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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

10 January 2017

Pip-pip.

Eight Rounds Rapid - I Like It
And so do I. It's been a while since the fantastic debut album Lossleader, but here's new stuff from the Essex boys. Tremendous.

The Darts - You Got Me
All-woman band from Arizona, this is off their debut, self-titled LP.

David Bowie - No Plan
A posthumous release on the occasion of what would have been his 70th birthday. The EP of the same name contains his last ever recordings. Still miss him.

Featured album: New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Pigeonhole
Get Better
Penguins
On the fringes of the Madchester scene, NFADs get overlooked a lot. This was their debut LP from 1990, coming a couple of years after forming. I just don't think they ever get the credit they deserve. They were good.

Piskie Sits - Put Right
New stuff from Wakefield now, via Wakey label Philophobia. This is off the album Stick And Twist which came out in November.

Neurotic Fiction - Generals
Another track from recent signing to Art Is Hard, the flip side to the double A single with Mediator on the other side.

Joel Gion - Tomorrow
The Brian Jonestown Massacre percussionist continues his own side-project. This is a non-album track released last month, though a new LP is coming soon.

Field Route - Come Back
New band from Manchester featuring past and present members of Horse Beach. This is off a self-titled EP which is well worth your time checking out.

Blaney - Winner
Staying in Manc environs, Blaney is from Salford and this is off the Urban Nature LP that came out last spring.

Featured album: New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Pigeonhole
Big
The biggest track off Pigeonhole here, it was probably their biggest single. And they've resisted the temptation to reform for a few quid in the revivalist scene, so more power to them for that.

High Rise Finale - Loneliness
Another track from the Biography Of A Lost Soul EP coming soon from this Barnsley collective.

Mega Emotion - OK Maybe OK
We've played these Norwich noiseniks a few times before. After several EPs, a debut album is coming, tentatively titled Move, Motherfuckers. This is a banger and a half.

Kink - Pocket Piano (Breakbest mix)
To Hungary next. Strahil Velchev is Kink and this is the closing track to the new EP Cloud Generator.

Alone - Your Eternal Adventures
And finally, the 52nd and final edition of James Reichelt's mission to make a record a week throughout 2016. Far, far more hits than misses among them too.

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Doesn't look like I'm in next week. Week after yeah?
Toodles.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

3 January 2017

New year, new you? Same show though.

Fightmilk - NYE
Never mind christmas singles, maybe new year singles is a thing that needs to happen more.

Hooton Tennis Club - O Man, Won't You Melt Me?
Merseysiders with another track from their LP Big Box Of Chocolates from last October.

Cattle - Caring
New to us, these are from Leeds. The album Nature's Champion came out on December 23.

Featured album: Vukovar - Fornication
O Superman
We've played stuff from this St Helens trio before, but the new LP, released on the 1st of January, is quite something. It's cover versions, but doing something quite different with them. Like this, a version of the Laurie Anderson classic. Uncategorisable and spellbinding.

Phobophobes - Give Me Flowers, Give Me Grit
A festive treat from the London rockers, released December 21.

Desperate Journalist - Resolution
The lead single from the album Grow Up, their second, which is out in March.

Super Paradise - The FC
From Milan, but now based in London, this is off the album Quençebo which came out in November.

Grey Hairs - Serious Business
The title track from the new LP out on January 13.

Exam Season - Everything Is Salted Caramel
Well, it is isn't it? Released last month on the Art Is Hard label.

Yak - Harbour The Feeling
Another track from the album Alas Salvation which came out last spring. Still bloody marvellous.

Featured album: Vukovar - Fornication
Eisbär
A Grauzone record this time, one that's been covered hundreds of times, but never quite like this.

High Rise Finale - Disarray
A new project from friend of the show Matt Bailey of the Salient Braves, this time in conjunction with producer Neil Ritchie and singer Dani. Find more here.

Deadbeat - Sky Hearse
The Toledo producer with his new album Thumbknobulist. Something to do with gaming, I think.

Optical - Shape The Future VIP
A track from the Save Fabric album. And because I don't play enough drum and bass.

Alone - False Narrative
The 51st track from the project to record and release one track per week in 2016. I'll have the last one next week.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

20 December 2016 - Christmas special

Ho ho ho

Fightmilk - It's Only Christmas (Cheer Up You Moody Prick)
Yeah, OK, I fairly resemble that remark. It's not like that though, I'm not trying to impress anyone. I just don't get it. Anyway... Off the EP The Fight Before Christmas which is out now.

Emmy The Great - Christmas Moon
Going back a few years for this one, to 2011 and Emmy's collaboration with Ash's Tim Wheeler, This Is Christmas.

The Black Arts - Christmas Number One
A cross-pollination of Black Box Recorder and Art Brut for their 2007 festive smash.

Low - Some Hearts (At Christmas Time)
The Minnesota trio are probably the masters at this christmas lark. This is this year's effort.

The Golden Dregs - Blue Christmas
A new one from the ever-trusty Art Is Hard label.

Trampled By Turtles - Christmas In Prison
A cover of an old John Prine song by Minnesota's Trampled By Turtles released in time for this year's gorging season.

Norman Morris - Daddy Looked A Lot Like Santa
Going back a couple of years for this, another cover, this time of a 1965 Buck Owens record, which was on Cardiff singer Morris's 2014 festive compilation.

Eek-A-Mouse - Christmas A Come
Ripton Joseph Hylton is still going. This originally came out in 1981, but got a repress on 12" in 2008. And if you're familiar with the Trojan box set, nothing says christmas like some ska/reggae.

Grandaddy - Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
Brilliant. Off the 2000 XFM christmas compilation.

Outside Your House - Hallway Whispers
The 2014 offering from the Durham avant-gardians which is pretty bloody special.

Eugene The Dream - The 12 Beats Of Christmas
Houston turntablist takes your favourite christmas songs and does that thing that he does with them.

Los Campesinos! - When Christmas Comes
Another band with festive form, this is off 2014's A Los Campesinos! Christmas EP.

Shrag - Stop The Revelry
Splendid take on the Jona Lewie record - which in itself is in no way a christmas tune, rather an anti-war homily - which came out in 2009 on volume 5 of Cherryade Records' A Very Cherry Christmas.

Kingsley Chapman And The Murder - Stars Fall Down
A new one for this year from the Middlesbrough crooner and band, with all proceeds going to Mind. Not in the playlists below. Go and buy it.

Half Man Half Biscuit - All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
And as is traditional, we close with the greatest christmas song ever, from the 1985 debut LP Back In The DHSS.

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Happy festivus everybody. And seriously, go buy that Kingsley Chapman record. Do it now.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

13 December 2016

Last regular show of the year.

Froth - Contact
Kind of mixing krautrock and psych and shoegaze. A heady mix. These are from LA and this is the lead single from the new LP Outside (briefly).

Orange Bomb - School Disco
Four-piece DIY garage band from Surrey. I like the cut of their jib.

Arro Jones - Great Northern Street
Local artist with a story about the working girls down that Huddersfield byway.

Featured album: The Wedding Present - George Best
Shatner
What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?
Well why not? I bloody love the Weddoes. Feels like I always have. George Best was their first album, released in 1987 after a few singles. It chuffing ace and has one of the coolest covers ever.

Toy - Another Dimension
Their first two albums were a big hit here and here comes the third. Clear Shot is out now, but without the driving keyboards of the departed Alejandra Diez, it's a different sound. I want to like it and there are a couple of good ideas here, just that they're lacking a unifying... thing. I dunno. Maybe I need to listen to it more, I think.

Dead Naked Hippies - Lights Out
To Leeds for this one. A three-piece with their debut single.

New Apostles - Avalanche
Back from a lengthy hiatus a couple of years back, here's a new single from the Nottingham outfit who are making up for lost time.

The Nightingales - Booze, Broads And Beauty
Speaking of Midlands veterans... This is off the new EP Become Not Becoming which is up for pre-order now.

Neurotic Fiction - Mediator
On the ever-reliable Art Is Hard label, a follow-up to their debut EP.

Featured album: The Wedding Present - George Best
You Can't Moan, Can You?
The closing track from the album. And signs of what the band would be were already surfacing as they emerged from this with a different drummer.

Allo Darlin' - Hymn On The 45
A farewell now, as Allo Darlin' are calling it a day and this is their final single. There are a handful of shows and then that's it.

Bad Family - My Body Pines
From their imaginatively titled debut EP, EP1

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Catchy title. Berlin-based composer TCF has this out now, on 10" vinyl and in a vacuum-sealed silver bag. Of course.

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Christmas special next week.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

6 December 2016

Evenin'

Oi Polloi - Our Winged Sisters
From the LP Saorsa which came out last month. It's about bees and the decimation of their population.

Bonfire Nights - Ego Death
From Australia, but now out of London, a slice of psychedelia from a new split single - Tripwires are on the other side - which is out on Friday.

Vukovar - The Three Shades
Not sure how you'd classify this, as if that's important. It came out late October.

Featured album: Broadcast - Tender Buttons
I Found The F
Black Cat
This week we go back to 2005 for our featured LP. This was Broadcast's third and while critically acclaimed it didn't do much by way of sales. It was a turn to the minimalist and the lyrically surreal and it's not an easy listen, though extremely rewarding.

The Wave Pictures - Now I Want To Hoover My Brain Clean
The second single taken from Bamboo Diner In The Rain. Do go see them if ever you get chance.

The Cravats - Blurred
A new one from the Redditch punk veterans. It came out as a limited edition single at the back end of October.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Don't Get Lost
From the new LP Third World Pyramid which came out on October 28. Brilliant.

Vaguess - Cop Like Me
To California for this, a punk record about minority deaths at the hands of the police.

Ashley Reaks - Slugs And Snails Forever
Experimental time again as Reaks releases his third album of the year, Growth Spurts.

Featured album: Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Corproreal
It all came to a sadly premature end for Broadcast in 2011 as singer Trish Keenan died of pneumonia after contracting swine flu in Australia though fellow founder member James Cargill still makes music under the same banner.

ESP - Mars Radio
Welsh producer Jamie Howells is ESP and this is off his new album Blue Books which is terrific.

MOTSA - Petrichor feat Sophie Lindinger
To Vienna next and a slice from the new EP Petricolour which is out now.

Nathan Fake - Degreelessness feat Prurient
Fake recently signed to Ninja Tune and this is the first release for them. Just a 12" for now, with an album to follow in due course.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

29 November 2016

Now then.

Cabbage - Terrorist Synthesizer
Because we all love a good pun. Terrific new single from Manchester upstarts from an EP of the same name. It's their third and the three will be combined in a new LP out early next year.

The Magic Sponge - I Wanna Taste It
Interesting thing from the LP Science-adelic about Swedish scientist Carl Scheele who would identify new elements and compounds and taste them. He died soon afterwards.

Deadwall - The Talk
New track from the Leeds band which is on a split single from Come Play With Me.

Featured album: Coins - Daft Science
Alive/Intergalactic (Daft Science remix)
Body Movin' (Daft Science remix)
Toronto producer Coins put out the LP Daft Science in 2014. It comprises Beastie Boys tracks remixed with samples and beats solely from Daft Punk records. Brilliant.

Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon
Title track from the new LP. Out now.

FEHM - Circadian Life
Back to Leeds for a couple more now. First, the title track from FEHM's new EP.

Menace Beach - Give Blood
And then an early taste of the new Menace Beach album Lemon Memory which is out in the new year.

Adam & Elvis - Hanging Tree
Berkshire five-piece, none of whom are called Adam or Elvis, with their debut single.

Crank Call Love Affair - What's Wrong Yvette
A rarity from Denver, they're only ever release back in the late '70s. It's cropped up on a new compilation, Killed By Deathrock vol 2.

Shame - The Lick
Another debut single from a South London band in the Fat White/Phobophobes envelope. Top stuff.

Featured album: Coins - Daft Science
Sure Shot (Daft Science remix)
Great idea, well executed.

Serengeti & Sicker Man - Doctor My Own Patience
Chicagoan Serengeti and Berliner Sicker Man combine for a new album out on December 9. This being the title track.

A Tree Grows - Wau Wau Water
Brooklyn jazz core. From their self-titled debut LP out now.

Roy Montgomery - Cocktails With Can
A first album in ten years from the Christchurch veteran. In fact, it's four LPs in one, RMHQ. This is off H: Bender which makes up one quarter of that box set. Fabulous and fascinating in equal measure.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

15 November 2016

Here we are again then.

Childcare - Film Club
On tour with Bastille, but far far better than them. This is out on Friday.

Goodnight Lenin - Desire
A new one from the Birmingham outfit which is rather good. Out on the 21st.

Los Campesinos! - I Broke Up In Amarante
A new album is due early next year. Sick Scenes is the title and you should be excited because these are consistently excellent.

Featured album: Hope Not Hate #MoreInCommon
The Membranes - Do The Supernova
Superhand - Bass And Guns
Another compilations for the featured LP of the week. This one is a 95-track monster and costs you just a fiver, money which goes toward the anti-fascist charity Hope Not Hate. The Membranes you probably know - John Robb's punk outfit - while Superhand are an Anglo-Swedish band.

Maschine - Night And Day
From Brighton, the album Naturalis came out last month.

Phobophobes - Human Baby
Love these guys. This came out last Friday and their debut LP is due early 2017.

John MOuse - The Teacher
John MOuse are no more, about which we are sad. Their last ever gig was recorded though and is slowly being released on bandcamp. We miss them already.

Moonlandingz - Black Hanz
You may remember these as the fictional band made up by the Eccentronic Research Council and Fat White Family. They're back with a new EP, also called Black Hanz. Out now.

Spawn - Redemption
Dutch skapunk? Of course Dutch skapunk. Absolutely brilliant. Off the LP Dance Of The Lunatics, their third.

Wax Age - Forget
Don't think we've had a band from Epsom on before. I went there once.

Featured album: Hope Not Hate #MoreInCommon
BEAK> - Kenn
Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame is the driving force behind BEAK>. Wonderfully different.

Cobby And Litten - I Can See The Lights
To Hull and producer extraordinare Steve Cobby and poet Russ Litten return with a new EP, Polar. It's fantastic.

Hudson Mohawke - Shanghaied
This is part of the soundtrack to the game Watch Dogs 2 which HudMo has done and released as an album.

Simeon Smith - If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
And finally, off the EP All Is Undone. Boards Of Canada-esque beauty.

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Not on next week - clash of commitments. Back in a fortnight.