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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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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 C├ędric 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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

31 January 2017

Let's pretend for an hour that the world isn't utterly screwed.

Bubblegum Lemonade - The Great Leap Backwards
And it does feel like we're trying to recreate the 1930s all over again. This is the title track from the album released late last year, one of my just-getting-round-to-it pile. And it's a big pile at the moment.

Team Picture - Back To Bay Six
A 5-piece from Leeds out on Leeds label Come Play With Me who can be relied on for the good stuff.

Real Estate - Darling
Off the LP In Mind which comes out on March 17.

Featured album: Tin Machine
Tin Machine
Amazing
I've been meaning to do this one for a while, especially since Bowie's death. It's a period that never got due recognition, but that Bowie said saved his career. That being that instead of doing what other people wanted, it was a return to making what he wanted and sod anyone who thought otherwise. He also credited Reeves Gabrels, guitarist and co-writer, with opening up his more experimental side which went on to define Bowie's late period.

Fews - LaGuardia
A new track from the London-by-way-of-Sweden band. Came out just over a week ago and is bloody splendid.

Deny All Robots - Crash
Speaking of geographical oddities. Lichfield via Detroit. This is the title track from the EP that came out last November. Yes, another off that big pile.

The Nightingales - The Divorce That Never Was
The renaissance of The Nightingales continues with a new track from the EP Become Not Becoming.

The Cowboys - She Wants To Be French
It does seem appealing right now, in fairness. These are from Ohio and is off a self-titled LP that came out last November. And the pile reduces again.

Heldinky - Arms
From Bangor in North Wales. This is off their debut LP Miles To Go Before I Sleep.

Featured album: Tin Machine
Bus Stop
It was worth revisiting this. It's not Bowie's best work, but it's not anywhere near as bad as was made out. What it represents in his career arc, however, is priceless.

Neon Waltz - Dreamers
These are from Caithness. And they're rather good.

Voodoocuts - Jazzaround
Because what we all need now is a jazzed up version of House Of Pain's Jump Around.

Blanck Mass - Please
From the third LP from Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power's side project, World Eater. Tip top.

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And I'll try to reduce that pile next week.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

24 January 2016

Hello again

Splashh - Waiting A Lifetime
The Australo-Londoners have a new LP coming in April, this being the title track.

Penelope Isles - Cut Your Hair
The first track from Art Is Hard records new singles club. Subscribe, get a single a month on a postcard. Genius.

Those Unfortunates - Welcome To Woodberry Down
I like the style of these guys. Definite elements of Biscuit. This was released last week.

Featured album: Daft Punk - Homework
Daftendirekt
Revolution 909
It's 20 years old. Good grief. 20 January 1997 saw Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo launch themselves into our consciousness and into robot suits. It still stands up.

Los Campesinos! - 5 Flucloxacillin
Another track from the forthcoming 6th studio album Sick Scenes. A reflection on a life on medication.

Diet Cig - Tummy Ache
New track from the New Yorker's album Swear I'm Good At This which is out on April 7.

Husky Loops - Fighting Myself
These are from London, a three-piece, and gaining a following. Easy to see why.

Angelic Milk - Gingerbread House
Going back a bit with this one. These are from St Petersburg and this is off the album Pale which came out at the end of 2014.

Julian Cope - As The Beer Flows Over Me
From a new LP of drinking songs, titled Drunken Songs, which is out now. Classic Cope.

Featured album: Daft Punk - Homework
Da Funk
Probably the most recognisable track from it. And came with that video with the bloke in the dog head.

Biscuit Mouth - Kenneth The Lampooner
Noisome Derby duo return with Hot Change, out now. Splendid stuff.

The Courtneys - Tour
To Canada for this one, Vancouver in fact, off the album II which is out on February 17.

Riviere - New Cancer
And we finish in Toulouse. Their debut LP Heal came out last Friday. A bit good.

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All being well, same time next week.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

10 January 2017

Pip-pip.

Eight Rounds Rapid - I Like It
And so do I. It's been a while since the fantastic debut album Lossleader, but here's new stuff from the Essex boys. Tremendous.

The Darts - You Got Me
All-woman band from Arizona, this is off their debut, self-titled LP.

David Bowie - No Plan
A posthumous release on the occasion of what would have been his 70th birthday. The EP of the same name contains his last ever recordings. Still miss him.

Featured album: New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Pigeonhole
Get Better
Penguins
On the fringes of the Madchester scene, NFADs get overlooked a lot. This was their debut LP from 1990, coming a couple of years after forming. I just don't think they ever get the credit they deserve. They were good.

Piskie Sits - Put Right
New stuff from Wakefield now, via Wakey label Philophobia. This is off the album Stick And Twist which came out in November.

Neurotic Fiction - Generals
Another track from recent signing to Art Is Hard, the flip side to the double A single with Mediator on the other side.

Joel Gion - Tomorrow
The Brian Jonestown Massacre percussionist continues his own side-project. This is a non-album track released last month, though a new LP is coming soon.

Field Route - Come Back
New band from Manchester featuring past and present members of Horse Beach. This is off a self-titled EP which is well worth your time checking out.

Blaney - Winner
Staying in Manc environs, Blaney is from Salford and this is off the Urban Nature LP that came out last spring.

Featured album: New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Pigeonhole
Big
The biggest track off Pigeonhole here, it was probably their biggest single. And they've resisted the temptation to reform for a few quid in the revivalist scene, so more power to them for that.

High Rise Finale - Loneliness
Another track from the Biography Of A Lost Soul EP coming soon from this Barnsley collective.

Mega Emotion - OK Maybe OK
We've played these Norwich noiseniks a few times before. After several EPs, a debut album is coming, tentatively titled Move, Motherfuckers. This is a banger and a half.

Kink - Pocket Piano (Breakbest mix)
To Hungary next. Strahil Velchev is Kink and this is the closing track to the new EP Cloud Generator.

Alone - Your Eternal Adventures
And finally, the 52nd and final edition of James Reichelt's mission to make a record a week throughout 2016. Far, far more hits than misses among them too.

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Doesn't look like I'm in next week. Week after yeah?
Toodles.