Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
This song is pretty appropriate for me since I am a 17-year-old girl, but it's also a really interesting song. At first it seems a bit quiet, it's hard to make out what the singer (Emily Haines, frontwoman of another band called Metric
and drafted in just for this song) is singing and later in the song it's very repetitive but it's also extremely surprisingly catchy. Once it ends, if you're anything like me, you'll be going "Park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor, dream about me" in your head for hours. A strange thing I have noticed is that Broken Social Scene have a song on the same album called Shampoo Suicide, while the song 4 posts back (by Grand Popo Football Club) is from an album called Shampoo Victims. I hope this is not some kind of sign...
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Have you ever wondered what it might be like if Blink 182 were good? Well, wonder no more because here is a band who at first glance seem to be a typical punk-pop band of boys, but a listen to their songs such as this piece of fabulosity or Touchdown Turnaround or Call 'N' Return, will prove that they are so much better than that. Vocoders and synthesisers are used plentifully and every song has a totally infectious chorus. They also have the cutest web site
I have seen in ages, and they're hadly lacking in cuteness themselves. Flying snails believe in Hellogoodbye and so do I!
Monday, July 18, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
This electro-pop duo are French and their sound is suitably sophisticated, but this song (which was their debut single in the UK in 2003) still manages to be catchy and fun, with great lyrics. There is plenty of female-fronted electro-pop music around at the moment but these songs are always popular, especially with me, so discovering a new band (although this song is taken from their 2000 album, fabulously titled Shampoo Victims, they are entirely new to me) who make this type of music with an emphasis on the pop is rather exciting. I'm not sure who the singer is as both the band members are male, despite one of them being called Ariel and having a fondness for pink cowboy boots. Those of you who know a bit about French TV may recognise him as the presenter of l'Appartement, which I believe is similar to Big Brother. I would specifically recommend this to fans of Annie and Bertine Zetlitz, but the chorus is almost Alcazar-esque, so really anyone with taste should like it!
Friday, July 08, 2005
You may remember In-Grid's 2003 single, Tu Es Foutu, which although it was not a big UK hit did appear on the music channels for a while and was a huge hit across Europe, making no.1 in Greece and Sweden, and top 5 in Holland, Belgium and her home country of Italy. The English version, You Promised Me, was a hit in Australia, Germany and the American dance music scene. This is her brand new single and it's a perfect summery pop song and not the Abba cover you may be expecting. It is taken from her new, second album, rather magnificently named Voila!
Thursday, July 07, 2005
You may be wondering why I am posting a song by the people who ruined what could have been a perfectly acceptable Britney song, but the facts that Adam Levine is the lead singer of Maroon 5 and I am a huge long-time fan of 'the 5', should explain it. This is as close as we'll get to a new Maroon 5 album for the moment (they did once promise a new album would be out in 2005 but that was before SAJ got huge so I guess it's probably been postponed a bit) and it also happens to be surprisingly great! Saying this, I get a distinctive "this year's Where Is The Love" feeling about it. Its much darker and cooler than WITL and Adam is not such a huge star as Justin Timberlake, but there is something about the song that makes me think of it and loads of other songs I can't quite distinguish. Maybe one of you will be able to work it out? I do think this could be a massive hit this year if it becomes a single.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005