Keane – A Bad Dream (Watch)
This is used very effectively in the first episode of the new series of The OC, and as that was the first time I heard I now can’t help feeling torn between “Yay, Marissa is dead!” and “Oh no, poor Ryan!” when I hear it. I wouldn’t say I’m a Keane fan but I have found myself loving all the singles so far off their current album (except the rubbish Atlantic) and I like this one too, although perhaps not quite so much as the other 3.
Hot Chip – Arrest Yourself (Watch)
I have tried my best to ‘get’ Hot Chip but it hasn’t worked – this is as unappealing to me as all their other songs… so it’ll probably be a hit! It’s just so boring. Surely I’m not the only one to feel this way?
Pernille Vallentin – Follow (Watch)
A dark and haunting yet quite lovely single by this Danish singer who channels Tori Amos and Stina Nordenstam. Pernille is strikingly pretty and her style matches the music perfectly, being delicately eerie, especially with her almost white hair colour. I can’t imagine her being a hit in the UK but I think a lot of DP readers would like her.