Wednesday, 5 July 2006
This post is dedicated to my good friend Lauren who refuses to like any female vocalists. She is silly.
To start with today I think its time for a quick word about The Pipettes. I've been listening to the Pipettes since last year sometime, and had decided that they were a nice idea and had a couple of enjoyable songs. I would like to take this opportuntiy to publically admit that I was wrong. Having listened to the album I have realised that whilst they are not a band to be taken too seriously, they do make fantastic, danceable, enjoyable pop music.
I probably shouldn't be posting up the new single but its brilliant and you all need to hear it! It makes me want to dance my little socks off.
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
You also need to hear It Hurts To See You Dance So Well. Maybe I just like songs about dancing too much but who cares, this is a corker of a song.
The Pipettes - It Hurts To See You Dance So Well
Secondly today are The Long Blondes. I don't know very much about these guys except that they are from Sheffield and have some pretty decent songs.
Weekend Without Make-Up is one of their best efforts and something I've been enjoying today.
The Long Blondes - Weekend Without Make Up
Lastly today is Gemma Hayes. I was unconvinced by her for a while, and assumed she was just another slightly crap female singer songwriter type who only sold records 'cos she has a pretty face. However I was wrong. It took seeing her at the Scala to start changing my mind, but hearing this cover version really sealed it for me. You may not agree but I think it is beautiful and amazing.
Gemma Hayes - Time after Time (Cyndi Lauper cover)
Enjoy, and let me know what you think.