Cultivating great musical taste

Archive for June, 2012

Song of the Day: Beasts by Slow Moving Millie

You might remember this song from a little while ago, it was all over the TV in an advert for Virgin Media, and you even might recognise her voice from a more recent John Lewis Christmas advert with the slow cover of The Smiths’  Please Please Please Let me Get What I Want, she thrives in the advert scene it seems. (more…)

Song of the Day: The Morning by The Ryan O’Reilly Band

From the very first note you know you’re in for something special, but you don’t realise just how special. For the most part it’s slow-paced but with a unique edge. It’s like a slow march but with haunting vocals and is accompanied by simple but effective lyrics. (more…)

Album Review: Moth by Exlovers

Album cover of Moth

Exlovers have been working towards this goal for a long while now and at long last they have finally released their debut album Moth. It came out a couple of weeks ago and the band have celebrated, not only with a launch gig, but also with a few shows in Japan.

Anyway, back to the actual album, fans of Exlovers will not be disappointed. It incorporates all their trademark sounds, from the melodic fusion of Peter Scott and Laurel Sills, to the understated but no less brilliant work of Danny Blackman, Chris Woodhead and Brook Rogers. (more…)

Official Single of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Apocalypse Please

Apocalypse Please (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, the Olympics will soon be upon us and just like with every other major event that happens ever, an official single has been released. Thankfully this time it’s not some sappy piece of rubbish by a boy band that could be accused of being just as sappy, nor is it a massive collaboration of the big artists of the moment. It’ not some has-been trying to force themselves back onto the public conscience. It’s simply Muse…. (more…)

Song of the Day: Enjoy the Silence by Lacuna Coil

Some of you might be thinking ‘hang on a minute, Enjoy the Silence is a song by Depeche Mode’ or perhaps ‘hey Susan Boyle has a song called that’ well you’d be right.

Enjoy the Silence was originally written and sung by New Wave, synthpop group Depeche Mode. In fact it was one of their most successful songs. I loved the original, had it on repeat a lot and that is how I first discovered this band, Lacuna Coil, six years ago. (more…)

Song of the Day: The Boxer by Jerry Douglas Featuring Mumford and Sons

I came across this beautiful cover at Sutro’s Songs. I can’t even begin to say how amazing this track is. I’ve had it on repeat since hearing it for the first time. For those of you who might not know (like me when I first uncovered it) it’s a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel song The Boxer. (more…)

Song of the Day: Ghosts by Laura Marling

Laura Marling is an absolutely phenomenal singer, songwriter from Hampshire. Her first wo albums were both nominated for the Mercury prize and last year she even won the Best Solo Female award at the BRITs despite many people still not knowing who she is. (more…)