Monday, 15 April 2013

15 April 2013

John's flying solo again, and it's a big hello to the nation of Hungary.

Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs - Things We Be
These have been supporting show favourites Toy and it's a nice, jaunty track to get us started. It's their second single.

OMD - The Future Will Be Silent
From a new band to an instantly familiar one. The album 'English Electric' came out a week ago and while a lot of it is unashamedly retro in feel, this is altogether more modern with club-inspired beats.

Splashh - Sun Kissed Bliss
Two aitches, naturally. These are a four-piece from Hackney and it's their third single. It was a bit warmer today, but sun-kissed might be pushing it. Still, any excuse to play this, which I like a lot.

Cover Version Corner
Python Lee Jackson/Kathryn Williams - In A Broken Dream
Wasn't that pleasant? Liverpool's Kathryn Williams really made that very different. Her version was on 2004's 'Relations' while Aussie rockers Python Lee Jackson roped Rod Stewart in to add vocals to their 1972 hit.

Zagar - Space Medusa
You know what we don't play enough of on this show? Hungarian dance music. Consider that rectified. Zagar are from Budapest and that's off the album 'Light Leaks' which came out a couple of days ago.

Le Carousel - Winter Months
From Budapest to Belfast now. This is from the album, also called 'Le Carousel' which came out last month.

Rob Swift - Age Of Television
One that Carolyn picked out via the wonderment of Shazam the other night. Rob Swift - real name Robert Aguilar - is what he calls a turntablist from New York and that's off the 2010 album 'The Architect'. Takes a certain amount of chutzpah to sample JFK's inauguration address, I feel.

Findlay - Off And On
Natalie Findlay, from Manchester but based in London, has this available as a free download. Lo-fi goodness for all.

Sega Bodega - Konerak
Sega Bodega is Salvatore Navarrete from Glasgow. This is from the EP '34' which came out last month.

One Degree of Separation
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
!!! - One Girl One Boy
That's new from !!! off the album 'Thr!!!er' which was released last week. The LCD Soundsystem track is from 2007 and the album 'Sound Of Silver'. Your link is Tyler Pope who has, at times, been in both bands.

Frank's Daughter - Fall Fully Backwards
Based in London, but originating from Brooklyn, this is their debut single which is off the album 'Sound Of A Heart Unravelling' which came out a couple of weeks ago.

The Postal Service - A Tattered Line Of String
Originally out in 2003, it's had a 10-year re-issue as has the album it came off, 'Give Up'. As good a reason as any to play it and I think you can see how it's influenced the like of Hot Chip among others.

I had loads more stuff as well which I'll keep back for future shows. Meanwhile, here's all the above in a neat YouTube-shaped package.

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