Tuesday, 17 February 2015

17 February 2015

Back to it. Despite having this terrible cold coming on. I put myself out for you lot.

Mourning Birds - Leave Me Alone
We like these and have played a bit. Finally, there's an album due, coming in spring. Looking forward to it.

The Voyeurs - Train To Minsk
Formerly Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, new name, new direction. This is the second single from the forthcoming album Rhubarb Rhubarb. Incidentally, it's the Wakefield Rhubarb Festival this weekend.

Hooton Tennis Club - Jasper
New band from Liverpool, this being their debut single. It's had plenty of airplay, but that's not a reason to not play it.

One Degree of Separation
Lloyd Price/Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Stagger Lee
Not the original from Lloyd Price, but certainly the one that popularised it. It's an old traditional song about a wild west murder played in the '50s style by Price which made it to number one. Nick Cave turned it into more of a murder ballad.

Gang Of Four ft Alison Mosshart - England's In My Bones
They are back and as important and relevant as ever. This track from the new LP What Happens Next features Alison Mosshart of The Kills on vocals and there are other collaborations on the album.

Garden Of Elks - This Morning We Are Astronauts
I like that a lot - it's different. They're from Glasgow and the album A Distorted Sigh is due in spring.

Lusts - Temptation
Brothers Andy and James Stone from Leicester are Lusts. This is due out on March 2. Plenty going on in here to keep us interested.

No/No - Hardcore
To Milwaukee now and an EP called Drag that came out last October. Fits in well with the previous track.

Makee - Tone
From a self-titled EP which came out last November, this is a lovely, dreamy slice of Australian electronica.

Yokan System - Klee
And now to Tokyo for something out of the ordinary. This came out a week ago.

One Degree of Separation
John Cooper Clarke - Thirty Six Hours
Joy Division - Transmission
Of course the Joy Division, from 1979 that and still a brilliant record. Before that, opening for them here as he opened for them then, the bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke. That's off his 1980 album Snap, Crackle And Bop.

Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
New stuff from these, the first single from the new album Why Make Sense? which comes out in May. Something a little darker, moodier than usual.

Kalabrese - Makelovedisco
Swiss trance now, from back in 2008. Lovely stuff.

Real Lies - North Circular
And to finish, some prose-style rap from that there London. This came out last July, but I was clearly sleeping on the job as I've only just come across it. Late night Friday vibes to close the show.

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

Not in next week - more football - so see you in a fortnight.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

3 February 2015

Not in the studio, but I'd put this together already, so we might as well eh, just you and me?

Inspiral Carpets - It's A Good Job Baby
I've rather overlooked their first new stuff in 20 years since it was released last year so let's make up for lost time. The album is, imaginatively, titled Inspiral Carpets.

The Wave Pictures - I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)
Brilliant. From the album Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon (obviously) which is due any minute. They play The Doghouse in Halifax on Friday.

Twerps - I Don't Mind
To Melbourne now and one of those bands that dispense with the impersonal pronoun. Range Anxiety is the album and it came out last week.

Cover Version Corner
Jacky/Kitchens Of Distinction - White Horses
An old TV theme from 1968, Jacky being Jackie Lee. Then a B-side from the 1994 single Now It's Time To Say Goodbye. And ta to chum John for the suggestion. I was struggling.

Faerground Accidents - She Makes Me Want To Die
These should be enormous. I reckon they're ace. This is the new single, due out February 9. Buy it. Buy it often.

Krom - Mama Blue
To Phnom Penh now. This came out last week on Metal Postcard with more than a hint of Tom Waits about it. Gorgeous.

Outside Your House - Kingfisher Dave
Something different from Durham. Quite unlike much else you've heard. From the EP Before I Got Fat which came out last July.

Bruising - Can't You Feel
More stuff from Leeds now, rapidly coming to rival the other big cities in terms of output these days. These are a two-piece and you can find this on Volume 3 of the Beech Coma records compilations which comes out in March. Nice bit of scuzzy reverb on the guitar.

Polynation - Dew
The Atomnation label rarely lets you down. This is off their latest compilation called 25. A delight.

Dissolved - Superfluity Of Jeweled Bitterns
A whole load of new stuff appeared on his Soundcloud page this week in advance of the new album Paradox Hues. From Glasgow, but based in Vancouver now which helps explain the missing L in Jewelled.

One Degree Of Separation
Wire - I Am The Fly
The Cramps - Human Fly
Not a tricky link. Wire from 1978 and the album Chairs Missing, though that was a Peel Session version which can be found on their Peel Sessions album from 1990. Then The Cramps from the album Gravest Hits, also from 1978.

Powell - Club Music (Ancient Methods 'Körpersäure91' Mix)
Stone cold banger off the Club Music EP which came out last May.

Scares - Krieger
This is fabulous. Scares are from Austin, Texas, and this is half of a split single with Tocopa which came out on Outward Records a couple of weeks ago. Just brilliant.

Aphex Twin - diskhat1
And finally, something from the EP that dropped unexpectedly last week from Richard D James, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments vol 2.

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

No show next week - football - so back in a fortnight.