At least there’s one day a year when your local independent record store makes the news as Record Store Day returns with lots of special releases on vinyl to collect; and much more too!
There’s been a load of brilliant compilations lately but Strut have linked up with DJ History to keep ahead of the games on some mighty fine gems from a decade of experimentation.
Thunderhiest (aka MC Isis and Grahm Zilla) jerked it with the last single and now get even more club friendly with loads of cow bells as this is ‘Nothing 2 Step 2′.
Everyone seems to be on the ‘Change’ agenda at the moment, from US Presidential candidates to Kentish man’s Bob Dylan as Crook goes electric with his new band, The Murder Birds
London-based duo Dan Warden and Miles Copeland launch the brand new label of Wonderfulsound with their latest album, Harpsichord Treacle
Sparo may have his head in the clouds but the arrival of ‘The Falling’ (released on 3 Bar Fire) is just the thing to turn up the heat
AIR may be an obvious pick for the latest edition of the Late Night Tales series but they’ve not disappointed with a super cool mix CD.
“History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history that we make today.”
You may know Sandoz better as Richard H. Kirk who was once a third of post-punk electro dance band Cabaret Voltaire.
The twisted genius of Lupen Crook inevitably means his debut album is equally unconformist, awkward and brilliant.
While it’s confusing that Mute Records has an occasional series called ‘Rough Trade Shops…’, its latest CD has a host of tracks that have tapped into the current singer-songwriter indie/emo/folktronica/country revival.