Music Diary #33 – 8th February 2012 & Aural Delights Radio Show

Mostly listening to new albums over the last few days…..

  1. Lot of noise being made in some quarters about the  Django Django album – was not that impressed, reminded me of dodgy West Coast stuff from the 1960s.
  2. The “Suburban Sunshine” album by Et Tu Brucé is interesting. It is released on 27th February. The quirky, quaint Englishness of it is quite appealing – although I am not completely sold on it as yet. Probably will require several listens to understand what it is all about.
  3. The Valery Trails purports to be akin to The Go-Betweens – not quite, but their album”Ghosts and Gravity” is good enough to stand on its own without reference to other stuff.

On this weeks Aural Delights you will find the following – and you can hear it here :

1 Grand Duchy Silver Boys Exclusive Remix
2 Lydia Loveless Bad Way to Go Indestructible Machine
3 Rebellious Jukebox Crash Single
4 Rocketeer Cupid Single
5 Mark Laneghan The Gravediggers Song Blues Funeral
6 Fairport Convention Crazy Man Michael Liege and Lief
7 Thee Silver Mt Zion What We Loved Was Not Enough 2 The West Will Rise Again
8 Kieland Ridge Sundays Demo
9 The Hello Strangers Oh Hell Drown Introducing Max Schmidt
10 Yes I’ve Seen All Good People The Yes Album
11 Kieland Ridge Let Me Down Demo
12 Moff Skellington Proper Sunday Weather Pukes of  A Hot Cloister
13 The Bats Free All Monsters Free All Monsters
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Music Diary #24 – and Salford Music Scene 24th January 2012

Busy today but a lot of what came in was not up to scratch – the highlights of which were…..

Received a handful of tracks from Berks/Bucks band  Kieland Ridge  who have a good gritty sound – impressive.

Just taken delivery of the new Guile single “I Walk Alone” and very good it is too – of you sign up for their newsletter you can get it for nowt. Twangy guitars, scribbly guitars, plectrum worrying guitars and Cash-like vocalising. Also The King Blues single “Does Anybody Care About Us” made it’s way onto the dansette – not been too keen to listen to these guys because of all the hype but this is quite good.

Liverpool band Tone Puppets have been sent in our direction before – and they have new things to hear which are a good listen.

On this weeks show the emphasis is on a couple of upcoming gigs – the Salford City Radio Music Night at the Kings Arms on Thursday, and the Section 25/AAAK gig at Gullivers on Saturday…..also new band Hellbound Rebels, more from Ruby Tuesday and Long Hat Pins and another track from that new Borland release…… listen here

1 AAAK Any Kind of State Exclusive pre-release
2 Section 25 Colour, Movement, Sex & Violence Colour, Movement, Sex & Violence
3 Kill Pretty Brown Eyes Demo
4 Hellbound Rebels Vulture Demo
5 The Hymek Manoeuvre Find It Yourself Demo
6 Sandells Jewels Session Track
7 Ruby Tuesday Automatic Demo
8 Long Hat Pins Hurricane Compilation Album
9 Borland Polar Bears Romantic Animals
10 Ruby Tuesday Heartbeat of a Heartbreakr Demo
11 Factory Star Cheetham Bill Enter Castle Perilous
12 Factory Star Away Dull Care Enter Castle Perilous
13 The Fall Blood Outta Stone The Dredger