Salford Music Scene – 2nd August 2011

On this edition of the show

  • The Sandells – Hell in Heaven – recorded live at Salford City Radio – playing Gullivers on 4th August along with……
  • Silver Sound Explosion – Telephone Wire – featuring the omnipresent Mr C Dutton on the bass guitar…..
  • The Black Lights – We Can Fly…..playing the Kings Arms on the 6th August
  • The Deodates – Here Lies Amber – before the Calimocho Club were the Black Knights they were the Deodates……
  • Death to the Strange – Shades of My Mind – playing Bakers Vault, Stockport on 6th August – and busking in a street near you….
  • Kill for Company – Black and White – on at the Printworks on 5th August and Bakers Vault on 11th August
  • Danny Short – Winter in Me – a taste of the new album…..
  • Positronik – Save It For Me – playing Dry Bar 5th August
  • The Deodates – Knives
  • Humanizer – Shinobi – exclusive preview of a tracks from the new EP “This Tiny Universe” out on August 8th
  • Kill for Company – Money Now
  • Hot Vestry – Snakes In The Grass – a highly talented trio of 16 years old from Rainow….not Manchester as I say on the show…..
  • The Deodates – Saucy Jack
  • Sandbox – Shades of Grey – where’s the album then chaps????
  • The Fall – The Man Whose Head Expanded – a classic piece of Smith verbal magic which I saw performed at the Hacienda in 1983 – stunning bass from Hanley S
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Salford Music Scene – 14th June 2011

On this show a lot of new material which has come my way recently……

  • Girl Peculiar – Destiny – (Single)- released last week – great new single from Jenny and co available from I Tunes/Amazon.
  • Vinny Peculiar – My Generation (I said Goodbye) – Other People Like Me (Album)  – fantastic new album from Vinny is out digitally on 4th July and as cd/vinyl on 12th September. His first album “Gone” (not Get Gone as I say on the show) can be downloaded free from the website.
  • Black Lights – We Can Fly – In the Dark (EP) – play Manchester Academy on 9th July
  • Kranius – Crucified (Single) – I’m not sure how many metal bands there are active in the city at the moment but Kranius are the front runners with a great sound. Check out their Bandcamp page for lots of older material. The gig I announced on the show on 23rd has now been put back to 29th  and they are also on at the Crescent on 2nd July along with Not Above Evil. Soma Dark and one TBC.
  • AAAK – Everything’s Real  (Exclusive Demo) – Ding has sent me some new work which I will be featuring in a fortnight. The dynamic duo play The Bar Galleon, Blackpool on 22nd July and the next Helmets for Men at Islington Mill the following week. This is a great track that they put together a while back. Looking forward to seeing them live again.
  • Periscope – The Sunshine House – the ever ebullient Mr Swinney has been extremely busy as the album draws towards its inevitable completion around Christmas time (approx) – this is a rather marvellous up tempo glorious celebration of stuff with a stunning bass riff
  • Gods Gift – Another Government Day (Exclusive Track to Salford City Radio) – worth playing this again – excellent return for a great band.
  • Vinny Peculiar – Artrockers – Other People Like Me (Album) – evoking the great times in mid 70s when Art Rock emerged in full force…..excellent song. Any song which mentions Cadbury’s Flake is ok with me.
  • Magazine -I want your heart –  Second Hand Daylight (Album) Given Vinny mentioned Howard in the previous song I thought I would play a classic from the ex denizen of Lower Broughton Road.
  • The Blimp – Art Job (from the band) – do not play Ruby Lounge on 23rd June now as I announced, cancelled unfortunately,  and I’m not sure about the Guzzlin’ Goose gig on 25th June – I suggest you check their Facebook page for updates.  A remarkable track  this from a remarkable band. All three of them are adopted Salfordians now. And it completes a nice little trilogy of arty tunes.
  • Kranius – All The Same – Evilution (EP)
  • Periscope – Ethereal (Pre-release)
  • Black Lights – In the Dark – In the Dark (EP)
  • Periscope – Quicksand (Pre-release)
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Salford Music Scene – Salford Against the Cuts Special

A veritable cornucopia of aural loveliness a lot of it being focused on bands that are playing at the Salford Against the Cuts gig  on Friday night at Islington Mill:
1 Mountains – Thousand Square  Air Museum – is Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp, a Brooklyn duo that specializes in the kind of ultra-layered, birds-eye instrumental statements that often aim to match the scale of their name. “Thousand Square” hails from their forthcoming Air Museum LP (out May 10 via Thrill Jockey), an effort that finds them taking their earthen, largely acoustic take on soundscaping, and sending it through an array of pedals and modular synthesizers to craft a true “electronic” odyssey. Check it out here if you want to listen at your own leisure  Mountains: “Thousand Square”.  Why are you playing this on Salford Music Scene Robert? Ah well that’s because they are on at Islington Mill, tonight.
2 Death to the Strange – Closer – Demo : number two on the bill on Friday, and if they are as good as they were last Saturday at Islington Mill (Mayfest) you are in for a treat. Expect harmonies, a funky rhythm section, and Mr Sewells’s aural adventures.
3 Tangerine Dream – Cloudburst Flight – Force Majeure : they are playing at the Lowry at Saturday. It is not cheap mind so I thought I would play a track to compensate those who cannot afford it. As requested by my favourite Glaswegian band “We Are Creosote”.
4 Class Actions – Risking Everything – from the website : expect polemic ridden lyrics with a strong message across a backdrop of electronica. Also playing the Cuts gig.
5 Well North of Watford – Number One – Demo Track : another tune from Little Hulton’s newest singer-songwriter.
6 The Black Lights – Alone – In the Dark : Jamie McCool has one has one of the most memorable voices on the local scene at the moment – check out the EP and listen. If these guys don’t break through to the big time there ain’t no justice in the world.
7 Irma Vep -The Feeling Has Gone – via Tony T : Welsh born, Manchester based musician/dancer Edwin Stevens records and performs his solo material under the pseudonym Irma Vep along with sometime collaborator Dylan ‘DBO’ Hughes who both play in the popular nu-reggae group Klaus Kinski. Not sure who is going to turn up at the Cuts gig but someone will be there no doubt.
8 First Offence – Government Decides – via Tony T : a blast from the past – it seemed appropriate to play this.
9 Gods Gift – Another Government Day – Exclusive Track : God’s Gift are back after a 27 year absence with a reworking of an old number by Stephen Murphy especially produced to support the cuts gig. We are currently working out a way to get this out there to all the fans.
10 Trojan Horse – Laces and Racists – Trojan Horse : topping the bill at the Cuts gig the rather splendid and incredibly hirsute prog-meisters from sunny Eccles. If you have not got their album by now shame on you! Here is a recent interview.
11 Well North of Watford – Burst Right Out – Demo Track : another track from the troubadour out of the lands beyond Walkden.
12 The Fall – Mod Mock Goth – (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas : touring again and due in Manchester soon for a gig – any excuse to play them and of course our very own Ding is on the bass guitar on this one.
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Salford Music Scene – 3rd May 2011

Due to ongoing backlogs I can only post the track list tonight – very excited about new music coming out of the city at the moment and there are a few examples of it in tonights show along with a look back at the marvellous work of the Tombots…..enjoy…..

  1. Positronik – Give Me Some Passion – from the band
  2. The Wonderland Trip – Leech
  3. The Tombots – Slants – from Tony Thornborough
  4. Belle Vue – Amber – Single
  5. Doctrines – Anglophobia – O This Body Of Mine – I Renounce You Your Style Is A Crime
  6. Twinkle & Co –  Back into the Light
  7. The Tombots – Accounts and Thoughts – from Tony Thornborough
  8. Ink – Awaiting The Day – from the band
  9. Mancini Fires – Tomorrow Yesterday – Rise
  10. Danny Short – To Be Different – Reformation Session Track
  11. Doctrines – Hey Plastic Face – I Renounce You Your Style Is A Crime
  12. The Tombots – 1522 – from Tony Thornborough
  13. The Black Lights – In the Dark – In the Dark
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