Monday, 26 October 2009

Banana Rates

Another Monday another music video... this time from new indie electro darling Ellie Goulding. I've been listening to her stuff for a while now and was looking forward to some official form of video release and it finally came... Current single, Under the Sheets, out on the 9th of November, will surely put her and Frankmusick protegee Starsmith firmly on to the pop map. Sugary vocals, massive drums and industrial quantities of glitter...is this the new recipe that will change the face of pop as we know it!? I expect this young lady to become a household name soon and with a little bit of pixie dust her self and Starsmith will become the hottest duo in town. She's steadily building a loyal following with current support slots for Little Boots and I've no doubt people will soon be queuing up to experience the Goulding effect for themselves.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Ali Love

How's this for a bit of disco classic on a shitty Wednesday afternoon! Just what the doctor would recommend me thinks... Glazed with 80s pop synths Diminishing Returns instantly makes you want to pick up your dancing shoes and head down to the nearest gutter in East London pretending to be a club. The single dropps on the 16th November with BackYard Records behind it and let's hope his new album will also do much better than his previous endeavors.

Mr. Hudson

So this man has had a pretty cool 2009, the high profile collaboration with Kanye West, featuring on Jay-Z's new album, a successful summer festival roundup, countless magazine interviews and a "let's play dress up" stint in Italian Vogue...the days of The Library and white boy reggae may be over but Mr. Hudson is here to stay and yes he may have the synths, the vocal effects and an edgier sound but they still can't obscure the carefully crafted lyrics, his trademark from the beginning. The first album, A Tale of Two Cities may have secured a loyal fan base but it's this second effort that has catapulted the Birmingham born songwriter onto the international scene; his days as a penniless romantic firmly behind him as new audiences have been more than ready to listen. Last time I saw this crew was back in June at the ICA, in fact I had written a piece on this very blog about it and I remember clearly that this particular song left a deep impression on me at the time. You'd have to hear this song live to fully appreciate it, the powerful drums and the bass line that almost reverberate through you and the lyrics more relevant now than ever, it remains the highlight, for me anyways, from this highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Straight No Chaser which as the sign says, is out now.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Tall Boy

Cause I'm a sucker for slick slow motion videos I absolutely love this video for Har Mar Superstar's current single Tall Boy. Directed by cool LA posse Tomorrow's Brightest Minds, the same people responsible for Chromeo's Needy Girl don't you know, this video is almost...ALMOST like a pre Christmas treat for my little eyes what with all the wet and glittery action going on, Eva Mendes having her face distorted by a wind machine and Har Mar's own display of cool shapes dressed like a suave space cowboy...I mean who really needs a tall boy when you've got Har Mar undressing in slow motion and being splattered with milk!!! It's a no brainer ladies...

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Banana Rates

This lovely video for Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds. So captivating I could look at it all day long.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

He's Baaaaaaaaaaaack

I've been meaning to put this video up for a while now but couldn't get my act together...anywhooooo the lovely Robster is back with a new album, a new look - well sort of -, he finally seems happy... and what can I say I love this track. Directed by the same guy who did Angels and Supreme you might find the aerial shots and the split screen shots familiar and now you know the reason why!
Robbie Williams, Bodies...a bit Ian Brown-esque let's face it but I won't hold that against him!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Watch the Sun Come Up

Last month I've been pretty rubbish in updating my blog and since these days it's all about new beginnings I'm hoping October will turn out to be a bit more productive and definitely a lot more fun! This video for Example's Watch The Sun Come Up reminds me a lot of the good ol' gymnastics days where I'd spend hours and hours at the gym repeating the same thing over and over again...maybe they weren't always good ol' times but watching this video brings back a lot of memories. I almost want to rotoscope my face onto her face but that would take waaaaaaaay too much of my time and the weekend is almost here and you know...fun times are beckoning!!! She says...