Thursday, December 14, 2017

Artificial Pleasure - Wound Up Tight




If Davids Bowie and Byrne had a love child and he hooked up with LCD Soundsystem the result might well sound like this little belter from Artificial Pleasure. The bloke in the video looks like he's having the kind of day I used to have when I worked in the wonderful wibbly world of advertising too. Ahhhh, happy days. Ahem. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Continental Breakfast




The more I hear this track the more I love it and watching the delightfully intimate video for the first time today has well and truly cemented things. You know what, I reckon I'd enjoy a weekend with Kurt and Courtney and friends, not sure what they'd make of me but after a beer or three I'm sure it'd be sweet. Hell, I'd even get up early to make the breakfast...continental of course. 

PS: The vid kind of reminds me of this little beauty from Thee AHs (Caution: contains bums and a nipple or three).



Monday, December 11, 2017

Dua Lipa - New Rules (Initial Talk 80s Rule Remix)




Remixes. Some suck, some don't. This one, sending Dua Lipa's New Rules whizzing straight back to the mid 80s, falls firmly into the latter category. The leg warmer revival starts right here.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Tonight Alive - Temple




Sadly these days if a track doesn't grab me in roughly 2 seconds when I'm whizzing through the dozens of music channels I'm off to the next one in search of Wham's Last Christmas vid, so kudos to Aussie rockers (no one mention the cricket please) Tonight Alive and their current single Temple. It's a bit Pink-ish, it's a bit Paramore-ish and it's got the kind of singalong arms in the air chorus that's deceptively tricky to nail without coming over all Coldplay (now there's a horrible thought). 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Motörhead - Heroes




Lemmy left us for that great bar in the sky on December 28th 2015 and just two weeks later Bowie joined him so there's a strange kind of synergy to the 'head's cover of Heroes as we nudge closer to the two year anniversary of both their passing. This track got little radio play when the album that spawned it, Under Cöver, came out in September so there's a fair chance that you might not have heard it but there's something rather moving about Lemmy's delivery. It might just be my overactive imagination but you get the sense that he knew he was on his way out when he was singing it, although to be fair Lemmy was on his way out for roughly 60 years...
 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Krafty Kuts & Chali 2Na - Hands High




I've been looking for this track for a few weeks now after hearing it on 6 Music a fair bit. Amazingly the panel on 'Lammo's' Round Table thingy slagged it off saying it sounded a bit derivative before spunking themselves into a frenzy over some dull as ditch water grime nonsense. Bah, humbug (it's nearly December, we can talk like that now). I've been a bit of a fan of all things Jurassic 5 since hearing their first EP in much missed Brum record shop Plastic Factory (RIP) back in the day and Chali 2Na's latest collaboration with Krafty Kuts is right up there with their very best. Enjoy!

PS: Here's some old skool J5 just in case you missed it back in 1997! Twenty years ago? Seriously? Good grief I suddenly feel ancient...



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Handbag - Super Star Car Crash




Always on the look out for something a little different from the past, present or future (yeah, I'm just like Mystic Meg) I came across (steady now) gay punkers Handbag in a well thumbed copy of Mojo magazine. As with many bands it seems as though the 'bag were pretty much shafted left right and centre by the music biz but the ruddy brilliant glam punk of Super Star Car Crash surely deserves more than the paltry 351 views it's currently got on You Tube?! Good grief. Play it loud. Play it to your mates. Play it to Auntie Julie at Christmas.