Tuesday, 27 October 2015

27 October 2015

This is far more fun than Town against Milton Keynes. So let's do it.

Suede - Outsiders
New stuff from these. I wouldn't normally play this sort of stuff - you can find it anywhere - but it's really good. Night Thoughts is the new album, due in January.

Flawes - Don't Wait For Me
A local band which we always like to feature. Unspken is the debut album.

Sarah Williams White - Hum
New single from Ms White, out on November 6. Utterly glorious.

Featured album
Pete & The Pirates - Can't Fish
Pete & The Pirates - United
One Thousand Pictures, the 2011 second and final album from Pete & The Pirates is our featured album this week. The band split up shortly after it's release, three-quarters of them going on to form Teleman. It's one I keep going back to time and again. Packed full of great tunes.

Pumarosa - Priestess
This is their debut single and what a debut. Seven and a half minutes of swooping, swirling brilliance. Out on October 30, that is just magnificent.

The Chills - Molten Gold
To New Zealand now, Dunedin in fact. Silver Bullets is their first album in 19 years. Not so long next time, eh lads?

Cat Bear Tree - Adult
Taken from the EP Settled In Our Hearts, out last Friday, and is rather good.

Royal Headache - Another World
Back down under now, to Sydney. The LP High came out in late August.

Plume Of Feathers - First Date
Good name for a pub, their self-titled debut LP comes out on Friday.

Golden Fable - The Crossing
To north Wales now. There's plenty good stuff coming out of the south, but north Wales showing it's not exclusively the preserve of the south. The album, also called The Crossing, came out on the 5th.

Featured album
Pete & The Pirates - Come To The Bar
From One Thousand Pictures, our featured album of the week. Best track on it, this.

Tired Arms - Polar Shift
Some electronica now. This came out on September 25. A curio.

St Anthony - An Ode To Anthony H Wilson (Andrew Weatherall mix)
Not sure how this passed me by. A charity single released on August 14, raising money for the Christie Charitable Trust, Christies being where Tony Wilson died. The words are by Mike Garry, tunes by Joe Duddell and then all mixed by the maestro Andrew Weatherall. Wonderful.

Lesbian Horse - Were The Sounds You Heard Really There
And we finish with more sampling and audio hallucinations from Sam Jones. Never stop.

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

and we'll have another go next week.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

13 October 2015

Hello again. I've got the most annoying tickly cough, so less of the chatter tonight.

Asian Dub Foundation - Stand Up
Another track from the brilliant album More Signal More Noise which came out in July.

Orphan Boy - Money To Money
Don't think I've played any bands from Grimsby/Cleethorpes way before, so consider that rectified. Coastal Tones is the album and it's out now.

Du Blonde - Raw Honey
Another one from Welcome Back To Milk which is, as you should know by now, ace. What a voice.

Featured Album
The Durutti Column - Beginning
The Durutti Column - Katharine
Our featured album this week is The Return Of The Durutti Column, the bands 1980 debut. Physically, it's most arresting feature was the sandpaper sleeve, a Situationist prank nicked from Jacques Derrida whose Memoirs was similarly fashioned. The thing then is that every time you take the book off or put it back on the shelf, it destroys the books next to it. That's Factory for you. Anyway, it's a masterpiece and worth revisiting.

Heavyball - Unhappy Now
A long-awaited LP, Black Eye Diaries, is now available to order and I cannot wait to hear it in it's entirety.

Ex Hex - All Kindsa Girls
A first track since debut LP Rips came out, a cover of a The Real Kids track.

Warm Brains - Pink Blackpool Rock
Another long-awaited album, this time coming next month. Big Wow is the title and this is the lead single from it.

Owiny Sigoma Band - (Nairobi) Too Hot
This is ace. I love what these guys do, mixing London and Nairobi sounds. This is off the new album Nyanza which came out at the back end of August.

Stolen Haven - Used
Off the EP Three Stripe Blues which is out now-ish. It's got just enough about it to stand out from the crowd.

Sea Creature - Songbird
Something a bit older now, from 2013. These are from Bury St Edmunds and the album is called Electric Dreams. Don't know how it passed me by, but glad I've caught up with it now.

Featured Album
The Durutti Column - Requiem For A Father

Air Formation - The Wasted Days
Off the EP Were We Ever There, which came out last month.

Shunkan - Paleontologist
To New Zealand now for this which appears on The Pink Noise which comes out on November 20.

LV - Balance Spring
Brilliant slice of electronica from the new LP Ancient Mechanisms which came out last Friday.

Tom Furse - Run To Me pt 3
Also out last Friday, an EP from Horrors keyboardist Furse titled Run To Me Suite. Four tracks, here's part three. Brilliant.

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

No show next week - Town are playing a made-up football club from Buckinghamshire - so back in a fortnight.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

6 October 2015

Packed show with loads of goodies. So more of the usual then.

Mammoth Penguins - Strength In My Legs
From Cambridge and off the album Hide And Seek which came out in July. Splendid pop.

The Orielles - Joey Says We Got It
A Halifax band with a strong West Coast US vibe. This is their first single that will be released in America and I hope it does very well for them. This is released for Cassette Store Day on October 17.

The Crookes - I Wanna Waste My Time On You
Sheffield next, and another track from house favourites The Crookes. Lucky Ones is their fourth studio LP due out in January and this is the first track taken from it. We look forward to the rest with bated breath.

Featured Album
Sexwitch - Ha Howa Ha Howa
This week's featured album is the self-titled debut from a collaboration between Natasha Khan, Bat For Lashes to you, Toy and producer Dan Carey. It's a selection of covers of 1970s funk and psych tracks from Iran, Morocco, Thailand and the USA. Something else.

Oscar - Breaking My Phone
Oscar Scheller's follow-up to the well-received EP Beautiful Words. I think this will go down just as well.

Rocket From The Tombs - Coopy (Schroedinger's Refrigerator)
New stuff from Ohio punk veterans. The new album is Black Record and due out on November 13 and is brilliant.

Demob Happy - Wash It Down
Brighton next and a bit of lo-fi shoegazey type stuff. This was released in August and features on their debut LP which is coming soon.

Alex Chilltown - Cwtch
Another one of those bands that sound like one person. This is coming out on Art Is Hard in the middle of the month.

Iko Cherie - Good To You Again
Bordeaux's Marie Merlet is Iko Cherie and this is off the LP Dreaming On which is out on the 16th. Dreamy.

Nicolas Godin - Orca
Half of Air and with a new solo album. Contrepoint came out last month and this has more than an air of Wendy Carlos about it.

Featured Album
Sexwitch - Helelyos
Another track from the Sexwitch album, also the first single.

B Dolan - Grafitti Busters (Dan Le Sac remix)
The original to this came out on Kill The Wolf but worked over by Dan Le Sac. Marvellous.

Ashley Reaks and Joe Hakim - Nature Poem
Here's something superb from Metal Postcard records. Cultural Thrift is the album and it's really, really good. This'll give you more than a flavour of it.

fold - A Victim's Mentality
Experimental hip-hop/funk from Leeds. Their self-titled debut album is out on November 2 and they'll be touring it in due course.

Hugh - Learn To Fall
This is Josh Idehen and Izzy Brookes from their double-A single, Almost Done, Almost being the flip side.

Three Thieves - Image
And finally to Cardiff. A track from the self-titled album. So much good stuff coming out of South Wales right now.

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

and we'll see about doing this next week as well.