Tuesday, 5 January 2016

5 January 2016

A new year, apparently. A new you, possibly. A new format, definitely not.

Those Unfortunates - Letter Writing Man
A new single from the Londoners in advance of their forthcoming debut LP. It's good too, whiffs of HMHB, I, Ludicrous and others.

Samh - Nomad
Local lad Sam and his band here. Find them gigging around and about - they're well worth it. Folk-rock, I think you call it.

Pulco - Brunswick
Another taster track from the album Farmyard & Library which is due this year some time.

Featured album
Belle & Sebastian - Nobody's Empire
Belle & Sebastian - Enter Sylvia Plath
This week we feature Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance which came out last year. Highly acclaimed, it's undoubtedly one of the albums of 2015. A bit more dancey than usual, but not lacking the expert songwriting we're so familiar with.

Still Parade - 07:41
The latest from the ever-excellent Art Is Hard records is this dreamfunk stuff from Berlin. Just let it wash over you.

Blooms - Waves
A new band from Manchester, but not making the sort of sound you'd normally associate with the city. More of a surf sound, this. Could catch on.

Those Foreign Kids - Ry Gos
From Haarlem in the Netherlands, Ry Gos is apparently an ode to Ryan Gosling. This will appear on the forthcoming LP Oh, Nothing.

Super Besse - Holod
Another track from 63610 which is superb. You should get it.

Featured album
Belle & Sebastian - The Party Line
The first single from Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance which came out in advance of the album. And is bloody great.

Shitwife - Hand Banana
Noisy as hell and terrific fun. This is off Big Lad which came out last summer.

Night Dials - Waiting At Your Door
A new single from these London-based garage/psych rockers. Lo-fi goodness.

Andrew Weatherall - The Confidence Man
From one of Britain's foremost musical innovators, this is the first single from the new LP Convenanza, his first full solo album since 2009. Pencil it in for the end-of-year reviews already. The album is out next month.

Here's that on YouTube:

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Football takes precedence next week, so back in a fortnight.

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