Lorde’s track Royals has been popular on 95bFM for the last few weeks. Slick, yet stark production highlighting a great vocal performance and lyrics that are worth listening to more than once. Very solid.

The rest of the Love Club EP is in a similar vein and is all excellent.

Lorde’s website doesn’t give much away, but she is apparently still at school (aged 16 or 17) and lives in the same suburb as me here in Auckland. When she’s world-famous I will therefore be able to invent memories of seeing her perform for tiny discerning audiences in hip underground venues. But till then, I’ll just go back and listen to the Love Club EP again.

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