Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Orielles - Bobbi's Second World




Straightoutta Halifax The Orielles have released some cracking singles so far but I reckon this is the best yet. Apparently the song's about a cat that wants to...er...transform into a lady...okey dokey...you don't get that from Ed Sheeran lyrics do you eh? 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Pete Shelley RIP




If you're in any doubt about which punk band made the best collection of tunes just cop a listen to Singles Going Steady, released a mere two years into Buzzcock's career. I was lucky enough to see the band a few years back and they were every bit as good 30 odd years on. RIP Pete.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Sophie Hunger - I Opened A Bar



This is weird, but I like weird...and it features the words 'opened' and 'bar' which can only ever be a good thing.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - My Friend's A Liquid




Brand spanking new Aussie psych pop (they do seem to like their psych pop down under...see also Tame Impala and Pond) from the rather brilliantly named Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.

Friday, November 30, 2018

International Teachers of Pop - After Dark




A brand new-ish Friday banger courtesy of those International Teachers of Pop. Shades of Ladytron at their icy pop best.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Shadracks - When I Can't Remember




Wonderfully raw garage pop from bright young things The Shadracks, rather brilliantly (un)produced by a certain Mr Billy Childish esq.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Morphine - Cure for Pain




I picked up two copies of Morphine's Cure for Pain album over the weekend...and promptly put them back on the shelf again as I'd only vaguely heard of the band and didn't want to waste 66p. Oh foolish Baron. It turns out that Morphine are/were something of a hidden jazzy, bluesy, alt rock gem. Returning to the charity shop in question both CDs were, of course, gone so I've just spunked almost £9 on a copy from eBay (clearly I'm not the only one who's a recent convert). Anyway, have a listen. It might not be your bag but if it is I suspect you'll get as addicted as me...

PS: Sadly Morphine is no more as lead singer Mark Sandman died of a heart attack in stage way back in 1999. He was just 46.

PPS: Here's another one. How good is this?!