I can’t believe it’s already been a decade since Goldfinger released their sixth album, Hello Destiny… (SideOneDummy Records, 2008) but it has.
The first single to be taken from the album was in fact ‘One More Time’, which although a great track, I couldn’t resist sharing ‘Get Up’ in all of its pop punk/ska punk glory! In fact, on iTunes, it is actually the most popular track on the record!
It actually wasn’t released as a single, so no music video exists but it’s chock full of political messages that really pack a punch! It’s the sort of song you can really visualise a politically-driven video for though; the kind that would feature news clips, etc.!
Great song, great message, incredible band!
What are your thoughts of this 2008 pop punk/ska punk belter? Are you still a fan of the track, 10 years on? Do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘Get Up’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/get-up/993329380?i=993329394
Lots Holloway is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and all-round multi-instrumentalist who takes influences from the likes of Kate Bush, David Bowie and Talking Heads.
These influences are evident in her politically-charged debut single, ‘World’s On Fire’. I’m not usually one to go for songs with a heavy political stance to them, but this song is too good to ignore; it’s pop but with a real edgy quality to it. Her lyrics offer a unique take on the issues and pitfalls faced by her generation but are tied in with a feeling of togetherness, determination and empowerment.
Make sure you don’t miss out on the music video too (see below) – it further showcases the underlying political tone, as she performs to a backdrop of new clips and relative footage.
This single could be the makings of a blossoming career – she’s going to be one to watch!
What are you thoughts on Lots Holloway’s debut single? Are you intrigued for more? Have you got anything similar to share with us, for #WildCardWednesday? Please leave us a comment with your thoughts or feelings.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘World’s On Fire’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/worlds-on-fire/id1196924980?i=1196925613