Queer Music News: Neneh Cherry’s new video, Kylie’s greatest hits, Hunx’s latest single

Posted on 04 May 2012 at 12:14pm

Likely known only for her late-’80s dance-hop hit “Buffalo Stance” is somewhat back on the radar. Although she broke through with that “Stance” way back then, the bi singer has still been hard at work with her latest group CirKus but more so on the European side of the pond. And now she teams with free-jazz unit The Thing for the upcoming The Cherry Thing. The collaborative effort featuring an eclectic song list of covers is set for release on June 19.

They offered a taste with this video of their cover of MF Doom’s “Accordion.” The song trickles along so be patient, but it’s quite a listen. You can see that Cherry was filmed in complete darkness which adds a darker element to the song. From director Ted Says.

“We wanted to create an atmosphere that would sit well with the unpredictable music of The Thing and be playful yet creepy. I didn’t want to restrict Neneh too much either — she had to have a platform to do her thing undisturbed. Shooting in darkness, amongst the trees with a bunch of lasers it was then.”

The squeals abound for the literally just-now announcement of the release of The Best of Kylie Minogue also for June 19. With a tracklist of 21 tunes, the album will span Minogue’s quarter-century long career from her first major hit “The Loco-Motion” up to 2009′s Aphrodite. This should be a true greatest hits collection as the tracks were collected from fans by EMI. And of course a special edition CD/DVD will be made available featuring all her videos. Below is the announced tracklist.

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Spinning Around  
I Should Be So Lucky
Love At First Sight
In Your Eyes
Kids (with Robbie Williams)
Better The Devil You Know  
All The Lovers
Give Me Just A Little More Time
Celebration
Slow
Red Blooded Woman
I Believe In You
On A Night Like This
Confide In Me
Get Outta My Way
The Loco-Motion
Tears On My Pillow
Wow
In My Arms
Never Too Late

And finally, good ol’ Hunx is sharing his latest single from Hairdresser Blues. “Let Me In” is pretty adorable in that Hunx kinda way. And as Hardly Arts Records describes it, “Picture it as the theme song to an imaginary sitcom, with Hunx in a star-making role as the show’s loveable scamp.” Done!

He releases this just prior to the European leg of his tour which starts tomorrow with the complete band Hunx and His Punx .

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