Monday, 9 July 2012

New Music Monday #15

Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
by P!nk 
Album: The Truth About Love (2012)

Love her or hate her, there’s this thing about Pink that can’t be denied – she’s very good at the pop music thing, isn’t she? The first single from her upcoming album The Truth About Love is nothing new, but that’s completely ok. It’s exactly what fans of Pink will want; a cute little guitar riff, a little bit angry, a little bit feisty and totally bouncy, with a chorus everyone can sing along to and get stuck in their heads until they have to head over to iTunes and buy it. It’s got that powerful Pink voice and vengeful lyrics she sings so well, it’s perfect commercial pop and whether you like it or not, you better get used to it, you’re going to hear this song a lot over the next few months. Welcome back (again) Pink!  

Jo Michelmore gives 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' three Britney's out of five... 

by Eliza Hull ft. Hayden Calnin
Download: JJJ Unearthed

It's always exciting to hear new music from emerging Australian artists that you know are going to enjoy a long and successful career. Eliza Hull's track 'Ghosts' firmly places her in that category. A touch of trip-hop inspired beats and lead vocals reminiscent of heavyweights like Beth Gibbons make 'Ghosts' one of the most insanely likeable tracks I've heard this year. Comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack have already begun and seriously, who wouldn't like to hear that? Hull's voice is stunning and nicely supported by Hayden Calnin's performance in the brief moments he appears. You find yourself wanting to hear a lot more from both. You want the perfect chill-out track? You've just found it. Not just one of the best Australian songs I've heard this year, 'Ghosts' is one of the best songs I've heard this year period. Here's hoping we'll hear a lot more from Eliza Hull in 2012. 

Matt Bond gives 'Ghosts' five Bjork's out of five...


Praying For Sunshine
by Children Collide

Um, excuse me, what’s going on here? When did Children Collide get so darn cute? The clip for Praying For Sunshine, the third single from their third album Monument and currently featuring in our very own top 20, is refreshing, super cute and a little bit silly in the greatest way. Taking the harsh reality of everyday life and turning it all soft and fuzzy is a touch of brilliance, which totally makes me want to live in a felt house, eating felt toast, going to work wearing a felt suit, reading a felt newspaper, working on a felt computer and coming home to a felt beverage while watching a felt sunset. Imagine! How super cute! Damn, why can’t real life be a music clip for just a few minutes?

Jo Michelmore gives the 'Praying For Sunshine' video four Michael Hutchence's out of five...     

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