Friday night and the lights are low – looking out for a place to go…
Actually, I’m not looking for anywhere to go, because I’m a dedicated follower of finding new sounds for my ragtag band of loyal music geeks, which means I’m home with the headphones on, trawling through the tunes, shunning the mountain of invitations to dance the night away with reckless abandon.
I want to put on my boogie shoes, but only to boogie with you. Let’s round ’em up.
Producer Russell makes musical magic on his first solo project with a little help from his friends on vocals. Sweet hip-hop beats and gorgeous R&B.
Vance-Law’s debut album sounds as if he’s been making records for years. It’s not too far away from the melodic chamber pop and wit of Magnetic Fields, as he spins vignettes about life as a gay man which, according to Vance-Law himself, sometimes apply to him, and sometimes don’t.
The woozy cut and paste electronica and pop smarts of Simian meet the laidback rap-singing of early Beck.
A little indie folk-rock and a mid-60’s vibe finds this Canadian band in fine form.