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


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Salford Music Scene 6th December 2011

The usual mix of new local talent from the hinterlands of the Greater Salford area – Facebook and My Space links will take you to more information …….

Salford Music Scene – 29th November 2011

A preview of the forthcoming Suzuki\Method & Helmets for Men club night plus lots of new tunes

  • Suzuki Method – Purple Aki – headlining at Islington Mill this coming Friday in the first of a new club night in partnership with Helmets for Men
  • The Rialto Burns – Show Me Your Colours – opening on Friday
  • Working for A Nuclear Free City –  Black Rivers – in the middle on Friday
  • Glassheads – Double Hard Bastard – new tunes from Wigans finest
  • Periscope – Burst – new tunes from the extremely productive Peri….
  • Hunting Bears – Good Mood Music – are after gigs if you want to contact them – I think you should Mr Promoter!
  • Long Hat Pins – Hurricane – Salford based – doesn’t gig unfortunately because he is damn good
  • The Disappeared – Eight Miles Down – playing The Castle, Oldham this Friday
  • The Portlands – Blue Sea Blues – played these before – they are very good – new releases in the New Year
  • The Fall – Monocard – from the new album Ersazt GB – a singular piece of Fall wonderment
  • Glassheads – Pressure Cooker – another one from the Wigan lads
  • Periscope – Ethereal – an another one from Peri
  • The Disappeared – Welcome Back – and another one from them
  • Working for a Nuclear Free City – Dead Fingers Talking – and another one from them, looking forward to these on Friday

To listen to the show click on the link below…….

Aural Delights – 23rd February 2011

On this show we are celebrating the single launches for Salford’s very own record lable SWAYS – (and there is a great downloadable mix-tape on the site which is well worth a listen) – with tunes from Emperor Zero, Irk the River and The Louche FC. In between a couple of tunes from Dave Stephens brand new album “Time Will Tell”, and new music from Ryko Saints, Bare in the Woods, Shy and the Fight, and The Portlands, plus album tracks from Braids, Ducktails, and Ektoise.

And as a tearful fairwell to KIN who is off to the Netherlands a simply perfect track from the marvellous Dot Dot Dot EP.

You may wish to read more on these artists here….no time for the usual whittering from me this week as I’ve been rather busy…..

Emperor Zero

The Louche FC

Irk the River

Dave Stephens

Ryko Saints

Bare In the Woods

Shy and the Fight

Kin

Ektoise

Ducktails

The Portlands

Braids

Listen here