Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday night music

One of the good things about having to spend an hour driving to work everyday is that I have been listening to the radio again for the first time in years. As such, I am beginning to hear new music again and I rather like this little ditty, This Is The Life, from some lass called Amy MacDonald (who I'd never heard of, though she's apparently been around for a while).


I started to peruse her YouTube channel and found a few other gems: I think that I will end up buying the album. Anyway, here's another taster: Poison Prince...


Rather splendid, no?

16 comments:

rigger said...

shes very good,

chuck said...

Not really my thing, though she's got a great voice- and stunning to boot.

Gecko said...

Album is stunning, one of the best in the last year or so, imho. Well worth it. And you would!

Anonymous said...

if you like that try Sons and Daughters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTVX1PPnfIQ

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqJazSEfVT4&feature=related

Actually this link is probably a better S&D track

Sacerdote said...

Hers was the first album in ages that I actually bought. Highly recommended. Aside of the two tracks you featured, I really like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTDYa7-6dRY as well.

Anonymous said...

Rather splendid, no?

By the gods, no. You'll be recommending the fucking Hoosiers next.

Acorn said...

I do hope she keeps here head together and doesn't end up like the other Amy.

Don't forget DIDO. Her "white Flag" and "life for rent" are superb. White flag could be the anthem for the liberty loving English, after ten years of a socialist government.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NMB4xtnFlvo

Old Holborn - bitter and twisted said...

What utter shite

My parents used to listen to crap like this whilst feasting on lentil casserole and trying to save whales

Morris Dancing for the 21st Century

Womble On Tour said...

I wouldn't say "no"...

pagar said...

Like Amy but try Thea Gilmore.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kjX0JpZ3Pas&feature=related

IMHO best female singer/songwriter of the last decade but never gets the recognition.

Anarchic lyricist.

defender said...

liked it. heard this and like it a lot
what do you think
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1rAurIZLgNw

QuestionThat said...

I've liked Amy McDonald's music for a while now. I give both of those tracks the thumbs up, and also 'Mr Rock 'n' Roll', her first hit.

Thea Gilmore too.

Devil's Kitchen said...

To all those pushing Thea,

My father introduced me to Thea in 2003 (he'd heard her playing on Radio 2) and I have pushed her on this blog a couple of times: September 2005, November 2006 and January 2008.

I assume that you've all bought her latest album, LieJacker...? It's not bad, but I need to listen to it more.

It's rather got pushed aside by the fact that my brother is in one of his prolific periods: he's given me twenty new songs in the last month...

DK

bernard said...

The musical content is'nt exactly ground-breaking. In fact I counted barely six chord changes.
Still, she's better than that other Amy....Amy Weinhouce.

Henry Crun said...

Amy is very popular across the Channle and has appeared on French TV's equivalent of Jools Holland a few times.