Monday, 22 April 2013

22 April 2013

The usual mix including some stuff I've been waiting to get my hands on for ages.

The Egg - In Your Pocket
John: And here's one of those I've been wanting for ages. This is off the album 'Something To Do' which came out late last year and is flippin' brilliant. I really love this track. It's got a great vibe.
Carolyn: Worth waiting for.

Rift Valley Brothers - Mu Africa
John: An old track given a new release on Soundway Records who specialise in 1970s and '80s East African rarities. These are from Kenya and it's on a compilation called 'Kenya Special'. I like that a lot. I could listen to it a lot. Indeed, I have.
Carolyn: Yeah, I like it.

Opossom - Why Why
John: To New Zealand next and that's Kody Nielson, aka Opossom, who we've had before. That's off 'Electric Hawaii' which came out last year and is dead good.

Cover Version Corner 
Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm
Dutch Uncles - Slave To The Atypical Rhythm
John: We like Dutch Uncles. That's their release for Record Store Day last Saturday, a celebration of the nation's independent record shops. Vinyl Tap on John William Street had a few things on, including Simon Armitage DJing.
Carolyn: I thought he was a poet.
John: Yeah, but he can still play a record then play another one after it.
Carolyn: Don't give away our secrets!
John: Grace Jones released that in 1985, off the album of the same name.

Casual Sex - National Unity
John: From Glasgow, that's a belter.

Savages - She Will
John: An all-girl group from London, that's off 'Silence Yourself' which is out next month.
Carolyn: It doesn't sound like a female voice initially.

Bed Rugs - Blinds
John: To Belgium now, and these are from Antwerp. That's off 'Rapids' which is out about now.
Carolyn: I like the minute-long outro.

Bonobo - Cirrus
John: We've had these before. That's off 'The North Borders' which came out at the start of the month and is a cracker. I think we'll have more of these in the future.
Carolyn: Already planning next week's show?
John: I've got a huge backlog of stuff to get through and these are in it. There just isn't the time to play everything.

Mr Scruff - Fish
John: Something a bit different next. That's from 1999 and the album 'Keep It Unreal'. Mr Scruff is Andy Carthy from Macclesfield, but that's not quite got the same impact.
Carolyn: No, Mr Scruff is definitely better.

One Degree of Separation
Mickey 3D - Johnny Rep
Wedding Present - Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
John: I love that Weddoes track. That's off 1987's 'George Best' and there's your link - Best and Rep, two of the finest right-wingers world football has ever seen.

Bibio - Fire Ant
John: Something else a bit different, that's from the 2009 album 'Ambivalence Avenue'. Bibio is Stephen Wilkinson from the West Midlands.
Carolyn: And another long outro.

Manja And The Maytrons - Fabulous Drones
John: From London, that's off the EP 'Wigwam Submersion' which is out now.

Marina And The Diamonds - Hollywood
John: Finish with something a bit cheesy and upbeat. That's Marina Diamandis from Abergavenny and it's off 'The Family Jewels' which came out in 2010.

Here's your YouTube playlist which doesn't have The Egg, Opossom, Casual Sex or Manja And The Maytrons on. Follow the links elsewhere for those tracks.

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