We’re back! After a long hiatus, Radio Eclectica is back on its feet! The past almost-a-year has been eventful, what with Broken Social Scene popping by the Esplanade to perform (and they’re awesome, even without Feist!), Zoukout 2007 was a blast, The Rakes at Zouk (shame I couldn’t go), Sean Tyas at MOS recently, and many more! Anyway without further ado, here’re the 10 songs that we can’t seem to get out of our heads the past week!
In no particular order:
The Delays – Long Time Coming
The Brunettes – If You Were An Alien
Maximo Park – Our Velocity
Maximo Park – Books From Boxes
Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child (PICK OF THE WEEK)
Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves – Drive It Like You Stole It
White Rose Movement – London’s Mine
Butch Walker And The Let’s Go Out Tonites – Bethamphetamine (Pretty Pretty)
Lustral – Solace (Vorontov & Dorohov Remix)
Activa – Remember (Original Mix)
The Delays and The Brunettes come in with perfect, lush evening rock songs. If You Were An Alien just begs for the listener to join in the chorus and sha-la-la-la along with them. A definite must listen.
Maximo Park’s Our Velocity fuses an electronica synthy riff with traditional rock guitars to rock you off your feet! I find myself screaming out “OUR VELOCITY!” in sync with the song whenever it plays, while Books From Boxes complements it by providing a slightly softer touch.
White Rose Movement’s London’s Mine just screams New Order through and through, but hey, we all love New Order don’t we? Blue Monday anyone?
Lustral and Activa represent the electronic segment for the week. Solace is of course, a song from back in 2005, but this breakbeats style never fails to get us feeling all introspective, setting our minds free and conjuring up various figments of imagination where we confront all the what-ifs that we’ve always shoved to the back of our head. Remember is, well, as what it says, a song for reminiscence. Generic sounding perhaps, but that doesn’t matter if it makes you feel a certain way that sticks with you, don’t you think?
Pick Of The Week:
Our pick goes to Pizzicato Five this week! They come in highly recommended by us, and check this, this band started off in 1985! Baby Love Child comes from their album This Year’s Girl back in 1991, which means this song is almost 2 decades old. Which makes it even more amazing, as it still sounds relevant and fresh today. Combining elements of jazz, hiphop minimally, and pop, this japanese electronica indie-pop group has got everything right in this song. They’ve since disbanded in 2001. Shame.
Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child