Monthly Archives: May 2009


I have been listening to a lot of electronic music over the past couple of months as most of the indie/guitar stuff with the exception of the Wave Pictures new album and the Meursault ep I have heard recently at … Continue reading

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While The Sun Shines.

Get yourself an ice cold can of Irn Bru, roll a fat one and listen to this in the garden in the glorious sunshine. Smith & Mighty – Walk On (Long version)

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How Good Are ?

Absolutely bloody brilliant. The Wave Pictures – If You Leave It Alone

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It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

I don’t know why but I’ve been listening to a lot of stuff from 1987 recently, probably nostalgia. I have came to the conclusion that it was a very good year for House and Hip Hop. Today’s posting is by … Continue reading

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Imelda May

I’m off to see Imelda May again tonight. Last time it was like going back in time to the late 50’s, more quiffs than a Smiths convention. Imelda May – Wild About My Lovin’ Blue Harlem – Drown In My … Continue reading

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Sister Sneaker Sister Soul

This was the first thing that I heard from My Latest Novel, a 5 piece band from Greenock. As befits a band from the dreich Clyde coast their music is quite melancholic at times but not depressingly so. Sister Sneaker … Continue reading

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What the fuck was that?

Those were the exact words I uttered on my introduction to Upside Down by the Jesus and Mary Chain. A lot of people go on about the first time that they heard the Smiths and the effect that ultimate indie … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves A Cover . . . Right?

A couple of mellow, relaxing covers for you today. First up is Mechanical Bride with a cover of Rihanna’s Umbrella. The song has been covered a ton of times to varying degrees of success from The manic Street Preachers to … Continue reading

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Just Because

Not your usual, angsty, twee indie sound from Trembling Blue Stars. But a beguiling piece of ambience to watch the sun set while having a G&T. Have a good weekend This is also for Simon over at The Songs That … Continue reading

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Its Friday . . . Let’s Dance

Today it’s the turn of 2 big hitters in the world of soul. One each from 2 of the most influential labels of the 60’s, Stax and Motown. First up is a track from my all time favorite soul album … Continue reading

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