4Ever Songs: Duran Duran “Girls On Film”

“Girls On Film” is the second track from infamous English new-wave band Duran Duran’s self titled debut album, released 1981. Duran Duran is made up of five men from Birmingham; Simon Le Bon (vocals), Nick Rhodes (keyboards), John Taylor (bass guitar), Roger Taylor (drums) and Andy Taylor (guitar). The band members wrote the track, and “Girls On Film” is what jet started Duran Duran’s music career.

“Girls On Film” discusses the exploitation of fashion and pornographic models. The track begins with the whirring of a motor drive, as well as cameras flashing. The song has an upbeat, almost punk feel to it, as well as never crossing its boundaries into pop fully.

The muses of La Musa: Dodie

Ten years ago, an Essex teenager called Dodie Clark started uploading cover songs and original tracks to her YouTube channel, often replete with ukulele. Though she remained unsigned, in the years that followed, EP releases saw the singer-songwriter charting in both the UK and US – no doubt partly as a result of her already massive online following.

But to frame her success as solely rooted in YouTube fame is to minimise the work and growth evident on Clark’s sweet debut album. Build a Problem comprises cinematic compositions with ripples of strings, piano and guitar, echoes of clarinet, all topped with a mellifluous voice that recalls Regina Spektor without the bite. 

Divus Julius presents: The Goon Sax

Still in high school when they made their first album Up To Anything in 2016, their brand of awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop took them into end of year lists for BBC6, Billboard and Rough Trade.

Three years on since the release of their last album ‘We’re Not Talking’The Goon Sax the aussies have announced that their new record ‘Mirror II’ will be arriving on 9th July via Matador Records. They share their first single: ‘In The Stone’

Hit of The Week: St. Vincent ‘Down’

St. Vincent is releasing her new album, Daddy’s Home, at the end of the week. We’ve heard two singles from it so far, “Pay Your Way In Pain” and “The Melting Of The Sun,” both of which she performed on Saturday Night Live last month.

Today, we’re getting one last single, “Down,” a squelching and funky number that sort of sounds like a bridge between this album and her previous one, MASSEDUCTION.

Music by Bergman: Liars

Liars is an Experimental Electro/Rock band formed in 2000. Australian-born Angus Andrew is the founding and only constant member. Liars have always been a band that keeps fans guessing. Creating an aesthetic sound of punk meets electronica, their music has never been short of mesmerizing. Now with a new album The Apple Drop announced for an August release, they’ve shared the lead single “Sekwar” and a new video that adds a dark visual to pair with the music.

Introducing… Hiatus Kaiyote

Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, twice-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote returns in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant.  Hiatus Kaiyote broke internationally in 2012 with their first LP, Tawk Tomahawk,

Their music defied categorization: Some called it “neo-soul,” others “future soul”; the band calls it, simply, wondercore. They share a new song and video from their forthcoming album Mood Valiant,   “Red Room” was born out of a bass and drum groove by band members Paul Bender and Perrin Moss when the group went to Rio De Janeiro in 2019 to work with legendary Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai, who features on their previously-released single “Get Sun.”

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