Well as the month draws to a chilly end it’s worth reflecting on the first month of the calender year…….well over 50 new bands , whether demos, singles or albums have come my way in 31 days and that’s not counting the absolute dross I have had to reject on the grounds of public well-being taste and decency. That’s a dizzying amount of new music to absorb in the context of having lots of older stuff to recall and bring forward for consideration. On the most part things have been good and the standard, variety and uniqueness of the material is all very high indeed.
However having said that today’s listening has been somewhat marred by a pile of things which I will not even bother listing – awful in extremis…..somewhat rescued by….
My recommendation of the day which is:
- Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral : chap out of the “Screaming Trees” for those who know them, also “QOTSA” and “The Twilight Singers” amongst other things….his latest release is out next week and I have to say it’s rather fine indeed – dense and intense bluesy material which sort of sums up and concentrates into one excellent package the material he has produced over his previous six albums.
On this weeks Salford Music Scene…….to listen click here…only one deliberete error this time when I describe Novelty as being Dead Souls…..
|Tone Puppets||Late Nights||Demo|
|Death to the Strange||Vertigo Dreams||Demo Album Tracks|
|The Ascension||Precipice||Blood on The Rose|
|Humanizer||A Fine Farewell||Demo|
|Stolen Mushrooms||Soulfly||Out of Zone|
|Kingdom Lost||Englands Grey Unpleasant Land||Demo|
|Kit B||Rock-Ola Rocket||Demo|
|Long Hat Pins||Already Stone||Compilation Album|
|Tone Puppets||All I Know||Demo|
|The Ascension||Useless Gift||Blood on The Rose|
|Kill Pretty||Happy Families||Live at Brixton Jamm|
|The Fall||2×4||The Wonderful and Frightening World of|