JaJa Ok - Gimme Your Money
No matter what your music taste, this worth typing into YouTube simply for the hilarious, satirical video. In what could soon be snapped up as the new opening credits for the BBC panel show Mock The Week in the wake of the #Piggate scandal we see a rather bemused Simon (lead singer) replace David Cameron's face with his own. The song itself from the Swedish rockers is a fun, post-punk track with bounce along riffs and quirky melodies.
Gimme Your Money is out now on iTunes
Chvrches - Every Open Eye
My musical palette has been shifting itself around lately and readjusting. Although I still enjoy punk and rock, I've found a comfortable resting place within the realms of electro-pop. Hanging around my favourite record shop yesterday I bought Chvrches new album on a whim. Every Open Eye breaks through the stereotype of the 'difficult second album' with it's high-energy synths and heavy, danceable beats creating strong album tracks rather than the'all filler, no killer' trap which second albums can fall in to. A simple pleasure can be found in the light melodies which Lauren Mayberry's vocals add a pop element to. Yet amongst all of this, heartfelt moments can be found with Down Side Of Me and Leave A Trace. Personal favourites from the album certainly have to be Clearest Blue and Playing Dead.
Young Romance - Wild
The rapidly ascending indie group recently released their latest single Wild. Creeping beats create an eerie atmosphere as Claire Heywood's gentle, velvet vocals echo from all directions. Just as you are lulled into the steady pace, razor sharp guitars cut in as the vocals then soar to new heights.
You can listen to Wild here
Available to purchase now from Banquet Records
David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
Included in the box set of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour's fourth solo album is a small copy of John Milton's Paradise Lost of which the album's themes are based on. It would be easy for Gilmour to spend the rest of his days resting on his Pink Floyd laurels - and although it contains much of his trademark, soaring guitar work - there is a soft romanticism which reminds us he is his own musician. Teaming up once again with his wife Polly Samson, her lyrics drive the album down dark, romantic avenues.
Something I never knew
In silence I'd hear you
And a boat lies waiting
Still your clouds all flaming
That old time easy feeling.
Much of the album's charm comes from such lyrics in addition to the vintage jazz elements. Rattle That Lock seems to be a combined labour of love from a very creative couple.