Thursday, March 31, 2005
This was supposed to be Jentina's next single and it's a huge shame that it never emerged because it's definitely her masterpiece. It has the fiesty girl-rap of Bad Ass Strippa but is much more in the vein of the cute, sexy and very cool follow-up French Kisses, yet this is a million times better than either of her single releases. It's improperly catchy with several different ace sections. I've had this mp3 for a few months and I still think it's utterly brilliant. I'm never bored of it. I love the unintelligible "something something seem pretty hot" bit, the "say what"s and the almost crunk-like middle 8. It sounds like a recipe for 'urban' disaster but somehow it's super duper ace! After hearing Bad Ass Stripper I never thought I'd be desperately wishing for an album by this girl but I am. Also, does anyone think she looks a lot like Mischa Barton on the French Kisses CD cover
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Monday, March 28, 2005
In 2003 a cute/quirky American actress named Taryn Manning (seen in Crossroads and 8 Mile) teamed up with her brother Kellin to create the pop (meets danceable hip-hop and 'trip-hop') duo Boomkat. They released this fantastic single, The Wreckoning, and an album, Boomkatalog.One, in the UK, as well as an ace follow-up single, What U Do 2 Me
, in the US. Whether Taryn will ever be more than "the one who fell down the stairs and lost her baby in Crossroads" is still to be seen as Boomkat haven't really taken off. They were last heard covering Blondie on the Mean Girls soundtrack. If you like the cute, sassy styles of early Neneh Cherry and Fannypack
, you will enjoy Boomkatolog.One. The Wreckoning is a much rockier song than their others but it's also the standout track by miles. Taryn's voice is unusual but it's bursting with attitude, as is she. The best bit is the middle 8 about 2/3 of the way through where she repeats "And then I'll think of you and probably laugh...hahaha!" This song has so many ace sections, it has to be heard to be believed! But doesn't she look a bit like Edith Bowman?
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Friday, March 25, 2005
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
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Saturday, March 19, 2005
If you agree that a combination of Annie and Gwen Stefani would be the perfect pop star, then the chances are you'll love Bertine Zetlitz because she is exactly that. She, like Annie, has worked with Richard X and has named her fourth and current album Rollerskating, which is surely the cutest kitch name since Anniemal. Then listen to Ah-Ah, which is her new single in her home country of Norway (another Annie similarity), and watch some of her super-cool videos
and you'll see and hear why I compare her to the acest woman on the other side of the Atlantic, Gwen Stefani. Ah-Ah would have been one of the best tracks on her already brilliant LAMB album and Gwen could take a few tips from Bertine for her clothing range of the same name. Fans of Sophie Ellis Bextor should seek out Bertine's first hit, Girl Like You, which sounds like Sophie would if she worked with Richard X (she really should!).