Friday, 17 July 2015

Spotlight: The Magnettes (17/07/15)

The Magnettes, are Swedish duo Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla and they've recently released their debut single 'Sore Feet & Heartbeats'. Having grown up together in Pajala, a quiet and very isolated town in Northern Sweden, where they have their own unique language; they rebelled against the northern silence, and decided to write and sing about love, heartache and the haze of their youth. They had a successful run of showcases at SXSW in Austin, Texas this year and have played at the New Music Seminar, Nordic Days, The Great Escape and QStock and appear as the main subjects in Hans-Erik Therus' documentary 'Pajala State Of Mind'. This is just the start for The Magnettes! 

'Sore Feet & Heartbeats' Review:
Their latest release is brilliant. 'Sore Feet & Heartbeats' is upbeat, with a catchy rhythm and melody. It offers a new twist to old school pop and I can imagine it being really good live; it also got stuck in my head, too easily. 'Paper Cut' is guitar led and offers a different aspect of electro-pop, a little rockier, almost Blondie-esque, but again holds a catchy chorus, one that can't be forgotten for a while. So when you listen to it, enjoy it, tap your foot and go get it on your iPod cos you'll be listening to it non-stop... 

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Check It Out!

1. Give & Go - Grim Disco
This is the debut track from Birmingham alternative/post-punk four-piece, Grim Disco. It's a great song, with so many brilliant elements, it's out now and is hopefully the first of many more to come. They've got a support slot tomorrow night, so if you're around the area, go check them out at The Sunflower Lounge (info here). With radio support from BBC Introducing, they're definitely ones to watch! 

2. Let It All Go - Rhodes & Birdy
Rhodes makes beautiful music. Birdy makes beautiful music. Together they created this. 'Let It All Go' is taken from Rhodes' forthcoming debut album 'Wishes', due to be released in September (2015). This is an incredible song and exclusive video for Mahogany Sessions. I was left speechless and have replayed it multiple times - enjoy! (Also, you can pre-order his album here.) 

3. Bad Blood - Lucy Rose
English singer/songwriter Lucy Rose covered Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' for Radio 1 Live Lounge and did a brilliant job of making the top ten hit her own. Her second album 'Work It Out' has recently been released (and I've had that on repeat, it's great from beginning to end, you can find that here.)

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