Tantalizing the Pacific Northwest scene with their killer live shows for the past few years, 10 piece disco outfit (yes that’s right!) Ancient Heat casts a spell with their brand new track ‘Come To Me Slowly,’ a retro anthem we just can’t get enough of!
Keep a look out for their full length debut out in April and peep the track on Soundcloud while you’re at it!
Classixx got their hands on Janet Jackson’s Pleasure Principle and gave it a sexy revamp! They slow it right down, giving it some seriously chill vibes. Fabulous rework of one of my favorite Janet tracks.
The day has FINALLY dawned! Roisin Murphy has officially announced the release date of her first album in over 8 years! Hairless Toys will be unveiled on May 11th.
She’s also shared Gone Fishing, the first track from the album, and the inspiration behind it.
This song was written after I watched the documentary film Paris Is Burning, having read an article which referenced it in a discussion about House music’s origins in black, gay culture. I was deeply moved by this film. ‘I had to run this far from home’ – it’s about the outcasts who could never fit into mainstream society and how they created a safe place in the drag ‘Ball’ scene of New York in the ‘80s. ‘Will we live on? The children of La Beija’ refers to the ‘house’ of Pepper La Beija, who was one of the most notable figures on the scene, Pepper is also quoted in Malcolm McLaren’s song on the same subject ‘Deep In Vogue’. The culture was a flamboyant reaction to persecution and disillusionment, the imagination and bravery of these kids is simply awe-inspiring. I envisioned ‘Gone Fishing’ almost as a song from a Broadway musical version of this story. The making of one’s own world, a safer world and the creation of a new, better family in music or youth culture is a theme I touch upon elsewhere on my album Hairless Toys.
Gone Fishing is giving me shades of Ruby Blue, which is ever a bad thing! Super excited to hear more!
On Sunday night, Annie Lennox delivered a powerful version of I Put A Spell On you, from her divine covers album Nostalgia. Right from the jump, during a hilariously frank Red Carpet interview, she made it quite clear she was only there for the music, and had no time for the spectacle.
Her voice worked well on the Take Me To Church track, but the real showstopper was I Put A Spell On You. It was refreshing to see someone other than Madonna injecting some real passion into their show, most of the others were rather dull!