Tuesday, 20 September 2016

20 September 2016

Not so many tracks today in order to fit in some long ones.

Mr Shiraz - Nobody Puts Swayze In The Corn
Local rockers with a new album coming soon. Also, Mikey had the good grace to let us put a gig on and tolerate me caterwauling, so we're quits yes mate?

Natterers - Make Room! Make Room!
Punk from Yorkshire, both North and West. Which appeals to me as somewhat of both these days and in favour of raucous guitar-laden shouty punk. They have a four-track EP called Demo '16 out which is done and dusted in about 6 minutes. No point outstaying a welcome eh?

Featured album: The Avalanches - Wildflower
The long-awaited second LP from the Avalanches was only 16 years in the gestation. Good job it was worth it.

Boz Boorer - Girl From Atlanta feat. Eddie Argos
Rockabilly veteran Boorer teams up with Art Brut frontman Argos for a splendid record. This is a couple of years old, but I've only just come across it for the first time, so I'm playing it.

Pixies - Tenement Song
Always love a new Pixies album and Head Carrier sounds the part from what I've heard so far, apart from the lead track Oom Chagga Lagga which is just daft. It's out on the 30th.

Lovely Eggs - Drug Braggin'
And it's also always nice to hear from these. Husband and wife from Lancaster.

Man And The Echo - Distance Runner
A band from the North-West with a single that came out last month. Sonic Lyric poetry they call it, and that sounds good to me.

Kim Gordon - Murdered Out
Ex-Sonic Youth, Gordon's gone solo and this is a hell of a way to announce it.

Church Of The Cosmic Skull - Black Slug
Psychedelia from Nottingham, off the album Is Satan Real which came out last week.

Featured album: The Avalanches - Wildflower
Frankie Sinatra
This was the first single from the album. Yes, I've played it before, no I'm not apologising.

Jay Daniel - Knowledge Of Selfie
Always love a good pun and you've two for one here. This is off Detroit producer Daniel's LP Broken Knowz which is out in November.

Preoccupations - Memory
These were formerly Viet Cong, a name that did cause some kerfuffle. Hence they are now Preoccupations and they have a self-titled LP out as of last week. Off it, here's an 11-minute slice.



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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

13 September 2016

Again? Go on then.

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip - Plastic Fox
The Poet Laureate of Leeds plus institutionalised supporting band with their new single, an homage to a piece of garden ornamentation.

Unqualified Nurse Band - My Boots Are Shakin'
From the LP Debasement Tapes which is out on Friday and forms part of Derby's resurgent scene.

Madonnatron - Sangue Neuf
Here's a curio. This appeared on Trashmouth Records' 2nd annual Record Store Day release back in April alongside the likes of Meatraffle and Fat White Family. Which isn't a bad start.

Featured album: Grandaddy -
Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
Go Progress Chrome
We go back to the autumn of 1997 for our featured LP this week, the debut from Californian band Grandaddy. Since this came out they split and reformed, but this remains their touchstone. Described by the Independent as a pleasing combination of Brian Wilson, Neil Young and The Pixies. Praise indeed.

Christian Fitness - Your Favourite Band Wants You Dead
A third teaser from the forthcoming album from Andy Falkous's side project. Which I'm rather looking forward to.

Ffug - Speedboat Dreaming
A highly-rated outfit from Cardiff, this is out as a single on Friday with a debut album to follow at the end of the month. Believe the hype.

Tibet - There Is A Place
Staying in Cardiff, here's the new single from Tibet. They're touring throughout October and November. Worth catching.

Ghost Wave - Blues Signal '79
These are a duo from New Zealand and while this track surfaced at the turn of last year, the album Radio Norfolk came out in August.

Haybaby - Rope/Joke
Another one that passed me by at the time, off the Brooklyn band's EP Blood Harvest which came out in the spring.

Tear - The Sprawl
As far as I can ascertain, it's Tear as in teardrop rather than Tear as in muscle tear. They're from London and this single is out on Friday with a mini-album to follow.

Featured album: Grandaddy
My favourite track off the album, it made it to the lofty heights of 88 in the UK charts, but was used subsequently on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and the 28 Days Later soundtrack.

Choke Chains - Safe Word
Another I'm only just catching up with. Michigan punk veteran Thomas J Potter is back with another set-up and their self-titled debut LP came out in January. Can't believe I missed it.

Kelly Lee Owens - CBM
Here's something special, of her EP Oleic which is out next month.

Tesla's Ghost - Carcano
New track from London MC Tesla's Ghost. Banger.

Noisia - Mantra
Dutch EDM off the new LP Outer Edges which is out on Friday.



And we're done.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

6 September 2016

Look, it was a busy weekend so I'm not as well-prepped as normal.

Oshanti - Communal Concrete
Poetry for you to open with. I don't do enough spoken word on here and it is a passion of mine, so here you go. Truly superb stuff.

Swami Baracus - Baraxit
Still in London, a strongly worded message about a recent referendum you may recall.

Swells - Embun Siang
Indonesian next. And sounding remarkably like the Charlatans, which is rarely a bad thing.

Featured album: More Tales From The Liquid Library
Sweet Benfica - So Cool
Kill The Intellectuals - I Hope I've Changed
Liquid Library have put together 19 tracks from a variety of bands in a delicious compilation. There are some we know, like Sweet Benfica, and some we don't. But one thing in common is that it's all good stuff.

Christian Fitness - Bad Boys Die In The Bath
Another Christian Fitness album is coming from the mind of Andy Falkous and here's a taster.

Police Force - Freakin' Out The Squares
From Brisbane, this is off the album Formula 1.

The Wedding Present - Birdsnest
New off the new album Going, Going... Familiar Gedge territory.

Scarlet Rascal - Strange
Off a self-titled LP due out at the end of the month on Geoff Barrow's Invada label.

Happyness - SB's Truck
A standalone track from the London trio. New album in the offing.

Ed Harcourt - Furnaces
Off an album of the same name which is out now.

Featured album: More Tales From The Liquid Library
Candy Cult - Mirror Store
Another track from a quirky but instantly likeable compilation.

Francobollo - Kinky Lola
A Swedish band based out of London, a debut EP is on the way soon.

Spearmint - Man And The Moon
London indie veterans return with the new LP It's Time To Vanish, out on Friday.

Chaos Jigsaw - Love Spoons
Dylan Cartlidge from Stoke is Chaos Jigsaw and this is rather good.

Jay Simian and The Midnight Society - Something That I Can't Let Go
North Shields hip-hoppers with a track from their debut album.

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