Depeche Mode's Wrong is the single of the week
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Tuesday, 14, Apr 2009 02:05
Emerging from the debris of Easter egg packaging and the fuzzy afterglow of a long weekend away from the rigours of work come this week's brand new singles releases which include Jason Mraz, Depeche Mode, Rochelle and Trip.
Single of the Week
Depeche Mode: Wrong
Mute Records; out now
Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Wrong which reunites the band with producer Ben Hillier, is a brutal and solid blast of their trademark misery rock with synth-pop undertones.
Wrong is lifted from Depeche Mode's new album Sounds Of The Universe out April 20th.
The album's release will be followed by the band embarking a massive global tour which opens in Israel on May 10th and takes in a sold-out date at the 02 on May 30th.
Jason Mraz: Make It Mine
Atlantic Records; out now
Following a sold-out UK tour, Jason Mraz returns with new single Make It Mine, which is a truly dreadful slab of Heart FM-friendly uber-blandness.
Rochelle: Chin Up
Planet Clique; out now
Mind-numbing dance dross that sees Rochelle teaming up with production duo Manhattan Clique.
Trip: River Phoenix
Autonomy Recordings; out now
With the questionable backing of Xfm, Trip unleashes his own brand of street-rat Mike Skinner-wannabe indie-rap.
Don't know why he's bothering, really.
The Virgins: Rich Girls
Atlantic; out now
I reckon the Virgins want to be Franz Ferdinand. Hey, there's nothing wrong with emulating your heroes.
Except this plodding, go-nowhere track makes you long for the glittering source material instead of a shoddy imitation.
Polly Scattergood: Please Don't Touch
Mute Records; out May 4th
The quirky and rather disturbing lo-fi folk of Polly Scattergood surges on with Please Don't Touch.
The single package features both the infectious radio cut of Please Don't Touch and the worrying electro-weirdness, but in a good way, of the Golden Filters remix.
Agnes: Release Me
3 Beat Blue; out May 18th
With a rich and creamy voice that echoes the powerhouse vocal chords of Anastacia and the girly sexiness of Mariah Carey, Agnes lets rip with Release Me.
A single of the week in the making, Release Me is well-crafted pop with majestic vocals from Scandinavian star Agnes.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed six top ten hits and three hit albums in Sweden.
Now with the dancey energy of Release Me - a sumptuous throwback to the big, confident vibes of 90s pop - Agnes could easily conquer the UK's charts.
On this superb single you get the brilliance of the radio edit, oozing passion and unstoppable verve, and the pulse-pounding non-stop Cahill radio edit.
Pop has a shining future thanks to the arrival of Agnes.