The Last Aural Delights – 31st October 2012

To finish after three years and six months on the steam radio our Reverbnation Artist of the Week for this week and last week  and a selection of my favourite artists.

Notable by their absence are Moff Skellington, Danny Short and Fall Fan Dave & The Lap Top Dancers who will in all likelyhood be the subject of a special podcast  in the not too distant future.

Listen to the show here…..

  • The Happy Fallen – Ultrawave – a new track from the ever productive Mr Neale James
  • Easter – Damp Patch – a track from one of the albums of the year “Innocence Man”
  • The Gin Circle – Sinderella Story – our reverbnation artist of the week , a trio from Leicester
  • Factory Star – Incorruptible – one of the best bands around at the moment from the “New Sacral” release
  • AAAK – Regenerate – another one of the best bands around at the moment – stunning at Salford Music Festival – from “Totalitarian Tip Toe” and featuring another particular favourite – Kin.
  • Neuron No – Limonchik – from the “Little Lemon EP” – a band who never fail to amaze me with their musical abilities….
  • Taser Puppets – Wasp – yet another one of the best bands around at the moment – great songs and a great attitude……
  • We Could Be Astronauts – Loose Lips – were our Reverbnation Artist of the Week last week but I neglected to play them – and being a man of my word I am rectifying that omission.
  • The Gin Circle – Lost To Be Found – as above
  • Da Mutts – Albion Summer – an abiding love for this band and their song-crafting skills…..
  • Kit B – Hulmenoid – Danny Cusick is one of our best song writers and here is another example of his abilities
  • Positronik – Don’t Come Crying – this should be in the charts not that tedious N-Dubz crap
  • Toska Wilde and Luis Drayton – Glamoflage – so should this…..
  • Kill Pretty – The Year of 13 Moons – best tune of the year for me, so I thought I would go out on a high

Thanks for listening – Aural Delights will be back in podcast form in about two weeks on – http://www.mixcloud.com/BobonSCR/……

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Salford Music Scene Radio Show – 12th June 2012

On this weeks show……which you can listen to here……the featured artists are:

1 White Vinyl Where Art Thou Demo
2 Mamoroux Pointless Demo
3 Lauren Housley You Gotta Believe One Step Closer
4 Saturday Morning Cartoons In my mind Demo
5 Twisted Hand A New Place to Begin The 1982 Masters
6 Neuron No Drain the Lake Little Lemon EP
7 The Lazy Maybees Wildfever Lining Up Spoons
8 Adesire Vocation Paradise A History 1980-83
9 Danny Short Couldn’t Stay High Remnants
10 Air Cav The Way I Think About My Life Single
11 Wailer Pilot Study Fall Forward Demo
12 Fuschi4 Blue Whales Blues Can’t Hold Out
13 Lee Goulden with John Hamlin Through the Eyes Demo
14 My Little Brother Films Demo
15 The Fall Printhead Dragnet

(Salford) Music Scene Radio Show – June 5th 2012

On this weeks show…..listen here

1 Easter Damp Patch Innocence Man
2 Lauren Housley My Baby Cry One Step Closer
3 The Lazy Maybees Old Ghost Lining Up Spoons
4 The Ascension Blood Upon The Rose Blood Upon The Rose
5 The Black Paths Our North Is Rising Ibiza and the Hangover
6 Twisted Hand Dawning The 1982 Masters
7 The Hamsters Stupid Songs The Disparate Cogniscienti
8 Kill Pretty Stupid Club In 80 Days
9 Danny Short Head in the Sand Remnants
10 Neuron No Limonchik Little Lemon EP
11 Glass Jungle Stay the Same Crystal Lies
12 Periscope Diggin You Out Demo
13 Adesire 60s Film Adesire A History 1980-3
14 The Fall Slags, Slates Etc Slates

(Salford) Music Scene Radio Show – 29th May 2012

On this weeks show you will find the following (Listen here):

1 Sinister Chuckles Big Banana Song Demo
2 The Howling Pitbull
3 The Vex Fools Desire
4 Electric River Monsters Ball
5 AAAK Everything’s Real Totalitarian Tip-Toe
6 Danny Short I’m A Zombie Remnants
7 The Lazy Maybees Monkey Tree Lining Up Spoons
8 Fuschi4 Sinner Can’t Hold Out
9 Neuron No The Motivational Song Little Lemon EP
10 John Mackie 9.5 Grams Single
11 Wailer Pilot Study Duress to Impress Single
12 My Little Brother My Hypocritical Friend Demo
13 Twisted Hand Spear The 1982 Masters
14 Neuron No Sleep Incidents Little Lemon EP
14 The Fall Green Eyed Loco Man The Real New Fall LP

notes in respect of the above

  1. Chorley’s riposte to the Ramones offer an erudite exposition on the impact of yellow fruit on life – a demo from the increasingly infamous Sad Row Studios – https://www.facebook.com/groups/399163703431262/
  2. https://bobonscr.com/2012/05/18/head-north-young-men/
  3. as above
  4. as above
  5. The album gets launched on Sunday at the Kings Arms – more details here – https://www.facebook.com/events/399012156788771/
  6. New album from Tall Dan – a compilation of older tunes which have been fettled up – http://dannyshort.bandcamp.com/
  7. From the new album – catch them live at Night and Day on Wednesday – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lazy-Maybees/194897357220276
  8. From the recent album – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuschi4/219859931385895
  9. New EP from the titantic trio – http://neuronno.bandcamp.com/
  10. New single – launched last week at the Kings Arms – http://www.zylotonerecords.co.uk/
  11. As featured last week – quite a bit of a buzz developing about this lot – they are in Camden tonight – https://www.facebook.com/TheWailerPilotStudy?ref=ts
  12. Impressive song-writing from this group – download the FREE EP – Nosedive, at www.soundcloud.com/mylittlebrother
  13. Ultra rare recordings of the other band Mike Leigh was in when he was in The Fall
  14. as 9
  15. A Watts/Smith classic from The Real New Fall LP

Salford Music Scene 27th September 2011

Mostly new stuff on this show……due to lots of other things going on at the moment I have no time for the usual paragraph on each of the bands – suffice to say these are a selection of some of the great bands around these parts at this time…..follow the links for more details….I’ll try and get round to doing features on each of the newer bands when the weather turns bad again and I am not required to spend the day up a ladder or behind a lawnmower……..

  • Secret Pilot – Lucy
  • Clockwork Radio – So Will I
  • Periscope – Deansgate Cowgirls
  • Day Release – Story of our lives
  • The Slow Readers Club – Sirens
  • Periscope – Bye Bye Three Wheeled Bicycle
  • So Shush – Girls
  • Nowhere Again – Han Shot First
  • Shoshin – Surrounded
  • Neuron No – A Holy Dustcloud
  • Day Release – Broken Paths
  • So Shush – And We Bask In The Light of the Sun
  • Periscope – Armadillo
  • Secret Pilot – No Sign of the Truth
  • The Fall – Kicker Conspiracy
 To listen to the show click on the link below

Salford Music Scene – 27th September 2011 by Bobonscr on Mixcloud

Salford Music Scene – 20th September 2011

Previewing the Salford Music Festival again this week with music from (bands in bold are playing the festival):

  • Kill for Company – Pink Fluffy Dynamite – a new track from the dynamic duo
  • Claw the Thin Ice – Comfort Zone – interesting change of direction from Ian Breen on this recent release
  • Trojan Horse – And the lights went down – from the album……which you can now get for free from their bandcamp page
  • Early Mojo – Dirt – Walkden’s finest from the Beergasm Demo – leave them a message on Facebook if you want a copy
  • Mr Heart – Mr Heart – from the excellent “The Hide” release from last year which coincidentally Tamsin gave a me a Sneaky preview copy of at the main stage event of last years festival
  • Sandells – Cockroaches – a new track from the titanic trio which moves from free jazz improv into kraut-motorik with amazing ease…..
  • Neuron No – Limonchik – another trio demonstrating excellent musical dexterity
  • Hot Vestry – Turn On –  and yet another trio proving that the future of good music is secure….
  • Positronik – The Bitch Knows Your Name – i’m incredibly biased about this lot as they are my chums, and I do their website for them, but I have to say this is very good indeed….another trio by the way…must be a trend
  • AAAK – We Fall Alone  –  if you have not seen these live then do yourself a favour and catch them at the Salford Music Festival – they are duo mostly but sometimes a trio and rarely a quartet
  • The Mang Mang Mangs – Side By Side – another track from a rather impressive duo – they are seeking live opportunities at the moment so if any promoters are interested please contact them…
  • Girl Peculiar – Destiny – the last single and rather excellent it is too…..
  • The Fall – No Bulbs – saw them do this at the International 2 in 1986 – typical of the Brix era with a focus on lead guitar lines and a punchy rhythm
To listen to the show click on the link below

Information about the bands playing at the festival can be found here 

Aural Delights Radio Show – 29th July 2011

Some Fumbles from Farley mixed in with new and not so new things on this show…….

Neuron No – Limonchik – live track : according to Michael from the band – “It’s about Laika the Russian space dog (also known as Limonchik/little lemon) and how on realizing she was sent on a suicide mission, refuses to complete her mission and radios the Russian space centre telling them the sun is a wilted sunflower and the stars are rusted fish hooks etc in order to scupper their future space program.” Indeed and rather fine it is too.

Farley’s Fumble No:1 – Modern Folk Quartet – This could be the night – Back to Mono (Disc 3) – After the Byrds made it big, the Modern Folk Quartet, like  other similar groups, modernized their sound and went into electric folk-rock, and subsequently attracted the attention of Phil Spector. They recorded this Spector-produced,  Harry Nilsson song,  which was used as the theme to the rock concert film “The Big TNT Show”. The song was never released mainly down to  Spector’s  withdrawal  from the music business   in 1966, although it is on the  Back to Mono box set which compiles the producers work. The band disbanded shortly afterwards.

Farley’s Fumble No:2 – The Noisettes – The Bubble – Oconee Meadows – from their first album, an interesting track which is perhaps not indicative of their later work.

Danko Jones – Samuel Sin – I’m Alive and On Fire – a Canadian hard rock trio whose blues/rock style stems from the work of  Thin Lizzy and AC/DC – but with a punk edge – this is from a self-released collection of their early years between 1996 and 1999.

Matt Pond PA – Canadian Song – The Green Fury – from the debut album released in 2002.  Good songwriting here and a good introduction to the band.

Farley’s Fumble No: 3 – Vulgar Unicorn – Tierce De Picardie – Jet Set Radio – Farley indulging in a little prog rock – which suprised me. Nice track, from their most interesting album.

Farley’s Fumble No: 4 –  The National – Baby We’ll Be Fine – Alligator – Their first album on Beggars Banquet which was released in 2005.

Talkative – Stupid Children – Lights Years – got this from Bandcamp – rather groovy.

The Pigeon Detectives – Lost(Radio Edit) – the new single.

Farley’s Fumble No: 5 -Von Hemmling – Carson City – J.W. Kellogg EP – Another one from Farley’s fave Elephant 6 recording collective. Lo-fi, experimental pop from ormer Apples in Stereo bassist Jim McIntyre, this is from the  one-sided 12-inch J.W. Kellogg from early 1999, some serious editing required to the end of this due the potty mouthed behaviour of the protagonists.

Farley’s Fumble No: 6 – The Wedding Present – Crawl – Sea Monsters – the Weddoes fourth album, produced by Steve Albini, is perhaps their noisiest (not surprising given the producer) but Gedge’s song-writing comes through it all unblemished.

Cosmic Psychos – Psycho Sylvia – Self  Totalled – an Australian band who cover, amongst other things, shooting the neighbor’s cat, S&M, psychotic girlfriends, drinking, and fighting, on this album. Pure punk ethic effectively realised.

Crystal Antlers – Summer Solstice – Two Way Mirror – Out yesterday and the second album from the wacky denizens of Long Beach.

Bong – Across the Time Stream (Edit) – Beyond Ancient Space – as a bit of a prelude to next weeks show which is going to concentrate on the doomier/darker side of metal. From their 23rd release in four years – this is all about psychelic drone doom rock – but listen for the nuances and subtleties hidden amongst the fuzzed over-amped wall of sound. This is the first five minutes of a 25 minute epic.

To listen to the show click on the link below