At the time of writing it's not quite Saturday night but it is Saturday evening. I'd forgotten about three seven inches that I'd bought on Thursday so now is a fitting time to run the rule over them.
First up was the premier single release from 'The Aliens' and their recent album 'Astronomy for Dogs'. The tune is called 'Setting Sun' and was actually released in March but for some reason I only came across it the other day. Their new seven inch 'Robot Man' is due for release on the 26th June. Anyhow, the single 'Setting Sun' There is heavy use of either a Hammond organ or the Farfisa Compact Duo keyboard that was ever present in the work of the Inspiral Carpets, courtesy of Clint Boon. There's nothing brilliantly original about this tune but I reckon it could be one of those live festival favourites. Check it and 'Robot Man' out on The Aliens MySpace.
Next up for shaving is the new single '3's & 7's' by 'Queens of the Stone Age'. It's a rocking good song but I must say that the b-side 'Sick, Sick, Sick' (listen to it here) is an awful lot better. Both tunes feature on their recent album 'Era Vulgaris' which is available in all good record stores. There's another tune on the b-side called 'The Designer' that is remixed by Adrian Sherwood and Primal Scream. That's all well and good but it really sounds like they've robbed the bassline from 'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.
The last piece of tuneage is by 'Mumm-Ra' and it's called 'She's got you high'. It's taken from the album 'These things move in threes'. The distinct British intonation of lead singer Noo's voice and the general guitar sound is reminiscent of a band from the 80's but I can't think who!. It's a brilliant piece of pop and I imagine it's very radio friendly if you're into listening to the radio. You can listen to it here.
The Don Rosco left a comment on the 'Dubstep' post below that directed me to the dubstep instalment from the Blogariddims crew. Check out this page for the background to the tunes and download the accompanying dubstep mix.