All posts tagged: Lightning Seeds

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Download Now: J.P. Rose “What If I Were You?”

J.P. Rose gave up the blustery winds of San Francisco, where he fronted electro/pop outfit Hot Challenge, for the sunny shores of Los Angeles. The easy, breezy, beautiful LA weather informs the instantly addictive tracks on his new EP, Seascape. For older folk like me, Rose’s brand of electro/pop immediately recalls OMD and the Lightning Seeds. The younger kids can easily slip Rose’s tracks into mixes packed with Owl City, Justice and the Postal Service. JP Rose – What If I Were You is particularly epic with cascading waves of synth and a yearning chorus. This one is a major hit just waiting to happen. JP Rose – Back To Me is the first single and it’s video (directed by J.P.’s brother David) is no walk in the park. No wait, that’s exactly what it is. And what better way to while away the day than by strolling with lovely blonde supermodel Lina O’Connor? Listen to J.P. Rose on soundcloud and connect with him on facebook.  

Popdose Flashback: The Lightning Seeds, “Cloudcuckooland”

When the Lightning Seeds sprouted on modern rock radio in the spring of 1990, their songs felt (as much as anything on modern rock radio could feel) like a comfy old pair of shoes — a six- or seven-year-old pair, to be specific. Indeed, to extend another metaphor to its breaking point, Ian Broudie’s bouncy, synth-laden pop enveloped listeners like a Seed-ed cloud that had been waiting quite a while to burst – yet once it did, it became the sunniest thing on radio for most of the year. The Lightning Seeds were Broudie, for all intents and purposes, when Cloudcuckooland appeared in the U.K. in 1989 (and in the States on MCA in March 1990). A Liverpudlian who had teamed with the future Frankie, Holly Johnson, in a late-’70s punk band called Big in Japan, Broudie by 1990 was a well-traveled producer of albums for Echo and the Bunnymen, the Fall, the Colourfield and others. Interestingly, his productions were credited to “Kingbird” – and when he decided to record his own music he shielded …

The Friday Mixtape: 7/10/09

Paying tribute to some songs that have had trouble making it across the pond. Not all of them, but too many of them, if you ask me. Shed Seven – Speak Easy from Change Giver (1994) Delays – Valentine from You See Colours (2006) Attic Lights – Bring You Down from Friday Night Lights (2008) The Bluebells – Cath from Sisters (1984) The Divine Comedy – Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World from Victory for the Comic Muse (2006) Cast – Magic Hour from Magic Hour (1999) The Feeling – Sewn from Twelve Stops and Home (2007) The Lightning Seeds – Like You Do from Dizzy Heights (1997) Nik Kershaw – Radio Musicola (Extended Version) from Radio Musicola (1986) Tenpole Tudor – Swords of a Thousand Men from Eddie, Old Bob, Dick & Gary (1981) Julian Cope – Planet Ride from Saint Julian (1987) The Wonder Stuff – Full of Life (Happy Now) from Construction for the Modern Idiot (1993) Boomtown Rats – Another Sad Story from In the Long Grass (1985) China Crisis – Blue …