Monday, 15 February 2010

#MusicMonday - Songs In 140 Characters (Or Less)

 
"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A week off for, well, laziness I suppose, but returning here is the only random babble free writing on H-T-A. Enjoy it while it lasts. Which, with only 140 characters, isn't so long......


MP3: Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring (from Insound)
Full of attitooood Welsh indie-rockers hit a snotty note just after Valentine's Day. Good use of dual vocalists on a happily feisty track.


MP3: The Car Is On Fire - Can't Cook (Who Cares?)
Supremely upbeat, slightly skittering Polish indie-dance-pop with undeniable Euro beat overtones. Uncomplicated, breezy and accessible stuff.


VIDEO: Wakey! Wakey! - War Sweater


Impassioned acoustic solo effort with a soaring chorus showing off that powerful, wavering vocal. A fine legacy indeed.
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MP3: Elspeth - Lullaby
Highly emotive alt-rock from Northern Ireland, with a melancholy Radiohead bent but which reminds me more of Headswim. Nobody remembers...I liked 'em.


Stream: ambeR Rubarth - Song To Thank The Stars
  Amber Rubarth - Song to Thank the Stars  by  CrashAvenue

Warm acoustic goodness with a clear Jenny Lewis inflection to her voice & smart lyrics. Album 'Good Mystery' is, unsurprisingly, very good.
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MP3: Basia Bulat - Go On (from Insound)
Vaguely Irish folk styled singing and percussion with a marching, dynamic feel. Quickly stirs up an intangible, undefined call to action.
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