Saturday, 5 May 2007

Worralorra music!

The sun's out and I'm in a 'giving' kind of mood so I've collated some gorgeous summer tracks. So, kick off yer heels, take yer wig off, grab yer Mojitos and enjoy...

Hotel room? Baseball bat? I'm intrigued...

First Class Riot - The Tough Alliance
(mp3 download)
A Swedish duo who I can't get enough of at the mo. This is a brand new track (new album, New Chance out on May 16th in Europe). I love the broken English diction: "Don't you diet, first class riot". At least, that's what I think he sings.


Marsheaux in lad mag repose

Regret - Marsheaux (mp3 download)
In memory of New Order (R.I.P.), here's a sweet version of one of their best songs by the even sweeter Marsheaux, my synth duo de jour.


Mike Monday overjoyed that everyone recognises his Harry Hill impression...

Zum Zum - Mike Monday (mp3 download)
This was a funkmeister summer track for me last year as we drove around gorgeous Majorca, windows wound down, getting a driver/passenger arm tan. The album, Smorgasbord came out in September last year and I still play it within an inch of its life.


I've got CDs older than this lot

The Hill - Bombay Bicycle Club
(mp3 download)
They haven't even turned 18 this lot, which makes the mature sound in this song even more remarkable. This is from their ep The Boy I Used to Be available on their MySpace. I love the vocals; unique, sincere and with a lovely wobbly bit at the end of each sentence. And the London Indian restuarant chain they obviously got their name from is divine too.


Just another night down at the bears' club XXL

Yours to Keep (ft. Neneh Cherry) - Teddybears (mp3 download)
I don't know much about this Brooklyn (?) based band who seem vare popular in the blogoshpere. All I do know is that it's got Neneh Cherry on it (yay!!) and the chorus is summery and lovely "We can drive around with the top down, stereo turned up loud with the phat sounds, 'cos I'm yours to keep if you want to".


Trust me. You don't want to see the two Dave Stewart looky-likeys in this band

Making Music - Chungking
Quite simply a monumental song. Sounding like the backing track for an expensive European car ad, Making Music was another played to death track from last year. The whole album The Hungry Years is the perfect accompaniment to that after-a-club-just-want-to-chill feeling!

Phew! And that's shallot!

8 comments:

Adem IAR said...

Absolutely LOVE the tough alliance. There was talk they'd end up doing some shows here in Australia by the end of the year, so I'm hoping that all ends up being a go-er...

Phil said...

They do seem vare popular those two. Having a hot singer helps with a certain contingent! The music is pure pop, and as was noted earlier, sounding straight outta 1984. There's one very dodgy track, lyrically, Many Men. But I put that down to their not picking up on the nuances of English...

guy said...

Many Men, you're talking about the Tough Alliances 50 Cent cover from Make It Happen...

Yuяi said...

About the Tough Love track...it's not hard to love that AT ALL... thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

actually teddybears are from Sweden just like TTA. Theire whole name is teddybears STHLM (short for Stockholm)

Anonymous said...

Hi, the Teddybears STHLM track is ace, they have also done the same song but with Annie singing. It's a lot sweeter and the two contrast each other well. Also, any chance you could send me the Marsheaux track? I've only discovered them today and would love to hear it. x isitmedicine#at#yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

The line is, "Don't you die yet", not, "Don't you diet". :)

Phil said...

I know, but don't you diet is funnier. tee hee. ;)