The magnificent TriAngle Records are streaming the entire Holy Other album before it's release on monday.
It's good to see Genesis back in the pop parade with their new song Grimes. you'll be familiar with the song from the still fantastic Visions LP. One of those videos that comes across like a compressed trailer for some bizarre, amazing film that never got made.
Echoey paranoid hiphop loaded up with Kenny Beats' big wobby bath synths, this is party music that could easily soundtrack the pool scene in a teen film where everything goes a bit slo-mo and dark.
Thankyou Elly my friend for introducing me to the wonders of Stealing Sheep. As we all know the best musical ever made was The Wicker Man and there is something of that here in the girls' cyclical layered harmonies, but to lump what they are doing into some sort of folk ghetto would be a mistake.
Actually, what is a folk ghetto? Impoverished woodlands? Gangs of squirrel thieves? Dark scrumpy dens? Drive - by conker fights?
Tokyo songstress Cuushe asks Do you know the way to sleep? In this heat is there a real answer to that? I guess leave your window open, buy ear plugs to keep out the traffic noise and remember to keep your curtain drawn in the day.
This is widescreen dream pop that goes subtly through a series of transformations before landing on some really decent strings - I'm talking Bjork Play Dead decent.
The noise at the beginning of this Major Lazer remix reminds me so much of The Race by Yello. A song that around quarter of a century ago actually appeared in every single film released. It was deemed a McCarthyist act of unAmericanness not to feature the song over a comic scene of a headmaster being chased by a drooling Rottweiler or a foxy milf pulling out of her garage in a red sportscar.