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 Mike Turner

Song of the Day #721 – The Orielles

Song of the Day #721 – The Orielles

The Orielles might call Halifax (which is as middle England as you can get) their home, but their hearts sound deeply rooted in California. Replace the cobblestone hilltop roads with miles of flat asphalt running alongside the beaches and piers, replace the woolly sheep with dogs wearing sunglasses, replace the nonstop rain and overcast skies […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 597: Pins

Song of the day – 597: Pins

Music like Pins comes dressed in layers. It’s chilly out there: chilly and unwelcoming, and we all need some form of uniform against the furnace of cold and disinterest.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 589: Go Violets

Song of the day – 589: Go Violets

It’s a most welcome cliché, this sound. An always welcome cliché round these parts.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 539: Burnt Palms

Summer is on the horizon, and Burnt Palms are just about the most perfect band to spend it with.

 Mike Turner

Single Of The Week: Future Twin – Bad Seed (self-released)

Sun, fun, shorts, shades, the beach, the party never stops and the caring never starts.

 collapseboard

Letters from Rosie 8 – Best Coast and that Fleetwood Mac cover


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Best Coast’s cover of ‘Rhiannon’ flung me into a sort of crisis the other day. When I heard it, I felt like crying. I felt really bad.

 Scott Creney

Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)

I wasn’t expecting much from the new Best Coast album, but god this is fucking awful.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 448: Summer Twins

The music, I like – but you have to appreciate that these people are not my people.

 Everett True

two discussions around the notion of ‘authenticity’ in pop music


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Authenticity, pah! It’s as bad as real music! No such thing.

 Everett True

fucking awful music videos, pt53 – Best Coast, ‘Our Deal’

Yes, I get it. It’s West Side Story re-imagined as an American Apparel ad

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