Artist: Katy Tiz
Song: “Whistle (While You Work It)”
Why you want to watch: Katy has cartoon friends, and maybe she is a rabbit cartoon too. Maybe?
Details: British artist sings really, really well and writes some damn cool songs. Great pop music lives!
Artist: Martin Gore
Song: “Europa Hymn”
Why you want to watch: This gives a new, literal, meaning to the term musical landscape.
Details: The track comes off Gore’s latest album, MG, which you can get on April 28th. Gore has said he wanted to give the music “an almost sci-fi like quality.” Sounds about right.
Song: “Tell Me”
Why you want to watch: Puppets trip out and hang with cats.
Details: Vancouver duo HUMANS must like puppets. Also, you can see HUMANS at Q Nightclub on March 25th.
Artist: Django Django
Song: “First Light”
Why you want to watch: It’s a strange voyage.
Details: Django Django returns with a new album, Born Under Saturn, on May 5th. Rejoice, music lovers.
Artist: Palma Violets
Song: “Danger in the Club”
Why you want to watch: Um, Palma Violets – and a pop-up harmonica player.
Details: It was filmed in the band’s local pub, The Pineapple, by Roger Sargent, who has taken some pretty damn iconic band photos. “Danger in the Club” is the title track off the band’s second album, set for a May 2015 release. (YESSSSS!!!!)
Artist: Johnny Marr
Why you want to watch: “Dynamo” features Marr in a salmon colored top and what, I think, has become one of his things: silver nails. The song is off his second album, Playland – another of my favorite albums of 2014.
Details: Johnny Marr had to cancel several North American tour dates last year, but here’s a bit of what he is like live = awesome!