Music Diary #38 – Salford Music Scene 21st February 2012

Having been plagued with the lurgy for the last few days i’ve not had the energy to do much – main thing to report on is an excellent gig by Kill Pretty at the Shangri-La event at the Carlton Club in Prestwich last Friday Night. A most enjoyable set which ties in with a handful of new tunes sent my way by Mr Moss including the excellent new one “Year of 13 Moons”. Anyway here are a few snaps to show you what it was like……

Josh on the bass
Moet in Action

On other matters I have had a pile of new stuff but generally the lurgy means I have not had time to properly sort through it……however current recommendations for your listening pleasure include:

  • Hong Kong In the 60s – their most recent album (from last year) My Fantoms is rather excellent……
  • New York Dolls – Live From The Bowery – can they be the same without Johnny Thunders, Arthur Kane and Jerry Nolan? Probably not but Sylvain and Johansen manage to revisit the early debauched madness of the band.

And so to this weeks Salford Music Scene……some great new tunes from the local scene – the new EP by Taser Puppets is excellent, Easter are remarkable, and Jonn Deans new offering as Vei is spectacularly good. All the rest are rather stunning as well……

To listen in click here

1 Taser Puppets Broken Dolls Twisted Pop
2 Easter Damp Patch Damp Patch
3 Vei Internettiquette EP
4 The Brakes All Forgotten Demo
5 The Fiction Medicate The Greatest Hits EP
6 Rapid Pig Flight (Edit) Rehearsal Recording
7 Periscope Lifeboat Single
8 Cyril Snear Confabulation Four in Hand Two In Face
9 Death to the Strange Bandit Album Demos
10 The Brakes This Time Monday Demo
11 The Fiction Worlds Apart The Greatest Hits EP
12 Vei Faceplant EP
13 Taser Puppets Dim Twisted Pop
14 The Fall Totally Wired Live to Air In Melbourne
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Music Diary #32 – 7th February 2012 and Salford Music Scene Radio Show

And since the last diary entry:

  1. The new Tim Berne album on ECM which is rather fine indeed – typical Berne performances however this time with a modicum of modal meandering which is perhaps more in keeping with his first leader role on the famous record lable.
  2. A couple of new tracks from the impressive Comet Sands  available here – tracks 1 and 2 are the new ones. And very fine they are as a well.
  3. The Christophers  are offering a free download of their new single “Wisdom” here – up to their usual standard I have to say. You can see them  live opening for Brooklyn based band The Static Jacks at `the Manchester Roadhouse on February 26th (sunday) from 7pm. For more info visit www.thechristophersmusic.co.uk
  4. Enjoying the Paper Tiger Illuminated EP on Mind on Fire – fascinating mix of styles.
  5. Impressed with the sound of Naked Veins from Swinton – just waiting for some tracks from the band.
  6. As reviewed elsewhere on the blog the new EP from The Kindest of Thieves is rather yummy.

Vis a vis this weeks Salford Music Scene show – the mix is as follows….and you can hear it here……

1 Mr Heart Boredoms Device The Hide
2 Kill for Company Black and White Demo
3 Whipcord Dread Stop Bop Whipcord
4 Solar Race Get Ahead Homespun
5 Kill Pretty Brown Eyes Live at Brixton Jamm
6 The Portlands Blue Sea Blues EP
7 Death to the Strange On the Clock Album Demos
8 Boomin Buckaroo Single
9 Kingdom Lost I Hope You See Demo
10 The Fiction Bragging Rights The Greatest Hits EP
11 Stolen Mushrooms Out of Zone Out of Zone
12 The Portlands Every Word I Sing EP
13 Kingdom Lost Better Than Life Demo
14 The Fall Deer Park Words of Expectation


Music Diary #28 – 30th January 2012

Well I got to the end of the first month nearly on an entry a day but last weeks gig organisation got the better of me so I’ve bowed to the inevitable and am going to do these when I can rather than when I should.

So in the last few days there has been music in from:

  • Boomin – a 3-piece pop/rock band from Wigan, who are currently recording their debut album which is scheduled for release in early summer this year. They sent me two songs and I was mightily impressed.
  • The Wonderful Sound the Cinema Organ – are a nine piece from Leeds who combine a great jazz sound with some strong songs. Highly recommended.
  • The Fiction – a three piece from Manchester (well Leigh if I am being geographically accurate)  who have an EP out in March called “The Greatest Hits” – powerful rock trio with a good melodic sound.
  • Rebellious Jukebox – reacquainting myself with the sound of this band who have a new single out soon – via the lovely Longevity lable – if you have not caught their “Slave to Lust” yet then I suggest you do yourself a favour. Any band that names itself after a track by The Fall is likely to get my attention anyway