Music Diary #39 – 22nd February 2012

A great new track from Kill for Company came in yesterday, looking forward to seeing them, with Mr Heart and Whipcord at our second music night at the Kings Arms on March 8th……

Great new track in from Scottish band – Kick to Kill,  plus a great new remix by AAAK  of Toska Wilde’s “Kathy Kirby”……

On this weeks Aural Delights…….click this link to listen in

1 Aperture Click Demo
2 Bacchanal Party Down there for the dancing Single
3 West Coast Sick Line Hanging at Picnic Rock Demo
4 Trevor Sensitive and the Locals Saving Albion From Itself Single
5 Comet Sands Hearing the Heartbeat Recordings and Live Demos
6 Buildings Born on a bomb Melt Cry Sleep
7 Et Tu Bruce Never Say Trevor Again Surburban Sunshine
8 gFrenzy Tonight the Kids Sleep In the Car A Lowtides Rising Compilation
9 Hookworms I Have Some Business Out West EP
10 Rebellious Jukebox Slave to Lust EP
11 The Finest Hour Feel the Same Album Sessions
12 Witch Hats Mahoney Pleasure Syndrome
13 Zombie Computer Honest Lies Indian Summer
14 Moff Skellington Ballflowerman Pukes of  A Hot Cloister
15 Hong Kong in the 60s You Can Take A Heart But You Cannot Make It Beat My Fantoms
16 This Wicked Tongue In Collusion Demo
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Music Diary #37 – Aural Delights Radio Show – 15th February 2012

And here we are again with another Wednesday of music…..in through the ethergate in the last 24 hours music from

  • Manna – sort of a sultry version of PJ Harvey, on one of the tracks she sings with Mark Laneghan – interesting stuff and bears repeated listening
  • Pint Shot Riot –   new single “Starting to Fly” not bad but very much of its ilk – once it gets going ’tis quite impressive in some areas.
  • Torche – single off of the new album -which is on its way to me – noisy, loud guitars etc – v.good!
  • The Imogen Styles – fascinating art pop duo with a strong image and a DIY approach to music/vids. Something quite captivating about what they do….but I doubt if I would play it….there you go
  • Paul Weller – single called “That Dangerous Age” sounding somewhat like Ray Davies in parts – alright I suppose if you like that sort of thing….
  • The Finest Hour – good stuff – new single called Janey/Feel The Same

And on this weeks show a variety of newer things with a prog classic of the week, Moff moment and Farley Kiwi fumble…most of the bands are on Facebook and you can look them up there……listen here….

1 Disappears Love Drug Pre Language
2 Safari Doubt Single
3 The Explorers Collective Nothing at All Single
4 Et Tu Bruce This City Suburban Sunshine
5 Future Pilots Take It All Future Pilots EP
6 This Wicked Tongue Ray Mears vs Bear Grylls EP
7 The Coke Authority Malice Demo
8 Van Der Graaf Generator The Emperor in His War Room H to He Who Am The Only One
9 Safari Are We Ready Single
10 Comet Sands This Too Shall Pass Recordings and Live Demos
11 This Harbour Union Little Mountain Town This Harbour Union
12 Moff Skellington Life on the orb of Pangaea Pukes of  A Hot Cloister
13 The Statler Project Your Opinion My Opinion Your Opinion My Opinion

Music Diary #11 – 11th January 2012 – Aural Delights Radio Show

A relatively quiet day on the new things in box so I will concentrate on this day’s show….which is notable for the large proportion of new things being played.

I would single out the new Disappears album (Pre-Language)  as something to look forward to – now with Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on drums this new release has moved on considerably from last years “Guider”. Also pleased to see at last the album from Limbs (Olympics) which further demonstrates Mike Chadwick’s exceptional compositional skill – for fans of quirkly English music this is one to check out. The second part of Earths two-fer “Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light” moves into a far more improvisational area – this is considered music, painfully slow at times, but rich with ideas and sentiment. With the exception of the closing Farley Kiwi Fumble and a classic from The Walkabouts the bulk of the rest is new and unsigned work from around the country. You can find all of these people on Facebook easily.

The playlist is…..and you can hear it here

1 The Cosmonauts The Howl EP
2 Limbs The Worms Want Blood Olympics
3 Streaming Lights Wait A Minute Single
4 Comet Sands The Beautiful and Damned Recordings and Live Demos
5 Curry Quiche Love Went With All The Rest Demo
6 Earth The Corascene Dog Angels of Darkness Demons of Light II
7 Disappears All Gone White Pre Language
8 Invoke Nothings Changed Single
9 Toska Wilde and Luis Drayton Forbidden Fruit EP
10 The Walkabouts Lazarus Heart Ended Up A Stranger
11 After The Ordeal We Divide Single
12 The Coke Authority Great Expectations Demo
13 Magnetic Island Acadia Magnetic Island
14 The Sunshine Fix Last Night I Had A Dream The Future History of the Sunshine Fix

Aural Delights Radio Show – 4th January 2012

I’ll do the diary on another post as I’ve been a bit busy today – all of  which will be explained on the diary …

Anyway the first Aural Delights of 2012 is jammed packed with new stuff and some great stuff from last year……a few links and such but I’m a bit busy to do too much info…..

  • Unquiet Nights – Burning The Tracks – 21st Century Redemption Songs
  • The Cubical  –  Dirty Shame – It Aint Human
  • Cults – You Know What I Mean – Cults
  • Comet Sands – Andromeda – I predict greatness for this lot……
  • Curry Quiche –  Social Barrier Thing
  • Simon Waldram – Gravity
  • Paul J Riley – Blue
  • Magnetic island – Don’t Need I Now – from the new album. The latest message from the band says “January is going to be a busy month in Magnetic Island land. Our debut full-length drops on January 17, and we’ll be celebrating its release the following week at Death By Audio in Brooklyn with friends HHR, Bambara and Trabajo.Until then, we wanted to let you know that three tracks from the new album can now be heard in their full mastered glory thanks to Verbal Rocket and QRO Magazine. Grab “Don’t Need It Now” from the latest Verbal Rocket mixtape at http://verbalrocket.bandcamp.com and stream “Whatever You Wanted” and “When You’re Finished” via QRO Mag athttp://www.qromag.com/mp3s/Magnetic-Island-Whatever-You-Wanted-/.

    Expect at least one more song to drop before album release. And if you haven’t already, you can still reserve your copy of the LP and some special goodies ahead of time via our album pre-order at http://magneticisland.bandcamp.com/.”

  • Gang Gang Dance – Romance Layers – from the Eye Contact album
  • All India Radio – Bollywood Nights (Remix)
  • Dave Graney – I Am Your Humble Servant – from the Supermodified album
  • Vaudeville and Bad Omens – Bean Song – from Ravenna – kind of quirky
  • Calling All Astronauts – Someone Like You – from Western London – neu-Goth….???
  • The Statler Project – Plenty –  an Indie Dance Rudewave tune with a wee bit of what someone called Rocktronica from Glasgow.
  • Dadamah – Papa Doc – a Farley fumble from New Zealand

To listen go here

Music Diary – 1st January 2012

New Years Resolution – as the New Year starts – keep a daily diary of new music received so as to have some sort of record – not a bad idea given my memory…..so to kick of…and from the last week or so ….

  • Five new demo tracks from Kill Pretty – which will form part of a twelve track album coming out in January – all rather marvellous. Recorded in Stockport. Some classic Ian Moss lyrics and great playing from the Duttons and Mr Leigh. The band to watch in 2012 I prophesy somewhat giddily.
  • Got some new demos from The Coke Authority just before Christmas which are all rather good – and include a new version of the rather excellent Act A Fool. Another band to keep an eye out for.
  • Three tracks from various members of Day For Airtrikes (all getting a bit Animal Collective this lads!!) viz Little Idiot, Mi Amo Simmy (as featured earlier in 2011) and Claw The Thin Ice (aka Ian Breen) – all great especially the Breen track. Perversely, released on the edge of Xmas, meaning calling it an Xmas release was a little odd, the music transcends any seasonal association. Catch the seperate Little Idiot release on Bandcamp,  an interesting ambient work-out, plus the EPs etc from the other two – all good stuff. Fascinating how the various elements of DFA sound totally different from the combined sound.
  • New music from Toska Wilde received – now working with Luis Drayton. Three tunes which mix sci-fi melodrama, oriental melodies and electro-pop. The menacing blend of Drayton’s deeper voice and Wilde’s lighter tones with the ambient sounds are interesting indeed.
  • New album received from Lisa of Magnetic Island – rather fine – will definitely get some serious airplay – able to mix dream pop with a harder New York sound with ease.
  • Very impressed by Comet Sands who gave me a link to the their Bandcamp stuff – definately a band to watch out for in 2012. Their tune Andromeda has an immediacy and quirky likeability that demands hearing.
  • The interestingly named Curry Quiche sent me some tunes……..they have an acceptably listenable blend of 60s garage sensibility and psychedelic weirdness that sets them apart from the rest.
  • And at a local level the new single from John Herring has arrived (starts in the usual JH reflective fashion and then builds into a memorable piece of motorik melodicism) , also  have new tunes from Turrentine Jones and Hunting Bears. All great!
  • Marcus Miller has “revisited” Miles Davis first Warners album “Tutu” – two CDs of live stuff wherein the original vignettes are extended to overlong funky jams – also includes music not on Tutu – e.g. Jean Pierre (wherein we get three or four minutes of slap bass before the theme kicks in) – quite impressed with the ambient reworkings of some of the source material – nice loose feel – and Christian Scott does a passable Miles impression, but generally I guess I wish it was one CD shorter and he had got a producer in who knows when less is more. Can’t fault the production which is as sharp as you can get.

You can hear most of these, if not all, on my shows week beginning January 4th and 9th.