Saturday, 14 April 2012

Volume 25

Each Time Is A New Time – from the album Field Music (Measure) (2009) : FIELD MUSIC

Another band from the far north of England, this time from Sunderland.  Many of the band have been past members of The Futureheads and Maximo Park. What I like about this band is the broad range of their influences. Clearly fans of Led Zeppelin, they almost certainly spend a lot of time listening to Roxy Music and XTC also. Even a little Kate Bush influence in there.

Just So You Know – from the album The Electric Kool-Aid Cuckoo Nest (2009) : EIGHT LEGS

From another of my favourite albums of 2009, Eight Legs play straight down the line indie-rock with an obvious joie-de-vivre. The very catchy songs and sheer jauntiness of the album sometimes overshadow the fact that they are very accomplished musicians indeed. So confident in their musicianship, in fact, that they eschew glossy production and go for a straight plug-in-and-play approach. Love them

Selective Walking – from the album A Pox On The Pioneers (2009) : ANDREW WEATHERALL

Probably better known as “Andy”, Mr Weatherall is up there with the all-time great DJs, such as Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold. However, he has also recorded some great stuff in the past, under the names Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. This is much more “song-based” than his previous work, but he uses his DJ past to great effect throught the album.

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