Sounding like Fleetwood Mac, this new single from Bat for Lashes, aka Natasha Khan is her most pop-structured to date. It's marshmallow soft in sound and sentiment and reeks of Teen Spirit - bubblegum flavoured. UK chart action has seen it come and go peaking at 36...
CHRISTOPHE WILLEM - Berlin
Bless him, he does look like a drag king, old Christophe there. Mind you, considering I first thought he was a she when I heard his big hit Double Je it's no surprise. This is from his forthcoming second album, Caféine or rather, his PROPER debut after wining France's Star Academy three years ago. There's a duet with *gasp* Kylie included called Sensitized. The elephantine intro is original and the chorus snatches you by surprise on this impressive lead-off single sounding like a French Keane. Follow his antics on Poster Girl who is waiting for the said album nervously. Double Je was my FAVOURITE TRACK of 2007 and still is a killer. LISTEN!
KLEERUP feat. LINDA SUNBLAD - History
The return of the pop-tacular Linda Sunblad on Kleerup's eponymous new album is a welcome breath of spring air. Sorely underused, she injects this doleful track with light and magic. There's even a touch of the Robyn in there, non?
PET SHOP BOYS - More Than a Dream (Magical Dub)
Oh my God, summer's arrived! This is heat on a stick. This is a MAMMOTH track. An Ibiza 2009 certified choon. From the amazing Yes etc., the original version has been bettered.