A week in music videos... It may have received bad press recently what with the video being banned from YouTube for its nude content and such, but Justin Timberlake's new song 'Tunnel Vision' is a pretty smooth R&B track and it's not like we didn't expect from rude bits from JT; he's been talking about getting girls naked since 2002's 'Justified'! All that aside, it's what we wanted from his number one third album 'The 20/20 Experience'. Plus, it's consistent - another great track after 'Suit & Tie' and 'Mirrors'. Check out the video for yourself.
Mayer Hawthorne will soon return with his fourth album 'Where Does This Door Go' and, if it's anything like the music video to his latest track 'Her Favorite Song', it will be full of surprises. The track may be a serious mix of the melancholic and ambient, but he contrasts this by having canines run the club in this clip - and we think a bit of comedy is the best pick-me-up for a fledgling music career. Watch Mayer Hawthorne's 'Her Favorite Song' video.
Ever since hearing Midnight Juggernauts single 'Into The Galaxy' contactmusic have had a soft spot for the Australian electro group. Their second album The Crystal Axis is packed full of songs that show a band with experience and a direction.
Music is one of the few things we still hold over Australia. The Aussies may have the climate, the beaches and the sporting pedigree to leave England shivering in driving rain, but musically they haven't got much to brag about. INXS, MAW and AC/DC (love an initial do the Aussies) were the mainstays, Jet were good for a bit, so were The Vines and now The Temper Trap and Empire of The Sun fly the flag. Of course, Kylie, Dannii and Holly make/made music too but promoting soap stars to the music business always had its shelf life. In truth, that's not much of a musical history for a population of 20m+.
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