Friday, July 27, 2007

Betty Vale - Jump On Board

"Jump On Board" is one of the most distinctive debut singles of the year. Sydney's Betty Vale has combined elements from jazz, pop and urban music to create a sleek and immensely appealing anthem. "Jump On Board" was released with very little fanfare last week and is yet to dent the charts. The song is probably too subtle for radio. "Jump On Board" is more suited to late night listening with a glass of bourbon in one hand and a man in the other.

Betty herself remains something of mystery. According to her website, Betty provided vocals for the club hit "Stereo Flavas" and is currently recording her debut album. I find it slightly questionable that neither her website or myspace contain a single photo. Betty is a buxom beauty - as you can see from the fabulously cheap video - so her people need to stop hiding her away like she's Casey Donovan. At least the cover art is fabulous. The cartoon looks like something from a sailor's tattoo! I love the Tommy Trash remix, which artfully transforms "Jump On Board" into a shiny slice of dance filth. Kudos!

You can purchase Betty's anthem from Chaos and iTunes. Check out her Myspace, website and the "Jump On Board" video clip.

7 comments:

Zac said...

pre meth/anorexia melissa tkautz with black hair! omfg!

Zac

Trash Addict said...

That's such an amazing compliment! I love pre-meth Melissa!

Patrick said...

I dont know if im missing something but I cant find a mention of her on itunes, doesnt seem to have a very easy to access catalogue anyway to me, I admit.

PS, migod, dont tell me MTkautz is a druggo!!

Anonymous said...

I found some photos of Betty Vale and they are on her myspace page.

I don't think she looks anything like Melissa Tkautz but she certainly is a buxom beauty.

I saw her perform recently in Sydney and she was AMAZING! I highly recommend getting along to a gig. I also got a SIGNED copy of her album at the gig and it is really fab!I am now a massive Betty Vale fan....

Anonymous said...

I have a copy of the Betty Vale album and haven't listened to anything else in a while ( i'm hooked). I also caught her show in Sydney and had a great night. Betty Vale and her band were amazing and truely intertaining, she has the most remarkable voice and writes great songs. Cant wait for her next show!

Mike said...

I like Betty's album too. It's a bit of a grower but it's very accomplished. I just wish there were more uptempo numbers and less slow grooves. I hope Betty releases another single because I think she's great!

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