Mystery Jets你與我的精選

英倫樂團Mystery Jets新碟【Radlands】基本上首首好聽,有一貫的懷舊及的好玩外,亦有那份像回到brit pop 時期的樂團的氣質。當然,最新單曲《Greatest Hits》便係其中一首我聽得十分高興的作品,老土其實唔一定要用最老土手法玩,呢首歌就既老土又玩味又有廿一世紀guitar pop 的味道。內容就其實有d 似The Divine Comedy的《Indie Disco》,一樣好玩。

Mystery Jets Greatest Hits

You can take ‘The Lexicon of Love’ away but I’m keeping Remain in Light’
You can take away ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ but I’m holding on to ‘Country
Life’ (Ohhh)
You can keep ‘No Need to Argue’ and I’ll keep ‘The Aeroplane Over the Sea’
But hold on to ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’ cos I’m holding on to ‘Village
Green’

I don’t know if the knot just needs untangling cos the tapes get stuck all
The time
Either way I’m keeping ‘Double Nickles on the Dime’

These were our greatest hits (Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)
The best of me and you(Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)
These were our greatest hits (Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)
The best of me and you
I still remember buying you ‘Band on the Run’ on the first day that we
Kissed
But you always did prefer ‘McCartney I’ because it reminded you of being a
Kid
No way your having ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace’ you only listen to it when
Your pissed
But when you sober up it’s always “Why the fuck are you still listening to
Mark E. Smith?”

I don’t know if the knot just needs untangling or if we forgot which way’s
Up and which way is down
But still the tape keeps going round and round

These were our greatest hits (Shalalalalalala lalalalala)
The best of me and you (Shalalalalalala Shalalalala)
The best of me and you
Of me and you

Still the tape keeps going round and round.
The tape keeps going round [repeat til the end]

These were our greatest hits (Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)
The best of me and you (Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)
Our Desert Island Discs (Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)
The best of me and you (Shalalalalalalala Shalalalala)


冰島Eberg「好耐未感覺咁良好」

最近再踏足一次冰島,破了產的冰島依舊是那個冷酷仙景,沒有半點不變。到冰島當然要拜訪冰島音樂,怎知我又遇上了這個冰島唱作人Eberg。

翻查記錄,上一次寫Eberg原來正係六年前了(link),真係時日如飛,當天像我跟你⋯⋯

不過無謂講無聊話,Eberg 在幾天前正發佈了第四張專輯的首支單曲《Long Since I Have Felt This Good》,依舊輕鬆趣怪的電子風格,今次尾段仲多了點warm-tone的聲,有幾分mum?


挪威的嘻哈xPop Rock

挪威的唱作人Sondre Lerche或者大家都熟識,但Lars Vaular或者就較陌生。Lars Vaular同樣來自Bergen,是挪威當代其中一個最撈得掂的Rapper,Sondre 唱英文仲去美國定居發展,相反Lars Vauler則本土得多,Rap 挪威文亦rap 自己dialect。仲有,其實Lars Vaular同Sondre Lerche更係親戚一場。因為聽到蛋堡x黃玠的《放個假》咁好聽,所以亦要將大概兩個月前兩人合作的《Øynene lukket》送上,開心而且充滿童趣,大家一齊合上眼。


Jake Bugg你是六十年代

聽Jake Bugg實在想不到又是一個年紀輕輕但聲音極老的聲音,不過十八十九歲,玩的卻是六十年代的音色。當然,你第一下聯想到瑞典的The Tallest Man on the Earth,我就想起同樣受著六十年代影響的挪威唱作人Jonas Alaska。同時歌曲亦令我諗起《No Milk Today》。

不過,來自英國Nottingham的Jake Bugg就是有英倫的angst, grunge及傲骨,第二支單曲《Lightning Bolt》的氣味貫徹英國(尤其北部城填)的反叛味道,最叫人醒神係guitar solo的那個很不60s的結他。簽了Mercury Records的Jake Bugg,相信又係英國新一代寵兒。

Jake Bugg 官網


隨著Ko Ko在這個夏天浮游

這幾天天氣好,陽光直曬,不過轉個身,劃個圈,就是夏天了。這提醒我,每個夏天總爆一兩首可愛到不得了的新樂隊名字的夏日解暑作,這個夏天或者仍然可以是年頭已經出爐但仍在媒體裏流傳著的Ko Ko 首張EP 【Float】。

來自California 的Ko Ko擁有美好的dreamp pop 元素,但聲音的選擇上又有多少民謠民族的感覺,這不過是第一擊,看來還有大把好野等住來。先聽Float 一起Float。

Ko Ko 的Bandcamp


瑞典可愛的鬱金香的街

很久沒blog,沒辦法,太忙太忙,但再忙都要有個譜,要來update 一下。

The Loveable Tulips由Pia and Pernilla組成,基本上兩人在音樂圈已浸淫了一段日子,為過 Jenny Wilson, El Perro Del Mar and Frida Hyvönen等作和音,如今她們終於經Minty Fresh Records,正式以自己名義出音樂。

對比起上支單曲《I am Just a Heart》,最新單曲《Streets》是瑞典獨有的可愛清爽的獨立音樂,單是結他與bass再加鼓,便可以跌蕩有節,再以Pia and Pernilla兩把重疊的聲音,以傳統choir式演唱法唱出。簡單美麗。


23歲以莫扎特之名開Parties

當全世界都是豬的時候,點解你想要做一隻雞?

Guardian Band of the Day看到英國新名字Mozart Parties,將作品結集為電子EP【The Memory Thunderstorm EP】免費供人家download。但哈哈,一定係Guardian的威力,令該download page 死了……慢慢等。

Paul Lester作者用lo-fi chillwave Spector-pop來label《Where Has Everybody Gone?》。唔,確實係lofi 又chillwave,但果種矇矇的聲音及低音聲牆讓我想起當時得令的John Maus,不過此曲又開心又低沉的對撞真係好神奇。只能講23歲的James Bennett 相信前途無可限量。

 

Where Has Everybody Gone? by Mozart Parties