2019 Albums, Songs, Gigs etc.

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Also fucking loving the Flammingods LP Levitation



Sunny psychedelic rock/pop/funk/disco, just really fun what else can you say. Channels retro sounds without sounding like pastiche, mostly the likes of William Onyeabor, or the sort of Middle Eastern funk influences that get re-issued these days
 
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Fucking praying Black Midi get an Irish gig booked soon, Belfast, Dublin, Cork or wherever I'll be there.
:lol: they are fucking ace ain't they mate. I dunno how they're so good so young tbh. I bumped into em having a kick about outside the festival last week and they look about 17.

They'll blow you away live. A good old fashioned assault on the senses.
 
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Also fucking loving the Flammingods LP Levitation



Sunny psychedelic rock/pop/funk/disco, just really fun what else can you say. Channels retro sounds without sounding like pastiche, mostly the likes of William Onyeabor, or the sort of Middle Eastern funk influences that get re-issued these days
Not got round to this yet but love the cover. On the list.
 
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Fucking praying Black Midi get an Irish gig booked soon, Belfast, Dublin, Cork or wherever I'll be there.
They're down to play a festival in Waterford August 2nd and have free days either side so you might get lucky mate, quite possible they'll squeeze another gig in while they're over there.

Don't sleep on this crew though Matty... I may even slightly prefer em to black midi... though both are blowing my mind atm :lol:...


Are they the bastard love child of Slint and Mark E Smith?

Are they noo york no-wave wasters tardissed into dismaland?

Are they a Ukrainian folk troupe amped up on home-cooked meth?

Or are they just the future sound of London?

IDK... But it's a black country, and it's a new road... and these kids are blazing a trail :happy

"leave your sertraline in the cabinet, and touch me like you mean it this time"

Fuckin poetry
 
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Aldous Harding - Designer



Just giving this a proper listen... Hmmm..

I'm real undecided with this one. There are some well crafted songs on it for sure... Something just feels a little off about it though.. A little inorganic... Pretty aptly titled come to think of it.

This is a sweet tune off it..


I think I'm struggling a bit with all the imagery in the videos and onstage tbh... Its all a bit over artsy. I remember seeing her play to 25 people in the back room of a dingy pub and she was absolutely charming... shy, funny and natural... just a travelling folkie with dirty boots and a battered guitar... not sure I can reconcile myself with this new persona... But then there are some ace songs on the album.

Hmmm, jury out on this as yet.
 
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A. A. Bondy - Enderness



Dark and brooding existential synthy sadcore. Forest fires, opiate epidemics, Internet banality. Feels current and gloomy. I'll be giving this a good few listens I think.

 
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By the by... The Ohtis LP I flagged up a few posts ago is well worth a listen... Really gets under your skin after a few listens... I keep going back to it. Junkie confessionals can he tiresome but this one has a certain honesty and authenticity. Good record.
 
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AnthonyWilliams

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BTW, probably not everyone's cup of tea, but saw Earthless twice this year. the Maxx Watts gig they did has gone straight into my top ten gigs of all time list. mind was blown.. genuine onslaught of the senses. my jaw was metaphorically on the floor for most of the gig.

they are fond of the extended instrumental, so if you ever have a spare 20 mins:

Bought a couple of albums and was initially quite impressed. Then it all started to wash over me - just write some actual SONGS
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Seen that earlier! Cant wait
 
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Ernest Shackleton

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Saw Stereolab last night at Albert Hall.
Seen a few concerts there I have to say it’s my favourite venue now by far.
Stereolab, never saw them when they were active and although always lived there music I didn’t have high hopes for them live but they blew me away, great gig.
 
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I like the older stuff, pre-autotune. Autotune has ruined pop music, especially stuff from the female vocalists. They all sound the same now.
 

Ernest Shackleton

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Got to add how fucking good is Neu! 1975. One of the best albums ever. Years since I’ve heard it. Put it on this morning its the business.
 
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Saw Stereolab last night at Albert Hall.
Seen a few concerts there I have to say it’s my favourite venue now by far.
Stereolab, never saw them when they were active and although always lived there music I didn’t have high hopes for them live but they blew me away, great gig.
Nice one. I saw them live in their pomp a few times (Manchester twice and when they shared the bill with Pavement in Liverpool). A really solid live band- and they didn't disappoint this time round either (went to the Leeds gig in June).
 

Ernest Shackleton

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Love the Jenny Hval album the practice of love. Well cool music

I see Lankum have a new album out next month.
 

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Saw The Psychadelic Furs the other weeks in Nottingham. Seeing Devin Townsend there in December, even though I don't like his latest album Empath.

I really like Lana Del Rey's new one...

 
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