Friday, July 25, 2008

Songs of Brilliance #3

Shadows - Midnight Juggernauts

This song has been cropping up for quite a while now (I first heard it on the Cut Copy Fabriclive 29 CD), but these guys are about to break through on a wave of Antipodean love. Sure to be a song of the summer, this slice of disco-tinged electro has a beat to kill for and a breakdown to be killed for. They also put on a brilliant show at Latitude, which made me love them all the more. Listen at your peril, for it will be lodged in your head for days...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Songs of Brilliance #2

MGMT - Time to Pretend

This song made me cry at Brussels train station after the absolute limb-throwing carnage that was Rock Werchter. An electronic bassline that catchy, and lyrics so ridiculously festival/goodtime can only be a VERY good thing...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Songs of Brilliance #1

Estelle - American Boy
Yes: Music Television still exists!
Yes: The Top 40 Singles Chart still exists!
Yes: Physical CD singles still exist!
And when the brilliance achieved is as glossy, catchily-sampled, beat-led, KanYe-featuring and downright brilliantly feelgood as this, we praise them.
All hail that charts!