Listen to Roisin Murphy "Overpowered" (Phantomweight Remix)
U.K. producer/composer Phantomweight send over hot, little remix of Roisin's "Overpowered." Nice work. Makes me miss her even more. Rumor is that she's writing new material. She'd better come back to America (like announced) pronto. Whaddayasay?
Exclusive Free Download: Heads We Dance featuring Little Boots "Work It Out"
You must check out a totally guilt-free download of "Work It Out," a punchy new track by emerging British electro-pop sensation Heads We Dance. The song is the ultimate blend of pop perfection that features the charming vocals of Little Boots that perfectly complement the carefully crafted retro '80s vibe of the song and Pierre's idiosyncratic delivery. It's one of those infectious tracks that you can play all day long.
"Work It Out" is the b-side of their new single "When The Sirens Sound" that is starting to get some play on BBC Radio 1. Both songs will appear on the trio's forthcoming debut album "Love Technology" that is available for pre-order here. (Little Boots is nominated for an MTV Logo ArjanWrites Award. Vote here.)
Video Premiere: Little Boots "New In Town"
Love, love, love Little Boots' video for her new single, "New In Town."
Recently filmed during a trip to Los Angeles, the video tells the story of Little Boots being new to Tinseltown. Director Jake Nava (who has also directed videos for Kylie Minogue, Pink, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Shakira, Leona Lewis) perfectly captured the singer's illuminating beauty against a backdrop of a gray highway passover and dancing, strung out homeless people. It's bizarre but in a pop kind of way.
The release of the video comes hand in hand with the news earlier this week that Little Boots is nominated for an MTV Logo ArjanWrites Award. Vote here.
Hot New Talent Alert: Reni Lane
Reni Lane is hot new talent you should know about. The 21 year-old Columbia University student is turning heads with her propulsive, athemic pop-rock. Hollywood is taking notice as well. Her new single, "Place for Us" was recently featured on the popular drama show The L Word. The song is taken from the singer's forthcoming debut "Ready" that will be released this summer.
The tall and radiant singer was first noticed by an icon at a Verve concert. Wanting to soak up the magnificence that is The Verve from center stage, Reni bypassed her seat and cozied up into the front row. Turns out the seat belongs to Mick Rock, who, upon seeing Reni, had a quick jolt of deja vu. Reni reminded him of a young David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust tour. The two immediately hit it off and Mick offered to photograph, which got things started for Reni.
Free Download: Zarif "Let Me Back"
Zarif is all about the fraicheness! Check out her brand-new single, "Let Me Back." This is some good stuff. Beyonce thinks so too. She invited Zarif to be her support act on her forthcoming U.K. tour. Not too shabby for this emerging British talent. Have a listen. Read more about Zarif here.
Download Zarif "Let Me Back