Tyler James – Your Woman
At first when I heard this I was a bit disappointed as it’s not as good as the original, but then I thought, what was I expecting? It was never going to compare to White Town, who’s version was so extremely ace it can’t really be topped, and if I hadn’t heard it I probably would have been quite impressed with this version. Tyler also looks lovely in the video and hopefully his Glastonbury appearance will have given him a bit of a boost.
Kubb – Remain
I first heard of Kubb on the 31st of May when their single, which was released that day, was played on Jo Whiley’s show. Quite liking it, I searched the Internet for any information on them but as I was spelling their name wrong (or right, really) I found nothing. It was then to my great surprise and excitement to find myself watching them play live a few hours later as support for Gavin Degraw’s London gig! They played a very good set and this was one of the most popular songs. They’re not really amazing but the singer is very talented and the song is nice so I think they deserve some success.
Uniting Nations – You And Me
I’m not a fan of many of the recent dance cover versions or samples of classic songs, but Out Of Touch was one which I really did love. It turns out, however, that this original (in as much that it’s not an actual cover – it still sounds like loads of other songs) song is even better! It’s a fantastic pop song and hopefully will be even bigger than it’s predecessor, but it may be set back by sounding so similar to it, despite being a new improved version of it.