Jerome LOL said it best when in his recent GvsB takeover he described what London based label/crew PC Music and leader Hannah Diamond were making as “Perfect British future pop.” Diamond’s newest single, “Attachment” is an apt introduction to her simple, wide-eyed brand of pop. It borders, sometimes quite dangerously, on kitsch, but it escapes this trap by putting on display some of the most bleeding edge sonics we’ve heard in a pop song all year.
PC Music feel like an exciting extension of the explosion of great pop tunes coming out of the UK right now, and just when that field is starting to feel a bit crowded with Disclosure imitators, PC are taking after SOPHIE, exploring weird, experimental takes on the cheesiest bubblegum pop songs of the 80s.
Check out a playlist of PC Music’s output so far, below:
At the end of next month, Robyn and Röyksopp will release a collaborative EP called Do It Again. Last week, Röyksopp shared a 90 second clip of a song called “Momentum” to tease the EP, but on Tuesday night two full songs from the release surfaced online, assuring fans of Body Talk that Robyn can still churn out instantly gratifying stompers like no one else. The title cut will easily earn the most replays out of the two, but moody torch song “Every Little Thing” doesn’t disappoint in the least.
In a perfect marriage of song and publication, Rookie premiered White Lung’s new single single “Snake Jaw” this morning. It’s the second cut from the band’s forthcoming new album, Deep Fantasy, following the ferocious “Drown With The Monster.”
“Monster” was a step forward for the Vancouver punks, in terms making their loud, fast punk songs accessible. “Snake Jaw” takes that accessibility and pairs it with legit pop hooks that bring to mind Hole’sLive Through This, or some of Perfect Pussy’s prettier works.
Listen below; Deep Fantasy is out June 17 on Domino.
If you’re anything like us, you loved Owen Pallett’s stunt has a poptimistic music theorist over at Slate. He’s so good as a brainsplaining pop music critic you might’ve forgotten he actually makes his own music. Shame on you, he was just nominated for an Oscar for his wonderful score for Spike Jonze’s Her.
Anyway, Here’s a heady new song/video from his forthcoming album, In Conflict, which is due out May 27 (unfortunately pushed back from its original May 13 date).