Music News /Downloads/Videos w/e 05/06/2009

Paloma Faith, Metric , Isa & The Filthy Tongues,  Free Downloads, Rose Elinor Dougall, The Rokettes, Run Toto Run

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Some 18 months or so ago we interviewed Paloma Faith, we recognised a singer of immense talent and breathtaking imagination (interview here) and were wowed by her early demos.   Paloma has  interesting career arch,  an ex magician’s assistant, trained contemporary dancer, St Martin’s college alumni with an MA in theatre direction, performer in burlesque shows and actress, but music has always been her primary love. She is finally due to release her debut single “Stone Cold Sober” on 15/06/2009 which  can be ordered here . Her album “Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? Is released on 26.09.2009. The wait is almost over….

Official Website




Metric release their second single from the brilliant “Fantasies” album . “Sick Muse” is melodically sweet yet thematically bitter, one which seethes with vitriol and sarcasm while at the same time brimming over with pop hooks and instantly memorable tunes aplenty. With Haines’ pithily observing in the chorus that “Everybody just  wanna fall in love”, “Sick Muse” comes on like a cool breeze on a hot summer night with razor blades in it.

Official Website

On Myspace

Interview With Emily Haines



“Big Star”

The bands last single New Town killer featured in NME magazine ’10 Tracks You Must Hear’ and the single signals an epic return to the UK music scene in what is proving to be a hugely successful year. If you enjoyed the last one then the bands latest offering “Big Star” may cause you to soil yourself with excitement as its fantastic. At times sounding like  Siouxsie at her most imperious fused with Debbie Harry this emerges from the darkness to dazzle.




The Mummers vs Passion Pit | ‘Sleepyhead’  Now this is well worth a listen

Royksopp | ‘The Girl & The Robot’ (Chateau Marmont remix)

Alessi’s Ark | ‘Simple Man’ (Lynrd Skynrd cover)

Ain | ‘Sunday’

Moby | ‘Shot In The Back of the Head’

Hockey | ‘Learn To Lose’ (Labyrinth remix)

Kleerup | ‘On My Own Again’




Debut Single released June 29th on Delicious Records (Available via itunes and all major download sites)

The Rokettes are an indie band from East London. ‘Burn Baby Burn’ is their debut single, and is to be followed by the release of their first album in September this year. El, The Rokettes front woman, has gained national fame performing under the name of Elena.

El is accompanied by Ben Walker on guitar/bass and Merjin Royaards on drums.

Think “Plastic Letters” era Blondie after gargling razor blades- which is no bad thing!



R.E.D. is throwing a launch party this Monday 8th June at London’s Luminaire in celebration of new limited edition single ‘Stop/Start/Synchro’ which arrives next week through Elefant Records Singles Club and has been  lavished with well deserved  praise. Forget handclaps and dotty pop, she’s long left that behind. Live, she plays with her band The Distractions that build a fuzz filled, hard rocking psychedelic wall of sound alongside Rose’s soaring vocals. Great time to catch her before the release of upcoming debut album ‘Without Why’.




Well we’ve had the Mummers Vs Passion Pit,  now check this cover, lovely eh?

They are currently on tour check their myspace for dates

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One comment

  1. kate smedley · June 5, 2009

    Not heard of Paloma Faith before, she sounds great, thanks for sharing.

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