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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.