Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Blood Orange

Remember the racket of mid noughties band Test Icicles? Or the twee hipsterisms of Lightspeed Champion? No? It's probably for the best. Apart from a small handful of vague tunes, there wasn't much either outfit had going for them other than a magnetic ability to be drawn to the bottom of record shop bargain bins.

But the third chapter in their tale is looking slightly more promising. Now songwriter/producer Dev Hynes is back, this time as knob twiddler extraordinaire working under the name of Blood Orange. And perhaps most surprisingly if his previous form is owt to go by, he's doing some wonderful things.

Check out the new one from Mutya Keisha Siobhan (previously known as the first incarnation of the Sugababes). The chord change into the verse is a knee trembler...