SINGLE OF THE MONTH 1
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia Chuck Berry
(Mello Music Group)
The Killers Flesh & Bone (Island)
Biffy Clyro Biblical (Beggars Banquet)
Amelia Lily Party Over (Xenomania)
Bat For Lashes Lillies (Capitol)
SINGLE OF THE MONTH 2
Tom Odell Hold Me (Sony)
Gosh, he's certainly not someone you can sit on the fence about! Hats off to him! Haven’t had such a strong response to music in a while (Al Pacino voice) whooahh!
Sometimes it takes time to really get into stuff or figure out a response but have to say there’s no such umming or ahhing with fresh new privately-educated, signed to Lily Allen's label, albinoesque talent Tom Odell. Within merely 3 seconds exposure, in fact before he'd even made a noise, I wanted to drive red-hot ingots into his eyes, the stout hammering of medieval molten agony to his pasty phizog reaffirmed as reasonable response with only the most cursory scan of the overwhelmingly positive youtube comments this slab of sloppy effluent has attracted. Comments as enlightened, Australian-interrogative and entirely non-loathsome as this . . .
Taylor Swift Twenty Two (Big Machine Records)
SINGLE OF THE MONTH 3
Quelle Chris feat Denmark Vessey Rappin Ass (Mello Music Group)
Haim Falling (Polydor)
Duke Dumont Ft. A*M*E Need U 100% (iTunes)
Hmmmkay, THIS is how you do 80s rejigs without a proper chorus. Don't matter when the bass'n'beats'n'keys are PROPERLY compelling, PROPERLY physical like they are here. Nearly nothing to it but the tiny details seal it - the suddenly dubbed-out vocals, the rippling snare-shots & hand-claps, the build from the bass-heavy verse upwards to the trebly bliss of the turnaround.
Iggy Azalea Work (iTunes)
SINGLE OF THE MONTH 4
Twizzy Make The World Spin (Bandcamp)
Hurts Blind (RCA)
Rihanna Pour It Up (Island)
“Throw it up, throw it up/Watch it all fall out/Pour it up, pour it up/That's how we ball out/Strip clubs and dollar bills I still got more money/Patron shots can I get a refill?/I still got more money/ Strippers goin' up and down that pole And I still got more money/ Four o'clock and we ain't going home Cause I still got more money /Money make the world go round I still got more money /Bands make your girl go down I still got more money/ Lot more where that came from/I still got more money/All I see is signs All I see is dollar signs/Money on my mind Money, money on my mind/I still got more money Who cares how you haters feel And I still got more money Call Jay up and close a deal I still got more money My fragrance on and they love my smell I still got more money So who cares about what I spend I still got more money My pocket's deep, and they never end I still got more money I'm going dumb with all my friends I still got more money”.
So, basically Rihanna doing what she does best i.e absolutely fuck all of any interest whatsoever, and charmlessly so at that. No video as yet, but this will suffice.