*Phoenix have commissioned a number of extraordinarily brilliant remixes of tracks from their latest album ‘Bankrupt!’. Calling in the likes of Blood Orange who by using Keisha Mutya Siobhan created a memorable version of ‘Entertainment‘. The latest reworking of album track ‘Chloroform’ comes courtesy of Sleigh Bells. The remix features the vocals of Alexis from Sleigh Bells and offers an entirely original, inspired raucous early eighties girl group sound that is distinct yet complements the original work.
*Jennifer Hudson is expected to release her third studio collection by the end of the year and ahead of it has released a taster single titled ‘I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)’ which features an appearance from T.I. The Pharrell produced track features Jennifer’s trademark belting vocal runs set against an uplifting disco-lite throwback groove, a sound that worked so successfully on her previous effort ‘I Remember Me‘.
*Chvrches chart at number 9 with their really rather good debut long player ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ on the Official UK Album Chart yesterday, so big congrats to them. During a live session with Zane Lowe, the band covered Whitney Houston’s classic hit ‘It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay’ and the results are astonishingly brilliant…
*Atlas Genius are an Australian trio comprising of brothers Keith and Michael as well as Darren. Their single ‘Centred By You’ has been remixed by the wondrous St. Lucia and is transformed into a brooding affair before it quite literally takes off and becomes a pulsating space-like anthem.
*The incredible BANKS has unveiled the video for ‘This Is What It Feels Like‘ as the second track on her recent and incredible EP ‘London‘. The track is a phenomena and the video captures a simplistic portrait that is full of dusky atmosphere, just like the song itself.
*Jessica Mauboy is gearing up to release her third studio effort titled ‘Beautiful’ in Australia on 4th October which so far includes the single ‘Till The End Of The World‘ and her latest offering ‘Pop Ya Bottle (Fill Me Up)’ which sees Jessica extend the dance-pop sound of her previous release and is a uptempo feel good song about letting loose and savouring the moment.
*The debut album from Lorde titled ‘Pure Heroine‘ is released across selected territories this week but still with a few weeks until it’s 28th October UK release date. To remedy the staggered release schedule another track from the album has been issued. ‘Buzzcut Season’ is a sweetly gentle reflective account of a time that has since passed.
*Fresh from supporting Paramore on their UK arena dates, Charli XCX has unveiled a new single, ‘Crazy Love’. The track takes a somewhat semi-brash, shouty path which is both richly melodic and addictive, the shimmering electro beats are entirely alluring.
*Finally, for those of you who still buy CD’s and get excited about all the artwork and so on, here is the back inlay for the forthcoming Eliza Doolittle album ‘In Your Hands‘ which features the image alongside the barcode which shows Eliza as a child.