My Four: Four Tracks You Need to Know About 37

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Welcome along to another helping of My Four with myself, Mark Sharpley. I’ve got four more choice cuts for your musical pleasure, and this week we begin with…


MOTHER MOTHER

Canadian indie rockers Mother Mother are first up this week, with the release of their new album, Very Good Bad Thing. Formed in 2005, the band was originally known as Mother. But, after encouragement from the powers that be, Mother became Mother Mother and, after a massive repackaging overhaul of the previous albums, they have gone from strength to strength. Even being described as, “if Adam Lambert have joined The Dirty Projectors”. High praise indeed. Available on the Last Gang Records label, this is a track from the album called, “Get Out The Way”. www.mothermothersite.com


IAMAMIWHOAMI

Next up this week is iamamiwhoami, and the release of the new album, Blue. Hailing from Sweden, this is a musical and audiovisual project of musician, Jonna Lee and producer, Claus Bjorkland. The duo have kept a big veil of secrecy over themselves since their formation. In fact, Jonna Lee herself wasn’t revealed as part of the project until 2011. But it hasn’t stopped them from being associated with artists such as Moby and The Irrepressibles. No one can’t say being anonymous doesn’t work sometimes. Available on the To Whom It May Concern label, this is a track off the album called, “Chasing Kites”. www.towhomitmayconcern.cc


FOO FIGHTERS

The mighty Dave Grohl and his cohorts return this week with the release of the much anticipated, Sonic Highways. This album is also coinciding with the TV show of the same name, and indeed the band made the most of the album title by recording 8 songs in 8 different cities. And if you buy the vinyl version of this, it comes in 9 different sleeves as well. They certainly know how to look after the avid fan. Just need a tour announcement and everything will be fine (hint hint, Mr Grohl….). Available on the RCA/Capitol Records label, this is the first single, “Something From Nothing”. www.foofighters.com


SAINT SAVIOUR

And finally this week, it’s Saint Saviour and the release of her new album, In The Seams. Originally from Stockton-On-Tees, Rebecca Jones (to give her her real name) moved down to London in 2003, and forged her stage name from the area of Saint Saviour’s Dock in London, where she spent her time running. Though some people may even remember her with her time with dance outfit, Groove Armada too. And has had her voice compared to those of Kate Bush, Elizabeth Fraser and Sinead O’Connor. And they ain’t half bad either. Available on the PID Records label, this is a song from the album called, “Let It Go”. www.saintsaviour.co.uk

And that’s your lot for another week, kids. Join me again next time when I present to you the tracks you need to know about. Keep on keeping on…

 

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