I know it’s a little late in the day, but here’s my three picks for this marvelous week:
Elbow – with a just stunning latest release, The Seldom Seen Kid, Guy Garvey leads his band of men into lush, grandeous songs with sweeping strings and luscious musical landscapes. As I said in our Atlanta Music Guide blog, “If
the above video of the band playing “One Day Like This” (from their new
record, The Seldom Seen Kid) to a crowd of thousands at Glastonbury,
complete with huge string section, doesn’t give you chills, you must be
dead.” They’re about to embark on a North American tour too.
Little Boots – we just reviewed her American debut, Illuminations, and I have to say her track “New In Town” is gloriously addictive with squishy beats and screaching keyboards spurs on Victoria Hesketh’s sassy lyrics and cooing vocals.
Jarvis – also known as Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, we think he just needs one name now. He’s indie rock’s godfather, the Madonna of Britpop. His latest release, Further Complications, has an extra dose of rock swagger, while keeping with his observational, wry humor.