Monday, 12 November 2012

New Music Monday #31





The Answer
by Avec Sans

 


It’s been five months since I first heard the delicious sounds of this mysterious little duo from London; Avec Sans. Back then, with the releases of ‘Perth’ and ‘Heartbreak Hi’, I didn’t know much about them and to be honest, I still don’t know much. I do know they seem to have made a name for themselves amongst us music blogging types and since I’m one of them you can call me biased if you like, but I don’t care, I like this single as much as their others. A little darker than the pop tinged ‘Heartbreak Hi’, the verses are heavy beats and synth addictive until the chorus kicks in and hits you in the face with its “I am not the answer” repeated lyrics. This just makes me more and more hungry to hear what else they can come up with.

 

Jo Michelmore gives 'The Answer' three Karen O's out of five...



Burn It Down
by Ricki-Lee




This 'Burn It Down' track would appear to be the vehicle Ricki-Lee will be using to launch some sort of attempt at an international break. It's ridiculously meh-tacular and extremely forgettable, but if Havana Brown can somehow crack America then there's always a chance this will too. Meh. 



Matt Bond gives 'Burn It Down' one Dannii Minogue out of five...  


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE WEEK




Spectre
by Curxes




A favourite of ours here at itsmykindofscene, I have waited very patiently for a clip to the amazing song that is ‘Spectre’ from the UK’s Curxes. While it’s been a long wait, sometimes patience is rewarded and this clip is certainly a big reward. There are two ways you can look at it. On one hand, it is small visions of simple animation, a boys adventures(?) with a background of silhouetted buildings and LP’s spinning endlessly. On the other hand, it’s a complex story, the tale of a boy’s life and the hardships he faces, while images of buildings from singer (and animator) Roberta Fidora’s hometown, Portsmouth, spin in the background, over a visual commentary of LP’s and record labels that have gone before us. On one hand, this clip is simply awesome, as is the song. On the other hand, this clip is more than awesome and makes me a bigger fan of a little band that I hope are destined for huge things.  



Jo Michelmore gives the 'Spectre' video four Shirley Manson's out of five...



Bel Air
by Lana Del Rey




By 1:53 I’d seen blue, green, purple, grey, green, grey, blue, green, grey and green again. I’d seen Lana turn left four times and right three times. If we say there’s another two minutes fourteen seconds of this, I can assume we’d see another three or four colours, more green repeated, a few more right turns and a few more left. I don’t actually know, I couldn’t be bothered watching any more. If something else happened let me know.   



Jo Michelmore gives the 'Bel Air' video one Germaine Greer out of five...


 

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