09 August 2012

SOMETHING TO HOOT ABOUT: 15


Sometimes at OWL BY NIGHT there are just so many songs to blog about that there are never enough hours in the day to cope with such a rapid turnover of amazing music. Therefore, just like the "conveyor belt" days of Twenty Twoo Word Reviews, it is easier to just post multiple songs in one post with minimal info; keeps you entertained and sweetens the deal, wouldn't you agree? So feast yourself on some tasty music treats. 




FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - "SPECTRUM (SAY MY NAME)" (CALVIN HARRIS REMIX)


Florence Welsh and her machine have once again had a stranglehold on the UK charts and it isn't at all surprising as her latest batch of tracks have been absolutely fantastic, wholly living up to the reputation "Lungs" set as a phenomenal debut album. This offering is tweaked by the ever diligent Calvin Harris, smoothing off the gothic cracks and pouring metallic house lashings over this enlivening dance number with a pumping chorus and throttling beat.






ALUNAGEORGE - "JUST A TOUCH"


Aluna Francis and George Reid return with this wallowing mix of elasticated beats, warping bass line scuffles and sauntered hip-pop charisma, to coin the duo's self proclaimed sound for want of a better word. The London twosome are pluckily exporting track after track of intermittent pop morsels for their loyal fanbase and this offering doesn't disappoint; listen and enjoy.






MAN LIKE ME - "SQUEEZE"


The London duo of Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy are now synonymous as experts of crafted chameleon pop dipped in shimmering eighties vibes and contemporary electro fizz nuances. Their stellar application to each track makes their sound extremely fun, enlivening and encourages you to stamp around freakishly with energetic vigour. Bouncy beats, raucous synth splinters and a hooky chorus draw interest throughout.






CHARLI XCX - "YOU'RE THE ONE"


The 19 year old who is based in London has had many a compliment draped over her svelte pop figure since singles "Nuclear Seasons" and "Stay Away" first deployed onto the internet; her recent support role for electro gods Justice in Toronto consolidates the starlet's revered pop credentials. "You're The One" is a kaleidoscopic mix of Marina And The Diamonds meets Niki And The Dove where hollowed ground beats orbit irreverently around intermittent synth twinkles and gentile eighties pop fluff. Charli's vocals are full of blunt sugary angst, perfect experimental fuzz pop for summer.






DELILAH - "INSIDE MY LOVE"


When people continuously compare you to the legendary Sade and amicable The XX then you know you have raw talent waiting to be unearthed. With a splashing of incandescent vocal outpouring pottering around naturalistic wooden beats and tunnelled whirs Delilah creates a tropical reinvention of Jean Jacque Smoothie's original "2 People", giving greater emotive validity and trickling harmony streams. Her debut EP "From The Roots Up" is winning numerous acclaim due to it's rich compositions and fragile sincerity.





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