Get Some Sleep - Bic Runga
It's been more than a year now since Bic Runga's "Get Some Sleep" blazed a trail in her native New Zealand, leaving airplay records in it's wake. Most won't have heard of her, although anyone who saw American Pie will be acquainted with "Sway", the seductive ballad from her debut album.
Funny, then that it's taken so long for this, the first track from her sophmore album, "Beautiful Collision" to get to these shores. The track is a laid back, acoustic based summery number, complete with hand claps. It's also infuriatingly catchy.
Bic is clearly an artist worth investigating for those who are interested in female songwriters. Whether it will set UK radio alight in the same way it did down under is another matter.