Sunday 31 January 2016

Three Become One #2: Kelela, Hands Like Houses, LANY

Two posts in one day will not be a regular thing and hopefully I can get myself the fuck in gear and things will be better from now on. Pray for me.

Kelela: Rewind (Louie Lastic remix feat Goldlink)

I don't know why but it took me a little while to get into Kelela's 'Rewind' when it came out last year but when I was able to knock some sense into myself, her Hallucinogen EP became one of my favourites of the last few months. So imagine my excitement when I saw 'Rewind' had been remixed and now features one of my favourites in hip hop at the moment, Goldlink. It's come to my attention that a lot of people who are into hip hop in a big way aren't huge fans of Goldlink, but what I enjoy about his music is the pop/dance edge it has. There is something in his music that I feel has the ability to appeal to the mass market. So, not only does Goldlink's new verse enhance 'Rewind', Louie Lastic has completely revised everything about the track other than Kelela's vocals and it sounds nothing but flawless.

Hands Like Houses: Colourblind

Hands Like Houses were supposed to complete the UK leg of their world tour in December. Hands Like Houses were supposed to bring I The Mighty with them as support. Hands Like Houses cancelled the shows because they needed more time to finish off their album. I was not happy. But how can you stay mad at a band who return with a track like 'Colourblind'? This is the third track that we've had the pleasure of hearing from the Australian quintet's upcoming third album 'Dissonants' and it's by far the most exciting track in terms of the band's progression musically. This is also the most interesting vocal performance that we've heard from Trenton Woodley, possibly, ever. It's no secret that I found Hands Like Houses' second album a little weak but I think we could be in for a return to form and then some on Dissonants.


Imagine if I told you that I never posted ILYSB on WIIHAMB. Well, it's true! So what better time to do so than with the release of LANY's first ever video, a live clip of the trio performing the track in LA. All this does is get me so so so excited to see LANY again in March, they're playing a headline show at my second home AKA Camden Barfly and then, as I've mentioned a couple of times, they're supporting Ellie Goulding on her UK arena tour. LANY. Arena tour. Pumped. I guess it's odd for me to be pumped about something so mellow or whatever, but LANY do what they do so well and I'm so stoked that people who never would have heard of them are going to have the opportunity to see them live. What a time to be alive.

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