7 August / 9 August 2020…
Five new firecrackers to fuel your weekend…
1. ‘You Say’ by Madame So (Paris-born, London-based)
A middle finger to all hostile killjoys out there. Kicking off with a powered guitar riff,
soon followed by Madame So‘s vox hitting the roof with the titanic You Say chorus.
2. ‘Violent Sun’ by EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (Manchester/London)
A terrifically swirling stomper with a last chance message, so don’t
hesitate to get up and dance like Doomsday is just around the corner.
3. ‘Spanish Bombs’ by HINDS (Madrid, Spain)
“As Spaniards, we don’t usually get shout-outs in songs, like New York or London,
so the Clash writing a song about our civil war made us feel honored.”
4. ‘Something More’ by ROISIN MURPHY (London, UK)
Sensual dance diva returns with “a swan-song to how we once lived. There’s plenty of
bravado in the lyrics and the character is a kind of antihero but the indefinable yearning
and the feeling of arriving at a point of emptiness is universal right now!”.
5. ‘Club Zero‘ by GO GO’S (Los Angeles)
Out of the blue, the legendary power-pop punkettes, led by Belinda Carlisle, formed in L.A. in 1978, surprise us with their first new song in nearly 20 years. The new cut’s copacetic catchiness and vitalizing joyfulness put a big smile on your face. Welcome back, ladies.
See/hear you next week, music junkies…
3 August 2020
Like so many other artists did during this science-fiction-like lockdown period,
Spanish power-pop señoritas HINDS also decided to cover a classic cracker. They
picked The Clash‘s 1979 track SPANISH BOMBS (featured on their masterpiece LP
London Calling) for obvious reasons, although the song’s story isn’t a happy one.
It’s about the chaotic political situation of Spain in the Seventies after the 1975
death of dictator Francisco Franco. The late great punk poet Joe Strummer got
the idea after he heard a radio news report of ETA terror bombings of tourist
hotels on the Costa Brava.
Hinds’ frontwoman said in a statement: “The Clash were my mom’s forever favorite
band. So it is always beautiful to connect generations through music. As Spaniards, we
don’t usually get shout-outs in songs, like New York or London, so the Clash writing a
song about our civil war made us feel honored.”
Hear the Madrid based grupo‘s version here…
Also on Spotify…
New HINDS album
Spanish fury HINDS about writing songs…
Full NME feature here
THE PRETTIEST CURSE…
8 June 2020
Davey Crockett by HINDS
Tiempo de fiesta. Vamos a bailar
Here comes the sun and six-packs
Party time! BBQ time!
Dance yourself dizzy!
The original was by Thee Headcoats and released in 1992. HINDS covered it on a split single with their Spanish countrymen, garage rockers called Parrots. More info here.
The Spanish ladies released their third – and best album –
‘THE PRETTIEST CURSE‘ last Friday
Keep the party going…
5 June 2020
Album: THE PRETTIEST CURSE
Released: 5 June 2020 – the band’s third LP
Tequila injected summer soundtrack
Life-celebrating post corona discharge
Flamboyant feminine fiesta jukebox
Good/bad times medicines
Catchy as hell humdingers
Gigwise says: “This is the most consistent album Hinds have made so far, synth feels like a natural fit for them and they use it with the vibrancy suggested by the array of colours shown on the album cover. Their anger and ferocity is channelled into resilience and smart, quotable lyricism. It is a hard task to not be overcome by engaging, passionate energy whilst listening to The Prettiest Curse.”
– JUST LIKE KIDS (MIAU) –
– RIDING SOLO –
– COME BACK AND LOVE ME –
Vamos de fiesta….
New sonic impulses…
The thrilling Spanish popsters HINDS release their third longplayer THE PRETTIEST CURSE next June. The girls already shared three new splendid tracks Good Bad Times , Riding Solo and Come Back And Love Me.
And here’s another new one. JUST LIKE KIDS (MIAU) is an utterly catchy cracker you’ll have on repeat from the moment it’s over.
The song is ‘a cocktail of all the comments and ‘advice’ we’ve had to listen to during all these years in the band. From random strangers, ‘friends,’ and industry. Oh wait, the guy sitting next to you in the bus probably has an opinion too! If you wondered how does it feel to be a girl in a band, here you go’ says the band.
Tune in and dance yourself dizzy…
New sonic impulses…
After last year’s second album ‘I Don’t Run’ Spanish pop fury HINDS is back with new single ‘RIDING SOLO‘. A tremendously catchy chant-like earworm about feeling lonely
as a musician when being on the road for too long. i guess they wrote this sing along
tune to comfort themselves in times of lonesomeness.
Turn in here…
Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer…
1. L.S.F. by Kasabian
(Album: Self-Titled Debut / 2004)
2. ‘Wrote For Luck’ by HAPPY MONDAYS
(Album: Bummed – 1988)
2. ‘Davey Crockett’ by HINDS
(A cover of a 1992 song by British band Thee Headcoatees)
4. ‘Cheer Up London’ by SLAVES
(Album: Are You Satisfied? / 2015)
5. ‘All Hail’ by PINS
( EP: Bad Thing / 2017)
Carlotta Cisoals of Spanish garage rockers HINDS about the past & present in NME…
(photo: Getty Images)
Spanish fury HINDS is back. The punky garage pop ladies have a new single, annex self-directed clip. NEW FOR YOU sounds exactly like they look. Flamboyant, cheerful, festal, open-minded and with tons of lust for life. Guitarist/co-vocalist Carlotta Cosials revealed the story behind the new video in a press statement: “I thought football cannot be more Spanish and that it cannot be a more male sport, and that it is good to present a different gender-reality without even trying hard. I think sports are such a good metaphor with life,
with goals, passion and suffer.”
Here’s your new favourite team…
NEW FOR YOU is the 1st single off upcoming album
I DON’T RUN Out 6 April via Lucky Number…
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