Five tracks that put the spring into Spring....
Wild Beasts - Sweet Spot (2014)
"Sweet Spot" is the latest release from Wild Beasts, which comes from their latest LP Present Tense. It's bonkers to think this is their fourth LP, as it only seems like yesterday that they appeared on the scene. The guitar melody is great, then when the synth kicks in you'll think you are in Tron. If you don't like it straight away, give it a few goes, it is infectious.
Old Pa's Corner:-
Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits (2014)
With a name like that they just had to be heard. I can't stop playing this, it gets a little bit addictive. I am really interested now to hear the full album which incidentally is well under 30 mins long. The album is Say Yes To Love (2014). I am pretty pleased I cum by this track and I hope this little taster moistens you ear buds.
You may need the lyrics which are quite hard to decipher:
Interference Fits…I thought it was amazing and I almost cried
Nothing that comes and comes is forever
And conversation so check on
Since when they say yes to love?
They say yes to love
…They say,yes,yes,yes,yes,they said
Dirtmusic - 'Red Dust' Feat Samba Toure (2014)
I first heard of St Vincent (AKA Annie Clark) when I downloaded a playlist a few years back. Amongst the 100 or so tracks was a song called 'Sleep All Summer' which was a collaboration between one The National & St Vincent. As a big fan of the former I immediately honed in on the track and wasn't disappointed, so much so that I put the song on the latest CD compilation that Shell Hunter and I had compiled.
Fast forward to 2014 and the release of her eponymous 4th album. Digital Witness is the second release from the album and has a dancy feel to it which reminds me a little of 'LaRoux' I've listened to the album a couple of times and on the strength of these 2 listens I will be checking out her back catalogue for sure.