I’ve a tune for you by Black Kids, new(ish) American alternative band of the moment. This is their last single I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You, which comes off their forthcoming album Partie Traumatic, with producer Bernard Butler. Fans of The Cure might find a lot to like about this. Vocally and melodically it’s very Robert Smith, when he was going through his ‘pop’ phase in the mid 80s; it has the same sense of melancholy yearning from songs like Just Like Heaven and Caterpillar Girl, which is my absolutely favourite era of The Cure.
Also included today is a version of the same song by Kate Nash, who they’ve toured with, from a radio session. I’m unapologetic about my admiration for Ms Nash, and I think her version is pretty damn good.
Anyway listen and enjoy…