AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies
Oh, it’s a bold move associating your single with a steaming pile of fresh turd. Whether it’s naivety or the confident knowledge that AlunaGeorge’s output is everything but, we do not know. What we do know, however, is that Attracting Flies carries on the foot-tapping tradition of the duo’s fabulous neo-R&B. Flies definitely not, it’s cuts like this are attracting attention. Bring on the Body Music.
Misha B – Here’s to Everything (Ooh La La La)
So when we heard the first bit of this, we’ll admit we were nervous. We’ve liked Misha B since her steamrolling (in a good way) of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, but messing with Teena Marie / The Fugees has more than a touch of Stooshe doing Waterfalls (and we all know how *that* worked out). Luckily “it’s just me, Misha B” has topped her Homerun effort with this grower of a track. Great pop.
Amelia Lily – Party Over
Well, it’s a good day to be an X-Factor 2011 finalist, isn’t it? Little old Amelia Lily – probably the only person who thanks the universe for the existence of Frankie Cocozza – has come back with another belter after You Bring Me Joy (we’re going to ignore the middle single that was clearly a riff on the Saturdays’ Up). Anyway, this is a DJ Fresh-out-the-box corker that deserves to do well. Needless to say: poor Sophie Habibis.