Archive for August, 2012

Lucy Spraggan – Last Night

I have never liked reality shows, I just don’t get why people watch them.  I figure that if someone has some talent and wants to pursue a dream they hunker down, practice, slog it out, learn their craft and then just maybe, they will make it.  What I am really after is the next great song, not the next person to cover a great song.  If you are going to sign up for a reality show do what this weeks artists (Lucy Spraggan) did.  She independently released an album in October 20, 2011 called “Top Room at The Zoo”, then signed up to be on X-Factor in the UK and sung the song “Last Night” off that album.  The show was aired August 25 and “Last Night” now sits at number two on the UK charts and it is also the song of the week.

Here is the audition video on X-Factor.

For some unknown reason I can relate to this song.

The Vaccines – No Hope

The Vaccines released a new EP on July 6, 12 called “No Hope”that contains some of the songs off their new album which is due out September 2, 12.  The Vaccines are an English indie rock band who formed in London in 2010. The band’s debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart.  The hit off the album was “If You Wanna” and kinda reminds me of the British new wave sound from the 80’s.  I look forward to checking out the new album, however in the meantime we have the new EP which has a song called “No Hope” and it is the song of the week.

White Zombie – More Human Than Human

I have never really paid any attention to White Zombie.  The band had two things going against them.  They were a noise rock band that later changed to a heavy metal band and they reached their peak in the 90’s when my children were young and I did not have time to follow new music as closely as I do now.  They weren’t even a one hit wonder but last week Rob Zombie released an album of remixes called Mondo Sex Head and I listened to More Human Than Human, which I liked and then went and listened to the original version.  Here is the original version of More Human Than Human and it is the song of the week.

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

You may have missed this one released earlier this year from Imagine Dragons.  They are a band from Las Vegas and this past February released and EP called Continued Silence.  Billboard Magazine listed Imagine Dragons as one of “2012’s Brightest New Stars.  The hit off the album that many of you have heard is “It’s Time”.  On the same EP is another noteworthy song that is worth the download is “Radioactive” and it is the song of the week.


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