Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 9, 2017 19:29:36 GMT 1
09/02/2017 Lady Gaga - John Wayne
The country tinged pop rocker from Joanne written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, BloodPop and Josh Homme, had its Happy Tree Friends inspired music video for the song premiered on February 8, 2017 on Apple Music, and was directed by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. It has been released to youtube 24 Hours later (to doubtless avoid clashing with "Chained to The Rhythm")
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 13, 2017 20:48:49 GMT 1
13/02/2017 Blossoms - Honey Sweet
Today is all about the Grammys so no new music is around today, so I can select a recent track which I passed over a week or so ago. So its the latest video/single by the best band to come from Stockport since 10cc....
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 14, 2017 20:06:56 GMT 1
14/02/2017 D.R.A.M. - Cute
The German born, Virginia based hip hop artist/rapper born Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith most famous for his his breakout single "Broccoli", featuring Lil Yachty, which peaked at USA #5 in October last year, releases his latest suitably Valentine day friendly video from his debut album Big Baby DRAM.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 15, 2017 22:15:09 GMT 1
15/02/2017 Passion Pit - I'm Perfect
Michael Angelakos indietronica band from Cambridge, Massachusetts, return with some new eclectic electronica from their as yet titled 4th album, with this being the best of three new tracks released online.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 16, 2017 19:49:12 GMT 1
16/02/2017 The Lemon Twigs - I Wanna Prove to You
The Long Island, New York , baroque power pop group fronted by teenage brothers Brian D’Addario and Michael D’Addario released their debut album Do Hollywood, on 4AD, produced by Jonathan Rado of indie rock band Foxygen late 2016. This is the third single taken from it featuring a hugely inventive video funnier than 100% of The Lonely Island output. (Clue: This spoof video was actually directed by Oscar winning film screenwriter/director Wes Anderson, who has directed the odd pop video for Aimee Mann; Fiona Apple; MGMT; Joanna Newsom; Beck; etc)
Firstly, well done ra the red supporting reindeer for the breadth of your selections, and for championing established and new artists. Secondly, I hope you won't mind if I use this thread as my main source for EP's non-hit singles of the month thread.
Here are my picks from the last 3 weeks:-
Missy Elliott - although I've never come close to buying any of her LPs, I can't help but admire her willingness to experiment and challenge convention. It is difficult to imagine how anyone could be more minimalist than this track.
Jamiroquai - great to see him/them back, and an intriguing taster for the new album. Just the right balance of the Jamiroquai I know and love, and a step forward into new territory.
Besty - never heard of her, but I really like this track.
Future Islands - more of the same from my band of 2014. Hurrah.
Depeche Mode - sorry guys, but though I once adored you, I am thoroughly sick and tired of your tedious dullness. You've been putting out this rubbish for almost 20 years now. Time to move on.
Lady Gaga - once again, a really accomplished, established artist has left her shirt and trousers at home for the video shoot. I can understand talentless wannabees using this trick to sell their records, but Gaga shouldn't feel the need to. Her best single since Born This Way ?
Grimes & Janelle - Duran Duran's children team-up for what is, perhaps predictably, a brilliant song. Fresh and immediate. Great stuff.
Kings Of Leon - I haven't listened to Walls yet, but each of the tracks I have heard is top notch. Could this be their best LP so far ? I'll have to find out.
Blossoms - delighted they are still mining their wonderful debut album.
Passion Pit & Lemon Twigs - time for me to investigate both of these artists. It's a like from me for both of these releases.
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Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 17, 2017 19:26:00 GMT 1
17/02/2017 Ed Sheeran - How Would You Feel (Paean)
The Yorkshire born "male Adele" after releasing the annoying tropical house-lite "Shape Of You"; and the dull folk pop with try hard edgy lyrics "Castle On The Hill" (which was about as contrived as a Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May car related stunt) locked out the top two for over a month, proving the 1983 Simon Le Bon old saying when an act gets so popular "They could release a fart and it will go to number one!" correct); this new grat track released from the forthcoming "dive" album is a return to form sounding like a top notch acoustic guitar/piano ballad that Van Morrison; Joan Armatrading; or Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) would have come up with in 1978 due to its simple, direct, emotional delivery that hits the bulls eye.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 18, 2017 13:08:49 GMT 1
18/02/2017 Holly Macve - Heartbreak Blues
The 20 year old country singer from Yorkshire first championed by the BAFTA & Olivier Award winning actress Sheridan Smith (well she was bigging the Blossoms up in 2013 on her Twitter a good 18 months before the NME, making her a better A&R music rep than Simon Cowell) releases this wonderful track preceding the forthcoming debut album Golden Eagle out March 20th on Bella Union records. Imagine a cross between Paloma Faith & Lana Del Rey (but without the annoying vocal ticks of either) channeling Emmylou Harris....
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 19, 2017 9:48:05 GMT 1
19/02/2017 Lana Del Rey - Love
'Love' is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album (rumoured to be called "Best American Record") is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on 'Love'. The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists, full details to be shared at a later date. Of the announcement, Lana said: "I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed".
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 20, 2017 19:56:40 GMT 1
20/02/2017 Laura Marling - Next Time
The Berkshire born English singer/songwriter second track released from her forthingcoming sixth studio album Semper Femina (due for release 10th February), has a very Joni Mitchell meets Joanne Newsom feel to it.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 21, 2017 20:24:01 GMT 1
21/02/2017 - Katy Perry ft Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm
I'm so glad I waited for the video ....... This hybrid of Toto's Africa meets Carly Simon (Chic Organisation's) - Why (probably as Nile Rodgers distinctive rhythm guitar is buried/morphed in the mix of this Max Martin production of a Sia tunage), given a Tropical House-lite makeover with a very subtle, yet very savage social commentary on Trump's America is such a grower only the Alt-Right; Putin-Bots; & Taylor Swift fans could possibly dislike.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 22, 2017 18:52:57 GMT 1
22/02/2017 Ride - Charm Assault
The Oxford dream pop shoegazing alternative rock quartet consisting of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence "Loz" Colbert, and Steve Queralt are back with their first new single in 21 years .... Now if the Coldplay making a record with the Chainsmokers and performing it at tonight's BRITs rumour is true then can someone please make both those acts go away for the same time period.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 23, 2017 20:09:53 GMT 1
23/02/2017 Jidenna - Bambi
The USA eclectic R&B singer signed to Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records label released his debut album, The Chief, last Friday. So here is the video for “Bambi,” and it stars Jidenna as a bitter ex who runs through the streets of Los Angeles until he reaches the wedding of his former flame and attacks her and her new husband.
Post by ra the red supporting reindeer on Feb 24, 2017 19:02:24 GMT 1
24/02/2017 Thundercat ft. Kendrick Lamar - Walk On By
The Los Angeles born multi-genre bass guitarist, producer and singer Stephen Bruner returns with his third album Drunk (out today) from which the collaboration came with the rapper whom he appeared on his To Pimp a Butterfly & Untitled Unmastered albums.