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
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
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
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
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
Wonder no longer.
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