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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

7 February 2017

Na then

Stef Chura - Slow Motion
DIY from Detroit and with more than a little of The Breeders to it. It's off the album Messes which came out at the back end of last month.

The Drain On The Balcony - Happy Thinking
Out on Bristol's Local Underground label comes this from the LP The Golden Hour Of The Drain On The Balcony, released early January.

Deadwall - Heartlands
A new one from one of our favourites, Leeds four-piece Deadwall. They are seriously good.

Featured album: Sweet Benfica - Betamax Daydream
Betamax Daydream
Heathers
More DIY for our featured LP this week, from show favourites, two brothers from Wales. The album came out early in January and follows a pattern set down with previous releases. It's really very good.

The Frightnrs - All My Tears
Proper reggae now from Queens in New York. Despite it's very old-school feel, this is off their debut LP, Nothing More To Say, which came out last autumn.

Talisman - Relijan
More reggae, this time from four-decade veterans Talisman from Bristol. The new album is Don't Play With Fyah and it's great. I'm sure there are lots more tracks we'll be playing from this in the coming weeks.

Moon Duo - Cold Fear
Portland psych-rockers return with another LP, Occult Architecture volume 1. That's out in March, very much the concept album and will be followed by a complementary piece.

Lady Wray - Do It Again
What a voice. Virginia's Nicole Wray has her first LP for some time out now, Queen Alone. Proper good soul.

Sky Between Leaves - OBE (Out Of Body Experience)
They're a London-based alt/krautrock ensemble and this is off the EP Klein Blues which came out in October.

Featured album: Sweet Benfica - Betamax Daydream
Last Night I Googled My House
And I'm a sucker for a good title. And they don't get a lot better than this. Good guys, good music. Go get it.

Dusty Mush - Faux Sabotage
Making noise in a dirty attic in Ile de France are Dusty Mush, aka producer Cédric Bottachia. This was released as a single last November.

DJ Marcelle - To The Right
Marcelle is from Amsterdam and something of a pioneer of modern electronica and trance. This is off the EP In The Wrong Direction. Terrific.

Whirling Hall Of Knives - MMXVIRIP
This is an Irish collaboration between The Last Sound and Magnetize. The track came out on New Year's Eve, and obviously the title is saying ta-ra to 2016. A suitable place to finish this edition.

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And that'll do us for this week. It would transpire that I'm not in for the next two weeks, so see thee in a while.