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Singles out today, 24 September 2012
Stephen Manderson - aka - Professor Green, is back on the block with Avalon, featuring American emo pinup Sierra Kusterbeck. And evidently he hasn't been likened to Eminem for nothing - Avalon, echoing 8 Mile's
Lose Yourself, chugs darkly and nervily.
Back in 2000, upon releasing her chipper, culture-hopping debut, Whoa, Nelly, Nelly Furtado alighted on the pop scene as a spirited, albeit hippy-dippy, antidote to the gaggle of prime-time princesses such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguliera. On Spirit Indestructible, taken from her fourth album of the same name, however, Furtado couldn't sound any more like the other slew of R'n'B queens out there, thanks
to her track's booming, Timbaland-like dance floor backdrop.
Four years after performing it as a part of her 2008 X tour, hot-panted pop princess Kylie Minogue has finally got round to recording a studio version of iPhone-in-the-air ballad Flower, coinciding with her 25th anniversary celebrations.
On (the re-release of) Bam Bam, the moustachioed King Charles, who has cosied up to Mumford & Sons on tour, sounds like Scouting For Girls pounding their pianos along to a delirious and nauseating children's TV theme.
On Blinda Data, British hard rockers Scholars, who've modelled their frenetic but melodic sound on Hundred Reasons and Death Cab For Cutie, struggle to
come to terms with a perfect image of love.
After seven years in the wilderness, Missy Elliot has returned to the rap game aided by long-standing collaborator Timbaland. The duo have leaked two fresh cuts - Triple Threat and 9th Innings - both of which are built on Timbaland's signature bassbin quaking beats and intricate, subtle and psychedelic background sounds.
A previously unfinished video of Sex Pistols performing the jack-boot urgency of Holidays In The Sun has been released - the fourth single released from their game-changing, 1977 debut - to coinhttp://news.qthemusic.com/cgi-bin/mt4/mt.cgi?__mode=view&_type=entry&blog_id=1cide with the band's current reissues.The new video edit, directed by Julien Temple, splices live footage from a ferocious gig in Penzance and a band trip to Berlin.
Fresh-faced jazzers Portico Quartet have unleashed a kaleidoscopic, kinetic video
to their forthcoming downtempo, cyclical, Lamb-like single Steepless.
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