Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More Sirens! Give A Little Love

I'm turning into something of a Sirens fanatic! In the past few weeks I've featured their sublime cover of "I'm So Excited" as well as the poptastic "Like Fire, Like Rain". Both singles are explosions of pure pop - the kind of music that Australia has produced far too little of in recent years. After hearing the girls' third and final single, I'll go as far as describing Sirens as pop revolutionaries! "Give A Little Love" sounds like something the Teen Queens recorded in 1992 - only with tacky dance beats. Yes, it's that good!

The spoken introduction (with an Australian accent, no less) announces the song's strong 1960s influence, while the adorable opening verse - "It's a teenage dream, to be 17 and all wrapped up in love" - continues the quirky retro style. As with their other songs, I'm hugely impressed by the band's brilliant harmonising and energy. The high quality of "Give A Little Love" makes the fact that Sirens never released an album all the more depressing. I've done some research and an album was indeed planned (and probably recorded) but, as far as I can tell, remains unreleased. On a somewhat brighter note, lead singer Angie Hilton did release a fabulous solo single, which you can hear on her website.

None of Sirens' singles are readily available, so your best bet is to keep an eye on Australian Ebay. Angie's fantastic solo single, "Day In The Sun", can be purchased from iTunes.

7 comments:

Adem IAR said...

I must show you one day the fabulous photo I have with these trashy bitches from 2002/3 one day. They were supporting Shakaya during their mammoth one-date tour of Geelong at a club I was working at.

"I'm So Excited..." is still one of the greatest moments of Australian pop music history, without a doubt.

Trash Addict said...

Supporting Shakaya on a one date club tour... now that is some classy shit! I'm glad someone else shares my appreciation for "I'm So Excited" & I'd love to see the pic.

Robpop said...

I heart this! Thank you so much. Girlbands rock. If they ruled the world there would be so much peace in the world. I this place...

Robpop said...

I played Dannii's amazing take on Hakuna Matata for you today.

Robpop said...

there was supposed to a "love" in betwee "I" and "this"...But "I This Place" also works...philosophically speaking..

I havent stopped playing Slinkee Minx CD Mike. ITS FUCKING AMAZING!!!

Trash Addict said...

Thanks sweetheart! I do my best - which is not easy when Blogger is being a complete cunt like it was last night! The Slinkee Minx CD is sublime. I'm sour that it hasn't done better. It's a fantastic package that belongs in every fag's collection!

Sirens desperately need to make a comeback. I'm sure their album would be every bit as fabulous as "Electric Dreams"!

Oh and Dannii's "Hakuna Matata" is THE SHIT!

Eustace said...

Well, I do not actually believe it is likely to have success.
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