July Singles Round Up

As always, at the end of the running month, we feature some of the best releases that came out that month. Here is the selection for July which beside others features the return of Doves and Future Islands.What else was on our radar check below.

The Killers - My Own's Soul Warning

Doves - Prisoners

Future Islands - For Sure

Jessie Ware - The Kill

Black Marble - In Manchester

The Avalanches - Wherever You Go ft. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry, CLYPSO

The Flaming Lips - You n Me Sellin’ Weed

Kevin Creel - Fairgrounds

Declan McKenna - Daniel, You're Still a Child

Protomartyr - The Aphorist

Kylie Minogue Reveals the First Single From 'Disco'

Kylie Minogue's 15th studio album Disco will be released early November this year. Yesterday Kylie  premiered the first single from it called "Say Something". With the indicative album title and the fresh new dance rhythms on "Say Something", it is clear that Kylie is returning to electro disco style.

Best of 1990 - The Singles Poll

In the history 1990 is mostly remembered for the start of reunification of Germany and demise of the Soviet Union and collapsing of the socialist governments in Easter European countries. While the Wind of changes was flowing through out Europe, George Michael released his biggest hit "Freedom" and for Madonna it was her most scandalous year ever. As some of her live shows were condemned and the music video for "Justify My Love" banned from daily airplay on MTV. 
Apart from this despite the previous success of SAW production in the previous years, it saw a sharp decline in popularity where new dance forms were emerging, including Euro dance, house and acid jazz as well as Baggy / Madchester and the rise of Brit pop. Among the winning artist at the Brit awards were Phil Collins, Neneh Cherry, Annie Lennox and Fine Young Cannibals. 

Like the album poll few months ago, we would like to vote your favorite song(s) from 1990 in the poll below. There are 100 songs from our selection and the option 'other' where you can add your favorite songs if not included in the list.


Instant Hit: Modern English - Gathering Dust

"Gathering Dust" was the third single by Modern English released 40 years ago. It is a pretty much atmospheric track, loud and turning into explosion of sound. Similar to the music their contemporaries like Joy Division and A Certain Ratio did it shows a perfect examples of Post Punk aesthetics.

Black Marble to Release a New EP in August

Following their LP Bigger Than Life from last year, Black Marble will return with a new EP titled 'I Must Be Living Twice'. The EP will be released through Sacred Bones Records in August and it will feature four new track, including the lead track "In Manchester" which can be streamed below.

Retrovision: Carly Simon - Why

Carly Simon released "Why" in August 1982 as one of her biggest 80's hits. The song was recorded for the film Soup for One but it eventually gained broader popularity than the film itself. Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic produced the song moving away from Carly's guitar based songs from the past leaning more on reggae sound.

Doves Return After 10 Years Break, Reveal New Singles

After 10 years of hiatus and side project, Doves have returned to the music scene with two new singles which were premiered during last four weeks. They first released "Carousels" in June and this week they premiered the video for "Prisoners". Their fifth studio album has also been announced for release on September 11th. Both music videos can be previewed below.

Iggy Pop's "The Passenger" Gets Official Music Video

One of Iggy Pop's biggest hits "The Passenger" has received its official video screening more than four decades after the song was released as b-side for the songs "Success" in 1977. In the visuals, black and white photos of a young Iggy fade into view over vignettes of night-time motorway driving.

via nme.com