Tuesday, 12 April 2016

12 April 2016

Really rather pleased with this week's selection. Let's dive in.

The Big Moon - Cupid
Kicking off with a four-piece from that there London. Recently signed to Fiction, this single comes out on May 13. They're touring. Be sure and catch their sunshiney indie pop.

Burnt Palms - Over
From what sounds like a lovely place - Seaside, California - this was on the LP Back On My Wall which came out in February. Gets better with repeat listenings.

CTMF - Escape To Argentina
The B-side to their February single You Lied. Better song for mine. Consistently brilliant.

Featured Album: Words And Music By Saint Etienne
I've Got Your Music
There just isn't a band or artist that purveys a more perfect pop sound. This is the album from 2012, their eighth studio LP and last to date. Joyous. They just keep ploughing this furrow that no-one else seems capable of. Yes it's pure pop, but it's far more intelligent than standard talent show fare.

Kassassin Street - Hand In My Pocket
Speaking of disco-infused pop, here's the new single from Portsmouth's Kassassin Street, a band we like a lot round here.

Charles Bradley - Ain't It A Sin
A man who made his name as a James Brown impersonator, but now a soul legend in his own right. The LP Changes came out on April 1 and it's no laughing matter. Brilliant stuff. Got to dance.

Palehound - Molly
A bit older, this one. Off the LP Dry Food which came out last summer. Love the driving bassline, powering it along.

Dead Belles - This Machine's Electric
Another one with a tremendous bassline. A debut single from this London group with an EP due next month.

John Grant - Voodoo Doll
We like the big feller a lot. This is the new single from last year's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure LP.

Massive Attack - Voodoo In My Blood
Keeping the voodoo theme going... Nobody expected new stuff from these when this landed. Young Fathers feature.

Featured Album: Words And Music By Saint Etienne
There is nothing about this track or this band that I dislike or think could be improved upon. This album is probably their best yet.

The Mouse Outfit - Step Steadier feat. Fox
Really good stuff from Manchester. Soulful beats underpin this track off last year's Step Steadier LP.

Alex Banks - Paraffin feat. Joel Dawes
A free download from the Brighton producer. Check the Soundcloud playlist below for details.

Explosions In The Sky - Infinite Orbit
From Texas, the LP The Wilderness has the feel of an ambient experiment. Except for this track, that is. Those drums draw you in.

Gordon - Coelacanthe (Vessels remix)
French producer Gordon has his track remixed by Leeds electro-geniuses Vessels with outstanding results.

Here's the YouTube:

and the Soundcloud:

Back next week? See you there.

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