Duffy “Rockferry” single review + watch video

Duffy

Duffy is the real deal and is the next big thing. There. I’ve said it. Finally someone has come along – new on the scene here in the UK – who has managed to send chills down my spine …

Duffy

Duffy is the real deal and is the next big thing. There. I’ve said it. Finally someone has come along – new on the scene here in the UK – who has managed to send chills down my spine.

When I listen to Duffy’s new single, “Rockferry” I’m reminded of the recent trend of old school Serge Gainsbourg, Burt Bacharach and Phil Spector influenced songs and female singers that have been cropping up lately. There’s something different, though with “Rockferry”. It’s Duffy. Her voice is unique and endearing and from the very first note, the song starts off a winner.

With the help of producer Bernard Butler, together they have created a piece of music that could have come out of a 60’s time capsule. Instead, as a new single release out 19 November as a download/vinyl 7″ on 3 December 2007, “Rockferry” will be a welcome addition for radio listeners, and I would hope, will be added to many a radio playlist before the year’s end.

Watch Duffy – “Rockferry” video:

“Rockferry” video link

Duffy on Myspace

Duffy Official Website

By: Jenny May – Band Weblogs

Kylie & Nick Cave – Where The Wild Roses Grow video + X

Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave

For some reason I’ve had the song, “Where The Wild Roses Grow” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue going around my head today. It’s such a beautiful and haunting song […]

Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave

For some reason I’ve had the song, “Where The Wild Roses Grow” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue going around my head today. It’s such a beautiful and haunting song.

I hadn’t heard “Where The Wild Roses Grow” until I moved to England and a friend turned me on to the song via the video a couple years ago. I never knew Kylie could sound so good. I’m not a huge Kylie fan, but since I heard this song, I’ve continued to keep an open mind and hope that one day she’ll record something with a similar feel. Of course, Nick Cave sounds good and their voices work well together on the track, which he wrote and was originally released in 1995.

Watch Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue – “Where The Wild Roses Grow” video:

Kylie is set to release her tenth studio album, ‘X’ on November 26, 2007. “Sensitized”, one of the tracks expected to be on the album and apparently written by Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis and Serge Gainsbourg, sounds pretty good – though I’m hoping that before it’s released “they’ll” remove the woo sounds in the background and “clean up” the muddy bass – but most likely doubtful at this point.

Either way, something tells me that ‘X’ is going to be a BIG album for Kylie.

“Where The Wild Roses Grow” YouTube video link

Kylie Official Website

By: Jenny May – Band Weblogs