See Gulls - Don't Write Me Love Songs
From North Carolina, this came out in April but has only just tickled my ear-drums.
Wild Smiles - Girlfriend
New, from their second album Always Tomorrow which is out in about three weeks time. Good old-fashioned rock n roll.
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Safety In Numbers
Contender for best band name around. Decent ditty too. From the album Unravelling which came out yesterday.
Cover Version Corner
Lonnie Donegan/The Wedding Present - Cumberland Gap
Bloody love Lonnie Donegan, me. That's a stone-cold classic from 1957. The Wedding Present version appeared on the 1992 compilation Ruby Trax which was issued to celebrate 40 years of the NME.
Gengahr - Powder
A debut single and how have they raised expectations for future releases. They're from North Dakota and it comes out in three weeks.
High Hazels - Banging On My Door
We've played these a few times now and here's a new single. Very typical of their oeuvre.
India Mill - Caribesque
Like that a lot. They're from Darwen and it comes off the album Under Every Sky which came out last month.
Voids - Knowing
From Galway, that's off an EP called Begin which came out a couple of weeks ago.
Rev Rev Rev - Catching A Buzz
From Modena in Italy. That's out in a fortnight. Really rather interesting stuff.
Tricky - Nicotine Love feat. Francesca Belmonte
Finally got my hands on the new album Adrian Thaws - Tricky's real name.
One Degree of Separation
Fontella Bass - I Can't Rest
The Go! Team - Ladyflash
The latter samples heavily from the former to create your link. The first came out in 1966 and is something of a Northern Soul classic. The latter appears on the album Thunder, Lightning, Strike! which came out in 2004.
Pretty/Disgusting - Lucky Day
I don't play anywhere enough drum n bass on the show. That's the debut effort from these Newcastle purveyors of the genre.
Lukas Beynon - Koi
Finally, to Wales. Terrific stuff from a young lad beginning to make some waves.
Here's that on YouTube:
See you next week.