Indochine are releasing yet another single from last year’s successful album, La Republique des Meteors, and their choice is quite good: Un Ange à ma Table. Though I was still rooting for Republika, it is great that this track received the special attention of being the fourth single. It’s a fast-paced rocky kind of tune, but it’s still the careening sounds of chorus synths that will stick to your mind. The French idols will be touring their homeland this spring, starting with March, the climax being a monster gig at Stade de France on June 26.
Avril Lavigne premiered her new song, Alice, that will feature on the soundtrack of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Movie and soundtrack, Almost Alice, will be out this March. There is also a video for Lavigne’s song, that we’ll get to see these following weeks. This is the first single off of the soundtrack.
The song, written especially for the movie, reveals a more Alanis Morissette side of the Canadian pop-punk princess, as it is, vocally, based on that strong female type of screaming, uttering lyrics like “I’ll get by, I’ll survive”. The marching beat really sets the song as some kind of anthem and there are plenty of atmospheric synths to suggest the surreal of the story. “This is such a cool project to be a part of”, said the singer-songwriter in a short video also posted on her official website. That’s also the place where you can listen to:
Your favorite virtual, animated band of anti-heroes is making an official return. Gorillaz are to release their third album, Plastic Beach, this March. This will be the follow-up to the groudbreaking Demon Days, that had the world shakin’ it to the hit Feel Good, Inc. and pretty much everything else that was on that album. The new 16-tracker will feature an eclectic congregation of guest singers, like Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, of course De La Soul and plenty of other guests (more than ever). Lead single, Stylo, will be available for download in a few days. It’s quite a retro-jem, filled with catchy rollerskate-disconess and a synth bassline which will have 80′s veteran breakdancers, “the Fred Astaires of the street”, dust their tank tops. Listen at Gorillaz’s: