You need Broken Records

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 14:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s a band that I’ve ignored for way too long. I’ve known about Broken Records ever since Matthew from Song, By Toad started writing enthusiastically about them last year, but only ever casually listened to them. My mistake. Last week I gave their tunes more of my time and now I’m convinced that they’re easily [...]

Singles going steady 15: Coldcut

Monday, 7 January 2008, 13:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s about time that I got back onto this series. We’re up to the Cs now, which means that it’s going to take some time to get to the end, but bear with me, there are heaps of musical treats along the way.
Today it’s the turn of Coldcut, who for anyone who doesn’t know is [...]

Singles going steady 15: Coldcut

Monday, 7 January 2008, 13:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s about time that I got back onto this series. We’re up to the Cs now, which means that it’s going to take some time to get to the end, but bear with me, there are heaps of musical treats along the way.
Today it’s the turn of Coldcut, who for anyone who doesn’t know is [...]

Jaymay - Autumn Fallin’

Friday, 4 January 2008, 17:21 | Category : Uncategorized
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I had never heard of Jaymay before I saw her supporting Elvis Perkins back at the Luminaire in May. I had no expectations, so twenty minutes or so in the company of the New York singer-songwriter accompanied only by her acoustic guitar was an enjoyable, if unamazing time spent. I remember she had a good [...]

Jaymay - Autumn Fallin’

Friday, 4 January 2008, 17:21 | Category : Uncategorized
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I had never heard of Jaymay before I saw her supporting Elvis Perkins back at the Luminaire in May. I had no expectations, so twenty minutes or so in the company of the New York singer-songwriter accompanied only by her acoustic guitar was an enjoyable, if unamazing time spent. I remember she had a good [...]

Sara Lowes

Friday, 4 January 2008, 13:49 | Category : Uncategorized
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I first mentioned Sara Lowes on this blog back in November 2006, as I anticipated the second album by The Earlies, the band which she plays keyboards for. I also posted two tracks from a 7 inch single recorded by Sara with The Earlies as her backing band – it’s one of the obscure gems [...]

2008. What is it good for?

Thursday, 3 January 2008, 17:11 | Category : Uncategorized
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New Year is over, swiftly followed by a grim return to work. It’s been a good holiday, but the bleakness of this morning has put me in a less-than-enthusiastic mood for the start of the New Year. Maybe that’s appropriate because although blogger etiquette should dictate that I’ll spend the next week or so with [...]