Tuesday, 20 January 2015

20 January 2015

Lots of new and exciting stuff this week.

Get Inuit - I Would
Widely tipped for a big 2015, these are from Kent and this is off the album 001 which is due on February 9 on Alcopop Records. They had a moment of fame after noticing that the domain name had lapsed and bought it up. Made me laugh anyway.

Crushed Beaks - Overgrown
That is just fantastic. They're from London and their album, Scatter, is also scheduled for 9 February.

Doldrums - Hotfoot
Inventive and unusual, Doldrums is Airick Woodhead from Montreal. This is off an album called The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, due out on Sub Pop in April.

Cover Version Corner
Chuck Berry/Shacklock Meth Party - Johnny B Goode
This is what this slot is about. A totally different rendition of the song. Of course Chuck Berry, from 1958 and the album Chuck Berry Is On Top and then Christchurch, New Zealand's Shacklock Meth Party with their lo-fi, slacker rock version from the 2012 EP Jurassic Park Changed My Life which you can get from their Bandcamp page. Very Fat White Family.

Django Django - First Light
The first track I played on this show almost 3 years ago was Default by Django Django. Through 2012 and 2013, I played pretty much every track from the debut, self-titled album. Now they're back with this new single and an album to follow in spring. Bring it on.

Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home
From one of those wonderfully named towns in Australia, Western Australia to be more exact, called Walla Walla. Like the previous track, it came out last week and the album, also called Time To Go Home, is due on March 24.

Ill Winds - Vision
More Australians, but this time based in Berlin. This came out in December on Not Not Fun records.

Ghost Culture - Arms
One from last September now, Ghost Culture is James Greenwood and this one of his sporadic releases.

Errors - Lease Of Life
A new-ish direction for this Glasgow outfit. Still blimmin' good though. From an album of the same name due in March.

The Go! Team - The Scene Between
New stuff from these which now seems to come out on a quadrennial basis. This is a forerunner to a new album due in March. Typical up-tempo pop from a perennially cheerful band.

One Degree of Separation
Wedding Present - This Boy Can Wait
Bogshed - Run To The Temple
Both from West Yorkshire - Leeds and Hebden respectively - but more importantly both off the C86 compilation from the NME which is credited, probably a bit too much, with prompting the birth of indie pop. Pair of cracking tunes anyway.

Adamski - Pump Up The Waltz
You remember Adamski, right? Well he never really went away, just reduced back into the shadows. His latest project, Futurewaltz, has been exploring 3/4 time in dance music and it's spawned the album This Is 3-Step. I'm not musical at all. I don't read it, I don't play it and only have a vague notion of what time signatures mean, but you can really feel the difference between this and your standard 4/4 dance beat. Unusual and different.

Anthony Naples - Abrazo
Heading down tempo for the last couple of tracks starting with this from New York's Anthony Naples. This is off Body Pill, due out on February 17.

The Rustle Of The Stars - Sleeping Land part 1
I've not played anything quite so down tempo as this. I came across it after seeking out a remix I heard on the radio, but was captivated by the original. Part of what I can only really think to call an orchestration with Iceland as a theme, this came out in 2011. Quite beautiful.

Here's that on Youtube

and Soundcloud:

and we'll do it all again next week.

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