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Chris the Tall - on 12 Apr 2018

Shoegaze is back !

MBV meets the Cocteau Twins - a swedish band singing about "f**king Leeds" !

https://soundcloud.com/hybris/nothing-ever-lasts-1

 

What have you discovered recently ?

 

the sheep - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Have recently listened to the latest Marmozets album and rather enjoyed it 

MikeSP - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to the sheep:

Ha, i'm listing to that now. It's good.

'All them witches' is my latest find

Blue Straggler - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Eee that's right nice that is
Not getting much Cocteau Twins from it (vocals are not really that style) but yes a bit MBV-goes-pop

They played last night in Nottingham but I was across town at the Girl Ray gig, not a totally recent discovery as I was enjoying them  getting decent 6Music airplay last year, but for the purposes of this thread, they'll do

Try "Trouble" here. In keeping with your retro discovery, this is like the return of 80s-90s twee jangle pop like you'd hear on Sarah Records etc. I really like their basslines

https://soundcloud.com/girlray

deepsoup - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Ah yes, I quite enjoyed them as & when they popped up on 6Music.

A recent discovery for me when they popped up doing a session on 6 for Craig Charles:

https://soundcloud.com/honeyfeet-music/whatever-you-do

Blue Straggler - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to deepsoup:

> Ah yes, I quite enjoyed them as & when they popped up on 6Music.

 

You make it sound as if they've already split up or they are someone whose sessions have been dug up from the 1980s

deepsoup - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I do?  I just meant I quite liked them on the radio, but wasn't quite enthused enough to seek them out.

How was the gig anyway, good night out?

Blue Straggler - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to deepsoup:

Yes, I went to the cinema first, so a nice double of a film and a gig, but the best entertainment was on the train home where two attractive 30-year-old women took the opportunity to totally stitch up a very drunk student. I post here my executive summary of this (copy-paste from my FB)

So this 20-year-old student, 8 sheets to the wind and looking slightly messy, just sort of materialises - I missed the beginning of the conversation but he was braying on about rowing - initially I thought he'd recognised two people from his rowing club but now I think he was just using his rowing as some sort of icebreaker.
This was 11.15pm, apparently he was going to be up at 5am for training because he's - and I quote - "a student but not like most students, I'm actually DEDICATED to things"
The two ladies clearly saw a great opportunity to simultaneously humour, humiliate and educate the lad. 
This lad was wearing a shirt and an undone tie and a blazer, fair enough, but also these ill-advised white jeans and weirdly, a fake tan which was obvious by dint of it a) being too dark for a ginger and b) starting to run, as evidenced on white jeans
There ensues 10 or so minutes of mildly prick-teasing chit-chat from the ladies, staying just the right side of decorum and entrapment. Best bit was the lad trying to guess what degrees they had. "Biology----geography type of thing" 
"Nope" 

Anyway let's fast forward to what was basically the executive summary, politely delivered by one of the women

She didn't have a Mrs Merton voice or accent at all, but it was that sort of tone, so read the following in a Mrs Merton voice for the full effect:

"So, Cameron. You're clearly a nice young chap in your day to day life, but you shouldn't get as drunk as this and then take ketamine - which you've obviously been trying - on top of it. You won't get far with the ladies wearing white jeans that you claim you've not pissed into and it's someone else's piss, plus fake tan running into them too. Don't do the fake tan thing, that's for middle aged men only. You've been unable to stop looking at my boobs - it's flattering once and only once, you are basically allowed a single initial glance but beyond that, it does start to feel demeaning. We don't like that. People aren't that interested in your rowing and bragging about being an athlete. Just bear all that in mind"

it was absolutely glorious, and done with no nastiness or malice from their side, and no anger or frustration on his side.

I thanked all three of them and said I'd just been to the cinema and then a concert, but that this train ride was totally the entertainment highlight of the night "


 

Chris the Tall - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Heard Girl Ray on 6 music a few time - Marc Riley's a big fan - but it's a little too twee for me. Very similar to The Big Moon, but I prefer the grungier offshoot of that band - Our Girl. I didn't realise the connection until I saw both bands at Tramlines - having raced across town to a different venue it was a bit of a shock to see the singer from the last band now playing bass in the next one. 

https://soundcloud.com/weareourgirl/our-girl-2

https://soundcloud.com/cannibalhymns/our-girl-sleeper-hymns003

Has to be said I'm a sucker for female vocals backed by fuzzy/thrashy guitar pop - and yes it goes back to 80s and The Shop Assistants, The Flatmates, The Darling Bud and The Primitives.

deepsoup - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Excellent.

Young Cameron did ok out of that - don't know about you but I could have done with such sound advice once or twice when I was a student.  (Not about white jeans or fake tan, I was never *that* daft.)

Blue Straggler - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to deepsoup:

I was briefly dragged into when one of the Jens (both women were called Jen or Jenny) pointed out “look Cameron, that man’s laughing at all this” and Cameron’s reaction was to turn to introduce himself, offering a hand to shake and saying “Cameron Xavier, and what are YOUR names?” Which didn’t help me trying to stifle laughter 

dread-i - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

If you like guitars and footwear...

Ringo Death Star

Wooden Shjips

Psychic Ills

A Place to Bury Strangers

I'm also listening to Martha, a bunch of Durham indie punk scamps.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, for soundscapes

Rakim - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Dawn Ray'd

Anarchist Black Metal. the LP is amazing. saw them live with the rudimentary peni style guitars and full force vocals. absolutely great. 

go see them 

 

Pursued by a bear - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

One of my latest musical discoveries is - steady now - Gary Numan.

Despite Gary Numan's songs 'Are Friends Electric?' and 'Cars' being pretty much ever present fixtures on the cassette players of mates from when they came out through to when we lost touch sometime in the 1990s, I was never a fan; despite liking electronic music, my preference was always at the Tangerine Dream/Klaus Schultze/Neuronium end of the genre.  Pop?  Pah, I spit on your Gary Numan singles, I much prefer things that last for 20 minutes.

So, not a fan then.  However, in reasonably quick order I both saw him perform on an Old Grey Whistle test anniversary programme and heard him interviewed on Radio 5 (covering Asperger's syndrome and genre-free music, both topics worth an independent discussion) and that rather piqued my interest.

So I bought his latest album.  It is exactly what you might expect; synth-led, the sort of thing you might still expect to hear coming from a disaffected youth's bedroom. His voice is pretty much exactly the same as it was all those years ago too, despite him now being old enough to get a bus pass.

I rather like it.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHomCiPFknY 

T.

Stichtplate on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Nice

When we lived in Heaton Chapel, the 192 late bus home after a Friday night in Manchester was often hilarious.

climber34neil - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Black stone cherry

EarlyBird - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Rakim:

Well didn't expect to see a reference to Rudimentary Peni in this thread!

deepsoup - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Stichtplate:

Not so much a bus route as a travelling theatre.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046xlm7

aln - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Black Cat Revue. Glasgow band I saw supporting The Fall last year, kinda 60's garage psych style. Great dual guitar riffage, dual vocals, great shoes. 

Ardo - on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Shame: saw them at Leadmill on Monday and loved it. Described as post punk. I get the Fall, Happy Mondays and Editors coming through. Enjoy:

https://m.soundcloud.com/deadoceans/shame-concrete-1

DerwentDiluted - on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

I'm biased, my stepson is the drummer, but this band have been getting BBC airplay recently and have played quite a few gigs around the East Midlands. They are taking a hiatus right now for A levels but have a busy summer lining up.

https://open.spotify.com/album/18L64TGoLxCxblWN9K2rZ4?si=eDtbJSzyTCei5_3-SoXfqQ

Chris the Tall - on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Ardo:

I think I've heard that before and thought, "Oh good, new stuff from Drenge"

Yep, it's good ! And soundcloud has just taken me on to Dream Wife, another band I want to hear more of.

P.S. Did the Leadmill sell out of Bitter on Monday ? I get annoyed by the fact that they think gig-goers drink nothing but Red Stripe or Carling !

 

Ardo - on 13 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

I always get Royal Blood and Drenge mixed up.

Think I've heard a bit of Dream Wife on 6 Music, so will have to follow them up. Been trying to see the Orielles, but no gig that I can get too easily. Boy Azooga also on the radar, but going to see Kamazi Washington in Manchester on the night they play Cafe Totem in Sheffield. C'est la vie.

I don't like bitter from cans or electric pump and having only got back from holiday on the Sunday night I continued in the holiday drinking vein and glugged the San Miguel, so can't comment.

Bob Kemp - on 14 Apr 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

I wasn't too overwhelmed by Hookworms' first albums but I'm pretty impressed by Microshift.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xufAOZiYF6

what the hex on 13:09 Mon
In reply to Chris the Tall:

From 2016...

Jon Hopkins remixes Disclosure and Lorde's "Magnets"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZKFsstVALk

Both haunting and rapturous combined with a cinematic video

Blue Straggler - on 15:20 Mon
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Not sure if an enigmatic one-off is allowed on here, but this was on the radio recently and instantly made me think "Losing My Edge by LCD Soundsystem, remade by Mike Leigh or Ken Loach"


an artist called "The Guest" 

https://soundcloud.com/user-541493481/theme-from-failure-pt1

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MusicalMountaineer - on 21:54 Mon
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Hindemith- Mathis de Maler and Musik für Streichorkester und Blechbläser.

 

 

Chris the Tall - on 11:17 Tue
In reply to Bob Kemp:

Was just about to mention Hookworms in relation to "All them witches"

I've bought my wife the album, but not listened to it properly myself yet - though what I've heard I've liked - especially Opener. Reminds me a bit of Mogwai

Have you heard of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard ?

A bit of a mixed bag - they released 6 albums in 2017 and we bought one that was dreadful, but this set is pretty good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Z4bma_tUM  

Flinticus - on 12:25 Tue
In reply to Ardo:

Saw them in Glasgow. Incredible live experience. Really a bunch of kids but great tunes and amazing presence. A highlight of my gigging history. A mix between Sleaford Mods, The Fall and Sex Pistols.

Also saw Hookworms. Brilliant too. There's actually a lot of really good music about.

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big on 14:34 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Been enjoying Turkuaz...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5MXlAAsRVY

 

Ardo - on 16:29 Tue
In reply to Flinticus:

Yeh, I was blown away. The lead singer has that arrogance of youth t'ing off to a tee. They're playing the Leadmill again in November, but I'm on holiday.

Hookworms, another to add to the ever expanding list!!

Bob Kemp - on 16:48 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

I saw them the other year, really good live band.  I think the quality suffers at times because they put out so much material, but I love the range of styles they try. 

I think the lead guitarist should take up climbing - he must have fingers of steel to solo on 12-string the way he does!

Pete Dangerous - on 16:51 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

This version of Rainy Night House - Joni Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v5Siv33hL4

Timmd on 17:19 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU7KNbysm0M

Have just discovered The Webb thanks to a new friend, I think they're loosely described as 'newwave goth electro punk'.  I don't know a lot of their material yet, but finding a few songs one likes is always nice.

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Bulls Crack - on 17:26 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Speaking of Leeds - Wolfpeople are good if you like this sort of thing http://wolfpeople.co.uk/

Chris the Tall - on 17:45 Tue
In reply to Timmd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iSxf6MyX-g

Well...it's different that's for sure

Chris the Tall - on 17:55 Tue
In reply to Bulls Crack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmKt76_wtHs

Not exactly my cup of tea, but nice video - looks like Snowdon and Llanberis to me, but it's been a few years since I was up there.

On the subject of bands from Leeds, this lot have obviously been listening to Sonic Youth, which is no bad thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYDq4LTAwD8

 

Timmd on 17:58 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

> Well...it's different that's for sure

Yes, wasn't sure what to make of it, then listened again and quite liked it. 

Pursued by a bear - on 18:05 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

The second discovery from that Old Grey Whistle Test programme I mentioned was Wildwood Kin.  It's taken me a while to get round to listening to their album but now that I have, I rather like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBUi05nU0Ik

T.

Timmd on 23:57 Tue
In reply to Chris the Tall:

> Well...it's different that's for sure

It's bad form to start a thread like this and be none committal about other people's tastes. It's an unwritten rule. ;-)

 

 

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pneame on 11:47 Wed
In reply to what the hex:

> From 2016...

> Jon Hopkins remixes Disclosure and Lorde's "Magnets"

> Both haunting and rapturous combined with a cinematic video

Stunning. Wow

cb294 - on 12:04 Wed
In reply to big:

Just had a look at that video, quite good if not wholly my style. Interestingly, the billboard popping up after 5 sec announces Shaky Graves, one of the best (IMO) new Americana singer/songwriters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUkSTnUK_T0

Roughly staying with that genre, I also love Willy Tea Taylor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8t6kB4Ha8w

and Grant Sabine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv0SvTzPbNc


CB

Flinticus - on 19:49 Wed
In reply to what the hex:

> From 2016...

> Jon Hopkins remixes Disclosure and Lorde's "Magnets"

> Both haunting and rapturous combined with a cinematic video

Thanks for that. Amazing. Will be listening to / watching that a few times. 

More!

Flinticus - on 20:05 Wed
In reply to what the hex:

Just bought tickets to see Jon Hopkins in Glasgow in October.

Was seeing if I could pre-order his new album and found he is touring

what the hex on 20:24 Wed
In reply to Flinticus:

My brother saw him live a couple of weeks ago and had a great night by all accounts - I've only ever see him perform via YouTube and find even this mesmerising! Hope you have a great night!!

fire_munki on 23:29 Wed
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Dead South, canadian country 4 piece of a chello, banjo, guitar and mandolin.

Found them on you tube and love them. 

So much so the gf found the last tickets to see them for our anniversary.

fire_munki on 23:31 Wed
In reply to cb29

Shakey Graves, awesome chap and there is a youtube clip explaining how he got his name. Think it was something that was created after plenty of acid. 

cb294 - on 08:03 Thu
In reply to fire_munki:

Yes, he talks about this for a minute or so in the video I linked to above.

CB


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