Norwegian singer-songwriter extraordinaire Ane Brun has pulled out another stunner of an album in the forthcoming It All Starts With One, out in the UK in October, and ‘Do You Remember’ is the perfect lead single. Featuring not one, not two, but three drummers, plus Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit on backing vocals and Peter, Bjorn & John’s Peter Morén on bass, it’s a startlingly different sound for Ane, and one that impeccably suits her.
Paired with Magnus Renfors’ typically gorgeous, quirky cinematography and storytelling in the accompanying video, below, ‘Do You Remember’ marks an altogether intriguing new chapter in a brilliant career that continues to surprise. Available on iTunes and 7″ vinyl.
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‘Over You’ is second single to be lifted from Cat’s Eyes’ self-titled debut album, and finds Faris Badwan of The Horrors and opera soprano Rachel Zeffira taking inspiration from the classic ’60s girl-group sound. The B-side is a version of album track ‘The Crying Game’ performed live at The Musical Museum in London, which was also filmed and can be watched here. Available on iTunes and 7″ vinyl.
When The Go! Team’s third album, Rolling Blackouts, arrived in January, we picked out the Lispector-starring ‘Ready To Go Steady’ as “a twee-pop delight, and the closest thing The Go! Team have done to a ‘proper’ song so far”
. It’s a great choice for a single release, which coincides with a run of festival dates, including Deer Shed and Truck this past weekend, August’s Y Not and Ignition Festivals, and Electric Picnic in September. Available on iTunes.
One of six new original songs on ’70s rocker Suzi Quatro’s first new album since 2006′s glam-rock indebted comeback, Back To The Drive, ‘Whatever Love Is’ is squarely aimed at her existing fans. Where the forthcoming In The Spotlight (out August 29) makes considerably less sense is with its ropey covers of Goldfrapp’s ‘Strict Machine’ and Rihanna’s ‘Breaking Dishes’, whereas Wanda Jackson’s ‘Hard Headed Woman’ is a much better fit for Quatro’s seasoned, raspy vocals. Available on iTunes.
Now on her fifth album, the somewhat disingenuously-titled LP1 (also out this week), and still only twenty-four, Joss Stone has packed a lot into the past eight years. She’s got friends in royal places, and, in 2006, was reckoned to be one of the wealthiest young people in the UK, but America is really where it’s at for her – 2009′s Colour Me Free! barely scraped the UK top 75 albums, it debuted inside the top 10 Stateside. New single ‘Somehow’, produced with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, doesn’t really deviate from the retro-leaning rock/soul/funk generic palette she’s made her own – for better or worse – over the years. Available on iTunes.
Ah, TEETH. The Dalston trio continue their quest to deafen hipsters everywhere with their raucous electro-pop with new single ‘Care Bear’. Picking up where last year’s ‘See Spaces’ left off, commingling bleeps and punishing beats to achieve their desired effect, it’s a daunting taster for their forthcoming debut album, WHATEVER, out September 19. ”The song is about someone who comes in and turns your world upside down,” say the band. “It’s overwhelming and disruptive but deep down you’re really enjoying the drama and excitement that person brings.” Available on iTunes with muchos remixes.
This second single from Texan roots rocker Patricia Vonne’s fourth album, Worth It [review], marks her arrival in the UK for a short run of shows, which kicks off tomorrow with a headline performance at London’s The Borderline, with support from Red Sky July. Co-written with country rock legend Rosie Flores and featuring backing vocals from both her and fellow Texan legend Joe Ely, ‘Cut From The Same Cloth’ is more than just a love song. “‘We wanted to focus on the type of all consuming romance that happens when two people feel like mystic twins, kindred spirits, crazy in love and in sync like the breeze,” explains Patricia. Available on iTunes.
STREAM: Patricia Vonne, ‘Cut From The Same Cloth’