Song of the day – 589: Go Violets
It’s a most welcome cliché, this sound. An always welcome cliché round these parts.
Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something To Happen (Slumberland/Bella Union)
best listened to three minutes at a time. Like a bag of decades-old Smarties, an entire 36 minutes of consumption is guaranteed to sicken.
Song of the day – 479: The Wolfhounds
I loved The Wolfhounds: a band the two words ‘awkward pop’ might have been welded together for.
Song of the day – 420: Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike
Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike were so twee they were beyond twee.
Moon Duo – Mazes (Sacred Bones)
Music culture doesn’t have any kind of forward momentum anymore so albums like Mazes are allowed to exist without much complaint.
Song of the day – 328: Crystal Stilts
You have to understand, these are my people. And it’s just nice folk are still talking about them.
a link to the greatest compilation ever
When I say ‘greatest’, I am of course talking from an entirely subjective viewpoint.
Song of the day – 268: The Notes (free download)
The echo is sullen. The harmonies are anything but. The guitar sound is very early Creation and pure Shop Assistants
Song of the day – 260: Talulah Gosh (the original interview)
“Each time we play live we always repeat the magic words ‘punk rock, punk rock’ to each other just to reminds ourselves why we’re here”
Song of the day – 173: Betty And The Werewolves
Initially, I’d dismissed their album Teatime Favourites as flimflam – thin, weedy-sounding, doing for female C86 what countless generations of boys have done for their male counterparts, like Talulah Gosh with all the punk removed – and I still can’t entirely get past quite how much the singer sounds like Amelia, or the drums clatter […]