Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Queen of Hearts - Only Love (Extended Version) (Ben Howard cover)

Here's a new cover from Queen of Hearts.  The original is "Only Love" by Ben Howard, and QoH has created a beautiful club synth landscape for our ears.  Some info courtesy of their SoundCloud:

"In this the Jubilee year, we can’t get enough of Queens. Good news then that Queen of Hearts has announced she will be releasing an EP of new material in September.

Ahead of that she has a treat for us in the form of a dreamy electronica cover of Ben Howard’s beautiful Only Love.

Queen of Hearts will also be doing dates around the UK including London Live in Hyde Park, Manchester Pride and Vogue Fashion Night Out in London.


Saturday August 11
London Live
Hyde Park, London

Saturday August 25
Manchester Pride

Thursday September 6
Vogue Fashion Night Out

'Only Love' produced by John Myers"

Electric Youth - "The Best Thing"

Here's a cool "song of the day" courtesy of Electric Youth.  I heard this song performed live only a couple of weeks ago, and it translates to the studio quite well.  Even cooler-- the band is working with Vince Clarke, a real hero of synthesizer music.

"We've released our new single 'The Best Thing' Today!

We worked on it with the amazing Vince Clarke (founder of our fav groups Depeche Mode, Yaz & Erasure) and plan to work further with him on our debut album once we come off tour."

Bonus: if you're unfamiliar with Vince Clarke, here's a classic look at Vince in the studio in 1985 (or 1987, if one of the comments is correct).


She's the Queen prep "Talk to Me" Single

She's the Queen have announced their new single "Talk to Me".

From the band:

"We are insanely proud to announce that our Talk To Me single will be released via electronic rumors on the 24th September, with reMixes from Lightwaves, digitalfoxgloveODahl and Silenx. Not to mention our amazing music vid director Aaron Alexis :)
Here's the cover!!!"

Be on the lookout for this on the 24th of September!