Five great songs you might not have heard yet
Words: John Balfe
Given that it’s a very difficult task to keep on top of all the latest music releases, every once in a while we like to compile a list of a few songs that have tickled our collective fancy here at entertainment.ie. Below is a list of five songs that have made an impact on us over the last couple of months, in what has already been a very interesting year for music. Get your headphones out…
Jack White – Sixteen Saltlines
The former White Stripe was at one point one of the busiest men in music, serving time in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather but it is his own name which he performs under now. White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss is due out any day now and its release should re-establish White as one of the most intriguing –and talented - musicians currently working.
Yuck – Chew
(from Chew (single))
Yuck’s self-titled debut album was released in February of last year and it immediately pricked the ears of a few of music’s movers and shakers. The band are signed to Fat Possum, a label which previously housed The Black Keys during their formative years, and this partnership could well propel the Londoners towards the top of festival bills in advance of the release of their second record. ‘Chew’, a recent single, bears more than a passing resemblance to early Smashing Pumpkins and that’s just fine with us.
Dr. John – Locked Down
(from Locked Down)
Dr. John’s collaboration with Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach was a fruitful one. Auerbach composed and arranged almost everything on Locked Down and the results were spectacular. Dr. John has never sounded better and, at 71 years of age, has released one of the best albums of his career. An absolute triumph.
Clock Opera – A Piece of String
(from Ways To Forget)
Guy Connolly weaves an intricate assortment of pop-based looped and synth music but – crucial to its success – never overreaches and throws too much at the listener. It took a long time for Clock Opera’s Ways To Forget to drop but it was worth the wait.
Note: You can catch Clock Opera at this year’s Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin.
Spiritualized – Hey Jane
(from Sweet Heart Sweet Light)
Sporting songs which range from three and half minutes all the way to Hey Jane’s almost nine minutes, Spiritualized have never been a band to adhere to the rock n’ roll standards and practices. Sweet Heart Sweet Light is the band’s seventh album – and first in four years and sees the band investigate a new pop-oriented sound, compared to their previous efforts.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Sunday 22nd April 2012 | Music
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