The Early Years / Serena Maneesh @ Madame Jo Jo’s, 29 August

Sunday, 10 September 2006, 22:53 | Category : Uncategorized
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Those of you who have been reading this blog for a few months and have a good memory may sense a little déjà vu about this title. Yes I have been here before back in June, reviewing The Early Years at the White Heat club at Madame Jo Jo’s. However, this time is different. This [...]

If I was in Scotland last weekend…

Thursday, 7 September 2006, 22:52 | Category : Uncategorized
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…I’d have been at the Indian Summer festival. I’ve not been back in the homeland all year, but this could have been a good reason to go back. But I didn’t. However, BBC 6 Music were onto it, and spent the weekend covering the festival. So I spent a good chunk of Sunday cooking and [...]

Welcome to the Sonic Cathedral

Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 22:04 | Category : Uncategorized
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I know I’ve mentioned it a couple of times on this blog already, but heck, here’s another. What with the ’shoegazing revival’ in full swing, it’s appropriate . And it’s a bit of an odd one too. A club that you can’t really dance at. More like sway gently. Or nod. Or look at the [...]

Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps - volume 9

Tuesday, 5 September 2006, 17:26 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s been a while since the last Disco Pogo post, so here’s volume 9. Another cracker. There’s not a duff track on the CD, but I’ve managed to select six for your listening pleasure.
We have James Yorkston providing guest vocals to thy Psychonauts’ nice slice of electro-folk and Calexico getting their Woven Birds given a [...]

Best of August

Monday, 4 September 2006, 7:25 | Category : Uncategorized
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Late as usual, here’s August’s picks…
Album of the month
Various - The World is Gone
It just had to be this album from the mysterious duo formerly known as Various Productions. It’s fizzing and crackling with spark and genius. And the songwriting is almost as good as the production. I’ll be surprised if this isn’t in my [...]

The Daily Growl belated Carnival soundclash

Friday, 1 September 2006, 7:12 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve not been to the Notting Hill Carnival for a couple of years. So I was all up for going this year, then I only went and broke my toe a couple of weeks ago. It’s still not quite right, and after having someone almost stamp on it at The Legion last week, I figured [...]