Duran Duran have been around for ages. The release of their latest album All You Need is Now may have gone rather unnoticed, undeservedly, but the video of the new single Girl Panic! is surely worth a post or two. Jonas Åkerlund directed a model-studded documentary-like feature, beautifully shot at the Savoy in London, starring Naomi Campell, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Yasmin Le Bon as the band members. Near the end he incorporates a nostalgic flash back to the DD girls on film. The song is reminiscent of the 80s Duran material. Definitely one to watch. Sit back, grab some popcorn and watch this one in full.
Tom Smith (Editors’ lead) and Andy Burrows (ex-Razorlight) teamed up on a Holiday set called Funny Looking Angels. The 10-track set turned out a delight. No smoochy Christmas bells, but heartfelt adult contemporary music, in the spirit of the season. Alongside original material there are covers such as Yazoo’s Only You and Wonderful Life by Black, both made original in their own right. Agnes Obel features on the final track of the album. Watch the guys perform a couple of tracks when they visited Studio Brussel Radio. The perfect Christmas.