Tuesday, 16 December 2014

16 December 2014

It's that time again.

Knuckle - Bad Brains
Local boys done good, from one of the EPs of the year, This Week's Been Hell. You really must get this.

Quarterbacks - Center
Don't like the name, but love the track. From their forthcoming debut LP, due mid-February.

Wireheads - Five Grand
To Adelaide now, and another debut album, this time from last May. The Late Great Wireheads.

Cover Version Corner
The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band/The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - I'm The Urban Spaceman
Ah, what a great record. The Bonzos biggest hit and off their best selling album Tadpoles. The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies remain something of a mystery, but have brought it bang up to date.

Kagoule - Gush
To Nottingham now. It's been a decent year for Kagoule with well-received EPs. 2015 sees them release a highly-anticipated album. Expecting big things.

Male Bonding - A Kick To The Face
New single from these and a new album to follow. Have some of that.

Black Lips - Boys In The Wood
Underneath The Rainbow came out in March. A blend of blues and country. A bit Black Keys, but not so samey that it gets lost.

Viet Cong - Continental Shelf
Another highly-anticipated album from a band we expect to hear a lot about in 2015. From Calgary, they will draw comparisons to Arcade Fire with the Canadian thing and Interpol, but again have enough about them for those comparisons to fall a bit wide of the mark.

Mega Emotion - Uncomfortable
To Norwich and a new single from a band we've featured several times already. This is due a release on cassette on January 15 on Post/Pop.

Lovers Open Fire - Tracer
These are from Wrexham - lots of good stuff coming out of Wales at the moment - and the album is Live Dinner Theatre which came out in March. Sold out as a physical item, you can get a download from their bandcamp page.

One Degree of Separation
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Sometimes Always
Primal Scream - Come Together
I've done this link before - Bobby Gillespie - but what the hey. Possibly my favourite J&MC track from 1994's Stoned And Dethroned. That's the full 10 minute version of Come Together, largely because I can and the radio edit is rubbish. From Screamdelica of course which despite being 23 years old still sounds fresh.

R Seiliog - Velcro For Vortex
Robin Edwards records as R Seiliog and the album In Hz is full of these soundscapes. He's Welsh too. Told you.

Spectres - Sea Of Trees
A debut album is due next year on Sonic Cathedral. That could be Can. It goes a bit experimental in the middle, but it's none the worse for that. If this is anything to go by, the album should be a belter.

ABC - All Of My Heart
A shameless '80s indulgence. Indeed, does it get more '80s than this? Doubtful, but still a belting tune.

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Christmas special and show number 100 next week.

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