Now Playing – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes from Villagers, Neneh Cherry, Damon Albarn (pictured), Faul & Wad Ad Vs Pnau and Champs
Villagers “Occupy Your Mind” (Domino)
Conor O’Brien and co’s alternative anthem for the Winter Olympics, as suited and booted by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford.
Neneh Cherry “Blank Project” (Smalltown Supersound)
Triumphant return to the frame by Cherry, aided and abetted by Four Tet, Rocketnumbernine and Robyn (hear their collaboration on “Out of the Black” below).
Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots” (Parlophone)
Eerie, woozy, title track from the Blur and Gorillaz polymath’s forthcoming debut solo album.
Faul & Wad Ad Vs Pnau “Changes” (Relentless)
Monster hit in the making as French production duo Faul & Wad Ad turn Pnau’s “Baby” into a jazzy, soulful floorfiller
Champs “Down Like Gold” (Play It Again Sam)
Delightful songs and superb sounds on Isle of Wight brothers Michael and David Champion’s debut album (“Savannah” below)