I have a list of artists whose website I check every now and then to see if they’re on tour. Anna von Hausswolff is one such performer, on account of a single song played by Cerys Matthews back in 2013. Nothing up and coming just now so this will have to suffice
Here I refer to Saturday morning radio 2.
Graham Norton opened his show with this a few weeks ago. Perfect pop that – yes – is very well known – but was still nice to rediscover
Cerys Matthews is a fan.
We could call them afro/punk or folk/world, or go with these descriptions found on their website:
You’d reckon to be listening to 2 fifths The Doors (sleazy organ and stomp bass) 1 fifth Hank Marvin, and 1 splendidly gelling fifth of cajun (ish) accordian. The fifth fifth sets all in head bopping motion with perfectly uncomplicated yet striking chops. An uplifting gem of coalescent enterprise.
The sounds emanating from those 8 hands were magical. There are hints of African High Life, Guiro-led percussion, an organ playing arabib sounds that I couldn’t quite place and a fabulously swinging latin rhythm section.
Lykke Li is a Swedish indie artist who’s been around since 2007 or so. This is from her third and current album – I Never Learn. Heard it quite a bit on 6-Music a month or two ago
So asked La Roux herself, last night, on stage at the University of East Anglia, before performing one of the best pop songs ever
Ipod on this morning listening to the 10 November Introducing Mixtape. Standout track was this one. What’s more it had extra appeal on account of being self-referential – just like the previous post.
I can’t help but be numerical and say that 5% of me potentially finds the lyric annoying. So 19 times out of 20 I’ll 100% love it
Another wonderful piece of indie pop from a recent Introducing Mixtape.
Song appears to date from 2008 so I suppose Tom Robinson’s doing us a service by reviving it