09 February 2011

Audrey Lily

Another top class CD form the guys at Harbour Records, released last year but I have only got round to listening to it today. The sleeve notes are a bit cryptic so I had no idea who or what Audrey Lily is - until I came across this Time Out article and found out that she is, in fact, a person, who does pretty much everything with her voice, guitar and a computer. The Time Out writer has her down as Kid-A era Radiohead meets Cantopop, while Audrey herself says she grew up listening to Anita Mui and the Byrds. Before I read any of that, I was already hearing Faye Wong meets Joy Division. This is my favourite. Track 6 - 'inspired by My Little Airport' - watch the video and tell me if I'm wrong...

06 February 2011

The Marshmallow Kisses - Ciao! Baby

A really nice album from The Marshmallow Kisses. A long time in the making and worth the wait - indiepop.bossa nova.shibuyakei.french pop.60s.retro - yeah!

Btw, The Marshmallow Kisses are not the guys in this video, but they are playing the music!