Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stricken City - Tak o Tak

Band: Stricken City
Song: Tak o Tak
Album: No Album As Of Yet
Released: July 28
Formats: 7 Inch

What a slow week for single releases in the UK. Sony and Island records both put out average singles by average new bands. However indie label AdventuresCloseToHome put out one fantastic indie single. A UK band with their first release. Raw and catchy. Great female vocals. Jangily guitar, beyond eighties Synths. drum claps. I'm sold.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Attic Lights - Bring You Down

Band: Attic Lights
Song: Bring You Down
Album: Friday Night Lights
Released: July 21
Formats: 7 Inch, CD
Label: Island

Great new single and third from 2008 for the Attic Lights leading up to the release of their first full length Friday Night Lights. Search back into the archives of Indie Kid Vs Dance Kid and you will find postings for the first 2 singles of 2008 (God and Never Get Sick Of The Sea). This is great epic indiepop from this Scottish bunch from Glasgow.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cajun Dance Party - Colourful Life

Band: Cajun Dance Party
Song: Colourful Life
Album: The Colourful Life
Released: July 21
Formats: 7 Inch
Label: XL Recordings

Great single and the fourth off their first album The Colourful Life. A number of blogs and musical press have slagged off this album but I think its great. The singles are catchy and the album is definately hits home after a few listens. Great indiepop from this UK band.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal

Band: Fleet Foxes
Song: White Winter Hymnal
Album: Fleet Foxes
Released: July 21
Formats: 7 Inch
Label: Bella Union

Great track by this American band signed to Subpop (USA) and Bella Union (UK). Indie folk rock!! Hyped for big things.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Week of July 14

Catch Up Part II - Week of July 14
Ahhhhh...this will catch us up to today. 5 Great singles released last week.

XX Teens - Only You
Blurb: Catchy indierock tune off Mute Records.

CSS - Left Behind
Blurb: Brand new new wave eighties infused pop from CSS. First single from the new album

Neon Neon - I Told Her On Alderaan
Blurb: Fantastic 80s new wavish track from Super Furry Animal Guy. AMAZING

Annie - I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me
Blurb: Brand new fantastic electroclash track from Annie

Primal Scream - Can't Go Back
Blurb: Good track from the old skool. However sorta reminds me of the Klaxons a year later.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

July 7 and July 14th Catch Up

Been sorta crazy busy these days at work so Indie Kid Vs Dance Kid took a week off. Lets catch up with what Indie Kid Vs Dance Kid thought was hot in the last 2 weeks in short form. Today I will look at the singles of July 7. Tomorrow I will look at the singles of July 14. Then we will get back into form with a video of the day.

Week of July 7

Come On Gang - Wheels
Blurb: Only a snippit of the video but a what a great snippit. Epic Indierock.

Bingo Players: Chocolate Puma - Touch Me
Blurb: Banging House track from the Strictly Rhythm imprint.

Blood Red Shoes - This Is Not For You
Blurb: More great bare minimum indiepunk from the Blood Red Shoes

The Last Shadow Puppets - Standing Next to Me
Blurb: Typical British pop, catchy single; the actual video (not the song) trys to rip off the Feist thing

Die Die Die - Sideways Here We Come
Blurb: Alternative driven pop which I usually don't go for but the punk side of things hooks you in

Cock & Bull Kid - On My Own Again
Blurb: More indiepop downtempo ice cream.

Cocorosie - God Has A Voice She Speaks Through Me
Blurb: Blissful Indiepop female vocals / catchy track

Dizzee Rascal Dance Wiv Me
Blurb: Massive number 1 track in the UK right now with Calvin Harris guesting and remixing

Blurb: Catchy indiepop song that reminds me of Camper Van Beethoven back from the grave mixed with some Los Campesinos

Sharleen Spiteri - All The Times I Cried
Blurb: Texas lead singer does it solo

Basshunter - All I Ever Wanted
Blurb: Massive UK Club Hit.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Cure - Sleep When I'm Dead

Band: The Cure
Song: Sleep When I'm Dead
Album: New Album Out Soon
Released: July 13
Formats: 7 Inch, CD
Label: Geffen

Third single from the new Cure album. The 13th Cure album is due for release on August 13th. Average track. Better than the last single but the first single stands out to be the strongest.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Roots Manuva - Buff Nuff

Band: Roots Manuva
Song: Buff Nuff
Album: Slime And Reason
Released: June 30
Formats: 7 Inch

Great catchy reggae/hip hop track from Roots Manuva off the new album Slime and Reason

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Md X-spress - God Made Me Phunky

Band: Md X-spress
Song: God Made Me Phunky
Album: No Album
Released: June 30
Formats: CD, 12 Inch
Label: Defected

Classic house track from the mid nineties and been remixed and rereleased by the Defected Record label. This is the original classic mix in the video. Ah 90's house music. So Good.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Teenagers - Make It Happen

Band: Teenagers
Song: Make It Happen
Album: Reality Check
Released: June 30
Formats: 7 Inch
Label: XL Recordings

Great new indie-space dance single from the Teenagers

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Song: Abstract
Album: No Album As Of Yet
Released: June 30
Formats: 7 Inch
Label: Kids Records

Catchy indiepop track. supposedly these guys are like 13 and 14th. The voice definately sound young but the music is tight. A UK band.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl

Band: Goldfrapp
Song: Caravan Girl
Album: Seventh Tree
Released: June 30
Formats: CD1, CD2, 7 Inch
Label: Mute

Brand new single and third from Goldfrapp's latest album Seventh Tree. Girl on skateboard hilights this whole video. Nice track overall.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Estelle - No Substitute Love

Band: Estelle
Song: No Substitute Love
Album: Shine
Released: June 30
Formats: CD1, CD2
Label: Atlantic

Brand new single from UK soul rapper Estelle. The third to come off the Shine album and the follow up to American Boy. Estelle will be headliner for the Major League Soccer All Star Game up here in Toronto on Thursday July 24th. Maybe she can show up Mr Beckham himself?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning

Band: Ladyhawke
Song: Paris Is Burning
Album: TBD
Released: June 30
Formats: 7 Inch (1), 7 Inch (2), CD
Label: Island

What a way to celebrate our 200th post. A fantastic single by this New Zealand band (not to be confused with the Canadian band Ladyhawk). Fresh funky sounds on the side of indie disco. Easily single of the week.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Paul Heaton - Mermaids and Slaves

Band: Paul Heaton
Song: Mermaids and Slaves
Album: Cross Eyed Rambler
Released: June 30
Formats: CD
Label: Mercury

Brand new track from Housemartin, Beautiful South alumnist Paul Heaton off a forthcoming album called Cross Eyed Rambler. Weird song about drinking and driving and going over cliffs. Sweet.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

POP LEVI - Dita Dimoné

Song: Dita Dimoné
Album: Never Never Love
Released: June 23
Formats: 7 Inch
Label: Counter

The second single taken from the full length Never Never Love. Great punk reggae influenced funk from this former bassist of Ladytron.

Great follow up to the first single Never Never Love (Check out Indie Kid Vs Dance Kid May 3rd).

Check out a full review of the CD by Ricky of Panic Manual Fame here at Panic Manual.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Denise Lopez - Don't You Wanna Be Mine

Band: Denise Lopez
Song: Don't You Wanna Be Mine
Album: No Album
Released: June 23
Formats: CD, 12 Inch
Label: UMTV
Video 2008:
Video 1990:

Great remix of this classic dance track from 1990 (The C and C Music factory era), The remix really elevates this track into 2008. Bimbo Jones does the remix and the CD even includes the original C and C music factory mix.



Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Black Kids - Hurricane Jane

Band: Black Kids
Song: Hurricane Jane
Album: Partie Traumatic
Released: June 23
Formats: CD, 7 Inch (1), 7 Inch (2)
Label: Mercury Records

Happy Canada Day. A new single from the Black Kids. Saw the band recently in concert and had a hard time wrapping myself around their performance. Hopefully the album out next week sells me more. The first single off the album was incredible. This followup single isn't bad either. Vocals sound alot like what a young Robert Smith (The Cure) might sound like. Okay back to the fireworks celebration