Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kele - All The Things I Could Never Say

‘It takes two to tango’ – and what a perfect partner Kele found in Lucy Taylor.

This song is just fucking amazing. And there’s more where this came from.

The bottles are empty, in the cabinet
I noticed my first grey hair, today
Why do we still do this, when we're both still young
Putting each other down, when we need to climb

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

They’re as close as anyone can get to an electronic orgy. Their self-titled debut album stands on WSG discography looking out ready to bring us to a totally different dimension. It’s full of weird beats, Alice’s deep screaming voice, unique songs and lyrics.

Remembering the first months in Hong Kong, this album was both my best friend and sneaky lover. Having CC in your ears while wondering around the building jungle and stressful people  is just all you can ask for.

There is not one single song in the album that makes me think twice. It’s all just bloody, dreamy and fucking amazing.

Declaring my love for Alice and Ethan’s Crystal Castles. It was hot in 2008 and still is. Well, Alice too if you know what I mean.

Can’t post the whole album, so enjoy the clip of Alice Practice (first CC track I’ve listen too):

Courtship Dating (according to my iTunes, most CC played song):

And finally, Crimewave, live somewhere in the UK:

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Kooks - a story about adolescence and catchy songs

The Kooks are as real as modern music can get. Luke’s accent, the adolescent lyrics, the simplicity of the looks, the acoustic pureness. It’s all you could ask for, and probably a little bit more.

They’re young, fresh, easy, transparent and talented. Can’t go wrong if you like the style.

Moreover, on top of having their own cool and catchy songs they’ve also specialized in making awesome covers – just have a listen at their MGMT – Kids version, Ace Of Base – All That She Wants, Peter, Bjorn and John – Young Folks and the latest Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks.

I’m only familiar with the first 2 albums – Inside In/Inside Out and Konk – but they are releasing their new work today or tomorrow, the album is named Junk Of The Heart and I strongly advice all of you to listen to it.

For the moment let’s stick with the old tunes.

First, the almost-perfect Naïve here live at T In The Park:

"How could this be done / By such a smiling sweetheart."

Secondly, the gorgeous She Moves In Her Own Way here live at Glastonbury:

"But you don't pull my strings / 'Cos I'm a better man / Moving on to better things"

And finally, the sexy Do You Wanna’s video clip (WSG is a big fan):

"There’s broken hearts in basements / An broken love on the streets / You were so fed up of it all always involving me"

Friday, September 9, 2011

Metronomy - On Dancefloors

A song for a tedious Friday. A possible night out, a possible drink, a possible disappointment On Dancefloors.

Metronomy can't stop enchanting my ears. Tune after tune, they simply rock.

This song features in their 2008 album Nights Out, and it’s yet another that you 2 readers should buy into. Pure electronic magic.

Can’t it really get better than this? Maybe, but not today my friends, not today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lana Del Rey, love at first sight

This is what we’ve all signed up for. Lana Del ReyLizzy Grant’s sexy artistic name – kicks off her music career with what looks like one of the most promising 2011 albums. Still doesn’t have a name, but the released single Video Games is enough to break some hearts. A true classic eargasm. Sing along and let it melt:

Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew.
They say that the world was built for two.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gossip - Music For Men

WSG is back and today will be all about Gossip. Beth has been my company across hours of flights and solitude, thought she (or better, them) deserved some acknowledgement. The road hasn’t always been easy for the band, but their commitment and the uniqueness of Beth’s voice & looks makes Gossip one of my iPhone favorites.

Music For Men is the only Gossip album on WSG’s collection and reserves the entire credit of a positive note. The explosion of Beth’s craaazy vocals and the clever lyrics behind songs like Heavy Cross, Man in Love or Love Long Distance take the shit seriousness out of every human being, making us mortals sing and dance like we own the world.

I’ll leave you with my absolute favorite, Heavy Cross, live in Main Square Festival in Arras, France.

It's a funny way, to make ends meet,
when the lights are out on every street,
It feels alright, but never complete,
without you

I trust you, if it's already been done, undo it,
It takes two, it's up to me and you, to prove it,
All the rainy nights, even the coldest days,
you're moments ago, but seconds away,
The principal of Nature, it's true but, it's a cruel world