My tracks of the week (fortnight?!):
1) Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
2) Beggars – Mallory Knox
3) Get Lucky – Daft Punk
4) Dreary Town – Nadine Shah
5) Conquistador – 30 Seconds To Mars
Number One is the new single by Vampire Weekend, it’s absolutely stellar and I cannot stop listening to it. Definitely a hit of the summer and I imagine that you’re hearing it everywhere at the moment, I certainly am.
Number Two is a track I stumbled across due to friends down at my radio station. It’s a single by this (fairly) new British band who are up for ‘Best British Newcomer’ at the Kerrang! awards. Solid punk-rock track if that’s your sort of vibe.
Number Three – if you haven’t heard this track yet, please climb out from the rock you’ve been living under and go check it out. It’s Daft Punk’s first UK number one and it is an absolutely stellar techno/dance song. Love.
Number Four is a track from a relatively unknown artist, but I get the feeling she’s going to be huge. Her voice is really soulful and awesome and her version of ‘Cry Me A River’ is incredible. I strongly suggest you check her out.
And last but not least, Number Five is the new single from 30 Seconds To Mars. As far as I’m aware we haven’t heard any solid information on a new album but it’s clear something very exciting is going on. This track is straight forward rock and roll, but it sounds like classic 30stm, so if that’s what you’re into; definitely a track for you.
So there you have it, quite a diverse mix once again – indie-rock, punk-rock, techno/dance, soul(ish) and rock ‘n’ roll.
Youtube video of my Number One this week:
See you soon,