Friday, November 16, 2012

Semi Regular New Music Roundup Thingy - 16th November 2012

Ho ho ho...nearly Christmas! What? Oh yes it is...oh no it isn’t etc etc. Well, it is. Like it or not that headlong rush into an orgy of turkey, sprouts and bad telly’s here already. Hurrah! For any fellow B-Town dwellers Christmas officially starts with the opening of the German Market, a sprawling mass of increasingly humongous wooden chalets flogging wallet busting sausages, beer, stollen and marzipan chocolates (here’s a top tip...pop down your local Aldi and you can buy all this stuff for a fraction of the price).  Still, it’s supposed to be good for the economy...not ours obviously...but the good folk of Bavaria no doubt make a killing. Head to Orchard Pig cider (they’re normally in the bit near the library) if you want a proper drink. Marvellous stuff. One of your five a day too. Fact.

Anyway, on with the show. Whilst Radiohead’s may have been a paranoid one, Soft Bullets' android...well, more of a robot really, is suicidal. Bless. There’s something heartbreakingly sad about watching cute animated characters top themselves and the soundtracks suitably mournful too, bearing a passing resemblance to Radiohead’s glory days.

Speaking of Radiohead the band’s unofficial 6th member Nigel Godrich has got a new outfit  - Ultraista - with fellow know twiddler Joey Waronker and Laura Bettinson (aka Dimbleby and Capper). This hypnotically dreamy new single’s the latest fruit of their labours.

Like Squeeze? Course you do. Silly question. Wrap your ears around this one then, New Drug by Transmission Party (aka New Yorker TJ Byrnes). It’s got a real feel of Deptford’s finest...

They’re from Manchester. They’re called Dutch Uncles. They’ve just released a rather fabulous new single (Hot Chip go mental in a xylophone factory) called Fester. That’s all you need to know. Enjoy!

Right, I’m off to get a German sausage inside me...fnar fnar...

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