Songs of the Week: Lady, The Lift, Kcat, A History of Apple Pie

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Lady – Money

Something amazing happened on Saturday; I bought a CD from an actual, physical, bricks and mortar  record store.  I know, I know, I know, that’s mental.  Wondering around Soho I found a record store which had real people working in it – they sold books too!  Felt like it was 2001 all over again!

The CD I purchased was Lady, the collaboration between Terri Walker and Nicole Wray, who I have heard rumours about however not been exposed to any of their tracks… until now!   The album is exceptional; it sounds like it was plucked straight from the 70s and has some gorgeous cuts .

Money is one of the more funky cuts on the record, enjoy many times over.

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The Lift – Lost In The Middle

The Lift is Amber  Ojeda’s new project with Davy Nathan and it takes her music in to a new place, almost the antithesis of the cheeky and playful soul we have come accustomed to from her.  The Lift is a more atmospheric and emotive setup; gorgeous vistas of music which carry you away to new places.  Close your eyes, settle back and let this one take you to wherever it is you want to go.

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Kcat – Greater Love

I have to say that I am precious about certain records… and when I think of 90s era jungle there a lot of records I am very precious about – and its probably no surprise Soundman, Don Lloydie and Elizabeth Troy’s seminal cut, Greater Love, is one I am particularly protective of… until now.  I’ve come to realise two versions of this record can co-exist.

While the aforementioned version was very much a gentle diversion from the adrenaline fuelled scene of the time, Kcat’s version is an strong injection straight to the veins of pace, energy, and a thumping bass.  Everything the original represented in terms of calmness, Kcat takes a flame-thrower to and ramps up completely!  The more I listen to it the more it jumps out from the speakers, pumps me up and the more I love it.

That’s why the two versions can co-exist, because they sit so separately on the spectrum.  One thing though, this definitely one of those records that is best enjoyed LOUD – turn your speakers up and you’ll see exactly what I mean!

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A History of Apple Pie – See You

And now for a bit of surf influenced indie rock music.  A History of Apple Pie have been intriguing me since I first heard You’re So Cool at the end of last year.  The guitar licks are heavy and remind me of that classic West Coast rock and roll sound; think Best Coast and Surfer Blood.

See You takes the theme and continues it in joyously retro fashion.

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