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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fours good songs to kick off the week in style

(you know I HAD to)
Yes my dear readers I want you to feel good when you’re on the bus /train /subway /car etc tomorrow morning, probably under pouring rain if you’re in Paris. That’s why I thought I’d bring four pretty amazing songs to cheer you up. Cause you know, that’s the awesome power of music.

One: Girls AloudIt’s Your Dynamite
It’s the b-side to their phenomenal 21st single Untouchable, out tomorrow (Apr 27). The least I can say is that it’s just too good to be true. It’s a pop/dance track with a heavy 90s feel to it, AND it has a trance-like sequence at the end of each chorus. Major. Too bad they’re not singing it on their Out Of Control Tour, which started last Friday in Manchester. More on that ASAP.

Two: Lenny KravitzLet Love Rule (Justice Remix)
To coincide with the track’s 20th birthday, Lenny had it remix by no other than French electro duo Justice. The result is more than a success, and it can be downloaded for free on Kravitz’s website. If you have a chance to catch LK on stage somewhere next to you in the coming months, you should not hesitate: the man kicks ass.

Three: GossipHeavy Cross
It’s the first extract from their upcoming LP Music For Men, out sometime in June. I love this band for its raw energy, its great songs and its front woman, Beth Ditto. Aside from her impressive and deeply touching and distinctive voice, she’s got a real originality going far beyond the usual music industry criteria. She’s even fiercer than Sasha herself! Heavy Cross is a return in top form which makes me even more eager to hear what the band’s got in store with their new record.
Four: Lights – Ice

Lights is a young artist I had never heard about until Popjustice featured her a few days ago. She’s a cute brunette, and has an EP out which is quite good. Ice is my fave of the six songs. It’s ear-candy synth pop, perfect to wake up to in the morning. You can get the songs from iTunes, and you should. Apart from that, she’s from Canada, and here’s her MySpace. The end.

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