Tuesday, 19 December 2017

19 December 2017 - the Christmas special

Unforeseen circumstances kept me off these last two weeks. And as it's the last Tuesday before the festivities, it's time for this year's bunch of alternative Christmas records.

Kim Wilde vs Lawnmower Deth - F U Kristmas
Lawnmower Deth were around in the late-eighties/early-nineties and their most significant contribution to rock's rich tapestry was a thrash cover of Kim Wilde's Kids In America. Having reformed, here they team up with Ms Wilde for their festive offering.

Porridge Radio - O Christmas
The last of Art Is Hard's Postcard Club, the Brightonians got the nod to provide a festive close. Next year, the label have a different promotion to push their artists out there.

Modern Day Dukes - Merry Merry Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas
The Yorkshire rockers with their 2014 song which they describe as "A f---ing stupid christmas record'.

Zach Schmidt - I'm Drunk Again This Christmas
Nashville singer with a slice of country Christmas. This is on a compilation LP from Bloodshot Records, The 13 Days Of Christmas.

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer - The Saddest Christmas Advert
Mr B is the alter ego of Jim Burke, once of rap crew Collapsed Lung. Since 2007, he's been the chap hop superstar and in 2015, the inevitable christmas album appeared, the imaginatively titled The Mr B Christmas Album, from where this is taken.

Niagara Balls - Don't Be A Dick At Christmas
No really, don't. That's the advice of the Belfast band on their 2014 festive offering.

The Manhattan Love Suicides - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
The Leeds band with a their cover of the 1979 novelty record by Elmo & Patsy from last year.

The Primitives - You Trashed My Christmas
Who would do such a thing? This from five years ago on the compilation A Christmas Gift For You From Elefant Records.

The Immediate - The Stars Shine Brightly At Christmas
A new one from the Mold band whose LP Manbuoy made a large impression this year.

Piskie Sits - Christmas Eve (Die Hard, Home Alone, Elf)
Last year's offering from the Wakefield band on home-town label Philophobia.

Pure Phase Ensemble 6 - Blue Christmas
A 12-piece collective from the UK and Poland.

Sir Robert Orange Peel - Is God More Important Than The Queen?
The enigmatic producer with a track from the EP Plates Of Meat.

Feral Five - I Want U
"A feminist song about cutting out the crap from Christmas"  they say, omitting to add that it's bloody good.

BEAK> - (Merry Christmas) Face The Future
Geoff Barrow's side-project with their new single, proceeds from which are all going to mental health charities.

Nelson Can - On Christmas Night
The Danish three-piece with a very Scandinavian look at Christmas. It stays dark for long periods, but the solstice which falls just before Christmas signals the lengthening daylight hours.

Nat Lyon - Secular Winter Song (2017)
Yet another version of the song Lyon makes every year. Still not bored of hearing it's Grandaddy-esque sound.

Half Man Half Biscuit - All I Want For Christmas Is A Dulka Prague Away Kit
And, as is traditional, we close with the Biscuit classic. That officially opens Christmas as far as I'm concerned. Have a good one and we'll do all this again in 2018.




Merry christmas, y'all

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

28 November 2017


Amyl & The Sniffers - I'm Not A Loser
Old school mullets on show on this Melbourne band. This is off the EP Big Attraction which came out way back in February.

The Living Eyes - Horseplay
Also from Melbourne, this is off their third LP Modern Living.

Orange Bomb - Coventry
Surrey indie-poppers with a track from the LP Pop Heavy which came out in the spring.

Star Rover - Socialitis
From Edinburgh, this is off their self-titled album which came out last month.

Bleak Zero - Reap Your Rewards
From Stoke, this is off D U S T which came out a couple of weeks ago.

Pale Rider - I Run On Rain
A debut single from the Liverpool quartet.

Dressed Like Wolves - Tiny Ides
This is Teessider Rick Dobbing and friends and taken from the album The Big Try.

Paul Mosley & The Red Meat Orchestra - Wintersun
"An exercise in smart-arse time signatures" says Mosley. This is from the EP Wintertide.

Birdskulls - Over It
The title track of their summer EP.

Sir Robert Orange Peel - When The Boat Comes In
One of a number of recent releases from the enigmatic Peel which will go to make up the forthcoming LP The Jammy Bugger Files.

Fold - Choose Love
Among our very favourite bands, this is the new single.

10-80p - Blunt Sticky Bake Off
Another enigma, this is off the album Crass Hippy, released in October.

Kelly Lee Owens - Spaces
A new track which will appear on the de luxe edition of her acclaimed self-titled LP.

Skotch & Skeef - Let It Be Alright
Dutch house. And if that's your thing, the Atomnation label, on which this is released, is where you need to be.

Mark Seven - The Promised Land (Chapter II - Enter This House)
From the 12" The Promised Land which features chapters 2, 4 and 7. Mark Cheney is the man responsible - British, but now based in Stockholm.




More of the same in a week.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

21 November 2017

Packed show, so let's crack on.

LA Salami - Terrorism! (The ISIS Crisis)
Politically charged new single from Lookman Adekunle Salami who had one of last year's best albums.

Moderate Rebels - When The Cost Has No Value
A track from the debut LP The Sound Of Security which is out December 8.

Frauds - Sandwiches
Another debut LP, this time from the Croydon noiseniks. With Morning Toast And Jam And Juice is also out December 8.

Wild Evel & The Trashbones - Der Bucklige
Viennese rockabilly off the album Digging My Grave which is out Friday.

Black Cat Attack - Death Punk Prowl
I only heard this this week, but the album is from 2012. They're from Ontario and the LP is Vamparty.

Godflesh - Post Self
The title track to the new LP which follows 2014's A World Lit Only By Fire which itself followed a decade-long hiatus. Formed in 1988 in Birmingham, they sound as good as ever.

The Jacks - She's A Mystery
A single from the forthcoming debut EP from the Californians. Should be with us in January.

The Spook School - Less Than Perfect
A second single from the highly anticipated third LP Could It Be Different? which is due on January 26.

On The Wane - Sultry Song
Ukrainian four-piece whose new LP Schism came out yesterday.

Autumn - The Fall
Minneapolis trio with their new single with the LP, Chandelier, to follow in February.

SPC ECO - All The Voices
London duo with a track from their LP Calm which came out in August.

Moonchild Sanelly - Dance Like A Girl
Port Elizabeth singer whose style she describes as 'ghetto funk'. This is the lead track off the 2015 LP Rabulapha! which I have only just come across.

Farm Hand - International Dreams
This is the project of Islet/Shape Records supremo Mark Daman Thomas and this is the title track from the debut album.

Benin City - Take Me There
A new track, their first for new label Moshi Moshi, with an album to follow.

Outside Your House - Gallant Encounters
The title track from the new album by the Durham 'barely rap' duo comprising Faithful Johannes on words and Jonathan Swift on beats.

Abra - Bacardi
New one from the Atlanta singer-songwriter, launched on Soundcloud with the caption 'Let's get back to having fun with our art'. Yes, lets.

Long Distance Dan - The Call Beyond
Experimental hip-hop which came to our inbox off the LP The Dust Man Stirs, a title given by Dan's 2-year old son. Terrific stuff.




And thoughts now turn to the winter festival. If you've got a festive single that would fit in with the show, give us a tinkle. dobsonjp[at]gmail[dot]com

Back next week

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

14 November 2017

You know how I often say 'this thing isn't just thrown together'? Well it was a busy weekend, so....

The Circus Villains - Tell Me
Don't know much about these. They're from Darlo though and this is good.

Drahla - Form Of Luxury
A new one from the Leeds outfit off the new EP Third Article.

Nachthexen - Disco Creep
They've been touring with Sleaford Mods, which has certainly got them noticed. This is the title track to the new EP and yeah. Don't be a disco creep.

Elstow - For So Long
This is beautiful. They're from Sydney.

Bridport Dagger - Harry Dean Stanton
And so is this. Bloody stunning, in fact,

Beliefs - All Things Considered
To Toronto now. This is off Habitat.

Royal Podencos - Break Us Down
And now Santander. We get around. Good old garage rock off the album Broken Bones.

Cup - Apparition
Based in Queens now, this is off the new one Hiccup.

Bee Bee Sea - DI Why Why Why
I get the impression these like a bit of word play. From Castel Goffredo in Italy, near Brescia, Sonic Boomerang is the new one.

Boy Azooga - Face Behind Her Cigarette
Exciting new signing to Heavenly from Cardiff.

Ought - These 3 Things
Always good to get new stuff from the Montreal outfit, which is always welcome. Room Inside the World is the new one.

Hookworms - Negative Space
After MJ's studios were flooded out and painstakingly rebuilt, Hookworms has been on a sort of hiatus. But the third album, Microshift, is due early next year and here's a teaser. Sounds good.

Eli Hermit - Flint & Steel
A really interesting piece from Scottish spoken word artist on the EP/mini album Natural Progression.

James Holden and The Animal Spirits - Each Moment Like The First
And a track from the new LP The Animal Spirits which is pretty fine.




Back and hopefully more organised next week.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

31 October 2017

Avoiding Halloween by sitting in a soundproof bunker playing records. Bliss.

Average Sex - Ugly Strangers
New band from London with a debut EP Ice Cream which is out December 1.

Gavin Martin - I Want To Tell You Something feat Vito
Recalling a golden age of music journalism. Music journalist turned artist from Bangor, this is off Talking Musical Revolutions.

I, Ludicrous - Today's Man
Another track from the excellent new LP Songs From The Sides of Lorries. Utterly unique, don't ever change.

Autobahn - Execution/Rise
And another from the Leeds post-punkers' new album The Moral Crossing.

Phobophobes - Where Is My Owner
New single from one of our favourites.

Childcare - Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)
Another new single ahead of their full UK tour.

Pugwash - The Perfect Summer
Tommy Walsh with his new album Silverlake. Top notch pop music.

ZoZo - A Bitter Gourd
Up and comers from Leeds, the title track to the forthcoming EP out November 10.

Teleman - Repeater
Another track from the new EP Fünf.

Itadi K Bonney - Ye, Ye, Ye
An old one, this. Togolese singer Bonney released this on a self-titled LP in 1983 and it's now had a vinyl reissue from the Mr Bongo label.

Babylon Dead - Empire
Mixing reggae, funk and hip-hop, a track from the debut LP 2000BD.

The Moods - P.O.P (Profit Over People)
These are a 10-piece collective of producers, poets and musicians from Manchester and surroundings. This is off the debut LP Missing Peace.

Giallo Point - Cold War
Instrumental track from the southern producer.

Nightmares On Wax - Back To Nature
And a new one from electronica veteran George Evelyn from that Leeds.



Back in a fortnight

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

24 October 2017

Another hour for you. Strap in.

Akiva - M.O.D
New single from Bedfordshire. A bit Placebo-ey, in a good way.

The Slow Readers Club - Lunatic
Mancunians with a new single taken from the session recordings for the forthcoming third LP.

Escobar - Terrible Man
We normally associate French contemporary music with the electronica scene, but here's some good old rock and roll from the album The Biggest Sound.

Modern Day Dukes - Okhrana
A two-bass rock band from Yorkshire with their single that came out a couple of weeks back.

Joss Cope - Your Broken Heart Is Not For Sale
Julian's little brother whose debut solo album, Unrequited Lullabies, is out now.

Teleman - Bone China Face
New from Teleman is the EP Fünf which is out next month.

Anna Tosh - Weightless
Gone solo after performing in a number of bands, this is off the EP One Big Fire.

Mush - Comment Section Creeps
The flip side of their double-A single, the other side of which we played a week or two back.

The Barbiturates - Fame
From Derry and making quite a name for themselves. An album is expected in the new year.

GLM - Summer Nights (Are Never Like The Movies)
The Lurkers were a punk band from Uxbridge, but now they operate as God's Lonely Men, or GLM. This is off The Future's Calling.

Feva - Blind
A debut single from a Newcastle band.

Douga - Partly
These are from Manchester and the LP Hidden Tapes And The Golden Tide is out early December.

On The Wane - Human Race
Ukrainian four-piece with an LP called Schism.

Melanin 9 - Polaroid feat. Karl Sage
A track from the LP Old Pictures which came out early in the year.

Chester P - The P.A.S.T
New stuff from the veteran London MC, the title track to the new album, The Post Apocalyptic Story Teller.




Back next week

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

17 October 2017


Django Django - Tic Tac Toe
Way back whenever, the Djangoes were the first band we played on the radio. Now they're about to unleash their third LP. Marble Skies comes out in early 2018.

Johnny Kills - End Game
A third single from the Brighton/London grunge/surf rockers.

Treeboy & Arc - Merge
A Leeds quartet with a track from the forthcoming EP Not Yet.

Autobahn - Future
Still in Leeds, another track from the LP The Moral Crossing which is out in two weeks.

Duck - Stereo
Keeping it Yorkshire, Duck are from Sheffield and this is off the album FaceAche.

The Soap Opera - Eggs To Hatch And Cats To Kill
On Ample Play records, this is part of a double-A single with No Name, No Pack Drill on the flip.

Filthy Friends - Windmill
From Portland, Oregon, this is off Invitation which came out in August.

Terminal Gods - Interplay
London post-punkers with a track from the album Meridian which also came out in August.

Mount Kimbie - Delta
A first album in four years, Love What Survives is out now.

Sir Robert Orange Peel - Hurricane
Apt. Off the EP Plates Of Meat.

Psycho Comedy - The Hangman
Liverpool, with it's successful psych festival, is pretty much the home of UK psychedelia. That's where these are from. More than a hint of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band there.

Astrobal - Australasie feat. Laetitia Sadier
Emmanuel Mario is Astrobal and this is the title track to his 2016 LP which features a number of collaboration such as this with the Stereolab singer.

Hirola - Hollow
Bristol-based producers with a track from their self-titled mini-album.

Boobs Of Doom - Aretkistapha
Great name. Scottish 'morbid misanthropes, soundtracking the end of the world' with their tenth LP eXXpre$$ion.




Should be back next week, all being well.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

10 October 2017

This week, we have our first ever session recorded for us by local band Don Gonzo.

Duds - Auf Der Einbahnstrasse
Mancunian experimentalists with a krautrock lilt, off the EP Unfit For Work.

Pale Honey - Get These Things Out Of My Head
Gothenburg duo with a track from the new album Devotion which is out on Friday.

Holiday Ghosts - Quiet Carriage
A track from their self-titled debut which came out late September.

HFC Session
Don Gonzo - Why Not Float?
The first of two session tracks recorded for us by Don Gonzo. This is as yet unreleased and done exclusively for us. It's a weird one when a couple of friends are in a band and they turn out to be really rather excellent. Go check em out. They play live in the Huddersfield area a fair bit.

Weaves - #53
The album Wide Open came out last Friday.

See Through Dresses - Lucy's Arm
The Nebraskans have a curiously-titled album out - Horse Of The Other World - which is always one way of grabbing our attention.

Pet Crow - What To Say
Speaking of odd album titles, here we've another track from A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life which came out a while back.

Mush - Luxury Animals
New one from the Leeds quartet released on the ever-reliable Art Is Hard label.

Nelson Can - Stonewall Frank
Another one from the Danish trio from their EP EP3. God, I love these so much.

HFC Session
Don Gonzo - All In Your Head
Our second track from our session guests. Thanks so much to the lads for doing this for us.

Luxury Death - Diluted
New single from the Manchester duo which is released as part of a 52-page art zine called Digital Ceremony.

Pariis Opera House - I Wish
A new single from the London self-styled electro space-funk mavericks.

The Bomber Jackets - Death Of A Bargain Hunter
Londoners with a track from the LP Kudos To The Bomber Jackets.

Jon Kennedy - Bats In The Belfry
Stockport lad, but now apparently based in Prague, here's a track from the EP Ha! which came out a couple of weeks back.

Coca Leaf - New Soft Dawn
These are a New York-based collective comprising members of all sorts of other bands. The LP Deep Marble Sunrise came out in the summer.

Andrew Weatherall - Spreads A Haze (And A Glory)
And we'll end with another track from the LP Qualia from the electronica veteran.



We'll do this next week then. And if you're interested in recording us a session, get in touch. dobsonjp at gmail dot com or on the Twitter.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

3 October 2017

After several unforeseen circumstances and a week on holiday, we're back.

Billy Childish & CTMF - I've Got A Conflicted Mind
Another one from the new album Brand New Cage which came out on Friday. Bit more bass-led than normal.

The Lovely Eggs - I Shouldn't Have Said That
And also a bit unusual, this is a bit harder and fuzzier than usual. It's the title track to the new LP.

ZoZo - NoNo
Another one off the Come Play With Me singles club. Well, we say that, but they're in the process of compiling an LP which will showcase the best in West Yorkshire talent.

Featured album: The Salient Braves - Delusions Of Grandeur
My Alter Ego
They Must Have Seen Me Coming
After a couple of EPs, Matt Bailey and his Salient Braves from Barnsley launch their first album, on the reliable Broken Down Records label. It's wonderfully written and utterly charming indie-pop. Listen below and go buy it.

High Tyde - Young Offenders
Sussex four-piece with an average age of 20 and with something to say about the treatment of the young by society.

The Nightingales - Drown
The new single from the post-punk veterans which made an appearance on the EP Become Not Becoming. Short and to the point.

Los Compadres Del Ande - Le Mecedora
Fisrt of two off new compilation LPs. This is off the new Tiger's Milk one, Andina - Huayno, Carnaval & Cumbia: The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978.

Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life
Whereas this is off the new Mr Bongo funk compilation. Originally out in 1981.

Shopping - The Hype
A new one from the Londoners, the first since 2015's Why Choose LP.

Gulp - Morning Velvet Sky
Cardiff duo with the title track from the LP coming out on December 1.

Featured album: The Salient Braves - Delusions Of Grandeur
Evening All (Satchmo's Song)
The closer from the 12" version of the LP (there are extra tracks on the digital version) which shows off Bailey's lyricism incredibly well.

Super Besse - Doroga Domoi
A new track from our favourite Belarusians. This is off the new LP La Nuit which is out in a fortnight.

Four Tet - Scientists
And finally, a track from the new one from Kiran Hebden - New Energy came out last Friday.



I presume I'm back on next week. Hope so.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

12 September 2017

Ow do

Battery Operated Orchestra - Radiation
"Irony-free synth-pop", they call it. This is the title track off the new LP from the Brighton husband and wife duo.

Kosmonaut - Silver Star
With hints of Dinosaur Jr and Teenage Fanclub, this is off the album Misfits On The Horizon.

Oh Sees - The Static God
Formerly Thee Oh Sees, this is the lead track from the new LP Orc. A full-frontal assault on the senses.

Magic Mountain - Zodiac
Made up from various parts of Leeds bands Pulled Apart By Horses, Menace Beach, Grammatics and Mother Vulpine, it should work. And it does.

Bad Breeding - Endless Impossibility
Heavy stuff from Stevenage off the second LP Divide.

Hope - Kingdom
Goth from Berlin now. Moody.

Autobahn - The Moral Crossing
New one from Leeds' Autobahn, the title track to the new LP due out in November.

Jon Jour - Nutcase With A Past
From the reliable Broken Down Records, something to be filed under curiosity.

Public Service Broadcasting - Turn No More feat. James Dean Bradfield
The latest single from the Every Valley album featuring the Manic Street Preachers singer.

Sisteray - White Knuckle Joyride (Feral Five remix)
The track appears on the EP 15 Minutes, inspired by the famous Warhol quote, while Feral Five "went cosmic" on it.

Cobby & Litten - Johnny Rockhead
From the LP Boothferry which came out in June that I'm only just getting round to.

Myka 9 & Ceschi - Satellite
Terrific experimental hip-hop. Super stuff.

The Night Programme - Lost Property Department
From the LP Audition, which is available now as a pay-what-you like download.

Vessels - Mobilise
From the forthcoming album The Great Distraction, due September 29.




Next week, yeah?

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

29 August 2017


Little Barrie - Shoulders Up, Eyes Down
The 5th LP soaked in summery vibes, Death Express, from the London three-piece.

The Rhythm Method - Something For The Weekend
Cheeky. Heading for indie-pop stardom, probably.

Palm Honey - Hot Simian Weather
A new track from the Reading band.

Marble Gods - Going Nowhere And Thrilled About It
Glasgow indie-pop from the EP Songs.

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - Are You Better Than Me?
Brand spanking new LP from Childish and his band, the fifth in five years. Brand New Cage is out shortly.

Lectures - Peaches
Terrific song from the Kent band with an EP to follow in October.

A Shoreline Dream - Room For The Others
From Denver, these are releasing their new album digitally track-by-track before a physical release when they're done.

Adam & Elvis - Wasting Away
Brothers Patrick and Tom Malone are Adam & Elvis. The LP Through Snow And Small Talk is out on September 29.

Mind Enterprises - Idol
This is Italian producer Andrea Tirone with a very '80s throwback.

Ceiling Demons - Capture Karma
Show favourites with a new track which heralds the new album Nil that comes out on September 22.

Royce Wood jnr - Well Ran Dry
A new track from the Londoner following on from his debut album The Ashen Tang that came out 12 months ago.

Labyrinth Lounge - It's Just Water
Formed in the late 1990s and reformed in 2016, here's something from the new album Porgy.

Black Needle Noise - Neon Noir feat. Dr Strangefryer
This Mortal Coil founder John Fryer is Black Needle Noise and his new album Lost In Reflections features a whole variety of guest vocalists.

DAF - Als Wärs Das Letzte Mal (Boize Noize remix)
This remix of the 1981 track by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft appears on a retrospective compilation Das Ist DAF which is out on September 29 by way of marking their influence on German music and EDM in general.

AG Cook - Windowlicker
And here's a tremendous cover of the Aphex Twin classic that Cook unleashed on an unsuspecting Green Man festival because his set clashed with Richard James's and so he brought a bit of that to his audience.



See you next week

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

15 August 2017

Lowkey - Ghosts Of Grenfell feat Mai Khalil
A heartfelt and touching tribute to the victims of a disaster we're still nowhere near knowing the full extent of.

Dylan Cartlidge - Love Spoons
Bit of R'n'B from Middlesbrough. It's a grower, this one.

Duck - Monsters
Formerly a duo, now a trio, these are from Sheffield, continuing the synth-pop legacy. The album FaceAche is out later in the year.

The Vex - Education Kills
A tribute to Malala Yousafzai in the form of a punk single. Taken from their self-titled EP.

Nelson Can - Break Down Your Walls
Words cannot describe how much I adore these. Off the forthcoming EP EP3 which is out next month.

Parsons Rocket Project - Exit Launch
From Atlanta, another band with a self-titled EP. This one came out last week. All sorts of dreaminess lies within.

Molly Drag - Our Way To Fall
A cover of a Yo La Tengo record by the Montreal-based singer. I can't tell you how it stacks up as I have only just heard of Yo La Tengo.

James Leonard Hewitson - Sometimes
Formerly of Kingsley Chapman's band The Murder with his solo stuff. Off a new double-A side single.

Trust Fund - I'll Sail This Ship Alone feat Gareth Campesinos
Another cover, this time of a Beautiful South track. And I have heard of them before. This is out on Art Is Hard in December and sees Gareth from Los Campesinos! guesting on vocals.

DZ Deathrays - Shred For Summer
Their first release following a year off, the Brisbane pair are back.

The Young Hearts - Smoke
Kent emo rockers with a track from the new EP Honestly, I'm Just Thinking.

Arrows Of Love - Parts That Make The (W)hole
Londoners whose second LP Products is out next month.

Astrothrone - All Sun, No Summer
Off the LP Summoner.

Saint Cole - Fake Life (Vessels remix)
And to finish, an all-Yorkshire affair as Leeds electronicists Vessels breathe on a track from Nic Marsden's - aka Saint Cole - LP Simple Demonic Motion to create a thumping banger.




I think it's football next week, but I'll see thee soon.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

8 August 2017


Baker Boy - Cloud9 ft. Kian
Danzal Baker is the big thing in Australian hip hop. From the Northern Territory, the 20-year old has the world at his feet.

Courtney Barnett - How To Boil An Egg
A new one from the Melbourne chanteuse - well an old one, but recorded for the first time. This is out on Milk! Records split singles club.

Snapped Ankles - I Want My Minutes Back
This came out in March and is still very available as a pay what you like download.

Gary Numan - What God Intended
Off the new LP Savage: Songs From A Broken World which is out in September and has courted controversy with it's imagery. I'm inclined to believe Numan when he says he didn't realise that it could be interpreted badly, but that aside it's also bloody good.

Red Eye - Soho
A new one from Trevor Perfect's Red Eye project, this time about gentrification, not just of Soho, but that what is happening there can and does happen elsewhere.

Garbage - No Horses
An unexpected release from Garbage, but very welcome too. All proceeds are going to the International Red Cross.

Milk Teeth - Owning Your Okayness
From the new EP Be Nice, their first on new label Roadrunner.

Vukovar - The Clockwork Dance
Following on from the frankly brilliant Fornication comes the new album Puritan. Well, it does in October. Until then, this will do. Sounds a bit Echo and the Bunnymen-ish.

Zombies In Miami - The Legends Of The Hidden Temple
This curio cropped up on 4-track compilation EP Summer Riot VI from Futureboogie records.

Officer - Can We Talk?
Following up his debut LP comes a new track from DC Logan, this one taking on homelessness.

Lunar Twin - Cruel Water
Not new, this is from 2014. But it's good, so there. This is the closing track from the Hawaiian duo's self-titled EP.

White Kite - Past Life
Krautrockish stuff from the London trio with wonky melodies.

ORM & Kamelie - Tropic
Another one that's cropped up this week via the way-back machine. This is from 2013 and from the Czech Republic.

Secret Shine - Dirty Game
They've been doing shoegaze for as long as it's been a thing, and this is off their LP There Is Only Now which came out in March.



I think I'll try this again in a week

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

1 August 2017

Happy Yorkshire Day!

Furr - Another Fable
And as it's Yorkshire Day, let's start in Yorkshire. Furr are from Leeds and this is on the Come Play With Me singles club.

La Forme - Birds In An Aviary
A new one from the South Wales trio inspired by the line in the Tennessee Williams’ play ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ where Maggie says to Brick “I’m not living with you, we just occupy the same cage.”

The Cornshed Sisters - The Message
A four-piece from Tyneside who aren't sisters, this is off the LP Honey And Tar which is out in November.

Banditos - Fine, Fine Day
A sextet from Alabama/Tennessee with a track from their latest LP Visionland.

Los Blancos - Mae'n Anodd Deffro Un
Welsh language, as you may have guessed, this means 'it's difficult to wake one'. Slacker country punk, they call it.

Warm Digits - Growth Of Raindrops feat. Sarah Cracknell
A cracker from the Newcastle duo's new long player Wireless World. And with the fragrant Ms Cracknell as well for good measure. Marvellous.

Fold - Written In The Sky
A house favourite, the title track to their new EP which comes out in September.

I, Ludicrous - It's All Free
A new one from the veteran post-punkers off the new LP Songs From The Sides Of Lorries out two weeks on Friday.

Life Model - Skin And Bones
Based in Glasgow, but with roots in the North East, this came out as a single a while ago, but features on the EP Lucky, out last week.

Madonnatron - Tron
Labelmates of the Fat White Family and Meatraffle, who we love round here, this is off their self-titled debut LP.

Other States - My Beau
Brighton-based, this is the B-side to the debut single Make Amends.

Feral Five - Void
London-based electro-post-punk with a track that appears on the More In Common compilation put out by Hope Not Hate.

Orbital - Copenhagen
Requiring no introduction, a new one from the brothers Hartnoll.

Silicon Buddhas - Metal Legs
These have been together since 1985, but this is their debut single that came out in June. Rediscovering an old demo prompted them to get it released. Or it could be the Cuban Boys jacking with us all. Who knows?




More of this sort of thing in a week.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

25 July 2017

A longer than expected break - got my dates wrong. Anyway, back in the saddle with loads of good stuff and a return of the featured album.

Talk Like Tigers - It Isn't Over
This has been on my radar for quite some time, so it's overdue to be played. Twin sisters Charlotte and Stephanie from Newcastle are Talk Like Tigers and this is infectious.

Burning Ferns - Go On, Make Me
More top stuff from South Wales, which is really a hotbed of great new music. This is off the LP See Saw Seen. Easy for you to say. Hints of Teenage Fanclub, which is always a good thing.

Birdskulls - Over It
Noise from Brighton from their self-titled LP. Reminds me of Dinosaur Jr to an extent.

Featured album: The Cuban Boys - Machines
Theme For A Revolution

The Pop Machine
A return of the featured album... err... feature. And I bring it back because there's an album out that warrants multiple tracks playing from it. It's been ages since the Cuban Boys put out an LP and, as the name may suggest, it's about machines, specifically the industrial revolution. Yes, it's a concept album, but before you run away give it a listen. Thematically, it's entirely on point and it works as a whole. But by the same token, individual tracks work just fine in isolation. It's fabulous. Go buy it.

The Debt Stars - Shallow Grave
From Liverpool via Sydney. Enjoyably noisome rockabilly-tinged punk. And I'm reminded of the Membranes.

Meatraffle - Love Hz
The flip side of the latest single Brother. This is Ian Dury level stuff.

Cambodian Space Project - Summer Wine
A cover of the old Lee Hazlewood classic from the LP Spaced Out In Wonderland which is flippin ace.

Toy - Dream Orchestrator (TVAM remix)
Well I like Toy and I like TVAM, so this should be a slam dunk. And it is.

Featured album: The Cuban Boys - Machines
Kids From The Rotating Door Of Fame
One of a few tracks off the album that samples the old Ealing comedy I'm Alright Jack to good effect.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - An Intention
Lovely track from the LA singer from the LP The Kid.

Tricky - When We Die feat. Martina Topley-Bird
Reviving a partnership that goes back to 1995, it's new stuff from the Bristol godfather of trip-hop. ununiform is the new LP.

Four Tet - Two Thousand And Seventeen
A new one from Kieran Hebden, which is always a joy.

Aphex Twin - Korg Funk 5
And a new one from Richard D James, featuring his son on vocals. A new LP on the way, we all hope.


Soundcloud (for as long as they're still going):


Back next week

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

4 July 2017

Now then.

Sugar Coat - Come And Get Me
Stunning, and with a Portishead-esque edge, from Lewisham. The album Excuse The Mess came out in May.

The Hamilton Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)
From the musical Hamilton, and featuring Riz Ahmed among several others.

Fews - Metal
From Malmo but now based in London, this is a cover of a 1979 Gary Numan track which appears on the album Means which is tremendous.

El Goodo - Sit And Wonder
A first LP in eight years from the South Wales outfit. By Order Of The Moose is out in early September.

Tamikrest - Wainan Adobat
Malian touaregs Tamikrest have a new LP out called Kidal.

Amplifier - Rainbow Machine
Manchester prog revivalists with a track from the LP Trippin With Doctor Faustus which came out last Friday.

Dystopian Future Movies - Pieces
More experimentalism, this time from Nottingham. Time came out at the start of June.

Cock Sparrer - Gonna Be Alright
Veteran London punks - they've been at it for forty years and some - from the new LP Forever.

Voyager - Ascension
To Perth in Australia now, the remotest city on earth. Ghost Mile is the album.

What We Call Progress - January
From Northumberland, this is off the EP Arrhythmia.

Dan O'Farrell And The Difference Engine - Haunted Houses Of The Hollywood Hills
From Southampton, and from their self-titled album.

Deer - In The Shadows
One of a number of bands called Deer, these are Mexican but based in Hong Kong now.

The Charlatans - Plastic Machinery (Sleaford Mods remix)
Madchester survivalists tease their latest LP Different Days by putting out this remix of one of the tracks thereon.

Leftside Wobble And Steve Cobby - Let It Be Me
And a London/Hull collaboration to finish. A very 1990s sound.




Holidays next week. See you in a fortnight.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

27 June 2017 - the 200th edition!

Yes, it's show number 200. Unbelievable.
I thought about some sort of retrospective, but then checked my emails, my notebook, my twitter favourites and there's just way too much great new stuff out there to get distracted by navel-gazing. So it's business as usual.

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - White Man's World
Good old Alabama folk off Isbell's new one, The Nashville Sound.

The X-Ray Cat Trio - I Lied
And good old rockabilly from the new EP by the Leeds three-piece. This is the title track.

Forest Swords - Arms Out
Liverpool producer Matthew Barnes is Forest Swords and his new one is called Compassion.

Tombstones In Their Eyes - I Want To Fly
We've got quite a bit from LA today, starting with this one from the EP Fear.

Andy K Leland - Home Grown Muck
A new single from Andrea Marcellini as he puts more distance between his former existence as My Cruel Goro bassist.

Imaad Wasif - Carry The Scar
Back to LA. This is off Dzi - pronounced 'zee' - which comes from the Tibetan book of the dead.

The Indelicates - Top Of The Pops
Sussex DIY vaudevillians from the new LP Juniverbrecher, out now.

Forever Cult - Codeine
More Leeds stuff, off the new EP Homewrecker.

Pattern Language - By The Time We Get There
Another track from the album Total Squaresville, this sounds very OMD.

Equinox - Kiss (ft Feral Five)
This is excellent. Equinox are a poetry collective from the North West and have combined with a range of people to set those poems to music. The result is It's Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin and it's excellent.

Bonaventure - Supremacy
Soraya Lutagu is Bonaventure - a Swiss/Congolese producer - and that African/European existence informs her new LP Free Lutangu throughout. Exceptional.

Andy Mac - Stormy
Cornish dub now, the flip side of the single Diving Bird 2.

Shinichi Atobe - First Plate 3
And finally, some Japanese house. Three tracks called First Plate appear on Atobe's EP From The Heart, It's A Start, A Work Of Art which is made up of lost tracks from the last 17 years.



Thanks for listening to the past 200 times. We go again.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

20 June 2017

Ow do.

Here Are The Young Men & Uncle Peanut & Eddie Argos - Pop Stars Down The Pub
Not always men, not always young, these are a collective from the south east with this being their new single.

Best Ex - Someday
Candy Hearts are now Best Ex and this is off Ice Cream Anti Social which is out in July.

The Sums - Hose Me Down
Liverpool four-piece. From their 2016 album Start At The Finish. Sounds like The Las.

Miraculous Mule - Ain't It Hard
Manchester band with a track off their new single Sound Of The Summer.

The Immediate - Not Shabby
Terrific track from the Chester band from their album Manbuoy. Sounds like Julian Cope.

Second Hand - Something You Got
The 1971 prog classic Death May Be Your Santa Claus has had a reissue.

Hater - Coming Down
These are from Malmo and this is the new single, recorded in the sessions for their LP You Tried.

Tigercub - By Design
Off the new album Abstract Figures In The Dark.

Natterers - Exist Or Live
Yorkshire punks with a cut from the forthcoming EP Toxic Care.

Current Affairs - Cheap Cut
Siouxsie-esque stuff from Glasgow.

Femme - Fire With Fire
A new track from the London chanteuse. A second album is in the offing, channelling her inner UK garage.

Pattern Language - Le Choc Des Etoiles
Chris Frain of Boulder, Colorado, is Pattern Language and this is off Total Squaresville.

Korma - Tears Of Wine
Seattle's Tommy Mertens is Korma and this is off a Cybersonic LA compilation.

Fit Of Body - 770-997-2341
Droney goodness from Atlanta's Ryan Parks off his EP, Healthcare.

Graham Dunning - Crude Oil
London producer with a cut from the EP Monochrome.



More next week.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

13 June 2017

Just the ten tracks tonight as there are a few long uns in there.

Island Apollo - Hold It Down
And something sunshiney to start with, the new single from these Southern Californian indie rockers.

Cherry Glazerr - Told You I'd Be With The Guys
A new one from the LA trio and their first since signing to the Secretly Canadian label. From the album Apocalipstick.

The Pink Tiles - Sammy
To Melbourne next and a track from the LP #1 Fan.

Los Snorkels - Clank!
Surf guitar from La Plata, Argentina, now. This is off Surfing In Silver River which is fantastic.

Bitumen - Honey Hunter
Back to Melbourne. This is off a split-cassette with No Sister.

Bettie Serveert ft Peter te Bos - Love Sick
Amsterdam trio with a track from the LP Damaged Good which came out last autumn.

Red Axes - Hamem Oti
Another one from last autumn, this time from Tel Aviv. Off the album Ahuzat Bait.

King Ayisoba - Sooba
And one more from last year. Albert Apoozore is from Ghana and takes traditional music in new directions.

Mogwai - Coolverine
Finally, a follow-up to 2014's Rave Tapes. Every Country's Sun is out in September.

Superpitcher - Bluesin
And to finish, 17 minutes of Cologne... well I don't know what it is. I don't really care either. Astonishing. This is off The Golden Ravedays 5 which is out in a week or two.




Plenty more of that kind of thing next week.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

30 May 2017

Quiet bank holiday? Not much happened? Ah well.

Fizzy Blood - Pawn
Noisy bunch from Leeds. This is their latest single, a discourse on predatory behaviour and using people's desperation to persuade them to do things not in their interests.

Oro Swimming Hour - Overthrown
Off Penrose Winoa, a collaboration between Bristol's Art Is Hard records and Brooklyn's Orchid Tapes.

Meatraffle - Brother
Their first single since their debut LP Hi-Fi Classics, they are avoiding difficult second album syndrome by skipping the second, so the next one will be their third.

Deer - How I Feel
Going back a couple of years for this one from Mexico.

Bearcats - The Big Surprise
This came out last autumn, off the Californian's Candy EP,

The Kimberly Steaks - Wrong Exit
Glasgow now, and one from 2014 off the LP To Live And Die In West Central Scotland.

Feature - Schedules Align
Another one from the debut and valedictory album Banishing Ritual which is dead good.

Cannibale - Rays Of Light
To Paris, and this is on No Mercy For Love.

The Foreign Resort - She Is Lost
And Copenhagen next, this is their new single with an LP to follow.

Wave - PJ
From the brilliantly named album Jurassic Parkour.

We Are Quasars - Post-Wave
These are from Carlisle and are bloody good. This is off Resistance which came out a couple of weeks back.

Five Pence Game - D Minor Disappointment ft Faithful Johannes
Five Pence Game is a collaborative project from Novocastrian Ally Morton. This features Outside Your House man Faithful Johannes and appears on the EP Oxygen.

Whirling Hall Of Knives - Selectivsnapp
Irish electronic duo with a new EP/mini-album Voix.

Brainwaltzera - Muddy Puddle Trot
Is it Richard D James, he of Aphex Twin? It seems it very well may be. This is off the EP Aescoba.




Not in next week. Back to normal the week after.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

23 May 2017

Ahoy there.

She Makes War - I Want My Country Back
Laura Kidd with an impassioned plea to restore Britain to the values we used to hold before kowtowing to UKIP and the voices of intolerance.

The X-Ray Cat Trio - The Buzzards Claw
Leeds rockabilly three-piece that I saw live a wee while back. This is off their 2015 album Out For Blood.

Tranqs - Blood
London band who are touring with Eight Rounds Rapid. This is the title track from their 2016 EP.

Public Service Broadcasting - They Gave Me A Lamp
So what were they going to do next? Well, it's a concept album about the rise and fall of the Welsh coal-mining industry. Every Valley is out on July 7.

Halo Orbit - Subump
A three-piece based in New York, LA and Tokyo. This is the title track from their album that came out in February.

Spasibo - К Гудвину ​(​To Goodwin)
Fanny Kaplan - Laughter
There's a decent line in post-punk bands coming out of Russia right now and here are two of them. Both are from Moscow. The first track comes from Spasibo's 2013 album mini, while the second is from Self-Titled from 2015.

Missing Organs - Blood Factory
An Austrian curio. This is off Old Speakers which came out in March.

Arms And Sleepers - Love Is Everywhere (Summer Edit)
A breezy update for the track from Life Is Everywhere which came out in January. Just in time for some warmer weather.

Phil Reynolds and The Uncertain Futures - White Claw (Isvisible Mix)
From Douglas on the Isle Of Man, here's a remix of a track taken from White Claw which came out in March.

Cobby And Litten - For The Many (Extended version)
The Hull poetry and beats project with a free download. Hopefully you've already registered to vote - the deadline was yesterday - and now you need to go and vote Labour.




Same again next week.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

16 May 2017

Missiles Of October - No Brain No Headache
Belgian stoner punk rock from the LP Better Days.

Krause - Suburban Anarchists Building A Better Tomorrow
And now Greek punk. Their debut album is 2AM Thoughts.

Def!cit - Nightime
Not normally a fan of extraneous punctuation in a band name, but here we are. This is their first single.

Feature - Gatekeeper
Featuring members of various other bands, this is off Banishing Ritual.

The Vega Bodegas - Welsh Music Prize
The EP Council Pop came out last Friday.

The Paranoyds - Egg Salad
To LA now for a track that came out last summer.

West Of the Sun - Siberian Hysteria
Another one a year old. These are from that London.

Gaby Hernandez - Entranced
And back to LA. Spirit Reflection is out on June 9 on the ever--wonderful Mr Bongo.

The Comet Is Coming - Start Running
Here's good. Off Death To The Planet which is out now.

Ifriqiyya Electrique - Arrah Arrah Abbaina
And here's curious. These are from Tunisia and it comes from Ruwahine which is out on the 26th.

Slowdive - Star Roving
Their first album in 22 years and all they could think to call it is Slowdive.

Wayward - Orissa (Pepe's Jazz Bar Reinterpretation)
A great mix, this. Off the EP also called Orissa.

Team Ghost - Revelations
Oh, isn't this gorgeous. It's off their eponymous second EP. That fade is incredible.




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

9 May 2017

Decent selection this week, I think. Hope you agree.

Shitkid - Sugar Town
Swedish lofi wonderkid Asa Soderqvist with a track from her debut LP Fish, out June 2.

Allison Crutchfield - Dean's Room
Formerly of PS Eliot and Swearin', Alabama's Crutchfield 's debut solo LP is Tourist In This Town. Came out in January.

Retroject - Lesson Learned
Doncaster indie-poppers with a track from their third EP, EPIII.

Platinum Boys - New Kind Of Love
These are from Milwaukee and this is off Buzz.

Imaginary People - Snapshot
No idea how to describe this, don't really care. These are from New York and the album October Alice is out now.

Sacred Paws - Strike A Match
Quirky. These are Eilidh Rodgers and Rachel Aggs from Glasgow and London and this is the title track from their first LP.

The Black Angels - I'd Kill For Her
Velvet-esque, 13th Floor Elevators too, this is Texan psych from their fifth album Death Song.

Vorderhaus - My Situation
Mark Vorderhaus, that is. He's from Berlin and this is off Minor Activity.

Opin - Deep Thots
From Richmind, Virginia, this is off the LP S/T.

Gnoomes - Cascais
To Russia next, Perm in particular. And wow. This is off Tschak!

dreamherbs - Welcome To The Fuzzbrain
Walthamstow scallywags with their first release.

The Night Programme - We Are Chaos
Got nothing on these, but there is an album in the offing.

Vessels - Radiart
New one from Leeds electronians. New album coming later in the year. Can't wait.

Dementio13 - The Beat Of A Breath ft Marie Craven
Another poetry and electronica effort from Paul Foster and regular collaborator Craven. This time not under their Cwtch moniker. The words are from the poem As Yearning Is Red by Rachel Dacus. Sublime.




More next week.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

2 May 2017

Lots to get through, so pull up a muffin.

Bricks - Not Proud
A new track from the London trio from a forthcoming LP. Good to have them back.

Echobelly - Hey Hey Hey
Yes, that Echobelly. They have a new album out on May 26, Anarchy and Alchemy.

Nelson Can - Move Forward
Danish three-piece with a new track out last week on the ever-reliable Alcopop! label.

Fat Goth - Thoroughbred
A track from their fifth LP, Enorme!, which is out on Friday.

The Golden Dregs - Congratulations
To Falmouth next and a new one on the Art Is Hard postcard club.

Algiers - The Underside Of Power
The title track of the new LP, their second, due out in June.

The Hempolics - Me Love To Sing
Big skanky vibes from London. This came out at the back end of last year.

Lisbon - Tyler
Tremendous new single from the Newcastle outfit.

The Mark Lanegan Band - Nocturne
A new one from the new LP Gargoyle, out last week.

One-Way Song - Dr Spraza Lies
A relatively new duo from Manchester with their debut single.

Repier - Last_Touch
Off the third and possibly final EP from this Parisian band. Well, under this name anyway.

Outside Your House - My Indefensible Acts
The Durham 'barely rap' duo with a new track which is a portent of their debut LP due in the autumn.

Moth Effect - Smoke And Fluff
A new demo from one of our favourites.

Various Autists - Single
Great name. Don't know much about them, but given this was recommended by Vessels you know it's going to be good.



More next week

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017

Loads of top stuff this week, so let's get at it.

Post War Glamour Girls - Pollyanna Cowgirl
Another track from the Leeds up-and-comers' new album, Swan Songs which is out next Friday.

The St Pierre Snake Invasion - Dick E Mozart
More noise from the Bristolian outfit. This is part of a double-A release due May 26.

Deny All Robots - Meesces
This appeared on the Lichfielder's EP Crash that came out last year, but has just had a video published.

The Orielles - Sugar Tastes Like Salt
To Halifax, Nova Scotia now and an 8-minute epic which marks their first release for new label Heavenly.

Christian Fitness - Bees Mode
Andy Falkous returns with part 4 of his side-project, Slap Bass Hunks. Due imminently.

BEAK> - Sex Music
Portishead's Geoff Barrow is back with his side-project BEAK> and a new single slated for a launch in June.

The New Pornographers - Play Money
A new LP from the Vancouver veterans. Whiteout Conditions is their seventh studio album and is out now.

Touts - Sold Out
A debut single from highly-rated Derry trio, pitched as being somewhere in the cleft between the Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers. Praise indeed.

Los Peyotes - Bdaaa!!!
A few years old this, but stuff it. Los Peyotes are an Argentinian/Peruvian four-piece and this is off what remains their latest album, 2010s Garage O Muerte. Just brilliant.

Yah - Dungeness Bank Holiday
Dean Cavanagh is Yah and this will be released next month as part of his label's 3rd anniversary, that being Rhode Island's Filthy Broke Recordings.

Factory Seconds - Caught In The Layers
The latest one from Art Is Hard records postcard club which continues to be a source of delight.

Peter Perrett - How The West Was Won
Former Only Ones frontman with the title track to his first solo LP. Out June 30.

Xam Duo - Tisch Tennis
A quirky offering with more than a hint of Kraftwerk about it. This is out on Wednesday.

Steve Cobby - Arvan
A previously unreleased track from the late 1990s, very much in the ambient bracket.



Don't think I'm about next week, so 193 will have to wait.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

11 April 2017

Good evening.

The Smith Street Band - Death To The Lads
Because, frankly, lad culture's death cannot come too soon and shall not be mourned. Off the Melbourne outfit's fourth LP More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me.

The Gods Themselves - Tech Boys
Do they mean me? Possibly. Anyway, I don't even have a moustache. These are from Seattle and the album Be My Animal came out in January.

She Drew The Gun - No Hole In My Head
A cover of a 1960s protest song by Malvina Reynolds, this is on the album Memories Of Another Future which came out last month.

Lichen Gumbo - Country Boy
To Finland next and a stripped down piece off the album Boilin'. About as lo-fi as it gets.

Kingsley Chapman and The Murder - Dead Horses
The last ever track from these. Sad times. Still worth following on social media though as Chapman pursues other avenues.

Local Girls - Yeah Roy
You know it's all about new music, but this is over 4 years old now. Well I heard it in the week and I like it and so I'm playing it. Off the album Deluxe Kicks.

Odd Couple - Am I Evil?
Berlin now, and a track off the album Flügge which came out last winter. Very psych.

Shrinking Minds - Something Better
More psych-influenced stuff now, this time from Liverpool's next big thing. This came out on March 3.

Rift|Fault - Bike Lane
Friend of the show Nat Lyon with his new project, a collaboration with Aimee Kanzler. The EP is EP001 and came out April 1.

The Darling Buds - Complicated
New stuff from The Darling Buds, their first stuff in over 25 years. The EP is called Evergreen and is out on the 21st.

Clustersun - Raw Nerve
To Catania in Italy now and isn't this good? The LP Surfacing To Breathe is out in May.

Drahla - Fictional Decision
Bit closer to home now for some drone/fuzz from Leeds. This came out last autumn.

Sal Boca - Feel The Life
More great stuff from Paul Foster, aka Dementio13, this time along with Caroline Moore, Claire James and Neil McCann. Recorded between 2001 and 2002, it was released last month.

Kelly Lee Owens - Anxi ft Jenny Hval
Off the terrific self-titled album which is out now from the frankly ridiculously talented Owens. She'll go far.

Die Verboten - White Island
Another one from a wee while ago, 2015 in fact. Die Verboten are the Dewaele brothers, David and Stephen, who you may be more familiar with in their Soulwax guise. Off the LP 2007, confusingly.




That'll do you for a week, I reckon.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

4 April 2017

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip - David Bowie Was A Funny Man
A touching tribute to the Thin White Duke. I didn't know his dad were from Donny. I do now.

Cyanide Pills - Stop And Search
Leeds punks bring their political sounds to their new LP Sliced And Diced. Came out last month.

Gnod - Bodies For Money
No better day to play this as our Prime Minister travels to Saudi Arabia to flog arms and is more bothered about a false story about removing the word 'Easter' from things than she is about... oh, I dunno.... FLOGGING ARMS TO THE SAUDIS FFS.
From Salford krautrockers who clearly know I'm a sucker for an album title. Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine. Out last Friday.

Priests - Puff
More punky type stuff now, this time from Washington DC. The LP Nothing Feels Natural came out in January.

Neville Staple - Return Of Judge Roughneck
The former Specials and Fun Boy Three man is back with an album of his own, this being the title track. Came out in February.

Desperate Journalist - Be Kind
Off the new LP Grow Up. Very highly rated band and this came out last week.

Pale Kids - Prayer List
To Durham now for a track from the new EP Holy Mess which is out on Friday.

Alimony Hustle - Miss GB
Probably the only record about Zara Holland being stripped of the Miss GB title for having sex on Love Island or whatever. This is the title track of the new LP which came out a week ago.

Ashley Reaks - Ghost Town In My Heart
A change of pace for Harrogate's Reaks with the new album Here's To The Good Life. It's a bit less experimental and more upbeat, even if there's a hint of Nick Cave on this one. Out on Friday.

Saint Etienne - Heather
Woo-hoo, a new Saint Etienne album! Home Counties is coming soon, five years on from Words And Music By... and here's a teaser.

Happyness - Falling Down
A new one from the Londoners off Write In which is out next week.

Hashfinger - Kites
Title track from the new one from Bradford beatmakers which is out on May 4.

Bocawoody - Jump feat BluRum13
Boca 45 and DJ Woody team up again in the Bocawoody guise on the new one Carousel.

Coldcut x On-U - Divide And Rule feat Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Junior Reid and Elan
Belter. Coldcut team up with Ashley Sherwood of On-U Sound and bring in a range of collaborators on the album Outside The Echo Chamber, few finer than the evergreen innovator Lee 'Scratch' Perry who recently turned 81.

Greymatter - Burning 4 U
And to finish, a dancefloor stomper from Graham Luckhurst, co-chief of the essential Mr Bongo label. Off the album No Blood Without.




Tuesday, 21 March 2017

21 March 2017

'Ow do.

The Physics House Band - The Astral Wave
The mini-LP Mercury Fountain is their first release since 2014. Welcome back.

Sir Robert Orange Peel - Deep Water
Last time we heard these was putting music behind Mark E Smith reading the classified football results. This is off their debut LP Sir Robert Orange Peel volume 1.

Rosie Doonan - Feel Love
I make no bones about it - I adore Rosie Doonan.

Stnnng - The Last Nostalgia
Don't know much about these, but the LP is Veterans Of Pleasure and it's out on April 1.

All Them Witches - Bulls
Flat out stoner rock - desert rock they call it - from Nashville, TN. Sleeping Through The War is the album.

Post War Glamour Girls - Organ Donor
The hotly anticipated third album from the Leeds outfit is Swan Songs out on April 17.

Pulco - Moose
New one from Welsh DIYer and friend of the show Ash Cooke from the new EP Silex.

The Jeepers - Light Up
From Kolkata and off the album Within Conversations which came out on the 11th of March.

Machynlleth Sound System - Strata Florida
Now that is a band name I can get behind. Welsh, would you believe. Their second EP is called MSM2 and is out now.

Tigercub - Control
Brighton based trio whose new single is out now.

Great Ytene - Locus
This London based psych rock band released their self-titled debut in 2014. The year after, they lost an album's worth of tracks down a technological black hole and it's taken this long to come back with a new set. Locus is the LP and it's out now.

The Evil Usses - Gambino
Beefheart-esque stuff from Bristol off the new LP Amateur Pro Wrestling. Out on March 31.

Not Waving - 24
London club sound from the LP Animals out on Powell's Diagonal label.

Dementio13 - Doug McClure
House favourite Paul Foster returns with the LP Goo, out now.

Ghost Culture - Coma
And finally, some more housey housey off the new EP Nucleus.




See you next week

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

14 March 2017

Still got loads of stuff in the backlog, so eschewing the featured album.. err... feature again. So let's get cracking.

Playboy Manbaby - You Can Be A Fascist Too
Released the day after the US election, these are from Phoenix, Arizona, and it's off the LP Don't Let It Be.

Wire - Diamonds In Cups
Post-punk veterans who recently marked their 40th anniversary. The new album is Silver/Lead.

King Salami and The Cumberland 3 - Goin' Back To Wurstville
These are good. Featured on the BBC series The Best Part-Time Band, they've developed a bit of a cult following. This is out on Friday on an album of the same name.

Sleaford Mods - Moptop
A rare daytime-playable track from the new LP English Tapas which you need in your life.

Public Service Broadcasting - Progress
PSB's first track featuring guest vocals, specifically those of Tarcyanne Campbell from off of Camera Obscura. A portent of things to come.

Lusterlit - Genius Of Love
Brooklyn duo Susan Hwang and Charlie Nieland are Lusterlit and this is off the new EP/mini-album List Of Equipment.

Mokoomba - Mokole
To Zimbabwe now and this lively 6-piece are from Victoria Falls. The album is Luyando and is out now.

Husky Loops - Tempo
Italians based in London, we've played these a few times before. Their self-titled EP is out early April.

Dark Horse - Dark Horse
Matt Knee is Dark Horse and this features the vocals of Rosie Doonan. The EP is called Shot Down and is out now on Wakefield label Philophobia.

Eureka California - Wigwam
From Athens, Georgia, this is part of a three-track 7" which came out last month.

Horsebeach - The Highest Place
Couple of tracks from Manchester now, starting with this from the LP Beauty and Sadness.

Control Of The Going - She
And then from Manc psych-rockers who have an album in gestation.

Pet Crow - Pressure Sores
Part of the growing Derby scene, the album A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life. Catchy.

Cowards - Chosen
Back to Manc for a track from the LP Teeth.

Drumm Chimp - Acid Dog
And finally, an old-school acid house type thing that is utterly box fresh. Off the album Mangled Repetitions.



Doing owt next week? See you then, then.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

28 February 2017

Hello. Been a while, eh? As such, I have a massive backlog of stuff to play, so I'm dispensing with the featured LP so I can cram more in.

Simon Roberts - The American Dream?
aka Classicalbanksy, this is Roberts's debut as a composer and producer. The LP Operatic Pop is due later in the year.

Jonny Kinkaid and The Imaginary Nowhere Band - Note To Self
From Bristol, this is off the album F Is For Fascist which came out at the start of the month.

Ride - Charm Assault
New stuff from old shoegazers after a 20-year hiatus. Off the back of their reunion gigs, there's a new LP in the works.

The Golden Age Of Nothing - Sleepwalkers
Teessiders whose album Monuments comes out in April.

Scott H Biram - Long Old Time
Texas singer-songwriter with a track from the LP The Bad Testament which came out last Friday.

Phobophobes - The Never Never
Love these. This is a belter. A critique of modern consumerism that comes out on March 24.

John Mouse - Tough Day For The Trains
They said they were done, but you can't keep a good band down. It's out on March 10.

Divisionists - Say Can You
A track from their debut album Daybreak which is out on March 17.

The Sly Persuaders - Wild For The Night
This came out as a single last autumn, but the South London rockabillies have a self-titled album out as of last week on which this features.

The Kumari - Space Witch
A new single, their fifth, out on the ever-reliable Metal Postcards records.

Beatrice Dillon - Curl
Off a split-single with fellow Londoner Karen Gwyer on the intriguingly named Alien James label.

Analogue Wave - Hope
These are an Irish pair of electronica merchants. The single came out on Friday while an LP is in the pipeline.

Future Orients - Motto
These are from Beijing and this is off the LP Eat Or Die. It came out last autumn, but I've only just come across it. Super stuff.

Warm Digits - End Times feat. Field Music
This is the Newcastle duo's first release for Memphis Industries, their new label. An album will follow.

Orbital - Kinetic 2017
They said they'd quit, but they just can't. Back together and making new music. Terrific.