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I have a soft spot for Britpop music.
Four years ago I made my 20 tracks you should listen to and went unnoticed.
One of my favorite albums of 2017.
Kelly Lee Owens has something up her sleeves before the year ends.
Today she releases a cover of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman” and a remix of her cover, available to stream today and for purchase digitally and on limited edition 12” on December 8th. In addition to the new 12″, Smalltown Supersound will also be releasing a deluxe edition of Kelly’s debut album, featuring brand new tracks, due out on 24th November 2017.
While I say it is a no-no to cover Aaliyah (God bless her soul!).
This is a cool laid back electro-dance pop version of the track!
While trying to find whatever music to play on my radio show.
I accidentally found this artist on this site and when I listened to this album.
I was blown away by the music!
This is the British artist Kelly Lee Owens with her self-titled debut album.
Heare is the details:
“An album that bridges the gaps between cavernous techno, spectral pop, and krautrock’s mechanical pulse, the 27 year old Londoner has made a debut album brimming with exploratory wonder, establishing a personal aesthetic that is as beguiling as it is thrillingly familiar.”
With the popularity of EDM from the likes of The xx, Austra and Grimes.
This album is a mix of dreamy electronic sounds to hard-pulse electronic dance beats.
The standout track is Anxi which features Jenny Hval.
I call her the British version of Jessy Lanza, Caribou, Blue Hawaii and Austra mixed into one!
This one of the surprising albums to check out in 2017!
- Anxi feat. Jenny Hval
- Throwing Lines
- Keep Walking
I’d give this album:
Every year the people at BBC asks a panel of 170 critics, bloggers, DJs, and broadcasters to pick their three favorite new musical acts, the people who they think are going to be a big deal in the very near future.
There is one from the 15 acts that is in the long-list which I couldn’t help but noticed and caught my attention.
It is the pithy, political post-punk band called Cabbage from Manchester UK.
Here is some info about them:
With songs about North Korea and Donald Trump, Cabbage would run the risk of being pigeon-holed as a political band… if it wasn’t for their filthy sense of humour.
“We think it’s such a waste that bands have a platform to say things and just don’t” says Martin, whose poetry is inspired by “the bard of Salford”, John Cooper Clark.
The band were born in the northern town of Mossley, and have gained a reputation for their raucous, incendiary live shows: Martin’s stage antics have even been compared to Iggy Pop.
But they don’t take themselves too seriously, hence their vegetable-based nomenclature: “It’s the best anti-band name and sums us up completely.
With a handful of EPs released.
They recently released Terrorist Synthesizer.
Have a listen to the title track.
Also they have a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
If you are in the mood for electronic/dance music.
Check out Kite Base who are a two-piece band consisting of bass guitarists Ayse Hassan (Savages) and Kendra Frost, have shared the Gergely Wootsch directed video to latest single
Soothe is an animated clip about ‘origami dreams’ of a sleepless night. The song being about insomnia, Kite Base was excited to create a clip featuring themselves and various other nocturnal paper creatures. The look is based on the simple geometric forms of origami and the constant beat of the song that led the framing and visuals to be guided by altering shapes. The clip is a collage of live-action elements, computer rendered sets and printed and re-scanned image sequences with abstractions, flickering forms and lights: hopefully not entirely unlike being half-awake on the shores of paper-dreaming.
Cross posted on here.
The new is everywhere and lots of people are pouring in for their support.
Kind of a shocker and sad to hear this.
Amy Winehouse has passed away.
The news is all over like CBC, Huffington Post and Daily Mail.
Feel bad and thoughts and prayers goes to her parents with this.
Can’t believe she was 27! She died so young.
Here are my favorite Amy Winehouse tracks: