Singles Round-Up 11/07/2011


(By Sian Lower)

Hello again folks and welcome to yet another singles round-up, courtesy of yours truly.

There’s not much in the way of singles this week but I’ve done my best to list the majority!

First up we have Delta Maid with new single Spend a Little Time. The 25 year old Liverpudlian singer/songwriter is a strange mix of Corinne Bailey Rae and Sheryl Crow – not quite country, not quite pop. Inspired by blues and American country music, she describes her sound as “honest” and admits that she doesn’t really fit into any niche. With an upbeat intro and Duffy-esque vocals, this track grows on you. Very different to anything else in the UK at the moment and worth a listen – I guarantee it’ll cheer you up.

Sun Glitters is the latest guise of Luxembourg native Victor Ferreira (who previously recorded under the name Sug( r) Cane ). His latest single – The Wind Caresses her Hair – is a psychedelic off-beat mix of bass and eclectic vocals. A little repetitive lyrically but against the grainy melodies it works well.

A new band has emerged this week with their debut single. HedoniacsCan’t Tie Me Down is a grungy track with a promising rock intro, but an all too familiar indie vocal sound. The South London singer’s accent ensures this band sound like many other indie bands on the scene at the moment. A lot of drum crashes for those who like a bit of noise but otherwise not much about them is new or different, though they are trying to be – perhaps one to watch.

One I wasn’t too keen on this week was Quelle Surprise by Enter Shikari. The simple use of keyboard and bass at the start reels you in but it’s a disappointment further on…unless you like shouting and music that’s too weak against the singing (or screaming). The video doesn’t do much for it either and it didn’t shine like some of their other material.

However! I did manage to find a favourite single this week! Tantrum is the title track from Longevity’s latest EP. The LA rapper isn’t one to hold back and this single is a breath of fresh air. With vocals and sounds reminiscent of Wu-tang Clan, Longevity begins with a grimy bass line and an Eastern-inspired melody. His deep voice penetrates the twanging sounds and keeps your attention with skilful lyrics. Very catchy but the chorus could still do with more punch. LOVE.

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