#Musicmonday - #079 → Paolo Nutini Paolo Nutini

#Musicmonday – #079

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY everyone! Hope your day has, or is being, coloured in all manner of shades of green and that the pints of Guinness are freely flowing!

While I haven’t managed to find something Irish to kick things off with this week, I’ve got a cracker of a track from a very talented Scotsman. Not exactly the same, but close… yeah?

1. “Iron Sky” – Paolo Nutini

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND

Plain and simple, Paolo Nutini’s upcoming album release “Caustic Love” is probably one of the most anticipated releases in 2014 for mine (and I suspect one Mr Ryan Ashton as well).

This raw version of his new track “Iron Sky”, was recorded at London’s Abbey Road studios. Paolo’s soaring vocals over that riff, that brass, and those operatic backup singers is hopefully just a tasty appetiser-style-morsel for what is to come in a few weeks time (April 18).

Bonus brownie points for whoever can pick the voice of the monologue featured in the song. Drop your guess down in the comments section below!


2. “Down” – The Kooks

BRIGHTON, UK

The Kooks have been a favourite of mine for roughly a decade now. So when their new single “Down” from their forthcoming fourth studio album surfaced this week, I was all over it and a little surprised with what I found.

The boys are over at SXSW right now testing out their new material on the music-loving masses. We can look forward to more from them in the coming months.


3. “Broken Boy” – Thief

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

The great Aussie talent identification website/channel that is, Triple J Unearthed, got a website makeover this week.

A former “Unearthed” success story, the talented Sydney-sider PJ Wolf, has been justly receiving a fair whack of airplay on the main Triple J station of late with his single “Broken Boy”, penned under his new electro-pop project name, Thief.


4. “Stranger in Moscow (Michael Jackson cover)” – Tame Impala

PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Australia’s favourite psychedelic-rock-group-of-the-moment, Tame Impala, have tackled a pop-legend with their latest cover – their own signature sound applied to the Michael Jackson track, “Stranger in Moscow”.

One thing to say… it’s real good. They win.


5. “Supernova” – Ray LaMontagne

NASHUA, USA

Ever wondered what it would be like if Ray LaMontagne went all upbeat and released a song more akin to something from the guitar of, say, Donavon Frankenreiter?

Wonder no longer.


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