the sultry tone of Emiliana Torrini, reminding me a bit of Roisin Murphy and Little Dragon, two of my favourite female artists. 'Speed of Dark' is taken from the Icelandic songstress' fourth album, Tookah, out on Sept 9th.
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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 01/09/13 - Emiliana Torrini, Dreadzone, Belle and Sebastian, Volcano Choir
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