Things in Herds

Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 11:55 | Category : Uncategorized
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It does seem like extraordinary humility. The blurb on the Things in Herds website announces their new album thus:
“It does feel somehow irresponsible to be adding to the unimaginably huge flood of music in the world today. Still, it’s a fairly short album so it shouldn’t take up to much room at the party. It’s [...]

Jeremy Warmsley - new single!

Monday, 19 May 2008, 22:55 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth saying again. Jeremy Warmsley has a new single coming out soon. It’s a precursor to his forthcoming second album out on Transgressive later this year, but crucially, neither track on the single features on the album. So although that alone is a reason to get it, the main [...]

JIM, not Jamiroquai

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 13:21 | Category : Uncategorized
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The arrival a few months ago of A Little Bit of Feel Good, Jamie Lidell’s calling card for new album JIM had some people reaching for the dreaded J-word. It seems that if a white man plays soul and funk, he’s a charlatan, peddling weak jazz-funk, just like the man in the silly hat. But [...]

JIM, not Jamiroquai

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 13:21 | Category : Uncategorized
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The arrival a few months ago of A Little Bit of Feel Good, Jamie Lidell’s calling card for new album JIM had some people reaching for the dreaded J-word. It seems that if a white man plays soul and funk, he’s a charlatan, peddling weak jazz-funk, just like the man in the silly hat. But [...]

Yet another Wave Pictures post

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 13:05 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s yet another post on The Wave Pictures. It’s needed for three main reasons:
1. I was on Blog Fresh Radio last week, talking ineloquently about the band. You can hear it here (I’m 16.20 minutes in) including a play of You Love Me Like a Madman. In the interview, Bill from Blog Fresh managed a [...]

I’m (back) from Barcelona

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 12:48 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve been away in Barcelona with work, hence lack of updates this week. Nice work if you can get it, but unfortunately I didn’t get to see very much of the city. I almost went to see Blood Red Shoes on Tuesday night, but in the end decided I don’t like them that much. Still, [...]

I’m (back) from Barcelona

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 12:48 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’ve been away in Barcelona with work, hence lack of updates this week. Nice work if you can get it, but unfortunately I didn’t get to see very much of the city. I almost went to see Blood Red Shoes on Tuesday night, but in the end decided I don’t like them that much. Still, [...]

Singles going steady 23: Dinosaur Jr

Friday, 9 May 2008, 23:56 | Category : Uncategorized
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In which J Mascis reaches inside to bring out the inner Brian Wilson. He succeeds brilliantly. Why doesn’t he do this more often?
Download: Dinosaur Jr - Take a Run at the Sun
Check out previous Singles going steady.

All is full of gold

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 23:51 | Category : Uncategorized
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Wherever you read about Santogold first, it certainly won’t have been at this blog. If you’re at all interested in Santi White, you won’t need me to tell you that she’s from Brooklyn, that she’s toured with the likes of the Beastie Boys and MIA, and that she’s currently the toast of the [...]

All is full of gold

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 23:51 | Category : Uncategorized
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Wherever you read about Santogold first, it certainly won’t have been at this blog. If you’re at all interested in Santi White, you won’t need me to tell you that she’s from Brooklyn, that she’s toured with the likes of the Beastie Boys and MIA, and that she’s currently the toast of the [...]