No one knows when they’re young

This weeks incoming

As usual a serious amount of new material has been delivered here at Aural Delights HQ over the last week so there has not been much time for considered reviewing.

Three pre-release tracks from the new Sallie Ford album “Slapback” have arrived and they sound fantastic. The sound is a little more raw and increases the anticipation for the full release on October 13th.

I finally got around to purchasing the excellent album from My Little Brother “If we never came down” which is marvellous. I featured the band on the radio show a couple of years back and i’ve been meaning to get hold of the release – glad I did it’s fantastic.

My appreciation of the new Trojan Horse album “A World Turned Upside Down” is reflected in an interview with Nick Duke from the band on the Studeo Blog. Suffice to say that the quartet have overcome the “difficult second album” hurdle with some ease and have created something genuinely groundbreaking. Links and stuff are in the review in the other place. I also put together a special podcast to celebrate the album launch which features old and new material from the band as well as each band members musical favourites plus a few of my own choices to break up the mix.

Aural Delights Podcast reaches it’s 100th edition in a couple of weeks so I’ve been putting my mind to how I might celebrate that milestone – pending that here is the latest edition

The new metal and garage music keeps flowing and there have been some remarkable releases which I just have not had chance to write about so I’ll let the Sonic Attack Podcast  tell the story – although I will point out the new OHHMS album as a bit of a highlight

And here’s some quick one-lines on the rest of the new material…..all of which should be appearing on future podcasts at some point…..

Cable35 – Coconut Supply (Single) Free Download from Website – Out Now

Taken from the Fungus EP which was out earlier in the year. Fresh neo-grunge sound with a hint of Sonic Youth, Excellent

Roses Never Fade – Devil Dust (Album) Neuropa – Out Now

Remarkable mix of ambient textures and moody acoustic strumming with dark, brooding vocals. Featuring Ancient Wisdom’s Nathan Opposition, The Way To Light’s Austin Rathmell and Pale Creation’s Nick Fiction. Impressive.

Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Album) Avalanche Records – 6th October 2014

Slightly disappointing in that there is nothing new of note. The usual industrial metal tropes are here and it’s all delivered very well but I could have done with a bit of development maybe.

Positronik – Better Late Than Never (Album) German Shepherd Records – 17th October 2014

Post split compilation of the majority of their recordings. High quality soul-pop with electronica elements.

Dope Body – Lifer (Album) Drag City – 20th October 2014

Impressive second outing for this Baltimore Quartet. Excellent rock/punk and contender for album of the year.

Annhilated – XIII Steps to ruination (Album) Unique Leader – 28th October 2014

Debut, full length intense and unforgiving death metal with some technical elements

Atomzero – Surface (Single) Analogue Trash – release date unknown

Post punk electronica in an Ultravox and that ilk style, but with a touch of Moroder

Monster Jaw – Monster Jaw (EP) Cobra Kitten Records – 27th October 2014

Pop flecked ear-worm in an indie package – vocals seem a bit low in the mix, but good for all that

Surburban Myth – Crashed and Burned (Single) Self Released – 31st October 2014

One of those tunes which has a great verse but a disappointing chorus. The second single taken from the band’s debut Album ‘Welcome (If Only)’.

Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space (Album) Cargo – 23rd February 2015

A Teaser video for the new album, which is a long way off, looks to continue the work to date, I hope they will have developed some of there elements to freshen up the sound.

and finally a little treat with the new video from Le Butcherettes…..

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Cable Guys….

Just heard about a brand new EP from the utterly marvellous Cable 35 which is called “Fungus” and after a first listen through I have to say it’s pretty damn good…..pending playing you that and doing a review here is their most recent vid “Factory Floor” from the Louder album……

Aural Delights Radio Show – 21st March 2012

Listen here……

1. The Neon Mile – Weight in Gold =  Four-piece indie/folk/rock band formed amongst the rubble of yesteryears whims and fancies. We are David Bowie. We are David Lynch. We are David Brent. WE are THE NEON MILE.www.facebook.com/ TheNeonMile

2. Tuxedomoon – Victims of the Dance – Desire = A classic track from one of my favourite albums

3. The Simpletone – Western Ways – Rampenny = The Simpletone are an unsigned rock band from Cambridgeshire, UK. The band was Formed in the Summer of 2009 by three friends Glenn Eastoe, Craig Seymour and Alex Aprigliano.The band was finally complete in the summer of 2010 with the addition of lead guitarist Jonny Davison. The Simpletone play a rare mixture of heavy and light melodic rock, drawing influence from many great bands of the past and present such as Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Biffy Clyro, Captain Beefheart, The Smiths, Alice In Chains and The Doors to name a few. The band have played an abundance of gigs around London, Cambridge, Bedford, Huntingdon and their home town of St Neots. The Simpletone have recently been confirmed to play The Cambridge Rock Festival 2012.

4. Odoghan – Sail to the Moon = Odoghan ( Irish O´doghan)The band was born in Cordoba City – Argentina back in 2005, when Jose Visconti joins with friend and guitarist Cesar Fernandez to play some acoustic shows at the local scene. After some shows and anticipating a set of own electric songs Enrique Paglia (cesar´s cousin and former co band member) joins as the drummer and engineer for the first album (“To mars” 2009). Bassist Cesar Nocetti joins the band at last to complete the formation. The band lately released their first video-clip (“Sail to the moon” 2010) and is finishing the production of the second album to be released by the end of 2011.The band´s been influenced by “American and British alternative rock” from de last two decades, brit pop, punk rock even folk at some point. Though responding to these influences, the band´s music finds it´s own path, and develops into an honest means of genuine expression of profound and existential feelings. There´s a lot of travelling, transit, doubts, questioning and contradiction in the songs: resistance to a modernity where things questionably work or work for only a few, where man is compelled to survive and justify his existance.Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/odoghanfan

5. This Wicked Tongue – Isaac = A great band from Worcestor –http://www.thiswickedtongue.com

6. David Young – Generation = www.davidyoung-music.co.uk……A 15 Year Old Alternative Folk Singer/Songwriter from the Midlands.

7.  Cable35 – Saturated – an Alternative rock band based in Sheffield. Cable35 have played a number of gigs around Europe over the past couple of years playing in Liverpool and Birmingham, England in 2007, Copenhagen Denmark in 2008, Italy, Belgium and England on the Hygiene Tour in May and June 2009 and Birmingham in 2010. “Harry” accompanied by the “Harry Video”(directed and filmed by the band) was the next single to be released in 2010 followed by‘Boogie Man’ in November 2010. Cable35 toured Europe twice in 2011, Playing in Sicily, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and the UK followed by a released for their Debut Album‘Louder’ accompanied by two singles ‘Memories’and ‘Cow Head’ with music Videos you can watch on the youtube channel 

8. The Cramps – Confessions of a Psychocat – The Secret Life of the Cramps

9. ArtClassSink – Sleep –  a four piece from Oxford who are  are aiming to tour soon  – www.facebook.com/ArtClassSink

10. The Doors – Hello I Love You – The Collection

11. The Neon Mile – Close to Home

12. Half Man Half Biscuit – Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes – Look Dad No Tunes

13. Moff Skellington – Arrow – Pukes of a Hot Cloister – another track from the great new album

14. Ben Whitehead – White Lie

15. The Beta Band – Dry the Rain – The 3 EPS – this weeks Farley Fumble

 


Aural Delights Radio Show – 14th March 2012

On this show you will hear the bands listed below (listen via this link) – somehow I managed to fit 18  tracks in this week….mostly new bands with their latest material

1 ArtClassSink In My Room Demo Track
2 Miss Lucid This Life This Life EP
3 Gentlemen Duke Bad Man Mild Mannered Madmen
4 Bacchanal Party His Misunderstanding is Partially Your Fault You Can Be As Orange as you like but there’s nothing sweet about you
5 Alistair Banks No One Alistair The Optimist
6 Dave Graney King of the Dudes Single
7 The Atelier Gold Single
8 Taser Puppets Broken Dolls Twisted Pop
9 Kill Pretty Kill Pretty Studio Recordings
10 Blue Orchids Year With No Head Serene to Severe
12 The Sexual Objects Midnight Boycow Cucumber
13 Moff Skellington House of New Bricks Pukes of  A Hot Cloister
14 Marc Broude Vampire Salt EP
15 The Clean Thumbs Off Anthology
16 Cable35 Cowhed Louder
17 The Neon Mile Matchstick Man Demo Track
18 The Slow Show Brother Radio Edit