Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pre-order Ronika's album, you fools!

Super-fluorescent pop being Ronika has been on my radar since June 2011, when she released the nonsensically-titled but very good "Wiyoo EP".

Since then, the young pop star (real name Veronica Sampson) has been popping up at irregular intervals, distributing a sack-full of incredible, 80s-inspired disco tracks like this one:

And this one:

In a nutshell, Ronika was two years ahead of the curve on the Nile Rodgers revival, and deserves to be bigger than Pharrell.

Why? Well, for starters, she knows how to choose the correct size of hat.

More importantly, she is a retro pop genius and a noted wit, as evidenced by her Twitter feed.

Speaking of her "dubut" album, where the hell is it?

Sessions started a couple of years ago and were progressing well until Ronika developed a chesty cough. After a bit of poking and prodding, the cough turned out to be pneumonia. Then, terrifyingly, the pneumonia turned out to be the symptom of "an incurable auto-immune disease".

The last couple of months haven't been easy (she compares it to "a wave crashing over you and pulling you under, and you don't know if you're going to reach the surface again.") but Ronika has been wrapped in bandages and declared fit to support Little Boots in concert, finish the record, and set up her own record company to release it.

The album, called Selectadisc, is now ready to go to the presses, or whatever it is they do to MP3s to get them on the internet.

Named after the infamous record store in Ronika's hometown, Nottingham, it features all of her singles to date, and many brand new songs, including this one:

If you pre-order the album today you (a) get Shell Shocked for free and (b) immediately become a superhero. So what are you waiting for?

Here is the blue text you click to go to her website and make the purchase. I've just done it and you should too.

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