Tuesday, 4 March 2014

4 March 2014

A bit of time off does you a power of good, eh? It's meant I've missed hakf a week's worth of new releases, but still plenty to go at for this week's show.

Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
No reason behind playing this, other than it's ace.Which is kind of the point of this. That's off the 1980 album 'Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables'.

Neneh Cherry feat Robyn - Out Of The Black
Another track off the 'Blank Project' album, this time with Robyn on vocals as well. It makes you wonder what happened in the intervening 16 years or however long it's been. It's a cracking album. Get on it.

Ross Taylor - May The Road Rise
Local lad and Fat Stanley singer does solo stuff. I'd tell him it had a Tom Waits feel to it if I didn't think it'dgo to his head. And I'm delighted to say that Ross wll be coming in to do a live session for us in the not-too-distant future - a new departure for the show.

Cover Version Corner
Webb Pierce/CTMF - There Stands The Glass
CTMF - Chatham Forts, that is - with Wild Billy Chyldish on vocals for their version of the old Webb Pierce classic which came out last year on the album '36 Years Later'. The original before that from 1953. And why not.

Scott Walker- The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Staliist Regime)
One of the great basslines in rock, one of the best subtitles in parentheses in rock. From his fifth album, which everyone knows was 'Scott 4' in 1969.

Magic Arm - Put Your Collar Up
One I've been meaning to play for ages. Magic Arm is Mancunian Marc Rigelsford and this came out last June on the album 'Images Rolling'.

Deerhunter - Back To The Middle
A track from last year's long-player 'Monomania' which I've ad a couple from in the meantime. No reason not to play some more though, just to remind you that it was really good.

Silkken Laumann - House Of Common Problems
Vying for the ttle of my favourite act of the moment, these are from Ottawa in Canada. The album is 'Not Forever Enough'; I've heard it through a number of times now and flippin' love it.

One Degree of Separation
The Lovely Eggs - Food
Bird To Beast - Elephant
That Bird To Beast track, from the EP 'To Lips From Lungs' which came out last month, is getting a fair bit of radio play. I still can't decide if I like it or hat my defences have just been broken down. Before that, The Lovely Eggs from 2012's 'Wildlife' album. Double link klaxon! They're both Lancastrian and both are husband and wife duos.

Cornershop - Sleep On The Left Side
They are so much more than Brimful Of Asha. This is off the same album, as it goes - 'When I Was Born For The Seventh Time' - from 1997.

Kele feat Lucy Taylor - What Did I Do?
Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke's solo proect from a couple of years back. This is off the EP 'The Hunter'

Toy - Motoring
Did I mention I went away? Wel I did, to Newcastle, to see a couple of mates and to see Toy at The Cluny. And they were fantastc. Loud and fantastic. So here's a track from their first album for your delectation.

Jim James - State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U)
Another one from a while back that I've not got round to, but worth the wait, I think. It came out just over a year ago on the album 'Regions Of Light And Sound Of God'. Just a stunning track.

Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery remix)
And we continue to take it down tempo to feed into the following programme with thisbrand spanking new remix of the best track off the Factory Floor album. I like Factory Floor, I like Daniel Avery. So of course this wrks beautifully.

Here's that on YouTube:

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Back next week.

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