Perfume – DISPLAY (Panasonic CM ver.)

 

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Perfume boys and girls who just can’t wait for the new EP Cling Cling, here’s something for you, a HQ version of DISPLAY:

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DISPLAY in HQ sounds mind-blowing, revealing complex, distorted layers of synth and shifting beat. We can’t wait to hear it in full.

Of course, in the community spirit, we want you to support Perfume and by showing you the leak we encourage you to order Cling Cling from either iTunes, CDJapan, Amazon JP or HMV Japan.
If you’re ordering from an overseas country such as the UK, be aware that you might be asked to pay the TAX separately (although Amazon Japan covers the cost in advance).

 

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Pikapika Fantasian out on 9th of July / works with SOPHIE and Yelle

 

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Kyary is set to release a new, 3rd album, (get ready for this) – Pikapika Fantasian / ピカピカふぁんたじん on 9th of July. Kyary explained that “the album will have a fantasy theme” (no way), hence the title that combines the words fantasy (ふぁんたじー) and jin-suffix (じん), which signifies person.

In May, Dazed & Confused announced that Kyary is working with international artists SOPHIE and Yelle, a french electropop trio. We can’t wait to hear what this collaboration will come up to. Yelle is known for giving us LIFE with their catchy and eclectic pop.

Before that happens, on the 11th of June Kyary will release a single Kira Kira Killer / きらきらキラー, which you can sample below:

 

 

Stay tuned for more detailes on Kyary’s new album
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Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for the upcoming Kyary giveaway!!! ✖

 

What do you guys think about the Kyary x Yelle collaboration??

 

 

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Florrie – SIRENS

 

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Florrie a.k.a Florence Arnold is an English singer-songwriter who is bringing us some classy, avant-pop to the messy table of current popular music. The new EP Sirens is a short and sweet ride with three songs and two remixes. I love this concise format. Who needs a long ass album filled with spam-filler songs? *coughLadyGagacough* Siren opens with bhangra inspired Seashells. This track demands mojito, sunshine and a dancefloor. Command.

 

 

Next we’re on to Free Falling. Hypnotising hook, unusual structure and Florrie‘s effortless vocals are thread with organic synth. There’s still a subtle middle eastern vibe and the whole track is a little more demanding than your average pop ditty, which is exactly what makes it so special. The EP was produced by the influential British team Xenomania, while it preserves the original drum-driven Florrie sound present on her previous releases.

 

 

Wanna Control Myself is a basey trip in a cadillac. Smooth sound of Xenomania is particularly present on this track, and once again steers from the mainstream with an enticing lullaby-like middle eight and strings. Music videos by Jack Bowden and Ferry Gouw reflect the cool, understated atmosphere of the sound and are simply great to look at.

Sirens is a solid gem of a EP. There’s a bright dance-inducing summer anthem as well as ambitious, avant-garde pop.
Get it on iTunes here. Best £1.99 I’ve spent since that pint in a student bar. x

 

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Perfume – DISPLAY

 

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Short music video of Perfume‘s new song DISPLAY has been leaked by a fan. The video is a commercial tie-in with Panasonic and features elaborate film editing and cinematography.

 

 

Perfume mentioned on their own radio show that DISPLAY is “the definition of Perfume”. I couldn’t have said it better myself. This short, low quality sample is enough to tell that producer Yasutaka Nakata still has got the secret formula. Airy vocals, distorted synth and addictive melody never sounded so well together. The new EP Cling Cling is out on 16th of July.

 

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Perfume – 「Cling Cling」

 

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Perfume is gearing up for a release of a new EP. 「Cling Cling」 will be out on the 16th of July and the tracklist includes:

1. Cling Cling
2. Hold Your Hand
3. DISPLAY
4. いじわるなハロー

As usual with Perfume’s singles, instrumentals to each track are included.

We’ve had a chance to listen to Hold Your Hand, which met with some harsh criticism from the hardcore fans, who felt like the song was too similar to the last release, Sweet Refrain. While it is true, the song is pretty similar to Sweet Refrain, I actually enjoy Hold Your Hand more. Sure, it is the standard high blood sugar spike dose of saccharine pop with cutesy vocals and sweet melody but it is catchy and pleasant, something we’ve grown to expect from Perfume alongside harder electro tracks. Speaking of which, I really hope that Cling Cling is a reference to another Perfume track, Clockwork. This fan favourite was Nakata‘s top choice for the LEVEL 3 single but after discussions with the girls, they’ve decided to use 1mm to promote the album instead. Clockwork is a hypnotising track that offers a metaphor of clockwork to describe, well… sex. Rhythmic, clever and haunting. Or perhaps could it be that Cling Cling will be the Spending all my time ver.2 since they share the four track structure and the outfits seem to reference SAMT a little? Stay tuned for more info and follow us on Twitter.

 

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Britney Spears – Perfume

 

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Britney‘s new song is unlike anything she’s released recently. It’s not about clubbing, sex or glamorous life. For a change it’s a vulnerable ballad telling a story of a woman afraid that her partner is cheating. Feeling helpless, instead of confronting the problem, she puts on perfume to leave a mark on her lover. Written by Britney and Sia Furler this track will be the second single from the upcoming album Britney Jean due for release on the 29th of November.

The sound of Perfume is refreshing too. Britney‘s strong vocals are paired with soft piano and synth. Catchy, if not a little cloying. After milking the tired EDM + dubstep formula this song is exactly what Britney needed to keep the fans interested. Still, the best thing about Perfume is the subtlety of dealing with the subject of inevitable break up, with the cloud of fragrance as a fragile defence. Catchy, romantic, relatable.
 

 

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