Singles Round Up - 28th June

With The Futureheads, Kylie, Broken Bells...
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As June comes to a close and the hordes make their way back from Glastonbury, it's business as usual for the ClashMusic Singles Round Up.

Amid returning pop princesses (that's Kylie not Kate Nash) we've some classy efforts from Broken Bells and Cherry Ghost and, no less classy but more energetic, The Futureheads.

Broken Bells - 'The Ghost Inside'



The unlikely, but very listenable, duo of Broken Bells (The Shins' James Mercer and producer Dangermouse) release a second track from their self titled, debut album. 'The Ghost Inside' is a good showcase for their output, as good as you'd expect really.

The Futureheads - 'I Can Do That'



Sunderland's favourite sons (beside Frankie and the Heartstrings and Field Music obviously), the Futureheads keep up their strong form with 'I Can Do That' riding their trademark melodic ruch of guitars and harmonies.

Cherry Ghost - ‘Kissing Strangers’



Sounding like a close cousin of Starsailor's 'Good Souls', Cherry Ghost are back after a 3 years absense with a studied, even handed sound, akin to a world where all bands are mentored by Richard Hawley. Won't get the kids jumping up and down but will ensnare anyone with an ear for a classic tune.

Kylie Minogue - 'All The Lovers'



Back after her battle with breast cancer, and following her triumphant guest spot with Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury at the weekend, 'All The Lovers' sounds like she's never been away. Of course, while she was Lady Gaga and her OTT stylings have kind of stolen the show for pop acts. Can Kylie's classy pop keep her in the running?

Kate Nash - 'Kiss That Girl'



Seemingly lifting Paolma Faith's image wholesale for her new video, Kate Nash's promised 'now-with-added-depth' second album turns out to be more of the same with 'Kiss That Girl' standing as exhibit B for the prosecution.

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