MARCUS FOSTER, NATALIE DUNCAN plus MOON DUO

I know this is a stupidly obvious thing to say about a singer but yep I’m going to say it anyway… with MARCUS FOSTER it is all about the voice. It’s got a gravel, an angst, an inner strength that could easily fall the wrong side of cliché but for me safely lands on the side of the fence which houses the ‘OMG that’s amazing zone’. I’ve been playing ‘Shadows of the City’ on constant repeat the last 24 sun drenched hours, and it’s not even that summery really.

Wrote about NATALIE DUNCAN back in Feb 09, and now she’s on the telly! She’s doing this ‘Goldie’s Band’ thing on BBC2 where he preps a dream team for the Royal Wedding, or sumat like that. Anyway she’s acer (is that a word?) than ever, this should be the media exposure she needs to break through, remember where you heard of her first (said in compulsary cheesy radio dj voice)! ‘Become So Sweet’ still the stand out on the myspace.

Something totally infectious about ‘Mazes’ by MOON DUO, the funny thing about that statement being that the track is actually quite understated. It has this great, almost hypnotic refrain (on some keyboard sound I think) pulsing through the whole song along with a real chugger, chugger vibe from the band’s rhythm section. Really like this song, without totally knowing why!

Vlr

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HEAR THE TRACK:

MARCUS: http://www.myspace.com/marcusfoster

NATALIE: http://www.myspace.com/betweenthekeys

MOON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvYUUes4O1Q