Playlist 27.01.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Friday 27th January, 2017
Goldfrapp – Anymore
Four years after the release of their last studio album, Goldfrapp are back — which is a great thing for those among us who can’t wait, can’t wait anymore.
The prolific electronic UK duo, who first burst onto the scene with their debut record Felt Mountain nearly two decades ago in 2000, return with a track called “Anymore,” the first offering from their upcoming seventh studio album, Silver Eye, out on March 31.
And it seems as though they’re in a hard-edged electronic state of mind once again.
While previous records in the past few years like Tales Of Us and Seventh Tree explored warm, whisper-soft folk textures and intimate production, their new sound is a return to their old Black Cherry and Supernature roots — dark, synth-y and sexy — channeling past hits like “Strict Machine,” “Ooh La La” and “Ride a White Horse” while still sounding modern.
“You’re what I want, you’re what I need / Give me your love, make me your freak,” Alison Goldfrapp breathily urges over and over across the thumping pulse. “I can’t wait, I can’t wait anymore.”
That outro, especially, is heaven, channelling the “ooo” coos from Donna Summer’s iconic “I Feel Love.”
Silver Eye was crafted alongside John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St. Vincent) and The Haxan Cloak, who also worked with Björk on Vulnicura. Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno) supplied guitar sounds, while the album was mixed by David Wrench (The xx, fka Twigs).
Basically, they’re assembled a production super-team.
Read the rest of this article at Popcrush
Angel Olsen – Fly On Your Wall
The previously announced anti-Trump subscription compilation Our First 100 Days began today, and damn it if they didn’t come out swinging.
First up in the batter’s box is Angel Olsen’s new track “Fly On Your Wall,” which does just about everything that makes her best work so haunting and hypnotic and compelling. As the song steadily gets its legs under it, Olsen is shaking and warbling about “Turning into someone I’d never imagined I’d be.” With a bit of almost military march drumming underneath her, Olsen’s realizing her current life situation can’t be reversed. Where before she wanted “Nothing more than for this to be the end,” now she’s wanting to go back. She wants one last glimpse at what was. The past is the past, and the future is the future, and she’s forever caught in between.
Our First 100 Days, which is put on by Secretly Group and 30 Days, 30 Songs, has also announced a new slate of artists contributing to the project, including: Ty Segall, Waxahatchee, Joey Purp, Porches, Protomartyr and Kami. They join the previously billed Toro y Moi, Mitski, Whitney, Tim Heidecker, Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), How to Dress Well, Jens Lekman and The Range.
Read the rest of this article at Paste
Georgia – Feel It
Drum-thwacking legend and all-round ace Georgia released her self-titled debut back in 2015, and also found the time to drum for Kate Tempest, and team up with Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa along the way.
Now, she’s back, and the latest from the producer and multi-instrumentalist is a euphoric, pulsing celebration of all things percussive. ‘Feel It’ is jam-packed full with clearly defined layers that would make Mary Berry proud, and the video sees loads of women getting behind the kit and letting loose.
“‘Feel It’ is about when our mind and bodies are consumed by a powerful feeling, and the sense of nobody or anything being able to affect or ‘shatter’ it,” says Georgia in a press release. “I wanted the video to reflect this by getting female drummers of all ages and backgrounds, to express what they felt by playing and nobody ‘shattering’ this. We gave them little direction, we wanted to capture the initial emotions they felt when playing. I think in turn we managed to capture a real universal message, that whoever you are or wherever you’re from, we all share rhythm and heightened feelings, and if you are a female drummer, DON’T BE SCARED TO EXPRESS YOURSELF, PICK UP YOUR STICKS AND PLAY!”
Read the rest of this article at DIY
Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer
Taken from his upcoming solo album ‘Electric Lines’, Goddard follows up ‘Lose Your Love’ with the adventurous but infectious ‘Music Is The Answer’ – wondering into increasingly ambitious terrain.
“I worked really hard on this record- so if its rubbish I guess I should quit and grow vegetables in preparation for the forthcoming zombie apocalypse,” Goddard told NME. “Personally I think its pretty good. The next single is called ‘Music Is The Answer’ which, without sounding like a rabid hippie priest, I pretty much believe. Fear and distrust of outsiders, which are rife in modern Britain, can be lessened through the development of a sense of community, which music really helps to create. The record is called ‘Electric Lines’ because it is meant to be a journey through all of the electronic music that I have loved over the years, woven together to form a funky tapestry.”
The video was directed by the Shynola creative collective – responsible for the the legendary visuals behind Radiohead’s ‘Pyramid Song’, Beck’s ‘E-Pro’, Blur’s ‘Good Song’ and Queens of The Stone Age’s ‘Go With The Flow’.
Read the rest of this article at NME