4 Apr 2015

Sunday Kitchen Disco 3 - Some New Music

As this week has been full of work, household admin and travelling for Easter vacation, we've not done much kitchen disco-ing sadly. And the most common music request is still `Updown Funk` (!). To remind you, to join #sundaykitchendisco add your link below, paste in the badge to your post and tweet your post link to me for a RT - more info here.

However as I work from home, I listen to music a lot and thought I would share with you my most recent finds. I'm a bit behind with current popular music but I'm enjoying a lot of the below. If it helps, my music tastes are fairly free ranging, but more on the indie/metal/electro side.

I've blogged about Grimes before. She sounds like Kylie meets Aphex Twin. Pop meets electro armageddon. I'm loving new song REALiTi which she's binned off her album (god knows why). The video, shot in Asia, is great also. If you like this track, try Oblivion and Genesis.

The Jesus +Mary Chain
Not a new band by anyone's standards, I first heard them after wondering what this great song is at the end of Lost In Translation. Whingey indie/indie-drone, alt rock, I bought their greatest hits but then completely forgot about them until it came on my ipod the other day. I'm now hooked. Favourite track is Snakedriver but I also like You Trip Me Up and Sidewalking.

Kitty, Daisy + Louis
KD+L have been around for awhile - Amy Winehouse was a big fan - and I love their summery, retro big band-meets-motown sound. They have a gorgeous retro look too and are apparently great live. My favourite is I'm So Sorry with it' awesome video but also try Going Up the Country.

Crystal Castles
Not for the faint-hearted, CC's music is intense and relentless - an annihilating mix of beepy electro (chip-tune) that builds a total wall of sound with Alice Glass's incoherent, angelic tones over the top. Not In Love, ft Robert Smith is their most well known track but their triptych of albums is worth a listen. Try Alice Practice, Wrath of God and the haunting Child, I Will Hurt You.

If you like M.I.A or Missy Elliot you'll probably like Santigold. Her style is genre-bending but kind of pop, hip hop, indie, electro, funk. It's all in there. I love Shooting Arrows at the Sky from The Hunger Games OSD, but also worth checking out Disparate Youth and L.E.S. Artistes.

Looking forward to seeing all your links on the linky below!

1 comment:

  1. Here's a few golden oldies to get dancing to: Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis who remains for ever the King of Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5HKlQ6nGM Twist and Shout by the one and only Beatles (every other group is a pale imitation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS0wuN_6wyw Can't forget the Stones in this era either Jumping Jack Flash gets my vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6lJ071MeKA Anything from Saturday Night Fever by the Bee Gees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6IgSRGIScs&index=4&list=RDLUID0jSh2Icand the 70s was the BEST era for dance music! I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0GpEH1rBRs YMCA by The Village People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2k Michael Jackson's Thriller (and best video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna have Fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A The Weather Girls It's Raining Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E. OK That's for starters x