Premiere: Daniel Alexander
We had no fewer than three messages from three different parties concerned checking whether we would be paying respective invoices – which we suppose is again rather telling about the mindset of our peers around this time of year. We guess, neatly following on from whatever musings we might have had on the subject this time yesterday, people are just very excited about ploughing right on through to the end of the year for that break they no doubt fully deserve. It is reassuring to know that there are debtors out there to gently nudge us back into reality from time to time (a tactic we may well nick, seeing as we’re about to get all Scrooge on a bunch of people who have defaulted as far as we’re concerned) and ensure that we’re not emptying our entire coffers on, well, shit. Although we also reckon that whilst everyone is busying themselves with the fiscal effects derived from the spirit of giving (and taking, we spose) that indeed everyone could do worse than splurge out a bit on this new single from KM compilationee Daniel Alexander entitled Chinooks, his second single of this year out tomorrow and the video of which we are delighted to premiere for your collective visual delight this crisp London afternoon. Doubtless the word Chinooks alludes to the subject matter of the song – those as social media-obsessed as we are (which is most of you, we’re willing to bet) will of course be aware of all the fucking shit going down in respect of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the rising political standpoint of pop music on the issue and the rather large menu of other geo-political bits/bobs/bollocks that have intermittently gone down over the course of the last 18 months or so – but also rather relevant to the way the video was shot. We of course get that a drone ain’t exactly a full-on helicopter, but you get the idea. Musically, our guys Daniel Alexander is demonstrating what clear strides he is able to make in his chosen (and somewhat rather competitive) genre in an effort to find his own position away from the Jack Garratts, Sam Sures and Chet Fakers of today. We’d also say that he’s doing rather well in this respect. No sign of London shows on the horizon just yet, but if you feel like utilising your EU passport whilst it’s still definitely valid you could always jump on the Eurostar to see this guy perform live in Paris next week.