Thursday, 23 January 2014

Because I know it's amazing



Time, Laydeez'n'Germs, for my first selection in 2014 of the newer music that I have stumbled across recently, presented here for your delectation...

Let us open this shebang with a trio of Russian tarts pop performers calling themselves Serebro, and the totally infectious slab of Eurotrash that is Mi Mi Mi;



Not actually brand new, but new to me, the Gothenburg Gadjos are apparently Scandinavia’s hottest Balkan beat band. I love this type of music, and here is my pick of their crop - it's Osman Aga:



From Sweden to Canada, here is the latest from the very strange Austra, with their bewilderingly creepy video for the new single Hurt Me Now:



White Prism - aka Aussie singer Johanna Cranitch - takes us on a bit of a retro 80s trip with her new single, the esoterically-titled Song 52. Sort of "Sally Oldfield meets A Flock Of Seagulls", I reckon:



Upping the ante with a song that just about sums up most weekends for me (ha ha), here's Brighton's finest - and it is good to have him back! - Fatboy Slim with Riva Starr and Beardyman, and Eat Sleep Rave Repeat!



Now here's a novelty - a Mary J Blige song that I am rather keen on! Here she is, teamed with BRIT Awards nominees Disclosure, and F For You. [Eternal thanks to Kevin at The Lisp blog for this one!]



From the funky to the sultry, here's a soothing number (with a fab video) by Kyla La Grange - it's Cut Your Teeth:



Many, many moons ago (back in 2011, actually) I featured the maddest-of-mad bands by the name of Hi Fashion, and their very wonderful I'm Not Madonna. Well, I am glad to report that the fruit-loops have not gone away - and here's their newest, it's the fabulous Pupusa!



Last but not least [thanks, Jason at Night is Half Gone blog for drawing my attention to it!], and just because this is utterly magnificent, here's another song of theirs from a couple of years ago that is likely to become an anthem here at Dolores Delargo Towers... It is Amazing:



I don't care if you don't like my hair
Because I know it's amazing
And I don't give a damn if you don't like my tan
Because I know it's amazing
And I don't give two hoots if you don't like my boots
Because I know they're amazing
And I don't give a shit if you don't like my tits
Because I know they're amazing

Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.

I don't give a crap if you don't like my hat
Because I know it's amazing
And I don't give a poops if you don't like my hoops
Because I know they're amazing
I don't care if you're in my underwear
Because it all feels amazing
And I don't give a fuck if you think I suck
Because I know I'm amazing

Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing.

I don't give a hurl if you say you like girls
Because I know that you're gayzing
And I don't give a bung if you say that you're hung
Because you're probably praising
And I don't give a fart if you say that you're smart
Because you're boring and lazing
And I don't like dicks 'cause I like chicks
And you know that's amazing

Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing
Ah, amazing. Ah, Ah, amazing


Phew! I think they are my favourite band of the moment...

As ever, enjoy... and let me know what you think!

8 comments:

  1. Hurrah! A fresh new batch (I have been trying to get my own post together for a while - maybe next week).

    The Serebro "tarts" placed third in the 2007 Eurovision with their rather forgettable "Song #1". Haven't heard from them since, but this track is quite enjoyable in a throwaway sort of way. I tend to like Balkan music but for some reason the Gadjos song doesn't do much for me. The one from Austra however is rather good and I think it will grow on me even more with repeated listens (never mind the rather pretentious video).

    The one by White Prism is excellent and I also thought immediately of A Flock Of Seagulls. That said, the Fatboy Slim thing made my ears bleed and I had to turn it off!

    Mary J Blige? My my, that's a surprise (although a lesser one after hearing the song). Not bad, it seems that the early 90s dance sound is making a huge comeback!

    Now, on to the winners! I obviously love Hi Fashion after "I'm Not Madonna" (the "Jellybean keeps calling me from 1984" line has been one of my -too many- catchphrases for quite some time). For some reason I had not heard more of their material but I am pleased to inform you that I have now checked out more of their singles/videos and am able to confirm that yes, they are indeed amazing!

    And then there is Kyla La Grange. Why Miss La Grange, pleased to meet you! I LOVE that song, reminds a little bit of Kate Bush. I checked out her previous singles and I really like them as well. I will make sure to keep an eye (and ear) on this girl in the future.

    All in all, yet another thoroughly enjoyable installment in your excellent series - thank you! Now, after that ass kick I need to put together my own selection...

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    1. Accolades, indeed - thank you, my dear for your thoughts! I am so please you liked (most of) them, and Miss La Grange and Hi Fashion are my faves, too (needless to say). Roll on a good year in music in 2014! Jx

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  2. Thank you for keeping me in touch with the modern world dear but I think I shall stick with Elsie Carlisle and me 1930s dance bands.

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    1. I am not sure if Hi Fashion ever did any Ambrose covers, but I will check. Jx

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  3. Love the Disclosure track : bona

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    1. It is rather fab, isn't it? Jx

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  4. Also purchased some songs by Hi Fashion after listening to the clips above : I think they are what is known as ear-worms x

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    1. Totally addictive - and AMAZING... Jx

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