Pick Of The Singles Out This Week

Posted on May 26, 2010


The Cheek – Just One Night (A&M Records)

You cannot help but ponder when the moment will come by which the radio waves will be coveted with a catalogue of releases from this band and comparable insight into new uprising talent will be juxtaposed with the distinguishable sound of their hook-heavy, pulsating indie-pop. ‘Just One Night’ is the second release for The Cheek since signing to major label, A&M last summer and it has already received critical acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Q Magazine.

With creative guidance from Ed Buller who’s previous accomplishments derive from his work with iconic British bands such as Pulp and Suede, ‘Just One Night’ has an impact as powerful as the examples of latter were renowned for. Youthful exuberance is in abundance as the chorus is riotously recalled between three verses driven by a pulsating drumbeat and swooning guitar riffs.

With their debut album, ‘Lovers Quarrel’ out this summer an embrace onto the forefront of popular culture is likely to be sooner rather than later, so stay tuned for more.

Dizzee Rascal (Featuring Daniel Pearce) – Dirtee Disco (Dirtee Stank Records)

Processing more Pop than a Kate Nash and Mika lovechild could ever envisage, Dizzee consistently illustrates that the days of Grime have been buried away under the golden rugs of the record company’s office hallways, never to return. With a chorus that simply repeats the words ‘disco’ and ‘lets go’ simultaneously, it seems the rapper does not even have to try anymore in order to achieve a place at the pinnacle heights of the UK singles charts. There is simply no denying the consistency at which he has seemingly, relentlessly regurgitated a string of successful singles. ‘Dirtee Disco’ is a prime example of his ability to accommodate the seasonal atmosphere with a timely release, that can easily occupy both radio-play as well as the set list for a club night.

Cheesy? Yes. Uninspiring? Definitely. Yet this is uplifting, light-hearted entertainment that will undoubtedly have us tapping our toes and crying for more disco in the weeks ahead.

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