Regular Getintothis readers may suspect we do PR for Big Dada bro DELS. Not so. But we do really like him. Having missed out on a Mercury Prize nomination, he can take solace that our lass Lorna Kelly has handed him his second Single of the Week prize. What a jolly good fellow he is.
DELS: Capsize – Single of the Week
Big Dada big boy gets help from Roots Manuva and Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard. The results? It’s got it all. The beat marches solidly on with electronic injections to boot. This defiant track blasts anger and attitude and A* results.
Hyde and Beast: Never Come Back
Channelling the early seventies, Futurehead Dave Hyde and Neil Bassett somehow fuse glam rock and folk. There’s something missing but the bland moments are saved by sections of walloping brass.
Moby: Lie Down In Darkness
For all the pretentious press bumf talking about ‘symphonic grandeur’, Moby delivers. It’s got the same feel as his debut album but it’s somehow lighter without losing any depth.
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: The Rose with the Broken Neck
Inspired by Italian film music, it’s theatrical through and through. If it’s not already, then It will be screaming out of an auditorium in the near future. A steady beat given the Jack White treatment lend it a solid core with extra subtle percussion which adds a fairytale feel. Rather lovely.
Natalie McCool: Your Hero
Take one Laura Marling minus some girliness add a pinch of celtic fire and you’ve got Widnes songstress Natalie McCool‘s offering Your Hero. Could easily imagine it playing in the background to one of those Visit Ireland adverts. Lovely lyrics accompanied by a soothing sound.
Soulful, easy-listening tune. Think Seal with keyboards. Predictable lyrics with more wailing than is absolutely necessary.
Beastie Boys feat. Santigold: Don’t Play No Game That I Can Win
Reggae-tastic summer tune with sexy vocals by Santigold. An abundance of elements to this track mean whack it on repeat over and over. One for the dance floor.
Other Lives: Tamer Animals
The name of the band is apt – there’s something otherworldly about their sound. The classical instruments create an atmospheric track with Brandon Flowers-style lead vocals. A kind of mystery to the sound gets you listening over again.
Melanie C: Think About It
Mel C is back obviously having listened to some Pink tracks during her break. Catchy chorus suited to the summer holidays. Probably one for the kids.
Seasick Steve: It’s A Long Long Way
Festival favourite Seasick Steve doing what Seasick Steve does best. Drunk festival goers will be swaying together singing along to this one at the end of the night.