Singles Of The Week // 29th May 2012
Little Comets - 'Jennifer'
Newcastle's favourite sons really have done it again. As a man who is recovering from a beer festival, where pint prices ended up at 50p, I can vouch for the infectious optimism of 'Jennifer'. On a hangover, not a whole lot can drag me from the realisation that the world is a cruel place, but this more than does the job, as Little Comets continue to flourish. 'Jennifer' is a great reminder of the act's lyrical prowess and gift for harmony, demonstrating why the Vampire Weekend comparisons are so pertinent. As my Geordie housemate says, this is sound. Really, really good.
Huski – 'Sleeps Over'
A glittery pop number up next from Huski. This takes quite a heavy club influence yet still moulds a catchy pop niche for itself, reminiscent of someone like Little Boots. Definitely a grower, I highly recommend you check this out.
Laurence & the Slab Boys – ‘Mushroom’
Perhaps inappropriate for the weather, you might be better suited in waiting for Wednesday's rain to really get the best of this, as you come to wallow in the kraut-rock guitars and just a smidgeon of angst. I'm actually being facetious, this is a belter, recalling the Horrors particular brand of shoegaze. Get it whilst it's hot.
Towns – ‘Just Everything’
Awesome. Like some sort of sexy Gross Magic, here are Towns with the utterly brilliant 'Just Everything' to round up this week's selection of singles. The more I listen, the more this sounds like it could have been written by Peace, playing on the current zeitgeist of nineties hooks, and it is bloody fantastic. A smashing way to start your week.
It's 2012! A massively belated happy new year and all that, how's the family, how was Christmas etc. Basic courtesy out the way, let's welcome back Singles of the Week, where every Monday I'm going to give my honest and poorly informed opinions on the cream of the latest singles crop. [read more]
After a week off, I can tell that you are all absolutely raring to go with a little music and voting, so without any further ado I'd like to introduce you to the absolutely sensational musical stylings of Vinyl Jacket. Whilst there are further releases from the likes of Ben Howard, S.C.U.M and Sophie Barker, it is your favourite new Newcastle five-piece who comfortably take our title of Single of the Week with superb 'Koala'. [read more]
For a fresh new year, a refreshed new feature; the inventively titled Single of the Week. Every Wednesday I will be putting a selection of the week's releases up on the site, and it'll be up to you to choose the best of the bunch. I'll hopefully be concentrating on the best of the releases made under the radar- I'm not Reggie Yates, I've come to accept that now- but I'll try to give a decent spread of what the alternative week has to offer. With the occasional guilty pop pleasure.... (continued) [read more]