Powerful forces have united this week to bring us not only the return of the prodigal Queen of Pop in our cinemas and speakers, but we’ve also had Mod royalty strut back onto the scene.
Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
We had been waiting with baited breath for a release from Cher ever since we heard she was gracing us with her presence on the silver screen. This week, we were finally able to breathe again after Cher gifted us her first release from her upcoming cover album, Dancing Queen. The ABBA classic has the big beats from the other Queen of Pop’s Gimme Gimme Gimme-sampling hit single, Hung Up, creating a floor-filling anthem which has no limit to it’s power.
Paul Weller – Movin’ On
The King of Mods is back again with gentle, bittersweet acoustics contrasting with his significantly raspier vocals in this poetic single.
The Coral – After The Fair
The Coral manage to capture and bottle up British Summertime with delicate chord progressions and floating harmonies.
Arcade Hearts – Humble
Retro 80’s disco energy is the foundation for the debut single from this new, Portsmouth based indie group.
Miles Kane – Cry On My Guitar
Sneering riffs and strutting rhythms load Kane’s latest hit with testosterone (accompanied by a rather violent video) as we were almost fooled by the title of the track.
She Drew The Gun – Resister
A fast and furious offering with casual, punk undertones.
Rosborough – Fall To Earth
Heavy influence from the aforementioned King of The Mods complete with the kicking riffs.
Emma Blackery – Take Me Out
A pop ballad which will bring back memories of every angst you had in your teenage years.
Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend)
Influenced by pop-up adds, this fun, indie track is notably less annoying.
Kodaline – Worth It (acoustic in Sintra, Portugal)
A stripped back version of their own hit which brings us charming harmonies and the promise of long, summer evenings.
Blair Jollands – 7 Blood
The New Zealand based artist has switched his style over to a funky, disco blend with a touch of the psychedelic.
Desert Mountain Tribe – Wide Eyes
Kick back with hazy, whirling riffs with a subtle nod to the almost forgotten about surf-rock genre.
Nina Nesbitt – Loyal To Me
A stripped back ballad to empathise Nesbitt’s strong rallying cry to women everywhere to ditch the guys who are deadweight.