Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Saturday Surf #23

Elton John once sang that Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, but we can assure you it’s not –wherever you are. It’s for loving – musical loving. Right now as this blog posts to the internet at 8.30 on Saturday morning we’re driving north to Sheffield. Why ? Follow us on twitter and we’ll reveal all later today. But whatever it is please don’t Hold It Against Me.

Oops! I Did It Again dropping another clue as to what a Lucky weekend this plans to be. Anyway, this blog is all about musical love, after all we were Born To Make You Happy.

So this is The Saturday Surf, the bit at the end of the week where we pick up the tracks that we would have dedicated a full post to if it wasn’t for the fact that we were too lazy / busy / unable to and bung it all in some sort of musical set menu. This week it’s a 3 course set meal featuring some synth pop for starters, some downbeat piano /electronic post-dubstep for mains and delicate acoustic folkish beauty to finish. It'll keep you dancing Till The World Ends

Black Light Dinner Party – Gold Chain

For hors d’oeuvres there’s Black Light Dinner Party. They’re a slow cooked delicacy, having only released three tracks to the internet since March, and each one has made it onto Breaking More Waves. Gold Chain is coated with a big slice of cheddar flavoured keyboard sounds and a spoon full of sugary lyrics. Consider our tastebuds and earbuds brought to life.

Gold Chain by Black Light Dinner Party

Paper Crows – Gone

Like Black Light Dinner Party, Paper Crows are no strangers to Breaking More Waves. Gone is the B-Side to the bands single When Friends Survive; a doped-up come-down of minimalistic piano and blissful ambient shimmers, it will leaves you feeling just a little bit tender around the edges. Delicious.

Gone by Paper Crows

Greta Isaac – My Book

For desert here’s something simple, sweet and mellow. Welcome to the quiet revolution. Greta Isaac is an unsigned singer songwriter who writes soothing, richly sensual songs built out of unhurried grace and calm. There’s a definite similarity to acoustic chanteuse Kate Walsh both vocally and in terms of composition. Really quite lovely.

Greta Isaac - My Book

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