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Monday, 22 January 2018

22 January 2018

Another week, so let's get it started the right way.

Eels - The Deconstruction
The title track to the new album which comes out on April 6.

Yasuaki Shimizu - Suiren
Released in 1982, the album Kakashi has had a reissue on Palto Flats records.

Ought - Disgraced In America
Another track from the highly anticipated forthcoming album Room Inside The World.

The DB3 - Devil's Driver
A garage rock/surf guitar trio from Portsmouth, this is off the LP Thee DB3 which has very much a motoring theme running through it..

Vile Assembly - Suicide Feast
Overtly political punk from Liverpool off the album Fattened By The Horrors Of War which came out at the back end of last year.

The Spook School - Body
Another track from the album Could It Be Different? which is out on Friday.

King Woman - I Wanna Be Adored
A new single from San Francisco's King Woman, originally the solo project of singer Kristina Esfandiari which morphed to encompass the whole band. The album Created in The Image Of Suffering is out now.

Xylaroo - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Another quirky cover, this is the B side to the debut single Sunshine from London-based sisters Holly and Coco Chant.

Tigercub - Faking Laughter
A track from the EP Evolve Or Die which was launched alongside a signature craft beer, Safemode.

From - Bellandonna
Taken from the album Y.O.U which came out on the 12th but was recorded way back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Trevor Jackson and his alter-ego Underdog are responsible.

Nova Flares - Gut Splinter
From Kentucky, this slice of instrumentalism is off the EP Nova Flares which is out on March 9.

Nathan Fake - Sunder
The title track to the new album which is out on February 23.

Daniel Avery - Slow Fade
And another title track to something new, this time out on April 6.

Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss - Skull Dub
And finally, a brilliant bit of Greek dub from last autumn. Guerilla Toss are a New York-based post-punk outfit while Athenian producer Dimitris Papadatos goes by the moniker Jay Glass Dubs. Absolutely fantastic, the EP is titled Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss.

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Monday, 15 January 2018

15 January 2018

Hello again.

Dream Wife - Hey Heartbreaker
From London via Iceland, this is off their self-titled debut EP.

Phobophobes - Miniature World
The title track from the highly anticipated debut album from the South Londoners.

The Autumn Stones - Time Is A River
These are from Toronto and as they head into the studio to work on album number three, here's a track from their last one, 2015's Escapists.

Dreamherbs - Break Your Jaw
The first of four singles that they'll release this month. A veritable sonic punch to the face.

Halo Maud - Baptism
A French curio, which you can find on the ever-reliable Heavenly label.

Samh - Just Like Me & You They Don't Know What They're Doing
Local chap Sam Hodgson with his band's new single from last Friday. He's also put out a pay-what-you-like download on his bandcamp of some other new songs.

Happy Accidents - Text Me When You're Home
The new single, from the album Everything But The Here And Now which is due out on February 16.

Candy Opera - What A Way To Travel
From Liverpool, taken from the LP 45 Revolutions Per Minute. Which I presume will play at 33 and a third.

Kosmonaut - Debbie Harry's Smile (California On Fire mix)
Kosmonaut have split up, which is a bit sad, but they leave us with this reworking of their single by The Luxembourg Signal.

Spray - The Magic 8-Ball Lies
Ricardo Autobahn and Jen McLaren of The Cuban Boys with a track from their side-project. Enforced Fun came out in 2016, but new stuff is due imminently.

Otis Mensah - Oh Jane
A couple of wonderfully lyrical tracks from the rap singers now, starting with this which was produced by Berliner intern.

TrueMendous - Childish Behaviour ft Janel Antoneshia
A staggering vocal feat from the LP PS This Is Your Mother Calling.

The Major - Tears In Rain
Another side-project, this time from Jim Burke, aka Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer. The album is A.D.S.R. Soul.

Chris Carter - Blissters
A first release in 17 years from the electronica guru and former Throbbing Gristle man. The album is Chemistry Lessons volume 1.

The Night Programme - Muzak Replete
And finally, old friend Paul Foster with a track from his new release Programme 2. Nice call-back to the last New Order album as well. Top stuff as ever.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

8 January 2018

In the new (old) Monday slot.

Roger Robinson - New Maps
London/Trinidad dub poet Robinson brought out the LP Dog Heart City in August. And it's bloody amazing.

Suburban Homes - Unemployed
Crawley-based self-styled losers with their October single.

Ferocious Dog - American Dream
Whatever else, at least Trump is providing artists with inspiration. Small comfort, I know. This is off the Nottinghamshire neo-folksters third album, Red.

The Chats - Temperature
One from last summer, this is off the Queenslanders EP Get This In Ya.

Queen Zee & The Sasstones - Idle Crown
Liverpool garage-punk freaks with their single from back in November.

Inferior Complex - You're The Only One For Me
Southampton band and you can see immediately why they were attractive to Manchester label German Shepherd. Very New Order. This came out a couple of weeks back.

Thick Syrup - Jennifer
The lead track from the forthcoming album Living In Leeds due out on Gringo in February. They're from Leeds. Obviously.

Hello Operator - Oosh
From my home town of York, this is their single from October.

Engine - Cucumber Water
Back to Leeds and this is the title track to the EP that came out last month.

Wasuremono - For All The Bears
From Wiltshire, despite the Japanese name, this is off Something Left Behind which is out on the 31st.

EMA - MopTops (Dance While The World Stops)
Erika M Anderson is from Portland, Oregon, and the LP Exile In The Outer Ring came out last month.

Tombstones In Their Eyes - Shutting Down
The new single from the LA psych-rockers.

Rob Mayzes - Dust
The title track from the EP that came out a few weeks ago.

Steve Cobby - Heure d'Or
The maestro with a track from the LP Hemidemisemiquaver which is flippin' ace and you need to own.

Lesbian Horse - Battle Weapon C
Been a while since we had a track from Sam Jones's alter-ego, but he keeps plugging away on Soundcloud and this is among his best work.

The Caulfield Beats - Come Get Some
And finally, electro-garage from London off the LP NewAcid which came out in September.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2 January 2018

My last Tuesday show. From next week, I'm going back to Mondays because reasons. It'll still be the usual. Like this:

Rachel Mason - Time To Resign ft. Donald Trump
Also known as Future Clown, LA singer Mason does a Cassetteboy on 45 who can f--- right off in 2018 please.

Anarchistwood - Bomb In A Luggage Rack
Anarcho-dayglo-punk warriors with a single from the back end of November.

Whirling Hall Of Knives - 8ark
A freebie from the Irish instrumentalists to herald the new year.

DateMonthYear - March
Another one from November, this time from Hamilton in New Zealand. Not a band, they say, but a new way of making music.

Kudzu - No Backbone
The lead single taken from the LP Defeated which is due out early in 2018.

Peggy Sue - Slow Fade
The London-via-Brighton duo with a track from their as yet untitled fifth album, due soon.

The Creature Comfort - What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies)
Mancunian psych-influenced rockers with a terrific new one that came out a couple of weeks ago.

John MOuse - End Of Mankind
He said he was done making music, but John 'MOuse' Davies got back in the studio with former bandmate Steven Black - Sweet Baboo to you - to make the album Replica Figures. Out in February.

The Stroppies - Gravity Is Stern
Missed this in spring, the album The Stroppies came out in May. They're from Melbourne.

Cross Country - Grass Stains
Even older, this is from September 2016. They're from Cincinnati and is off the EP Trials.

Sam Valdez - It's Alright
Blending shoegaze with Americana to create her sound.

Mythic Sunship - Cosmic Rupture
Taken from their third LP Upheaval which is out on the 12th.

Vast Asteroid - Sick
More from LA and more shoegazey stuff, taken from their self-titled LP which came out in November.

The Junta - I Second That Emoji
From Salford and another one from earlier in 2017 that we'd missed until now. This is off the EP Ergo which came out back in June.

Milkywhale - Rhubarb Girl
From Reykjavik, this is off their self-titled album from May. Another one we missed...

Tetraneutron - Strawmanistan
And now you must forgive the indulgence. One of the things I'm most proud of in 2017 is making a record - this record - with beatmaker Pete McGarry. Still very available at Broken Down Records.

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Back in 6 days then. Ta-ta.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

19 December 2017 - the Christmas special

Unforeseen circumstances kept me off these last two weeks. And as it's the last Tuesday before the festivities, it's time for this year's bunch of alternative Christmas records.

Kim Wilde vs Lawnmower Deth - F U Kristmas
Lawnmower Deth were around in the late-eighties/early-nineties and their most significant contribution to rock's rich tapestry was a thrash cover of Kim Wilde's Kids In America. Having reformed, here they team up with Ms Wilde for their festive offering.

Porridge Radio - O Christmas
The last of Art Is Hard's Postcard Club, the Brightonians got the nod to provide a festive close. Next year, the label have a different promotion to push their artists out there.

Modern Day Dukes - Merry Merry Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas
The Yorkshire rockers with their 2014 song which they describe as "A f---ing stupid christmas record'.

Zach Schmidt - I'm Drunk Again This Christmas
Nashville singer with a slice of country Christmas. This is on a compilation LP from Bloodshot Records, The 13 Days Of Christmas.

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer - The Saddest Christmas Advert
Mr B is the alter ego of Jim Burke, once of rap crew Collapsed Lung. Since 2007, he's been the chap hop superstar and in 2015, the inevitable christmas album appeared, the imaginatively titled The Mr B Christmas Album, from where this is taken.

Niagara Balls - Don't Be A Dick At Christmas
No really, don't. That's the advice of the Belfast band on their 2014 festive offering.

The Manhattan Love Suicides - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
The Leeds band with a their cover of the 1979 novelty record by Elmo & Patsy from last year.

The Primitives - You Trashed My Christmas
Who would do such a thing? This from five years ago on the compilation A Christmas Gift For You From Elefant Records.

The Immediate - The Stars Shine Brightly At Christmas
A new one from the Mold band whose LP Manbuoy made a large impression this year.

Piskie Sits - Christmas Eve (Die Hard, Home Alone, Elf)
Last year's offering from the Wakefield band on home-town label Philophobia.

Pure Phase Ensemble 6 - Blue Christmas
A 12-piece collective from the UK and Poland.

Sir Robert Orange Peel - Is God More Important Than The Queen?
The enigmatic producer with a track from the EP Plates Of Meat.

Feral Five - I Want U
"A feminist song about cutting out the crap from Christmas"  they say, omitting to add that it's bloody good.

BEAK> - (Merry Christmas) Face The Future
Geoff Barrow's side-project with their new single, proceeds from which are all going to mental health charities.

Nelson Can - On Christmas Night
The Danish three-piece with a very Scandinavian look at Christmas. It stays dark for long periods, but the solstice which falls just before Christmas signals the lengthening daylight hours.

Nat Lyon - Secular Winter Song (2017)
Yet another version of the song Lyon makes every year. Still not bored of hearing it's Grandaddy-esque sound.

Half Man Half Biscuit - All I Want For Christmas Is A Dulka Prague Away Kit
And, as is traditional, we close with the Biscuit classic. That officially opens Christmas as far as I'm concerned. Have a good one and we'll do all this again in 2018.

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Merry christmas, y'all

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

28 November 2017

Alright?

Amyl & The Sniffers - I'm Not A Loser
Old school mullets on show on this Melbourne band. This is off the EP Big Attraction which came out way back in February.

The Living Eyes - Horseplay
Also from Melbourne, this is off their third LP Modern Living.

Orange Bomb - Coventry
Surrey indie-poppers with a track from the LP Pop Heavy which came out in the spring.

Star Rover - Socialitis
From Edinburgh, this is off their self-titled album which came out last month.

Bleak Zero - Reap Your Rewards
From Stoke, this is off D U S T which came out a couple of weeks ago.

Pale Rider - I Run On Rain
A debut single from the Liverpool quartet.

Dressed Like Wolves - Tiny Ides
This is Teessider Rick Dobbing and friends and taken from the album The Big Try.

Paul Mosley & The Red Meat Orchestra - Wintersun
"An exercise in smart-arse time signatures" says Mosley. This is from the EP Wintertide.

Birdskulls - Over It
The title track of their summer EP.

Sir Robert Orange Peel - When The Boat Comes In
One of a number of recent releases from the enigmatic Peel which will go to make up the forthcoming LP The Jammy Bugger Files.

Fold - Choose Love
Among our very favourite bands, this is the new single.

10-80p - Blunt Sticky Bake Off
Another enigma, this is off the album Crass Hippy, released in October.

Kelly Lee Owens - Spaces
A new track which will appear on the de luxe edition of her acclaimed self-titled LP.

Skotch & Skeef - Let It Be Alright
Dutch house. And if that's your thing, the Atomnation label, on which this is released, is where you need to be.

Mark Seven - The Promised Land (Chapter II - Enter This House)
From the 12" The Promised Land which features chapters 2, 4 and 7. Mark Cheney is the man responsible - British, but now based in Stockholm.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

21 November 2017

Packed show, so let's crack on.

LA Salami - Terrorism! (The ISIS Crisis)
Politically charged new single from Lookman Adekunle Salami who had one of last year's best albums.

Moderate Rebels - When The Cost Has No Value
A track from the debut LP The Sound Of Security which is out December 8.

Frauds - Sandwiches
Another debut LP, this time from the Croydon noiseniks. With Morning Toast And Jam And Juice is also out December 8.

Wild Evel & The Trashbones - Der Bucklige
Viennese rockabilly off the album Digging My Grave which is out Friday.

Black Cat Attack - Death Punk Prowl
I only heard this this week, but the album is from 2012. They're from Ontario and the LP is Vamparty.

Godflesh - Post Self
The title track to the new LP which follows 2014's A World Lit Only By Fire which itself followed a decade-long hiatus. Formed in 1988 in Birmingham, they sound as good as ever.

The Jacks - She's A Mystery
A single from the forthcoming debut EP from the Californians. Should be with us in January.

The Spook School - Less Than Perfect
A second single from the highly anticipated third LP Could It Be Different? which is due on January 26.

On The Wane - Sultry Song
Ukrainian four-piece whose new LP Schism came out yesterday.

Autumn - The Fall
Minneapolis trio with their new single with the LP, Chandelier, to follow in February.

SPC ECO - All The Voices
London duo with a track from their LP Calm which came out in August.

Moonchild Sanelly - Dance Like A Girl
Port Elizabeth singer whose style she describes as 'ghetto funk'. This is the lead track off the 2015 LP Rabulapha! which I have only just come across.

Farm Hand - International Dreams
This is the project of Islet/Shape Records supremo Mark Daman Thomas and this is the title track from the debut album.

Benin City - Take Me There
A new track, their first for new label Moshi Moshi, with an album to follow.

Outside Your House - Gallant Encounters
The title track from the new album by the Durham 'barely rap' duo comprising Faithful Johannes on words and Jonathan Swift on beats.

Abra - Bacardi
New one from the Atlanta singer-songwriter, launched on Soundcloud with the caption 'Let's get back to having fun with our art'. Yes, lets.

Long Distance Dan - The Call Beyond
Experimental hip-hop which came to our inbox off the LP The Dust Man Stirs, a title given by Dan's 2-year old son. Terrific stuff.

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And thoughts now turn to the winter festival. If you've got a festive single that would fit in with the show, give us a tinkle. dobsonjp[at]gmail[dot]com

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