Red Sleeping Beauty with Cristina Quesada – Mi Amor

Red Sleeping Beauty have reworked their 2016 single Mi Amor with Spanish pop singer Cristina Quesada on vocals. It’s not the first collaboration between the two having previously worked on last summer’s Chicas De Madrid single. On this version the synths sound lower and deeper whilst Quesada’s amazing varied vocal style, which range from the childlike to the spoken, give the song additional dimensions when comparing against the original. It’s backed with a Fuerteventura Version and is available digitally from the Red Sleeping Beauty bandcamp page. Cristina Quesada (Facebook) Red Sleeping Beauty (Facebook) Continue reading Red Sleeping Beauty with Cristina Quesada – Mi Amor

Red Sleeping Beauty – New York City Girls

Red Sleeping Beauty have had a great 2019 what with the Stockholm album and all the singles & mixes taken from it. For their final (I presume!) release of 2019 they lift yet another track from said album in the shape of a new and edited version of New York City Girls. The track has already seen a rework back in August when the band teamed up with Cristina Quesada on Chicas De Madrid. It’s one of my favourite tracks from Stockholm and the electro-pop beats sound a bit deeper here drawing on the stadium house sounds of the KLF. … Continue reading Red Sleeping Beauty – New York City Girls

Red Sleeping Beauty and Cristina Quesada – Chicas De Madrid / Love At Third Sight

Chicas De Madrid sees Swedish indie/synth pop legends Red Sleeping Beauty join forces with Elefant’s Spanish Pineapple Princess Cristina Quesada. It’s written by Niklas Angergård of the former whilst the latter applies her voice. It’s a rework of New York City Girls from Red Sleeping Beauty’s recent Stockholm album. It’s a slow paced synth pop track that glides along nicely thanks to the vocals with pointers being the likes of Saint Etienne, Hop Chip and even The K.L.F. It’s backed with a rework (cover version?) of Quesada’s recent Love At Third Sight single with the male vocals giving the song … Continue reading Red Sleeping Beauty and Cristina Quesada – Chicas De Madrid / Love At Third Sight

Red Sleeping Beauty – Tonight EP

Red Sleeping Beauty lift Tonight as a single (are there any more tracks left on Stockholm?) and it’s another example of a pleasing pop track with joint vocals and synths that echo throughout. Mind you second track Someone Somewhere should have been the single. It’s melodies are as catchy as a dose of the catchiest flu and the vocals continue to delight as the song progresses. The band get back to their original indiepop roots with a cover of Emma’s House originally by the Field Mice. Starting of in a sedate manner it slowly morphs into a piece of eletronica. … Continue reading Red Sleeping Beauty – Tonight EP

Red Sleeping Beauty – California

California is the latest single to be lifted from the current Stockholm long player and appears in three forms. The single itself starts in a sedate, folkish mood before synth pop beats kick in drawing comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys.  Norwegian singer/songwriter Dylan Mondegreen then supplies this take on the longing and yearning Ikkje Gråt for Me, California. The final version is a demo recording which is less polished and, with the synths being toned down, gives the track a different feel. Three solid versions of one fine track! California is available digitally from the band or in lossy … Continue reading Red Sleeping Beauty – California

Red Sleeping Beauty – The Swedish Winter

The Swedish Winter is the lead single to be taken from the forthcoming album Stockholm by Red Sleeping Beauty. It’s a full on synth pop affair that can spark comparisons to the likes of O.M.D, The Pet Shop Boys and Saint Etienne. And it’s rather good! The Swedish Winter can be purchased digitally from the label (lossy formats only) or via Bandcamp. Stockholm will be released later this month by Matinee Recordings. Pre-order it from here. An album sampler can be streamed here. Facebook Continue reading Red Sleeping Beauty – The Swedish Winter

Various Artists – The Official Matinée World Cup EP

With the football, soccer if you prefer, World Cup kicking off next week Matinee Recordings have released a World Cup EP featuring five songs from five artists from countries partaking in this years tournament. Australia’s Last Leaves give us some jangle pop complete with cheering crowds whilst Spain’s The Royal Landscaping Society song harks back to their 2010 triumph. There are more cheering crowds on The Popguns effort Red White And Blue with the band doing their usual jangling thing driving England on to another quarter final defeat – if they make it pass the group stage this time that … Continue reading Various Artists – The Official Matinée World Cup EP