Song of the day – 402: Tashaki Miyaki
Psychedelic shoegaze, some call it.
Song of the day – 332: The Pleasure Seekers
Absolutely ADORE the dancing.
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.
Song of the day – 287: The Fizzbombs
Well. I had to, didn’t I? After yesterday’s Song Of The Day.
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 – 228: La Sera
There’s absolutely nothing not to love about this single. A song that distills all the purest Shop Assistants elements of The Vivian Girls, with a teeth-clenching breathy high vocal, and drums that linger for seconds at a time. Harmonies that wrap themselves around your body like fondest memories. (You can’t put your arms around a […]
Song of the day – 172: Chin Chin
Some fucking killer girl-punk from the Eighties, from Switzerland: friends and contemporaries and musical peers and label-mates of Shop Assistants: abrasive, melodic, sometimes filled with sadness, other times just a raucous blast of pure entertainment!
Song of the day – 160: Frankie Rose And The Outs
The exact point where Dum Dum Girls meet Vivian Girls… which is barely surprising as Frankie Rose has drummed with both, and for Crystal Stilts as well. If this makes it sound like I’m only begrudgingly recommending this group to you because I think I ought to, think again Methuselah, think again. Those reverb-saturated harmonies! Bangs […]
Song of the day (Australia) – 151: Super Wild Horses
I’ve mulled and mulled over this. I want to include present-day Australian bands I love in this mini-series, otherwise it wouldn’t be representative – but I’ve already written about dozens here. I’ve written about Melbourne’s Super Wild Horses as well, but they have their debut album Fifteen out this week or something, so it seems […]