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Song of the Day: Play On by Paloma Faith

We all know Paloma Faith is amazing, it’s no lie and all of you in the States better keep an ear out because I believe she’s on her way to spread her awesomeness there.

Anyway, onto the song. Faith has a plethora of fantastic songs at her disposal from New York to Upside Down, Picking up the Pieces to 30 Minute Love Affair, but I believe that Play On belongs on top of that pile. (more…)

Song of the Day: Laura Stevenson and the Cans- Master of Art

Laura Stevenson and the Cans are a five-piece band from Brooklyn, New York, with an ear for beautifully memorable songs. With a calming and laid back approach to the majority of their songs Sit Resist, their album, is chock-full of brilliantly formed tracks and Master of Art is the best of them.

A song that’s bound to have ended up countless playlists and warrants an avalanche of repeats this is one of the most charming songs I’ve listened to.  The vocals are soft and sweet but when it’s needed they come with a hard edge. Within in a couple of  listens you’ll find yourself singing along to it and maybe, if you had any sense, looking for it on iTunes and perhaps checking out the album.

Paloma Faith: Fall to Grace

Fall to Grace cover

Paloma Faith has swiftly risen through the musical ranks with her eccentric personality and powerful songwriting. Her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful spawned several chart successes including Stone Cold Sober and New York. Fall to Grace,the singer songwriter’s second album,  came in at #2 on the British album chart

But it’s really not the chart success that makes Paloma Faith such a brilliant artist. (more…)