Posts Tagged ‘Nicole Atkins’

Nashville crooner Nicole Atkins, has shared her take on the Guns N’ Roses ballad, November Rain and enlisted the assistance of MM fave, the gravel voiced Mark Lanegan to turn it into a rather special duet.

The result is a gorgeous, sprawling country reimaging of the rock n’ roll classic.

Have a listen.

 

Nicole Atkins’ excellent new animated video for Who Killed The Moonlight is based on a dream she had that inspired the lyrics to the song.

 

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Here is the first “official” video for Girl You Look Amazing, from Nicole Atkins’ new album Slow Phaser.

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A few new videos that have caught our eye…

The Airborne Toxic Event have released the first video in their new weekly video series, The Bombastic. This is a weekly series of one-shot, one-take acoustic performances by the band featuring new songs from the band’s upcoming sophomore album All At Once, to be released on April 26. This week’s video features the title track to the new album.

Nicole Atkins is returning with a new record, Mondo Amore, on Proper in late March after a successful stint supporting The Black Keys at the end of last year. This is the video for new single Vultures.

Inspired by Grayson Perry’s eponymous painting, Map Of An Englishman is the first single taken from Erland & The Carnival’s second album Nightingale (out 7th March). It’s a true British eccentric single – there’s whirling, Syd Barrett madness creeping round the corner of those sweet pop hooks. Recorded deep in the bowels of a dank ship on the River Thames, the band describe it as ‘the handshake on the way to the strange psychedelia within the album’.

U.S. Royalty’s brand new music video for Equestrian is like a feel good movie. It shows the story of a band trying to make it on the road – playing gigs, recording songs, exploring new places, and meeting friends along the way.  Not every second on the road is ideal though…

Download U.S. Royalty – Equestrian mp3 (from Mirrors)

Download U.S. Royalty – Monte Carlo mp3 (from Mirrors)

Lastly, rough hewn punky-blues rockers Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers offer up not so much a feel good movie as an 80s slasher movie inspired video for Heaven In Stereo. Check out their recent Daytrotter session here too.

As well as the nice videos that have been coming our way, there have been some decent cover versions too. Always a dangerous occupation we think, especially if you murder the song (looking at you Paul Young), but here are four worth some ear time that have been floating around…

Add It Up is a stonewall classic, one of those songs that gets those of us who are more advanced in years to jump up and shuffle mindlessly at the school reunion and even briefly reconsider our chances of kicking sand in the face of the school bully. This version by Eastern Conference Champions & Voxhaul Broadcast rocks big time.

Download Eastern Conference Champions & Voxhaul Broadcast – Add It Up mp3 (Violent Femmes Cover)

Bodies of Water are altogether more sedate, unlikely to be kicking sand at anyone, but offering us this sparse, and still lovely, cover of the Magnetic Fields.

Download Bodies Of Water – I Don’t Believe In The Sun mp3 (Magnetic Fields Cover)

Continuing on a folk theme. Much admired newbies Peter Wolf Crier have reaped much deserved acclaim for debut album Inter-Be. In early 2011 they’ll be heading out on their first West Coast tour. To celebrate they’ve given us this modern twist on the incomparable Nick Drake.

Download Peter Wolf Crier – Place To Be mp3 (Nick Drake Cover)

And finally, Nicole Atkins has covered Can on the b-side of her latest single Vultures. You have to be brave or mad to do that – you judge, but we think she’s pulled it off.

Download Nicole Atkins – Vitamin C mp3 (from Vultures 7″, Can Cover)