Salford Music Scene – 6th March 2012

Another slice of the increasingly exciting music scen (sic) around the Salford and the North West…….

Starting with another cut from the great new EP from Warrington’s “Kindest of Thieves” – as reviewed elsewhere on this blog – moving swiftly on to an excellent band from Manchester called The Centrals. Next up the ever glorious Mr Heart –  one of the three bands playing at SCRs gig at the Kings Arms on Thursday night…..then a nice taster from the soon to be released album from John Herring (listening party for the album on Friday Night at the Kings again!).

Then the second band playing on Thursday – Kill for Company – utterly chuffed that they are featured in the NME website with a vid filmed by fellow SCR DJ Tony Thornborough, and then the excellent new single from the stunning Ninetails – and very good it is. Then the bill toppers for Thursday – Whipcord – it’s their 150th gig!  You’ll be sorry if you missed this august point in the bands history. Moston madness from the gorgeous English Mutts is followed by surf reggae genius from the always inventive Kit B.

Another John Herring track is followed by some rock from a great Manchester band – Beyond Recognition – and then a quick trip west up the M62 for a great Liverpool band called White Cliff.

Matters conclude with a track from the very excellent new album from Easter – “Innocence Man” – a stunning debut! – and a bit of Fall magic from 1980.

Listen here ……

1 Kindest of Thieves Amelia Ever The Optimist
2 The Centrals Saturday Night Shenanigans Demo Track
3 Mr Heart Dynamo The Hide
4 John Herring It Starts Again It Starts Again
5 Kill for Company Tongue Tattoo Singles Collection
6 Ninetails Rawdon Fever Rawdon Fever
7 Whipcord Mistlead Whipcord
8 English Mutts Jimmi Greenteeth Demo Track
9 Kit B Hulmenoid Demo Track
10 John Herring Ghosts It Starts Again
11 Beyond Recognition Who is 67? The Illusion
12 White Cliff Last Time Demo Track
13 Easter Something American Innocence Man
14 The Fall City Hobgoblins Single

Music Diary #43

Right then……

  • Just got hold of the new album from Easter – called “Innocence Man” – utterly marvellous……it will be out in the Spring – stay tuned over the next few weeks to the Salford Music Scene Show to hear tracks…..they will be on in March at the Band on the Wall and at the Paradox Stage on Chapel Street on May. If you are missing Sonic Youth then have a listen to this band …… but please note they write better tunes. You can download their excellent “Damp Patch” at their site.
  • Have received the new Mummy Short Arms single – rather bloody good, like all their stuff – also got a sneak preview of an album track (which is completely and utterly unsafe for radio play due to the number of times mo-fo is used in the tune – a pity it is excellent).   “Silicone Dream”  – the single –  is out on 14th May 2012, and “Old Jack’s Windowless Playhouse” – the album – is out on 21st May 2012 – both on Flowers In The Dustbin records. If you have not heard this band yet then I recommend you do,  as they are something special.
  • I am becoming increasingly fond of The Centrals – they do seem to be able to write great tunes.
  • Groovy new track in from the increasingly interesting English Mutts from up Moston way – it’s called “Jimmi Greenteeth”
  • …..and their chum Mr D Cusick of Kit B has sent me a new wonderous piece of Surf Dub called “Hulmenoid”  – he is after finding a drummer if anyone has a spare set of sticks doing nowt.
  • Got sent the new single by a band from Birmingham called The Destroyers which is very good indeed – imagine Beirut mixed in with The Bonzo Dog Band with a touch of klezmer thrown into the mix.
  • Got hold of the debut  album by Breton it’s called “Other People’s Problems”- a FatCat release it was recorded at Recorded at the Sigur Ros Studios in Iceland – after a shaky opener it really settles down to be a fine piece of work. They are playing Islington Mill on March 29th 2012. You can download their EP “Blanket Rule” for free when you become their friend on Facebook.
  • Tony T sent me some new Fall Fan Dave and Lap Top Dancers tracks – they appear to be from the new album…..as usual they are very good….

Music Diary #38 – Salford Music Scene 21st February 2012

Having been plagued with the lurgy for the last few days i’ve not had the energy to do much – main thing to report on is an excellent gig by Kill Pretty at the Shangri-La event at the Carlton Club in Prestwich last Friday Night. A most enjoyable set which ties in with a handful of new tunes sent my way by Mr Moss including the excellent new one “Year of 13 Moons”. Anyway here are a few snaps to show you what it was like……

Josh on the bass
Moet in Action

On other matters I have had a pile of new stuff but generally the lurgy means I have not had time to properly sort through it……however current recommendations for your listening pleasure include:

  • Hong Kong In the 60s – their most recent album (from last year) My Fantoms is rather excellent……
  • New York Dolls – Live From The Bowery – can they be the same without Johnny Thunders, Arthur Kane and Jerry Nolan? Probably not but Sylvain and Johansen manage to revisit the early debauched madness of the band.

And so to this weeks Salford Music Scene……some great new tunes from the local scene – the new EP by Taser Puppets is excellent, Easter are remarkable, and Jonn Deans new offering as Vei is spectacularly good. All the rest are rather stunning as well……

To listen in click here

1 Taser Puppets Broken Dolls Twisted Pop
2 Easter Damp Patch Damp Patch
3 Vei Internettiquette EP
4 The Brakes All Forgotten Demo
5 The Fiction Medicate The Greatest Hits EP
6 Rapid Pig Flight (Edit) Rehearsal Recording
7 Periscope Lifeboat Single
8 Cyril Snear Confabulation Four in Hand Two In Face
9 Death to the Strange Bandit Album Demos
10 The Brakes This Time Monday Demo
11 The Fiction Worlds Apart The Greatest Hits EP
12 Vei Faceplant EP
13 Taser Puppets Dim Twisted Pop
14 The Fall Totally Wired Live to Air In Melbourne