Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Darling Buds - Port Talbot 16/7/1987

I just thought it would be good to post this as a follow up to The Darling Buds Peel Session which is now on-line over at The Perfumed Garden.

The Darling Buds - Port Talbot 16/07/1987. zip

1. Shame On You
2. Just To Be Seen
3. If I Said
4. It's All Up To You
5. Just May Be The One
6. When It Feels Good
7. I Couldn't Remember
8. Mary's Got To Go
9. The Other Night
10. Think Of Me
11. Love Me Tender
12. Shame On You
13. If I Said

Friday, November 18, 2005

Fawn & Un-Real

Ok, I'm going to try and describe these two bands witout mentioning My Bloody Valentine....Damn there it goes already.
No seriously it seems that every band which comes along and uses droney atmospheric guitars and fx pedals gets compared to bands from fifteen years ago. To be honest if I was in one of these bands it would really piss me off. The way I look at it is that these bands are making NEW music and we should listen to it and take it at face value and not compare it to something we heard fifteen years ago. After all most music is in some way recycled through subconscious influences of things we like.
I can't tell you much about these two bands exept for the fact that their music is fantastic. I think Fawn come from Chicago but that's about it.

Un-Real - M AL
Un-Real - Hal 9000
Un-Real - Monotono

Fawn - Ice Like Mine
Fawn - Cemetery

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Santa Dog

Santa Dog come from Bristol and have just released their second EP.
I must confess this has spent more than it's fair share of time on my stereo over the last week or so. Every song is well crafted and delivered with passion. Rowena's vocals just carry the songs off with perfection.
I've read elsewhere other people comparing them to the likes of Throwing Muses and The Sundays but don't be miss-led by that. Santa Dog have a sound which is all their own and if only they would play a bit closer to York I'd love see them play.

They have a few dates coming up:-

24th November - Salisbury, The Old Ale House
10th December - London, Water Rats
15th December - Bristol, The Louisiana
18th January - Bristol, The Croft

"The Chemical EP" is avaliable from the bands website HERE

Santa Dog - Chemical