Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tennis Court - Lorde


Tennis Court is the title track from a new E.P. by the New Zealand singer and songwriter Lorde. It has already gotten to number one in the New Zealand singles charts and to date has reached number 35 in the Australian singles charts. The other three tracks on the Tennis Court E.P. are Swingin' Party, Biting Down and Bravado.
Lorde is the stage name of Ella Yelich-O'Connor and Tennis Court is her second E.P. Her first was The Love Club which was released in March of this year and it's lead single Royals was also a number one hit in the New Zealand singles charts. As always some of today's best pop music today is coming from New Zealand and Australia and Tennis Court is definitely one of the best and most confident songs that I've heard this year. 

Lorde's Tennis Court E.P. is due to be released in the U.K. on July 22nd.

Lorde's website is here and follow her on Twitter @LordeMusic


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Changing Faces - Clare Maguire


In 2011 I got to see several of my favourite music stars for the first time in concert including George Michael, Janet Jackson, Sade and Erasure and while they were all wonderful one of the best concerts that I went to that year was Clare Maguire's concert in the The Sugar Club here in Dublin. There is a review that I wrote of that concert here

Clare's cover version of Anthony and the Johnsons Hope There's Someone was one of the songs that I featured on my 100 Cover Versions list of songs last year. You can listen to it here

While chatting to one of my colleagues in work the other day I found out that Clare has recorded some new songs and here is one of them.

This is the very beautiful Changing Faces.