Singles: March 2010

on Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Kieran's singles column died so that this monthly singles round up could live. Here's a run through of some of my (Saam's) favourite singles released in the UK over March. Well, hopefully released in March anyway, release dates aren't very well publicised these days. Poor form.

Jukebox The Ghost - 'Good Day' (01/03)

It's really hard to not to mention the words "Ben" and "Folds" here. But that's not exactly a bad thing. This is joyously effervescent piano-pop. Makes me want to get up and go and bash on a piano somewhere. Fabulous, darling. Single of the month.

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - 'Get Better' (01/03)

Scroobius Pip's impassioned plea to the youth of today to "get better". Read what else I said about the single and have a listen to some of their other new stuff over here.

The Drums - 'Best Friend' (29/03)

I think the backlash might have been and gone but I'm still enjoying The Drums. Breezy summery pop mixed with confusingly depressing lyrics - "you're my best friend, and then you died". I prefer this overly energetic live version though.

Plenty more singles after the jump.

Jamie T - 'Emily's Heart' (15/03)

A million miles away from the caustic anthem 'Sticks 'N' Stones', instead we get to hear an emotionally strained Jamie T (even more so than on the album version) in 'Emily's Heart'. Both tender and depressing.

Jonsi - 'Go Do' EP (22/03)
[Stream the EP]

Everything Jonsi does is magic. Just magic. Also, check out his MGMT cover and I imagine I'll review the new album 'Go' seeing as it's streaming on NPR. I'm expecting it to be magical...

Operator Please - 'Logic' (08/03)

I am enjoying how foxy front...person(?) Amandah is looking in that video. Read what I had to say about the single and the band's "new look" here.

Lawrence Arabia - 'Apple Pie Bed' (29/03)

Cutesy, retro pop from gruff looking New Zealander. Gruff-sy?

Wild Beasts - 'We Still Got The Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues' (22/03)

As ever, Wild Beasts produce something that can, at the very least, be described as "interesting". This is more "ghoulish" really. Could do with truncated song titles though.

Delphic - 'Halcyon' (15/03)

Sounding disturbingly like Bloc Party meets Tiesto, yet still working out.

Laura Marling - 'Devil's Spoke' (15/03)

Devilish indeed. Laura Marling all grown up. Still a bit scary though. Read Kieran's album review here.

Django Django - 'Wor' (29/03)

The alarm bells are ringing. A warning. More twisted rambunction to come in the future, I'm sure. I'm also a fan of having a silhoutted stealth bomber on the artwork. Not because I like innocent people being bombed or anything, it just looks quite good.

First Aid Kit - 'I Met Up With A King' (08/03)

Speaking of scary, I am ever so slightly terrified of these Scandanavian sisters. Their Fleet Foxes-esque folk is somewhat of a reassurance though.

The Middle East - 'The Recordings Of The Middle East' EP (15/03)
[Stream the EP]

Continuing with the folk vibe but with a twist that I can't quite put my finger on. Chess Club (Mumford & Sons, White Lies) put out this EP so it will be interesting to see where The Middle East go from here. The big time awaits?

Any favourites? Anything that I missed?

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