Slinkee Minx is yet another fine Australian pop act to release a single in the last couple of weeks. Sadly, most of these singles are already lining bargain bins. I have my fingers crossed that the lovely ladies from Slinkee Minx can build on their cult following and carve out their own little niche on the Australian music scene. Lord only knows it could use a little colour and movement - two qualities that the girls have buckets of!
Of all the current Australian girlbands, Slinkee Minx are probably the most trashy. I'm not referring to their sublime music but the actual group. That might sound nasty but I mean it as a sincere compliment. I will never forget a Slinkee Minx showcase at the Midnight Shift, which climaxed in the girls dragging a male blow-up doll on the stage and describing it as their prefect man. So classy! Thankfully, the band's music is just as much fun as their image. "Way Of Life" is the girls' 4th single but their first in two years. I actually preferred their recent club release, "Every Little Thing" (which can be heard on the band's Myspace) but that's not to say that "Way Of Life" isn't fabulous in its own right. The song is another simple but utterly infectious dance anthem. I like the KC Baker Radio Edit, which is slightly less cheesy than the standard version.
I've also been revisiting the group's earlier singles, their hit cover versions of "Summer Rain" and "Careless Whisper" - and their floptastic third single, "Someday". "Someday" might not have set the charts on fire but I still think it's fantastic. I've uploaded a radio edit by Moustache, an outfit that has already featured on Pop Trash Addicts this year in their own right. Hopefully, all of the singles will appear on Slinkee Minx's much anticipated (by me, anyway!) new album, which is titled "Electric Dreams" and is scheduled for release on the 28th of July.
"Way Of Life" is available for purchase from Chaos, Sanity and iTunes. "Someday" is still available from Chaos and the mixes can be downloaded from iTunes. Check out the band's website for more information.