Monday, 4 February 2013

4 February 2013

With Carolyn unwell, John was flying solo this week. Who said men can't multi-task?

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro - Just To Make Me Feel Good
That's what we're here for - to make everyone feel good. This is the second one we've played off the album, also called 'Adam Green and Binki Shapiro' which came out last month.

Bat For Lashes - A Wall
Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes. What a voice. This is the latest single off 'The Haunted Man' which came out last October.

Junip - Line Of Fire
Wonderful stuff. Don't know a lot about these other than they're Swedish and this is off an album also called 'Junip' which is out in April. This reminds me of a number of things, none of which immediately leap to mind. Maybe they will with repeat listens, which is definitely what this will be getting.

Cover Version Corner
Massiel/St Etienne - La La La
Massiel - Maria De Los Angeles Felisa Santamaria Espinosa to you - was Spain's 1968 Eurovision winning entry, bumping Cliff's 'Congratulations' into second. The St Etienne version was done for a Eurovision special of Eurotrash and was on the bonus disc of the deluxe edition of the 1998 album 'Good Humor'.

Django Django - Zumm Zumm
We haven't quite played everything off the Mercury-nominated - but scandalously not Mercury winning - album 'Django Django', but we're getting there.

Wedding Present - End Credits
Off the album 'Valentina' which came out last March and totally passed me by - what was I doing?? That's cracking, as good as they ever have been.

Matthew E White - Big Love
A huge slice of brand spanking new '70s Virginia funk, if you see what I mean. Off the album 'Big Inner' which came out last month. Big Inner.... Beginner.... I see what they've done there.

One Degree of Separation
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing In My House
Daft Punk - Robot Rock
Where we tangentially link two records... The only link here are the words Daft and Punk. LCD Soundsystem sang about them playing in their house, so we play them on the radio. Both from 2005 as well, the former off 'LCD Soundsystem', the latter 'Human After All'.

Applescal - Spring and Life
That's quite fantastic. Applescal is Amsterdam-based producer Pascal Terstappen and that's off 'Dreaming In Key' which comes out tomorrow.

Delphic - Memeo
That ends quite abruptly. That's the new one from the Manchester band whose new album 'Collections' which came out last week.

Jesca Hoop - Ode To Banksy
That's nice and jaunty. From last year's album 'The House That Jack Built'.

Foals - My Number
Time to squeeze one more in, the new one from these off the forthcoming album 'Holy Fire' which is out next week.

Hopefully we'll be back to a team effort next week. In the meantime, here's your YouTube playlist.

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