Wednesday, 9 April 2014

8 April 2014

We should have been bumped for football this week, but - long story short - technical issues. So we're in as normal.

Therapy? - Nowhere
From the now 20-year old Troublegum album. Difficult to reconcile with my self that it's that old. Still sounds good too.

The Amazing Snakeheads - Here It Comes Again
New from the Glaswegian retronauts, off the album Amphetamine Ballads which is out next Monday. Fits in with a bunch of retro type stuff around at the moment - Fat White Family, Jim Jones Revue and others.

Klaxons - Children Of The Sun
Never been a huge fan, but this is promising. This single came out a week ago and is off Love frequency which is released in June.

Cover Version Corner
The Beatles/Cornershop - Norwegian Wood
Sung in Punjabi and off their 1997 album When I Was Born For The Seventh Time, that's Cornershop, seizing back some culture appropriated by the Beatles during the Maharishi years.

Sabina - Sailor's Daughter
Sabina is Sabina Sciubba, ex of the Brazilian Girls. The album is Toujours and came out on the 24th of last month. Delightful. And from the sublime, now the ridiculous...

Bogshed - Champion Love Shoes
Leading the Hebden Bridge post-punk scene, that's Bogshed from 1987's EP Tried And Tested Public Speaker.

Liliput - Die Matrosen
And speaking of post-punk... From Geneva and from 1980. They didn't last long, which is a shame as that's a cracker. One of those that keeps popping up on my mp3 player every now and then. So I'm playing it for you now.

One Degree of Separation
The Fall - Two Librans
God Is An Astronaut - Sunrise On Aries
Pretty basic link - constellations. First, The Fall from 2000's The Unutterable LP. Second, from 2007 and County Wicklow in Ireland. Very much in the Mogwai envelope, that's lovely stuff. Far From Refuge is the album.

Mariam The Believer - Invisible Giving
I've been after playing this for some time, but it is long and difficult to schedule. Still, we're here now. Marian Wallentin is from Sweden and this is off last summer's long-player Blood Donation. There's a lot going on in there and it's wonderful.

Dead Skeletons - Dead Mantra
Keeping things Norse, these are from Reykjavik and 2011's album Dead Magick. Dark, brooding.

Swans - A Little God In My Hands
To New York now. This is a couple of years old now, off To Be Kind.

Big Black Delta - Huggin' And Kissin'
From the self-titled album released last summer, Big Black Delta is the solo project of Jonathan Bates from Mellowdrone. I like that so very much - both retro and contemporary at the same time, which is a clever trick.

Frankie Knuckles - Tears
The news of Frankie Knuckles' death came too late to alter the show last week, so how could I close with anything else. This 1989 classic is among his better known records. He'll be missed.

Here's that on YouTube:

More next week

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