Monday, April 2, 2012

Three Songs from Ane Brun

One of the best concerts that I went to in 2011 was Ane Brun when she played in Whelan's music venue in  Camden Street, Dublin. In my last bookshop job here in Dublin one of my friends, Rike, used to play Ane Brun's music a lot. Two of those songs were her cover versions of Alphaville's Big in Japan and Cyndi Lauper's True Colors. They are both great versions but it is Ane's own songs that I love more which I think are simply wonderful. She reminded me of a singer like Bjork who puts herself completely into her songs during her performance of them but she is completely her own individual music artist as well. Her newest album is It All Starts With One. Her website is here

On April 27th Ane plays Dublin again, this time in Vicar Street which is a bigger venue and always has a great atmosphere. 

Here are three songs by Ane Brun.

The first is The Puzzle.

the second is This Voice

and the third song is from her newest album. This is Do You Remember

Jessie Ware

One of the best songs that I heard last year was Valentine by Jessie Ware which she sang with Sampha. Jessie has worked with several music artists including SBTRKT who will play a concert at Dublin's Academy on May 6th. Hopefully Jessie will play Dublin at some stage too. Her Twitter page is @Jessie_Ware 

Jessie is from south London and artists like her remind of how much great new music is out there and  which deserve more success in the singles charts in the UK and other countries. 

Her song Running from earlier this year is gorgeous. There is also a Disclosure remix which hopefully will be one of the sounds of this forthcoming summer. 

Here's the very elegant video for Running.

and the Disclosure remix.

and here also is Jessie & Sampha and the v sweet Valentine.