The Lovely Eggs - Ordinary People Unite
An uplifting call to arms start from their latest album, This Is Our Nowhere.
Slaves - Live Like An Animal
Getting plenty of good reviews, the new LP is Are You Satisfied?
Waylayers - Pharoah
One of them that I'm not sure I like. I think it's growing on me. The EP is called Re:Verse. Worth checking out.
Cover Version Corner
The Who/Lord Sitar - I Can See For Miles
Noted session musician Big Jim Sullivan recorded the Lord Sitar album in 1968. Easy listening versions of popular hits of the day. Makes for something a bit different anyway. Of course The Who before that, from 1967's The Who Sell Out.
Dirty Fences - Deep In Your Heart
The album came out in the middle of last month, but I'm just getting round to it. Full Tramp is the title.
The Spills - Crash-Landed Clouds
From Leeds, this is their new single. Comes out on June 29 and we look forward to more.
Sauna Youth - Transmitters
This should be big. In a different formation, these are also Monotony and they've managed to do a split single with themselves in their two guises. The Sauna Youth LP, Distractions, came out yesterday and is a belter. Seriously, get on it.
Totem Terrors - Big E
To Cardiff now and something from the LP Hard Science which is out on June 29. Again, a bit different. In a good way.
East India Youth - Beaming White
This is getting plenty of airtime but that's no reason not to play it here. Mainly because I reckon he's ace. William Doyle is East India Youth, the album is Culture Of Volume and this is the latest single taken from it.
Empress Of - Water Water
And in a similar-ish vein, Empress Of is New Yorker Lorely Rodriguez. Her debut album is due later in the year, but this is a taste of what's to come, her first release for three years.
One Degree of Separation
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
Court cases is your link here. The Verve did get permission from Jagger and Richard for the stringy bit, but then went a bit further than that agreement and borrowed from the melody as well and got sued. The Orb famously never cleared their samples until someone complained. The issue here though was the interview that plays throughout featuring the voice of Rickie Lee Jones. She was against suing as she thought it was brilliant. There was an out-of-court settlement.
Prinzhorn Dance School - Reign
Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn are from Portsmouth and Home Economics is either out now or very shortly will be. Like a mature version of the xx.
Hanz - Throwing
Brandon Juhans from North Carolina records as Hanz. His debut album is called Reducer which this comes from. It's an intriguing piece.
Squarepusher - Baltang Ort
Speaking of intriguing... Another track from the Damogen Furies album which came out in April. Because why not.
Here's that on Youtube:
and I'm having next week off. See you in a fortnight.