There's a really good review of Vottol here, from the ever insightful Richard Foster of Louder Than War, if anyone is interested.........
Guided By Voices coming up in a couple of weeks. Robert Pollard's 100th album.
Haven't heard anything from it yet but it's probably going to be the greatest album in the history of music.
shut up and listen to 'Guided By Voices'
Currently half enjoying the Nathan Fake album 'Providence' that's just come out on Ninja Tune. I mean, it's fine, but what is it? It just seems to happen in a quite agreeable manner and then ends. He's touring soon and I guess it might be a bit more interesting live. The stuff he was making a few years ago is better.
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The new Soulwax album was well worth the wait; if you are into this sort of stuff you will not be disappointed. It's more synth, percussive and beat laden than their disco stuff but only slightly so. So excited to see them perform this a week tomorrow.
"I will design a town in the image of your face. Round the wrinkles of your eyes my footsteps you can trace. We could promenade down infra-nasel depression. The streets of your hands will never feel a recession."
Currently on a second listen of the latest Steel Panther album, "Lower The Bar".Not to everyone's taste I know, what with them being a straight-up parody of Hair Metal/Glam. Probably the most consistent album they've put out since "Feel The Steel", however nothing they release will come close to touching that record. Pussy Ain't Free, That's When You Came In, I Got What You Want and Walk of Shame would all make great additions to their live shows, which are always top notch and lots of fun!
Other releases I've had a listen to today are new singles from Chuck Berry and Wednesday 13.
The awaited new album from London Grammar, early June. One way or another, the football will be done and dusted by then.
Love, love, love the new Moonlandingz album 'Interplanetary Class Classics' which is also Resident Records' album of the week. Lots of nods to 80s goth, scuzzy guitar aplenty and with tongues firmly in cheek. This is one of the slower ones where they've gone all Phil Spector. I first heard it on Marc Riley's show and fell in love with it straight away.
Carla Dal Forno - 'You Know What It's Like'
Although this was released late in 2016, I only heard and subsequently bought this album on Bandcamp this year, all sold out now but I saw that Resident have it in stock so it's still available. She's on the Blackest Ever Black label who have that name for a reason as they specialise in the more esoteric, dark side of music. She reminds me in part of Anika from Invada Records, there's a heavy German-synth sound, slow pounding drums and ethereal lyrics. It's been one of my go to albums on my commute for a few weeks now.
Has anyone listened to the new Depeche Mode album yet and if so, have they enjoyed it? I think it could be their worst ever, it's not that it's particularly bad just very dull.