Wow, I mean like WOW!! As soon as I heard Hurt Me the debut UK single by Sydney based quartet The Jezabels, I knew I’d listened to something very special indeed. Lead singer Hayley Mary has the most incredible voice which totally blows you away. Elizabeth Fraser, Juanita from Howling Bells first sprang to mind but there’s a bluesy, soulful undertone which imbues it with a genre traversing, timeless quality – I mean seriously what a voice!!! If this lot don’t make it big I’ll eat my own feet. And they are coming to England in May ( Including Sound City, Liverpool -Huzzah!)
Check out another track here
‘Misfit Sugar’ By Islington Boys Club. (Free download.)
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‘Misfit Sugar’ is another offering of glammed up goth pop from Islington Boys Club and once again demonstrates their huge potential. Watch out for an Ep in the summer from the band.
‘Doppleganger’ By Freezepop. (Free download)
Boston Electro popsters Freezepop has always been something of an oxymoron: embraced by both hipsters and nerds; serious about irony; and retro-futuristic. A synth band in a guitar videogame, singing pop songs about rock. And it all somehow makes sense when you listen to the music. They are giving away a free download of ‘Doppleganger’ to get your feet tapping and your heart skipping.
- Mace Spray – The Jezabels (eclecticallychallenged.com)
- Tales From The Darkside – Islington Boys Club Interview. (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Songs To Learn And Sing – Eiscafe. (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Mark Eitzel, The Jezabels, Ringo Deathstarr and more at SxSW (chromewaves.net)
- Songs To Learn And Sing – State I Am In – Sarabeth Tucek (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Songs To Learn And Sing – Two Wounded Birds – ‘All We Wanna Do’ (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Songs To Learn And Sing – Kyla La Grange – Courage (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)