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

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.”

—  Rich Lopez

Shabby Shriek of the Week: Neon Hitch

This week we take a look at singer Neon Hitch. We’ve received remixed singles for “Bad Dog” and “Get Over U” both from her upcoming album Beg, Borrow and Steal.

WTF IS Neon Hitch?

According to her info sheet for “Get Over U,” Hitch was born in London in 1986. Apparently her family’s house burned down the day she was born. Her lighting technician dad named her Neon. She and her mother traveled in a caravan as gypsies. By age 10, she started writing poetry and lyrics. At 16, she followed a boy to India. She met Neneh Cherry, opened for 50 Cent and was friends with Amy Winehouse.

In 2008, she headed to New York, co-wrote Ke$ha’s “Blah Blah Blah” and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi signed her to Warner Brothers Records. From her press sheet.

“I want people to know that, yeah, time are tough, but you know what? There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m living proof.”

More after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez