From Charli XCX to Waxahatchee...
The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad made their majestic return last year with new album 'Nobody Wants To Be Here, And Nobody Wants To Leave'.

A work of rare intensity, the record was followed by some wonderful shows, demonstrating just how special this Scottish band truly is.

In the hot seat for this week's singles column, The Twiight Sad offer opinions on everyone from Charli XCX to Waxahatchee.

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Charles Hamilton - 'New York Raining' feat. Rita Ora

I don't know who Charles Hamilton or Rita Ora are, but I see that they've used the font from 24 for the video, no Jack Bauer though. "Red wine and cheese before bed time"? I don't really know why that line is in the song unless he's just stating a recipe to have nightmares. Maybe he's sneaked that line in as a backhanded way to say his girlfriend is actually a fucking nightmare. It's kind of like the Jay Z New York tune, but just not very good.

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Charli XCX - 'Famous'

I don't know who Charli XCX is, but I assume this is an educational video aimed at 6-year-old kids to teach them to remember to charge their phones. That's fair enough I suppose, but there's no need for that song though. Nobody needs to listen to that.

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Lianne La Havas - 'Unstoppable'

I don't know who Lianne La Havas is, but I recognise this song - they must play it on 6Music. She seems to know what she's doing and she can sing. The production and arranging is well done, the way it swells in and out to give the vocals room to breathe is good, and I like that Silvertone that she plays.

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Waxahatchee - 'La Loose'

I don't know who Waxahatchee is, seems alright to have on in the background. It sounds a bit like the Vaselines or Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. The vocal melody in the verse sounds like 'Shining Light' by Ash.

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Catch The Twilight Sad at Plisskën Festival in Athens (June 5th and 6th), alongside The Horrors, Mogwai, Savages, Perfume Genius, Ariel Pink, Waxahatchee, Mudhoney, Sleaford Mods, Electric Wizard, Austra, AME, Ice Age, Ratking and Thee Oh Sees.

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