Salford Music Scene – 17th April 2012

On this weeks show which you can hear at this place

1 Deadbeat Echoes Surge of Youth Single
2 GlassHeads The Error of Your Ways Single
3 Seahawk This Place Is A Dolls House Promo
4 Bourbon Street Beat Save Me Promo
5 The Happy Fallen Planet X Demo
6 GlassHeads Man In the Street Single
7 India Mill Caribesque Single
8 Shauna Mackin Holy Ghost Promo
9 Raised On Replicas OMG Single
10 Bears! BEARS? A Lament for Living Promo
11 GlassHeads Latin Maxim Promo
12 Velocets Push Me In Single
13 GlassHeads Pressure Cooker Single
14 The Fall Choc-Stock Totales Turns
15 Sinister Chuckles Tony Thornboroughs Sock Promo

Notes

1/9. The initial releases on the new “local”  “Louder Than War” record lable both of which are being released on Record Store  Day. There is one by The Membranes but it arrived to late to include in the show. “Deadbeat Echoes are further proof that the North West is still capable of creating fab twisted guitar bands. They combine rabble-rousing lad pop with sharp and angular riffs and that natural psychedelic twist that the greatest NW bands have – that trick of making reality sound strange and twisting the mundane into genius.”   Based in Cheshire, the band (who are all about seventeen) seem to have an endless stockpile of great songs, arriving with punk band nous, yet are thrillingly versed in rock n roll and understand all the fascinating nooks and crannies and are not trapped into a genre. They are more than just lad rock – they are taking the arid and wonderful and translating it back into a language that the mass audience will understand. It’s a great trick and another hallmark of great NW music – the trick of making high art for the people, taking the esoteric and putting it onto the terraces and into the council estates. As the ones with everything right now; from the tunes to the attitude to the innate genius and the work ethic, they’re pegged to be massive.

Raised On Replicas are two boys and two girls from Brighton who deal a discordant pop/noise that is full of the joys of hypnotic loud guitars, driving bass and really fab metronomic, motornik drums that are entwined with sharp melodies and hip, witty cutting lyrics. Somehow they manage to surf the possibilities of noise and tunefulness all at once and soundtrack the bedsit bohemian twilight zone of early 21st century UK. With their innate charm and their wired melodies they are pop, a real pop of the everyday cranked through a fuzzbox and brimming with the joy of guitars and intelligence. They are in love with the likes likes of Pavement, Pixies, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sonic Youth and whilst they have some of that American scuzz to their sound there is something very British about them. They look great as well, a mix of Oxfam chic and ballroom glam and are steeped in music culture and their band name, like their music, is really hip, funny and cool.”

2/6/11/13 – a sort of potted history of GlassHeads to date – the first two singles, a promo track, and the latest single – read my interview with them here

3/8/10 – there is a new festival (we have a lot of festivals in Salford these days) from 21st-23rd April more info here. These are three of the bands that are playing – all seem to eminate from the University of Salford which is good as i’ve been trying to get some sort of linkage with bands  from that fine establishment – I tried with the lecturers/course tutors etc and got nowhere so I’m pleased to have an “in” at last – I mean what’s the point of a local community radio station if it doesn’t support local emerging talent….. eh?

4. As featured in previous weeks – excellent local band with a good rock sound.

5. Neale James is back with an excellent piece of psychedelic guitar magic.

7. From Blackburn and rather groovy – check out the video – it’s a hoot

12. The other side of the new single …..

14. A classic from Totales Turns featuring my chum Mike Leigh……

15. A tale of hedonistic onanism emerging from the Chorley area and inspired by the impact of progressive rock on the ears of a certain DJ – filth! I’d ban it ….several times…and then bury it…..

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Salford Music Scene Radio Show – 10th April 2012

The playlist for this show is below (with notes this time round) – listen here

1 Velocets Sophie Single
2 Tall for Jockeys Louie TherouXXX Get Japan On The Phone
3 AAAK Out Here Totalitarian Tip-Toe
4 Moongoose Mr Valdemar-Mr Huxley Organic Technology : Reaction Music II
5 So Shush Sad Princess A Mirror Gaze
6 The Slow Show Dirty Little Secret
7 Last Harbour The Heath
8 Modern Blonde Memory Sorry
9 Bourbon Street Beat A Stone By The Coast Demo
10 Fall Fan Dave and the Laptop Dancers Maglev to Anywhere But Essex Beat on the Moans
11 AAAK Re-Generate Totalitarian Tip-Toe
12 Sptfyr Creeper Commercial Terrorist
13 Moongoose In A House Made Of Light Organic Technology : Reaction Music II
14 So Shush Fragile Me A Mirror Gaze
15 The Fall The War Against Intelligence Shift-Work

Notes

1. You can catch Velocets live gig at The Dry Bar tomorrow night {Wednesday)start time 7.00. It is a Backstage Live promotion and is in aid of Francis House Childrens Hospice tickets are £5.
Bands
Dale Coleridge 7:45 – 7:50
The Melancholy 8:00 – 8:20
The Masquerade 8:35– 8:55
Brad Wilde 9:05 – 9:25
Velocets: 9:35 – 9:55
The Centrals 10:05 – 10:30

2. From Manchester – used to be Robot House – Facebook

3/11.  Have now got a brand spanking new website which has got some free downloads on it. Mr Montague and myself get a mention…..- Website

4/13. You can get this excellent album here – and happy birthday to “Yorkie” (it was last week)

5/14. So Shush are a female fronted alternative rock band with influences ranging from sixties pop to obscure indie. Since the release of their self titled debut album in autumn 2008 and second album ‘Wistful Wanders’ in spring 2009 So Shush have featured on numerous North American and European radio shows and playlists and were   at 12 in Neil Young’s LWWT video chart! – Facebook

6. From the new EP which came out on April 2nd –  Website

7. Free download from their website – the drummer is Howard from the Kin band, who also guests on the new AAAK album.

8. From the Sorry album – but there is already another new album on bandcamp…..productive!

9.  Bourbon Street Beat are a 3 piece Rock’n’ Roll band based in Manchester who draw their influences from genres including 1960’s rock/ Blues/ 50’s rock’n’roll/ country/indie, to name a few. Since forming in early 2010 the band have been gigging around the Manchester/Greater Manchester venues gaining a high interest and decent following, supporting signed and established acts such as Tom Gray (Gomez), Hot Club De Paris and The Lambrettas. Positive reviews for the band’s performances have already been displayed in local papers and by well known promoters. The band have recently finished working in the studio on a 3 track demo which is available to hear on their myspace page www.myspace.com/bourbonstreetbeat

10. From the forthcoming album “Beat on the Moans” – this is an early as yet completed version.

12. From the forthcoming album which was recorded at Blueprint and released on local (and I mean local- Eccles!) record lable Stutter – Facebook – details of album launch party are here

15.  Concluding as usual with something from The Fall – more details on this album here 

Music Diary #46

I dunno – you don’t see any new music for a couple of weeks and then a shed load appears all at once…….

  • Moongoose – Organic Technology: Reaction Music II – debut album from the Liverpool based pioneers of all things electronic. More details of how to get it here – as with their predecessor releases (Footprints, Sihouettes and Shadows) this all rather marvellous – capturing the heart of motorik kraut rock and taking it on electronic explorations of layered sound. Andy Diagram, Pete Wylie, Ian Templeton, Carl Hunter and Steve Grimes perform cameo roles. Have only got a five track sampler (of a ten track album) but if the rest of it is like this it’s a must buy for lovers of electronic. Out on April 7th on thier own “Imprint of Quality” lable.
  • Velocets – new band – a trio who used to be in other bands – dark manc pop rock balladeering in a post punk stylee – couple of tracks both of which are rather fine indeed – more info here
  • Kodakid – band from Waterford with a good blues feel….
  • So Shush – A Mirror Gaze – great new album from Carole and Ian….fourth album …..one of Salford’s great bands who seem to slip under the local radar but get international recognition….
  • Opposite Sex – from New Zealand (a place of some serendipity due to the location of the mighty Farley who suggests tunes for the show) interesting and quirky indie pop of some merit – the album is out on 23rd April and I would recommend you give it a spin on Bandcamp

More tomorrow – need to go and drink beer and listen to Steve Doyle on SCR now…..