Archive for May, 2014

Quirke Breaks A Mirrored Leg In Our Loop

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UK’s electronica producer John Quirke tops our loop this week with ‘Break A Mirrored Leg’, the standout track from his EP ‘Acid Beth’, on a week where the legendary US veteran Bob Mould also gets his biggest hit in over a decade with ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore’

Dub Thompson gave us the highest entry, next to new tracks by the likes of Parquet Courts; The Acid; Wovenhand and avant hip-hop extraordinaire Rome Fortune teaming up with the ubiquitous Four Tet.

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Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again

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Last time Norwegian electronica duo Röyksopp joined forces with Swedish pop vocalist Robyn, they went to earn a nomination for song of the year in our awards with ‘The Girl & The Robot’. Their Scandinavian connection is back, this time for a whole album and a tour that’s bound to be one of this festival season’s main highlights. ‘Do It’, the standout track of their advance EP tops our loop this week.

New Spanish folk songstress Sílvia Pérez Cruz cover of Leonard Cohen, teaming up with Refree’s Raul Fernández Miro is the highest debut. Other strong entries are the new tracks by Sharon Van Eten; Ought; Fucked Up; La Roux; Morrissey and the new collaboration between C’amron & A-Track.

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Total Control Take Us To A Flesh War

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Timely just coming back from our four week holidays in Oz, a Melbourne band named after the biggest hit of new-wave US legends The Motels, Total Control, heads our chart with their impressive ‘Flesh War’. First taster of their sophomore album ‘Typical System’, ready to take the band far outside Aussie boundaries.

Quirke gave us the highest entry, next to new offerings by Shabazz Palaces; Bob Mould; Savages and the tribute that rock titans Iggy Pop; Nick Cave & Thurston Moore pay to Gun Club’s frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce.

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Ought Bring Their Habit To The Loop

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The new wave infused Montreal band Ought tops a rushed edition of our loop, catching up with the best new releases of the last four weeks when we went on holidays, with ‘Habit’, the standout track of their stunning debut ‘More Than Any Other Day’.

And among the featured tracks this week, the latest from new hopesTotal Control; Percussions; favourite veterans Lykke Ly; Royksöpp & Robyn; Prince and tasters from the strongest albums to be released this season, among them Jack White; Swans and another compilation with unreleased material of Michael Jackson.

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