So many great lines in this song.
Limmy's posting some of his best sketches to YouTube in an advent thing.
I'm reposting some of them here because they're important.
At V Festival way back in 1998 I stood in torrential rain, watching theaudience perform what would be their one and only album. It was one of the most enjoyable sets of that era.
The music press never rated the band; inferring a manufactured indie group put together by Billy Reeves could not possibly be any good. I maintain that it was the last great Britpop album, and the style of music most suited to Sophie's vocal style (and, I suspect, her taste) more than anything she's released since. I've enjoyed much of her solo work with a nagging feeling that it's largely been extension of the accidental (yet brilliant) success of that Spiller track.
This song, from her upcoming new album, suggests part of that old Sophie might be back.
I enjoyed Jake Evans' contribution to Bad Lieutenant - the short lived band he formed in 2009 with New Order members who weren't Peter Hook.
When they kind of morphed into the resurrected New Order in 2011, he left the band.
He's often been on the supporting bill for his old bandmates so I assume they all still get along.
This, his first solo record, I rather like despite being a bit of a Noel Gallagher by the numbers anthem with an unimaginative video. The single version is out today and thankfully is nearly 3 minutes shorter than on this video.
It definitely hints at an interesting debut album expected in 2014.
So much to enjoy about the Calvi.
I've no idea what the background to this video is. It is better not knowing. After all, a 1980's charity single lip synced by random celebrities is all you need to know.
Also, it features the biggest celeb crush of my entire life. She's still got it, obviously.
I'm old enough to have grown up with synth pop from Sparks, Tubeway Army and Ultravox.
I hear bits of this in CHVRCHES music and more beyond.
One of this year's great albums.
What a huge surprise for this streetmusician and us! We were filming him singing the song smalltown boy by Bronski Beat, when suddenly Jimmy Somerville (the original singer) comes up and joins him singing! Awesome, things like that only happen in Berlin!
Despite the portrait video horror, this looks suspiciously staged to me. Still great though.
For some I know that Gaga's songs at the piano is like Noel's acoustic bits in an Oasis set.
For me, this performance in Carlisle two years ago was one of her best.
Artpop next week