Music News 02/02/11

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based producer, guitarist, songwriter and DJ Lance Ferguson (of Aussie band The Bamboos) is releasing his new solo album through the guise of his alias Lanu. The single, called Beautiful Trash, features Megan Washington on vocals and is released February 7 in digital form. It’s a wonderfully catchy, pop laden track. It reminds me a bit of some of Carosel‘s work. It’s probably best suited to a summer’s eve, but it’s summer in Aussieland so we’ll forgive that one. Brighten your day and listen to it below.

Lanu – Beautiful Trash feat. Megan Washington

Lykki Li released the video for her new single I Follow Rivers last week. The song is a beautiful love song, however the video makes it seem a little creepy. A little Every Breath You Take meets Fatal Attraction creepy. The song is nonetheless wonderfully tribal and expertly delivered like its predecessor and with a little less preoccupation with being a whore.

The Kills are releasing their new single Satellite on March 25. The track is heavily dub influenced and shows a new depth to the band’s songwriting. It features both Jamie and Alison on vocals, with a gospel choir joining in too. It’s very edgy and distinctly London sounding. It’s still far too left-field for regular airplay here, but then again most things are.

The Kills – Satellite by DominoRecordCo

James Blake released the video for his second single The Wilhelm Screem from his forthcoming debut album. Tipped by most as this year’s future success story since his reworking of Feist’s Limit To Your Love exploded last year. The song is captivating and the video is just weird enough to suit the overall sound. In a word, James is intriguing. Highly intriguing, actually. It’ll be interesting to see if any of his stuff can translate over here, although we’re going to go with ‘no’ on this one for now.

Have You Heard This Yet? Robyn Sherwell