Hotgothic - Smackuout
Energetic and punchy, as befits something off an EP called Punchline.
Brawlers - Annabel
And continuing the short and punchy theme, a new single from this Leeds band off the album Romantic Errors Of Our Youth.
Nai Harvest - Ocean Of Madness
And again. Sheffield this time and the LP is Hairball.
Cover Version Corner
Jacques Brel - Au Suivant
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next
I remember seeing the Alex Harvey Band perform that on The Old Grey Whistle Test. It was bonkers. That's off the 1973 album Next and is an English translation of Au Suivant, Jacques Brel's anti-military record from 1966 and the album Les Bonbons.
Sleaford Mods - Tarantula Deadly Cargo
Finally, a track I can play in the 7pm slot. The hype is justified, they are the most important band in the country right now and the new LP Key Markets is out on Friday.
Christian Fitness - The Harder It Hits
Side-project of Future Of The Left front man Andy Falkous. Following on from the album I'm Scared Of Everything That I'm Not, a new single. Record of the week, I reckon. Love it.
Sauna Youth - The Bridge
And another track from the frankly brilliant Sauna Youth from their album Distractions.
Ought - The Weather Song
This dates back from last year. They're from Montreal and it sounds like Jonathan Richman in ways to me. And that's never a bad thing. More Than Any Other Day is the LP.
Fufanu - Circus Life
Iceland now and something from their EP Adjust To The Light. Something a bit different.
Asian Dub Foundation - The Signal And The Noise
I love this lot. A new album, More Signal, More Noise, is out on Friday. Still great.
One Degree of Separation
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
SWR - Close The Dam
The link should be obvious from the moment you realise that SWR stands for Shaun William Ryder. That's his first solo release for about a decade and it's bloody good. You don't need reminding that Kinky Afro was on Pills N Thrills And Bellyaches, still one of the most significant records of the last 25 years.
Shitwife - High Octane Party Banger
Splendid stuff and there's an album coming. Called Big Lad, it's out on August 28.
Lesbian Horse - 30 Seconds (Could Save The Universe)
These are a mystery. They're from London, but that's all I've got. They're also prolific and also also splendid in the turntablist style. Just fantastic.
AFX - Serge Fenix Rendered 2
After hiding away for so long, Richard D James - Aphex Twin to you - is suddenly prolific and has a new record out in the guise of AFX. Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008 is the title. Of course it is.
Here's that on YouTube:
Back next week.