Salford Music Scene Radio Show – 3rd April 2012

On this edition…..listen here….

1 AAAK Achilles Heel Totalitarian Tip-Toe
2 Modern Blonde Tropical Sorry
3 Kingdom Lost Stay Together Desire Lines
4 Moongoose An Incident on Pelham Grove Organic Technology : Reaction Music II
5 Bourbon Street Beat The Gamblers Demo
6 Hunting Bears I’m Of A Mind Demo
7 Stalagmites Lost Bones Zulus
8 The Centrals Pretty Face Demo
9 Moongoose Organic Technology Organic Technology : Reaction Music II
10 AAAK Trigger Finger Totalitarian Tip-Toe
11 Sptfyr Commercial Terrorist Commercial Terrorist
12 The Vow A Walk In The Sunshine Single
13 The Fall Last Nacht I am Kurious Oranj
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Music Diary #17 – 17th January 2012 – Salford Music Scene

The arrival, in the post, of a new Moff Skellington album cheered me up considerably. It is called “The Pukes of a Hot Cloister” and it is rather marvellous, as we have come to expect with Moff’s work. He advises me that the website will soon be updated to facilitate access to his back catalogue and the new one.

Ronin, the Italian avant garde quartet heavily inspired by Morricone, who blend country, psychedelia, jazz noir and americana  can be heard on their new release “Fenice”. The album’s opening three tracks – “Spade”, Benvenuto” and “Selce” – are a pure mix of country-pyschedelic, almost as if the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s masterpiece “El Topo” had been played by Ry Cooder.

And so it’s time for Salford Music Scene again……the show is dominated by the new release by those cheeky ailurophiles Breen and Gregg aka Borland who have weaved  their magic to create a stunning new slab of electronic loveliness (reviewed elsewhere on this blog) ……i’m also introducing a couple of hitherto unheard bands Conquer Rio and Ruby Tuesday…..and delighting in the sound of Taser Puppets…..playing a couple of requests (I know it’s the slippery slope to being the hairy cornflake) and another excellent tune from Long Hat Pins.

On the show for today therefore …… and you can hear it here……

1 The Tapestry Rode Your Luck Single
2 Hunting Bears Routine Inebriation Demo
3 Kill Pretty Ace Tone Demo
4 Borland Wildlife Romantic Animals
5 Taser Puppets Wasp Demo
6 Ruby Tuesday Spirit and Soul Demo
7 Conquer Rio Down from Mars Demo
8 Long Hat Pins An Understanding Light Compilation Album
9 Borland Fire, Ice and Dynamite Romantic Animals
10 Taser Puppets James Bond in Drag Demo
11 Conquer Rio Stay A Little While Demo
12 Borland Moondog (Radio Edit) Romantic Animals
13 The Fall The Joke Cerebral Caustic

Music Diary #10 – (Salford) Music Scene 10th January 2012

A pop orientated influx of music today from Mausi, Thom Cross, Soulmagic and the oddly named Rainy Boy Sleep – all fine stuff but unlikely to be played on my shows as they just don’t fit – however I have shared them with colleagues at the station and hopefully they will pick up on them. Some interesting rock music from America’s “BrokenRail” (sic) which again doesn’t quite get on my playlist but might get picked up by others.

Pleased to see another release from “Danny Short” in his DDS guise – this is the more experimental side of his music which is closer to ambient and free improvisation – anyway you can get it here free.

Taking the opportunity for this show to play some four of the five demo tracks “Kill Pretty” laid down earlier in the month in Stockport. They have further recordings planned in February and March with Craig Scanlon and Larry Gott guesting which should be interesting.  As I’ve said elsewhere on this blog I’m somewhat excited with what Ian Moss and his band of merry funsters are cooking up.  In terms of gigs you can catch them- Thursday January 26th , with Sandells/Factory Star at Kings Arms , Salford; Saturday February 25th , with Taser Puppets at the Railway Chorley. Dates to be confirmed but also March gigs at the Verge, Hyde with Subway Sect , and Ashton under Lyne’s Guzzlin Goose with Taser puppets.

In their usual perverse way the Day for Airstrikes chaps released a three track EP on bandcamp on Christmas Eve  (fascinating marketing concept chaps!) – comprising of music from three of their component parts ( Adam Skerritt (aka Little Idiot), John Simpson (aka Mi Amo Simmy) and Ian Breen (aka Claw The Thin Ice))  – regardless of the Christmassy association this music is required listening. Fascinating also that those components separately sound nothing like the whole.

Featuring also – as I will be for the next few weeks – music from the excellent “Long Hat Pins” – who continues to amaze with the variety of music he produces. Also another track from recently featured “Hunting Bears” – and the new single from Turrentine Jones which is a remarkably good move on from their previous work.

Also very pleased to be featuring the new single from John Herring – which is a precursor to his second album which will be out in due course. You can catch him at the Deaf Institute on March 17th he has a hell of a good band behind him now and this latest song is damn fine indeed. Looking forward to hearing the album.

In tonights fun packed radio spectacular therefore the playlist is : (listen in here)

1 Turrentine Jones Candy Snake Single
2 John Herring It Starts Again Single
3 Kill Pretty Emperors New Clothes Demo
4 Claw The Thin Ice Lonely Animal EP – A Christmas Miracle
5 Kin No Outline Demo
6 Kill Pretty Stupid Club Demo
7 Long Hat Pins Men Marching, Men Running Demo
8 Hunting Bears My Own Child Demo
9 Mi Amo Simmy Yes Is The Answer to Everything EP – A Christmas Miracle
10 Turrentine Jones Slam the Door Single
11 Kill Pretty Brown Eyes Demo
12 Little Idiot It Aint Easy being Svarte Piet EP – A Christmas Miracle
13 Kill Pretty Black Dog City Blues Demo
14 The Fall Get A Hotel The Frenz Experiment

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.

Aural Delights Radio Show – 30th November 2011

On this show

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Tombstone Shadow
  • The Rialto Burns – For the Asking
  • Working for a Nuclear Free City – Alphaville
  • Glassheads – Latin Maxim
  • Periscope – Hammerhead
  • The Living Kills – Angels Without Faces
  • Blasted Canyons – Ice Cream Man
  • Monster Island – Secret Shopper
  • Kill for Company – Money Now
  • Hunting Bears – Routine Inebriation
  • Suzuki Method – Be Cruel Be Kind
  • Glassheads – Que Sera
  • Periscope – Sleeping with Ghosts

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Salford Music Scene – 29th November 2011

A preview of the forthcoming Suzuki\Method & Helmets for Men club night plus lots of new tunes

  • Suzuki Method – Purple Aki – headlining at Islington Mill this coming Friday in the first of a new club night in partnership with Helmets for Men
  • The Rialto Burns – Show Me Your Colours – opening on Friday
  • Working for A Nuclear Free City –  Black Rivers – in the middle on Friday
  • Glassheads – Double Hard Bastard – new tunes from Wigans finest
  • Periscope – Burst – new tunes from the extremely productive Peri….
  • Hunting Bears – Good Mood Music – are after gigs if you want to contact them – I think you should Mr Promoter!
  • Long Hat Pins – Hurricane – Salford based – doesn’t gig unfortunately because he is damn good
  • The Disappeared – Eight Miles Down – playing The Castle, Oldham this Friday
  • The Portlands – Blue Sea Blues – played these before – they are very good – new releases in the New Year
  • The Fall – Monocard – from the new album Ersazt GB – a singular piece of Fall wonderment
  • Glassheads – Pressure Cooker – another one from the Wigan lads
  • Periscope – Ethereal – an another one from Peri
  • The Disappeared – Welcome Back – and another one from them
  • Working for a Nuclear Free City – Dead Fingers Talking – and another one from them, looking forward to these on Friday

To listen to the show click on the link below…….