23 December 2010

Y Niwl - Album

Welsh Surfer dudes rock the beaches with new Album....

Isobell Campbell & Willy Mason

Was listening to this the other night and thought - wow that guy sounds like Willy Mason, it was Willy Mason, I can prove it:

Only a few people in the world can get away with whistling on a song, Isobell's one of them.

PJ Harvey

She's got a new album out in February, with a heavy English influence. There's a great shot in the video below of a wave rolling back out to sea that, at first, I couldn't make out what it was, then it suddenly makes sense - it's genius. here's a new track from it - ````````````` The Last Living Rose.....PJ Harvey Official site

22 December 2010

Seth Frightening

NZ singer Songwriter, with some beautiful tunes, take a listen here:

Watch his cool vid:

Flying Lotus

Real nice video and chilled tune from Flying Lotus:

David Bowie

Watching this "Old Grey Whistle Test" performance of Five Years, from Bowie, circa 1972, makes you realise how good he is - the delivery is spot on - such a great artist, I just had to post this. Listen to the end and you will hear Bowie asking: "Is that OK?" - like he didn't realise what an amazing take this was...

Also from that same session "Oh, You Pretty Things"...

1974 BBC 'Cracked Actor' documentary - always good to find 'new' old bowie stuff:

18 December 2010

Captain Beefheart

Came home from Oslo to hear that Don Van Vliet had died. His music was amazing and if you never saw his paintings, likewise.

From the Old Grey Whistle Test - Upon The My Oh My (1974):

From his last ever album, back in the eighties - Ice Cream For Crow:

Wonderfully weird observations on the man, with the man:

And finally, check out his paintings, here at the Captain Beefheart Radar Station website

13 December 2010

Fugazi - Turnover 1991

This band were just always so good on record in the late Eighties, early nineties, but I never got to see them live, which is a big shame - just a great band and I never saw this video before, so makes up for never seeing them (well just a little bit)...

Update (28 Nov 2011): Fugazi have just released a massive archive of live recordings which the band have made over the years - the recordings are mostly taken from the mixing desks at all their gigs and thrown in an 'archive' (cupboard under the stairs). I've listened to a few tracks from these and they sound pretty good quality, considering they were all taken from tapes. The recordings can be had for a nominal sum (1-5 dollars US). Here is the link to that news from Dischord:

Fugazi to launch Live Series on December 1st 2011 News link.

Fugazi Live Series link

10 December 2010

New J. Mascis free tune.....

Taken from upcoming acoustic solo album from J Mascis entitled: Several Shades Of Why. Here's a free song from the mind of Dinosaur Jr, Deep Wound & Witch frontman & drummer, J Mascis

And just to remind you how awesome Witch are:

05 December 2010

Y Niwl

Corker of a tune from Y Niwl, who also have a new album out tomorrow see

03 December 2010

Gemma Ray In Session

Gemma Ray recorded these 2 cover versions (Put A Bolt In The Door & Ghost On The Highway) for Le Cargo

"Shot and edited by Mickaƫl Adamadorassy for Le Cargo! (
More on Gemma Ray :

P.S. : the beautiful guitar she's using was given to her by Jon Spencer."

26 November 2010


Mogwai's new album, coming out in February (14th 2011) on Rock Action Records in UK (US will be on Sub Pop).

Get full details here:

Here's free track Rano Pano from it:

20 November 2010


Japandroids rocking it up in session for a Seattle Radio station...

13 November 2010

12 November 2010


Here is the brilliant Gruff Rhys with new tune and a cool video, Shark Ridden Waters:

From the upcoming album Hotel Shampoo

06 November 2010

British Sea Power + the bear, Reading Festival 2010

Latest listenings

Latest purchases:

New Releases
The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down
Warpaint - The Fool
Belle & Sebastien - Write About Love
The Black Keys - Brothers
Beach House - Teen Dream
British Sea Power - Zeus E.P.
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From A Young Man
The Walkmen - Lisbon
Wavves - King Of The Beach
Giant Sand - Blurry Blue Mountain

Retro Releases
Tom Waits - Bone Machine
Tom Waits - Closing Time
Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years
Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night
Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine
Tom Waits - Small Change
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Nick Drake - Made To Love Magic
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down: The Best Of The Jesus And Mary Chain
Biffy Clyro - The Vertigo Of Bliss

Info On the bands

Welcome to my blog....

Hopefully not just inane ramblings, just testing some features at the minute.

I'm a self confessed music nut, so at the minute I am just gonna give some info, maybe reviews of some of the music I buy, but first up, some ramblings from a legend:

Sound Cloud Audio of John Peel Interview by Tim Wall from 1980, uploaded by samcoley

Keeping It Peel - October 25th