It's Friday. You've just clocked out after doing a Dolly Parton and you're trundling through the rush hour traffic like a sardine in a tin can that's well past its sell-by date. You need to shed that fusty workday skin and slip into something more comfortable for the weekend. What better way to start than … Continue reading Track of the Day: Marie Davidson – Naive to the Bone
Whenever a Warpaint song comes on the radio, every guitar scrape, drum beat and vocal seems to seep out the speakers with a haze of smoke, mystique and groove. Love Is to Die sounds like the James Bond theme song rejected for not having enough Bond clichés. Meanwhile, their cover of Bowie's Ashes to Ashes epitomises the … Continue reading Track of the Day 27/09/16 ‘New Song’ by Warpaint
Normally the best tracks hit you when you least expect it - during a listening session of Caribou's eclectic Spotify playlist on shuffle, this song came on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQpnyUvkURQ 'No I Won't' is a simple but effective slice of disco that combines the raw emotion of Stax soul with swooning pop strings and jerky new-wave guitar licks. It sounds … Continue reading Track of the Day 26/09/16 : ‘No I Won’t’ by Evans Pyramid
Perhaps this isn't the track of the album, in the context of Cass McCombs's splendid eighth record Mangy Love, his 1st release on the Anti Records label. However, in isolation it's track of the day for its understated, ephemeral quality. It may soar past you and you'll only glimpse it in your peripheral vision, but there'll be something caught in … Continue reading Track of the Day 21/09/16- Cass McCombs: Low Flyin’ Bird.
When you Google 'Miles from Kinshasa', you're reliably informed of the distance from your location to the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (it's 4,335 miles from Dundee - I don't live in Dundee. Darn location settings...) No, I wasn't sorting out my next holiday. It's the moniker of a new artist from South … Continue reading Track of the Day (2 Oct 15) #4 Miles from Kinshasa – ‘IVRY’
From what I've heard so far from Jamie Woon, his upcoming album Making Time, looks like it's gonna be a latecomer for album of the year. Other tracks like 'Message' and 'Thunder' wouldn't sound out of place on Radio 2 - with meticulous production, tight hooks and velvety hooks from Woon, it would be an … Continue reading Track of the Day (1 Oct 15) #3 Jamie Woon – ‘Sharpness’
Hailing from the heated desert of Las Vegas, Shamir Bailey (a.k.a. Shamir, for those who can't bother saying surnames) released his hot debut album back in May. OK, it was a few months ago, granted, but this blog doesn't boast about having its finger on the pulse (most music blogs and sites cite some effervescent, fat-free … Continue reading Track of the Day (30 Sept 15) #2 Shamir – ‘Call It Off’