Notes Aiden: “This is a brilliant tune. I only came across this the other day but have already picked it about seven times for the dreaded ‘your turn to pick a song on YouTube when there’s a group of people who want to hear a good song’ time. It’s a dead happy tune that feels appropriate in any occasion, rain or shine, and the video is also ace. Therefore this is my PJ Tip!”
Notes Wesley: “‘It’s Never Over’ is going to make you bop and flail around like an over-caffeinated Muppet. People will stare, trust me, I know first hand the looks, but this won’t stop you. AVAN LAVA will win out, you will keep moving. So just click play and let it take you.”
Notes Raj: “There’s something to be said about making pop music in your bedroom, and this video speaks novels. Take two Welsh sisters and combine their spunky electro-pop with one of YouTube’s viral sensations and you have a fun-loving pop romp that is catchy as all hell, and head-boppingly brilliant.”
Notes Malcolm: “Dragonette are probably the best pop group in the world. Not sure why the rest of the world hasn’t twigged, but maybe a few more ears will prick up for ‘Live In This City’ which combines the strut of The Stones’ ‘Start Me Up’ with a fist-pump of homage to Starship’s ‘We Built This City’. A disco-rousing throwaway slab of Friday night braggadocio that makes you want to hit the streets like a Gibb brother.”
Rustie ft AlunaGeorge – ‘After Light’
Tipped by Adeel Amini, TV producer and the man responsible for choosing all the amazing horse-related songs for the equestrian events at the Olympics
Notes Adeel: “Bangin’ pop-step production + one of the hottest new acts in town = the sound of east London imploding, and a beat that’ll probably launch a thousand TV montages from now until Christmas. Enjoy it before it starts being associated with slow-mo shots of Clare Balding flicking her hair or some budget countdown show called The Best of Lady Grantham.”
They may not all be your cup of tea, but the tips don’t lie.
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