Bastille – Good Grief
London based Bastille seemingly came out of nowhere in 2013, bursting onto the scene with their debut LP ‘Bad Blood’ which in turn produced a string of hits, including ‘Of The Night’ and ‘Pompeii’. Following on from a lengthy world tour, Dan Smith and company are back with ‘Good Grief’, the first track to be taken from their up-and-coming second album ‘Wild World’.
Beginning with an excerpt from Weird Science, ‘Good Grief’ is an upbeat pop number that boasts a bouncy chorus to rival that of their biggest hits. “Every minute and every hour, I miss you, I miss you, I miss you,” Smith sings, on a track that will no doubt dominate airwaves and festival fields over the summer. ‘Good Grief’ is infectious from beginning to end and whilst the track is a slight departure from the band’s previous material, it’s distinctive enough to maintain the unique Bastille sound.
The Last Shadow Puppets – Miracle Aligner
The Last Shadow Puppets, the collaborative duo consisting of Alex Turner & Miles Kane, are set to release the swooning ‘Miracle Aligner’ as the next single from their second LP ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’.
The track is built on a simple melody and features Alex Turner’s soothing vocals, backed by a raucous drum beat and an infectious chorus. The second coming of The Last Shadow Puppets has been somewhat overshadowed by Turner and Kane’s derogatory comments towards women and as Turner croons “Get down on your knees, get down on your knees again,” it’s safe to say the duo aren’t helping themselves. That aside, it’s hard not to enjoy ‘Miracle Aligner’, especially alongside it’s accompanying video which features the duo dressed in their best dinner jackets whilst dancing in a elaborate ball room setting.