Singles column 15 October 2012 - Calvin Harris, Gossip, Rolling Stones, Black Keys, Toy & more
Jamie Skey @jamie_skey rounds-up all this week's most significant singles, plus the new songs that have surfaced online in the last seven days that you shouldn't miss...
Singles out today, 15 October 2012
Having propelled Florence + The Machine to the top of the charts with his club-land adaptation of the glorious Spectrum, Calvin Harris has enlisted Welch and her pipes for his own Sweet Nothing, which finds the Scottish superstar DJ toning down his signature in-your-face trance-pop to produce a smooth, throbbing house cut.
Dropping their punkier edge, Gossip have accentuated their funkier roots on Get A Job, which finds Beth Ditto belting out indignantly but soulfully a gripe against 30-something trustafarian.
Swedish cello-pop sprite Linnea Olsson spins some sparkling, Joanna Newsome-esque ditties on Dinosaur - taken from her forthcoming debut,
Ah! - which seems set to charm the pants off of chamber pop enthusiasts.
The Black Keys have teamed up with Wu Tang Clan mastermind RZA to soundtrack the latter's upcoming directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fists, a Quentin Tarantino-guided homage to martial arts cinema. The Baddest Man Alive is a low slung fusion of fuzz blues and head-nod hip hop which brings to mind the Ohio duo's Blackroc side project.
The Rolling Stones have unleashed a brand new cut, Doom And Gloom, and while they're not getting any younger, the grandaddies of rock and roll prove they can still rip it up, sounding sharp and vital thanks to raw, barbed guitar work by Keith Richards.
Hirsute purveyors of the motorik groove Toy recently covered The Velvet Underground's What Goes On for 6music, and while they retain the original's jagged edges, the London-based psychedelics spice it up with their own brand of
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11:18 AM | 15/10/2012
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