Thursday, March 29, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Heard this chap on Cerys' show on 6Music a couple of weeks ago and meant to post it last week but, ya know, time and stuff. It's a jaunty little number, slight echoes of Momus perhaps, accompanied by a truly disturbing vid. Best not to watch it before lunch. Or after lunch. Or if you're ever planning to eat again for that matter. Still, a great track!
Thursday, March 22, 2018
"EASY RIPPIN" by THE DAY ENDS from The Day Ends on Vimeo.
Chuffed sideways to hear a new track from The Day Ends...no, scratch that, not just a new track but a whole new genre...Post Blues Psych Punk. And you lucky Midlands based peeps have a chance to see it played live (possibly, Miles Perhower might well have write an entirely new set over the next few days) this weekend in yet another cracking edition of Sunday Xpress. Get stuck in ya muthas.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Heard this again for the first time in ages on the ever reliable 6 Music yesterday and thought it deserved a quick post, especially as we could all do with its distinctly summertime vibe over the weekend when we're apparently going to be blasted by the ruddy 'beast from the east' once more. Bugger me the shops round here still haven't recovered from the last lot yet.
PS: Is it just me or does this track have a bit of a Les Fleur vibe?
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
AKA George (aka the artist formerly known as George Barnett) is back, back, back with a brand new single and, well, it's a bit of an (Ed) banger (see what I did there...no...oh alright then). I think there's a rude word at 1 minute 22 seconds so you may not want to blast it out at work or in front of the Vicar...but fuck it, who gives a fuck eh? Clearly not the sweet little old lady in the video...
Friday, March 09, 2018
After last week's apocalyptic weather I'm looking forward to getting out and about this weekend so here's a little blast of Red Hot Chili Peppers to kick things off. I lost count of the number of times I listened to this track when I was working in an office in the 'glamorous' world of advertising back in the noughties but I'm guessing it's in four figures at the very least. And I still love it. "This life is more than just a read through". Wise words. Mine's a pint of Hogfather.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
It's been a long time coming sadly but today whichever global mega corporation owns the tattered remains of the NME has announced that it's to stop printing any more copies after this week's issue, effectively ending 66 years of music history.
I bought and read the NME for years, decades even. I stopped after one of the many tiresome relaunches but still flicked through copies in WHSmith from time to time, which took all of three minutes. And that was the problem. There was bugger all in there for the £2 or whatever it was they wanted you to part with every week.
I stated reading it again when it became free though and occasionally picked up some decent new music tips from it, even if it meant ploughing through 20 pages of 'advertising promotions in association with VO5'. I know we're all supposed to believe that 'print' is dead but there's still something sad about knowing that bands in the future won't be able to see themselves on NME's hallowed pages.
In the words of Ash's new single - a band who appeared on the cover of NME on more than one occasion - what a buzz kill eh?
Friday, March 02, 2018
It's Freaky Funky Friday people! And thank Freaky Funky for that eh? If you're UK based the chances are you've just endured some of the shittiest March weather since...well...forever...so in anticipation of the temperature climbing to a sizzling 5 degrees centigrade this weekend dance around in yer pants to the brand new one from Bologna's best, Rumba De Bodas. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 01, 2018
A nice slice of slacker garage grunge to warm the cockles of whichever part of your anatomy might be frozen from Brum's very own Table Scraps! Right now I'm a failure at keeping frickin' warm...hmmmm...maybe I should slam dance the walls to this track? Hold on...yep...that helped...much warmer...a broken shoulder but at least it's a warm broken shoulder.
PS: Table Scrap's new album Autonomy is out now on Zen Ten Records baby.