I had the pleasure of standing in on the new music show on Salford City Radio for the last few weeks as I am leaving the station this week this is my last show……the music can be heard by following the links at Hour One and Hour Two below
The tunes played are
- The Gin Circle – Just Watch Me (Reverbnation Artist Of The Week)
- Stalagmites – City Of Love (Local Artist Of The Week)
- Ninetails – Body Clock (Tip for the Top)
- Glass Heads – Derelict House
- This-Way Up – Disaster Street
- We Could Be Astronauts – Look Frank, It’s A Toaster!
- Electric Clowns – Yeah She Looks Alright
- Miss Lucid – Seduction of Solitude
- Dead Sea Souls – Trendsetter
- The Gifted – Break
- Suzerain – Frenzy
- Limozine – Tokyo 1970
- Stalagmites – The Blue Rose
- Rapid Pig – To The Mountain
- This-Way Up – Animals
- Kotodama – Dichotomy
- We Could Be Astronauts – Astronaut Blue : Stop Including Me
- The Gin Circle – Drink, Drugs & Prostitutes
- Ninetails – Rawdon Fever
- Maia – The Grandfather Plan
- Band of Skulls – You’re Not Pretty But You’ve Got It Going On……
- Mumiy Troll – Love Contraband
- Death to the Strange – Bandit
- Death to the Strange – Drink and the Devil
- The Outreach Project – Twisted Persona
- The Tapestry – Rode Your Luck
- Kill For Company – To Disappear
- Trojan Horse – When The Lights Go Down
In these days of wallet emptying gig prices how refreshing to see three local bands working closely with local promoters “Helmets for Men” to keep entry prices down to £3.
Here is a sneaky preview of what to expect…..unfortunately I will not be able to get there …… I have it on good authority it will be a good night…..
So i’m currently wending my way through the massive slab of music that is the new Crippled Black Phoenix album ((Mankind) The Crafty Ape and I’m wondering why it’s sounding so much like “Dark Side of the Moon” at the beginning – pleased to advise though it sorts itself out from track three onwards and turns out to be a rather interesting slab of progressive post-rock. There are two CDs worth here so if you are going to take the plunge then I suggest you set aside an evening to give it a good chance of being heard in totality as that’s the best way to do it.
Also being listened to is Dale Cooper Quartet with the Dictaphones whose new album is called “Metamanoir” ; again the influence of mid period Floyd tends to bubble under the floating synthesis – this is being described by those in the know as Dark Jazz whatever the hell that means? – there is a definite laminal ambient ECM feel to it with its breathy tenor and shimmering guitar chords – the vocals echo ’50s cool jazz……albeit the lyrics are a tad maudlin in places (I suppose that’s the dark part of the jazz?). Bit of a grower this one I think.
Note that Mr Springsteen has a new album due (and tour) which is described by Rolling Stone as “wild” —– hmmm, we will see.
Anyway on this weeks Aural Delights Radio Show we have an interesting balance of indie, rock and prog (some of it nu-prog) – you can check out more information about the artists on their varicose Farcebook pages as linked below, and we conclude as usual with a Kiwi Farley Fumble…….listen here
The arrival, in the post, of a new Moff Skellington album cheered me up considerably. It is called “The Pukes of a Hot Cloister” and it is rather marvellous, as we have come to expect with Moff’s work. He advises me that the website will soon be updated to facilitate access to his back catalogue and the new one.
Ronin, the Italian avant garde quartet heavily inspired by Morricone, who blend country, psychedelia, jazz noir and americana can be heard on their new release “Fenice”. The album’s opening three tracks – “Spade”, Benvenuto” and “Selce” – are a pure mix of country-pyschedelic, almost as if the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s masterpiece “El Topo” had been played by Ry Cooder.
And so it’s time for Salford Music Scene again……the show is dominated by the new release by those cheeky ailurophiles Breen and Gregg aka Borland who have weaved their magic to create a stunning new slab of electronic loveliness (reviewed elsewhere on this blog) ……i’m also introducing a couple of hitherto unheard bands Conquer Rio and Ruby Tuesday…..and delighting in the sound of Taser Puppets…..playing a couple of requests (I know it’s the slippery slope to being the hairy cornflake) and another excellent tune from Long Hat Pins.
On the show for today therefore …… and you can hear it here……
||Rode Your Luck
||Spirit and Soul
||Down from Mars
||Long Hat Pins
||An Understanding Light
||Fire, Ice and Dynamite
||James Bond in Drag
||Stay A Little While
||Moondog (Radio Edit)
Busy busy busy so no time to whitter on about the bands – you can find it all via google anyway – a mix of international and local on this weeks show with a quick trip to the Midlands and Yorkshire for a few of tracks….
- The Tapestry – Rode Your Luck – Single
- Lisbon – Memory Song – The Vulnerable Mind
- Me and My Friends – Freegan Couple – Demo Track
- Dave Graney – Rock n Roll is where I hide – Rock n Roll is where I hide
- Sugar – Helpless – Copper Blue
- Claw The Thin Ice – Ghostwood – Sleep is not for us
- Arks – Ontario – Demo Track
- Camper Van Beethoven – Take the Skinheads Bowling – Telephone Free Landslide Victory
- Moff Skellington – Confident of Pending Treats – Session Track
- Julia Dowler – Sweet FA – Demo Track
- Throwing Muses – Film – Demo Track
- Elk – Return to Sender – First Love
- The Black Angels – Black Grease – Another Nice Pair
- Robert Forster – Baby Stones – Danger in the Past
To listen to the show click on the link below: