Sunday, December 31, 2006

Playlist 6

...thank goodness thats over. I've not got anything against Christmas but why does it seem necessary for people who at any other time of year you would avoid like the plague to meet up for social gatherings and all be polite to each other. You know the type, they stand next to you and because they know you listen to a lot of music they assume thet you must be a huge Dire Straits fan and when you tell them that you would rather boil you feet in a vat of acid then listen to that they look at you as though you should be committed. Bastards, I'd shoot the lot of them if only I had a gun. Anyway enough of my ranting, here's another selection of new and recent tunes without which your I-Pod is quite frankly nak

1. These New Puritans - Elvis (Angular Recording) CDS
2. Good Books - Leni (Crystal Castles Vs Good Books) CDS
3. The More Assured - You Do It Pretty Well (Demo)
4. Tiger Force - Syntax Error (Marquis Cha Cha)
7" Single
5. Linear - Think Cynic (Grace) 7" Single
6. Girls In Milan - Moonlight Shadow (Demo)
7. Rahim - Desire (French Kiss)
From the album "Ideal Lives"
8. Molotov Jive - Made In Spain (Bonnier Amigo Music) From the album "When It's Over I'll Come Back Again"
9. Union Of Knives - Go Back To School (Relentless) From the album "Violence & Birdsong"
10. Hundred Year Storm - August On Fire (Floodgate) From the album "Hello From The Children Of Planet Earth"
11. Orphan Boy - Billy's England (Grace) From the CD "Grace Records:-The First Five Singles"
12. Film School - P.S. (Beggars Banquet) From the album "Film School"
13. If These Trees Could Talk - Signal Tree (Demo)
14. Winterkids - Who Am I Kidding (Promo)
From the forthcoming album "Memoirs"
15. The Lodger - Getting Special (Demo)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


To be fair this only just scratches the surface of a year which has seen a vast quantity of great records. These are just some of the records which have given me a huge amount of pleasure this year, selfish yes but then it's kind of that time of year and I don't care so there you go. Thanks to all the bands, labels etc who have sent records and cd's in to Burning World this year and next year we aim to be even bigger and better and in order to achieve this I will be looking for some people to help out with regular reviews etc. If you've got a bit of spare time and you want to see your thoughts on these pages please drop me a line. In the meantime that's it for this year, have a great new year and if you don't wake up with a hangover then you've not done it properly.

1. 4 Navigators - Hungarock (STK)
2. The Angelic Process - The Sun In Braids (Decaying Sun)
3. Larrikin Love - Downing Street Kindling
4. Secret Shine - You Are Inside (Razorblade)
5. Tilly & The Wall - Rainbows In The Dark
6. The Sunshine Underground - Commercial Breakdown
7. Spotlight Kid - Machines
8. One Second Bridge - The Ghost
9. The Longcut - Vitamin C (Deltasonic)
10. Asobi Seksu - New Years
11. Good Shoes - All In My Head
12. Bromheads Jacket - Going Round To Have A Word (Marquis Cha Cha)
13. Little Man Tate - House Party At Boothies (Yellow Van)
14. Trash Fashion - It's A Rave Dave
15. Be Your Own Pet - Wildcat

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Playlist 5

Here you go then, the final selection from me before Christmas. It looks already as though next year is going to be just as good for music as this year has been with new releases scheduled (and in this program) from the likes of Low, Kristin Hersh, Explosions In The Sky, Little Man Tate and Jesu to name but five. I am toying with the idea of putting together a program of all the tunes which have given me the most pleasure this year. I know that it's not exactly an original thing to do but quite frankly...who cares. This isn't a request show but if you have any suggestions for such a program let me know and I'll see what I can do but bear in mind this is all subject to not being too busy between Chrismas and New Year. Talking of which I'm going to be in Exeter on the night of the 27th. Can anyone suggest a decent gig or maybe just the best place for a northerner to get drunk.

1. Benjy Ferree - The Desert (Domino) From the album "Leaving The Nest". I think this is already avaliable in the states but it's out in th UK on 29th January. 2. Low - Always Fade From the forthcoming album "Drums and Guns"
3. Relay - Driver (Bubble Core) From the album "Still Point Of Turning"
4. Johnny & the Moon - When You're All Alone From the seft titled album.
5. Sunset Rubdown - Stadiums & Shrines (Global Symphonic)
From the album "Shut Up I Am Dreaming"
6. Spotlight Kid - Never's Too Soon (Club AC30)
From the exellent album "Departures"
7. Pale Saints - Half Life Remembered (4AD)
From the 1991 EP "Half Life"
8. Kristin Hersh - In Shock (Yep Roc)
From the forthcoming album "Learn to Sing Like A Star". To be released 23rd January
9. Jesu - Conqueror (Hydra Head)
This is the title track from the new album which is released on 19th February.
10. Ali Love - Camera On A Pole
From the album "Ismeretlen"
11. The View - Same Jeans (1965) From the album "Hats Off To The Buskers". Out 23rd January.
12. Camera Obscura - Your Sound
. Debut single from back in 1998. Exellent!!
13. Helen Love - Junk Shop Discoteque (Elefant)
14. Explosions In The Sky - It's Natural To Be Afraid (Tempory Residence)
From the new album "All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone".
15. Panda Bear - Bro's (Fatcat)
Brilliant new 12"

.....Oh by the way, Merry Bloody Christmas (bah humbug)

Thursday, November 30, 2006

London Calling

The London Calling festival took place at the Paradiso in Amsterdam last week and as with last year the line up was quite awsome, showcasing some of the best bands Britain has to offer. The line up was:- Friday 24th- The Holloways, Little Man Tate, Boy Kill Boy, The Young Knives, Klaxtons, Fortune drive, Five O Clock Heroes, Metronomy and Bees Sound Collection. Saturday 25th was just as good with sets from:- 747s, Jamie T, The Pigeon Detectives, Guillimots, The Maccabees, Bromheads Jacket, 1990s, The Automatic, Mumm-Ra, Lotus Lullaby and Oxford Glamour Models. Fortunately VPRO broadcast many of the sets in fantastic quality so you can lay back close your eyes and picture what you missed. Can't wait for next year, enjoy.

The Holloways

1 Great Britain
2 Happiness And Penniless
3 Dancefloor
4 Generator
5 Public Service Broadcast
6 Two Left Feet
7 Fit For A Fortnight
8 Reinvent Myself
9 Fuck Ups


1 What Would Steve Do
2 Song B
3 Sick Deal
4 She's Got You High
5 Song E
6 These Things Move In Threes
7 Clocks Tick Louder In The Dead Of Night
8 Out Of The Question

The Pigeon Detectives

1 Romantic Type
2 You Know I Love You
3 I Found Out
4 Don't Know How To Say Goodbye
5 You Better Not Look My WayTake Her Back
6 I'm Always Right
7 I'm Not Sorry


1 Well Well Well
2 Cheshire Cat Smile
3 17
4 Brewster
5 Stockholm Syndrome
6 Send In The Boys
7 What About Next Time
8 Lipstick Lickin'
9 Showroom
10 Storm In A Teacup
11 What You Could Have Won


1 Cult Status
2 See You At The Lights
3 Risque Pictures
4 Jingle Bells
5 Arcade Precinct
6 You Made Me Like It
7 You're Supposed To Be My Friend
8 Situation

Bromheads Jacket

1 Orton's Intro
2 Leslie Parlafitt
3 Lions On The Prowl
4 Breed
5 SRI's And Big Bore 4's
6 Fight Music For The Fight
7 Pinch Of Psalt
8 Wooley Bridge
9 Poppy Bird
10 He Likes Them Airbrushed
11 Hazy In Yateley
12 Trip To The Golden Arches
13 What Ifs And Maybes

Little Man Tate

1. Man I Hate Your Band
2. Sexy In Latin
3. What, What You Got
4. European Love
5. Little Big Man
6. Hello Miss Lovely (So You Like My Jeans)
7. House Party At Boothys
8. Down On Marie

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Playlist 4

1. The Noisettes - Scratch Your Name (Mercury) From the forthcoming album "What's The Time Mr Wolf" to be released 6/2/2007
2. The Dodgems - Lord Lucan Is Missing (Demo)
3. The Eames Era - Fake Do Gooders (?) From the forthcoming album "Heroes & Sheroes" 4. Deerhunter - Spring Hall Convent (Kranky) From the bands second album "Cryptograms" to be released 29/1/2007
5. One Second Bridge - Take Me To The Moon (Buro) From the album "One Second Bridge"
6. The Ripps - Vampire (Catskills) From the exellent debut album "Long Live The Ripps" which will be released on 19/2/2007
7. Day For Airstrikes - The Craftiest Plan Known To Man (Roadkill) From the "Widows"E.P.
8. These New Puritans - Chamber (Demo)
9. Geisha - (Seven Seven Seven) (Crucial Blast) From the album "Mondo Del'orrore"
10. The Others - Looking For A Product (Lime) From the debut album "Inward Parts"
11. Voxtrot - Trouble (Play Louder) From the "Your Biggest Fan" CDS
12. Good Shoes - The Photo On My Wall (Brille) Exellent new single.
13. The Angelic Process - My Blood Still Whispers (Decaying Sun) From The Album "Coma Waering"
14. Loveninjas - Wanna Be Like Johnny C (Labrador) From the E.P. of the same name.
15. Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire - That Club, Them Songs (Demo) Brilliant band from Whitley Bay.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Playlist 3

1. Bromheads Jacket - Going Round To Have A Word (Marquis Cha Cha) From the album "Dits From The Commuter Belt".
2. Suicide Bid - Dubbin The Nation (Household Name) From the album "The Rot Stops Here".
3. Art Brut - Nag Nag Nag (EMI) New single to be released 20th November.
4. The Six Parts Seven - Awaiting Elemental Meltdown (Suicide Squeeze) From the album "Casualy Smashed To Pieces".
5. Winter Kids - Tape It (Hungry Kid) 7" single. Ltd to 150 copies this one so you better be quick.
6. Bono Project & Hector DJ - In Da Shit (Red Vinyl) 12"
7. OOIOO - KMS (Thrill Jockey) From the album "Taiga"
8. Shout Out Louds - The Comeback (Big Slippa Remix) (Capitol) From the "Combines EP".
9. The Angelic Process - The Sun In Braids (Decaying Sun) From the brilliant album "Coma Waering".
10. Man Like Me - Oh My Gosh (Non Stop) 12"
11. Cake On Cake - Come On Rainbow (Desolation) From the forthcoming album "I Guess I Was Daydreaming".
12. Deerhoof - The Perfect Me (Kill Rock Stars) From the album "Friend Opportunity" to be released on 23rd January.
13. To My Boy - Outerregions (XL) From the CD single "I Am Xray"
14. B. Fleischmann - Broken Monitors (Morr Music) From the album "The Humbucking Coil"
15. Working For A Nuclear Free City - Quiet Place (Melodic) From the album "Working For A Nuclear Free City".

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Playlist 2

Here you are then. This weeks playlist features some pretty hot shit if I do say so myself with tracks from new albums by The Others, The Apples In Stereo, Dustins Bar Mitzvah and Hunting Lodge as well as some bloody good singles. Don't forget though, the whole point of Burning World is to bring to you good music which you may not otherwise hear and if you like it buy it.

1. The Others - Thick As Thieves (Lime) From the album "Inward Parts"
2. The Bobby Mcgees - Ivor Cutler Is Dead (Rough Trade) From the 7" "Yes Please"
3. 4 Navigators - Hungarock (DJ Vortex vs DJ Shinkel Mix) (STK 127) 12"
4. The Apples In Stereo - Sunndal Song (Simian / Elephant 6 / Yep Roc Records) From the forthcoming album "New Magnetic Wonder"
5. Peter & The Wolf - My Grey Overcoat (Whiskey & Apples) From the album "Lightness"
6. Crystal Castle - Mother Knows Best (Demo)
7. Dustins Bar Mitzvah - Kick Him Out (Hungry Kid)
From the debut album "Get Your Mood On"
8. Halflings - Cough (Friendship Bracelet) From the cassette "Cough It Up"
9. Kayo Dot - Don't Touch Dead Animals (Holy Roar) From the Kayo Dot/Bloody Panda split 12". I bet you like this one Mr Rossy!
10. New Rhodes - She Said No (Xtra Mile) From the album "Songs From The Lodge"
11. Hunting Lodge - Hero Of The Beach (Farm Girl)From the album "Energy Czar"
12. Air Traffic - Get In Line (Tiny Consumer) From the EP "Never Even Told Me Her Name"
13. Loony Tunes Vs Doop - Doop 2006 (Remix) (Impact) 12"
14. Saltillo - Blood & Milk (Suspicious) From the album "Ganglion"
15. Shit Disco - Reactor Party (Fierce Panda) From the CDS "Reactor Party"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Playlist 1

Right then, for those of you wondering where the podcasts have not fear they will hopefully return next month. I'm in the process of putting together a new studio and as usual things are going far from to plan. In the meantime I'm to put together a Burning World playlist on a roughly weekly basis. As you can probably tell from the track listing below it contains some pretty hot stuff from some of the best new and forthcoming releases I've heard this week. I've zipped the file as individual tracks. If you would prefer one long file then let me know but I think this is the best way to do it. Don't forget, if you hear something you like then please go out and make the purchase.

1. South Central - Nothing Can Go Wrong (Art Goes Pop)
2. Eric Gaffney - Cold Weather (Old Gold/Handmade)
3. Working For A Nuclear Free City - The Tape (Melodic)
4. The Six Parts Seven - Stolen Moments (Suicide Squeeze)
5. Jeff Amadeus - Attack (Vendetta)
6. The Nice Boys - Teenage Nights (Birdman)
7. Trash Fashion - It's A Rave Dave (Glare n Dazzle)
8. The Horrors - Count In Fives (In The Red)
9. Oxford Collapse - Loser City (Sub Pop)
10. Juliette & The Licks - Death Of A Whore (Hassle)
11. One Second Bridge - The Ghost (Buro)
12. DARTZ! - St. Petersburg (Extra Mile)
13. The Mules - Season Ticket Holder (Organ Grinder)
14. OOIOO - Uma (Thrill Jockey)
15. Solieb - Inside (Mashine)

Monday, October 30, 2006


I knew it would be worth the trip. It's just a shame that a few more people didn't. I'm talking about the brilliant Maps gig which I was fortunate enough to witness at Fibbers in York last Friday. I always find it quite embarassing when a band has to play in front of an extremely dissapointing crowd. It's safe to say however that the sparce audience did not reflect the sounds produced on stage. Maps were simply sublime. Fed on a diet of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Spiritulized etc. Maps mainman James certainly knows how to create a sound capable of removing paint from the walls. The band release their new single "Don't Fear" through Last Space Recordings on 30th October and have a few gigs coming up. Get off your ass and get to the gig. You won't be dissapointed.

November 9th - Nottingham, Social
November 10th - Manchester, Bierkeller
November 11th - Glasgow, King Tuts
November 13th - Leeds, Josephs Well
November 17th - London, Luminaire
November 18th - Northampton, Soundhaus

Monday, October 23, 2006

Herman Dune - Giant

2006 has thus far been of quite a vintage as far as music is concerned. Things just seem to be getting better and better, rarely does a week pass without a record which changes my life in some way. Usually it's a record by some exiting new band which takes me completely by suprise but now and again an old favorite returns and delivers the goods. That was the case this week when some kind soul sent me a copy of the new Herman Dune album. My fingers tingled with exitement as I inserted the magical silver disc into the CD player. Often you can expect too much from a band which have previously brightened the darker corners of your life but whatever you want from this record is what you will receive. I can't big it up enough, just put your hand in your pocket and you'll wonder how you ever survived without one. That's another thing actually, the release schedule for Giant is a bit strange to sat the least. It's out now if your in France. If you live in continental Europe you'll have to wait until November 10th and if your unfortunate enough to live in the UK or US then you won't see it until January.

October 24th - Rennes - L’Ubu
October 25th - Brest - le Vauban
October 26th - Rouen - Salle Sainte Croix des Pelletiers
November 2nd - Clermont-Ferrand
November 3rd - Lyon - Ground Zero
November 4th - Paris - La Cigale
November 6th - Toulouse - Mange Disque
November 7th - Bordeaux - Jonathan 2
November 8th - Poitiers - Confort Moderne
November 9th - Orléans - L’astrolab
November 10th - Metz - Musiques volantes
November 11th - Macon - La cave à musiqu

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Xerox Teens

London anarcho-punks Xerox Teens are hitting the road in November and you would be well advised to try and catch up with them. I wouldn't get too close though because you never know if they might be carrying some kind of lethal object. I mean with names like Danny Fancy, Dirt Dog Cash, Pinstripe, Uber and Nuvo you have to start asking questions. Seriously though Xerox Teens are one of the most exiting bands around. Their blatant disregard for anything which has gone before is admirable. They really couldn't give a shit and that's why you simply have to make an effort to experience the madness.

Nov 3rd - Sheffield, The Plug
Nov 4th - London, Nambucca
Nov 7th - London, Buffalo Bar
Nov 11th - London, The Macbeth
Nov 17th - London, Cable St. Studios
Nov 21st - Oxford, Zodiac
Nov 22nd - Cambridge, Soul Tree
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Night & Day
Nov 24th - Liverpool, Korova
Nov 26th - Birmingham, Bar Academy
Nov 27th - Glasgow, King Tuts
Nov 28th - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
Nov 29th - London, Kings College
Nov 30th - Bristol, Academy II

One Second Bridge

If it's pure lovelyness your after then you can't go far wrong with One Second Bridge. It's basically a collaboration between Vicente García Landa, originally from Mexico City and Matias Bieniaszewski, originally from Buenos Aires. They met apparently through a record shop owning older brother and boy am I glad they did. One Second Bridge glide along effortlessly taking in beautiful gliding guitars, minimal electronics and some bloody good songs. I know some people are going to call them shoegazers but I'll tell you now there's a lot more to them than that. Let them into your life.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Nightingales - Out Of True

I've never been keen on bands re-forming and making comebacks. It usually results in a damp squib of a gig, a sub standard record and a previously legendary reputation in reduced to tatters.
Imagine then my dismay at finding a new album by the legendary Nightingales landing on my doorstep. The Nightingales released their first single "Idiot Strength" back in 1981 and followed it in 1982 with their debut album "Pigs On Purpose" through Cherry Red Records. Although I was too young to enjoy it at the time (eight years old) I did get a copy a few years later around the time of their "What A Carry On" single in 1985. So what you may ask are The Nightblooms doing releasing a new album in 2006. Despite my initial reservations it seems that this is one comeback worth making. The band do not seem to have even begum to mellow with age. In fact this record sounds as if it could almost be a debut album such is the freshness and the attitude. I really hope that people take this release on face value as a new record and don't try to compare it to anything because this really is worthy of a place in anyones CD player.

The Dykeenies

....and it's another direct hit for Glasgow. There must be something in the air up there, something which makes it almost impossible for anyone who forms a band to be crap. I'm only jealous of course, I mean... what has York done for the music world of late? Anyway the band I'm talking about are a bunch of Glaswegians called The Dykeenies. Having the honour of being the first band to sign to the King Tut's record label they have presented the world with one hell of a debut single. If you can find a copy of "New Ideas/Will It Happen Tonight" snap it up because you'll only end up kicking yourself later that you missed out on such a juicy slice of vinyl.

The band have also been noticed by the NME (I'm not sure if that's actually a good thing) and are participating on the NME Rock & Roll Riot Tour which calls at:-

October 17th - Sheffield, Leadmill
October 18th - Bournmouth, University
October 20th - Nottingham, Trent University
October 22nd - Oxford, Brooks University
October 23rd - Norwich, UEA
October 24th - Liverpool, University
October 25th - Newcastle, Northumbria University

It's probably worth checking before you go because I think some of these might already have sold out.

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Boo Radleys - Ichabod & I

This was the first record from Liverpool's Boo Radleys. The reason for this post is that people keep asking me on almost a weekly basis if I have a copy of Ichabod & I and I dont think it will do much harm to post the whole thing now since there were only ever 500 copies pressed and as far as I know it has never been re-issued. It's a shame really because this is a brilliant record.

1. Elenor Everything
2. Bodenheim Jr
3. Catweazle
4. Sweet Salad Birth
5. Hip Clown Rag
6. Walking 5th Carnival
7. Kaleidoscope
8. Happens To Us All

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Record Box

It seems like a very long time since I did a record box so here goes.

The Holloways - Dancefloor
From the album "So This Is Great Britain" to be released on 30th October

The Early Years - Things
From the self titled debut album.

Little Man Tate - European Love
From the debut album "Man I Hate Your Band" to be released 30th October

The Needles - Let You Down
From the album "In Search Of The Needles". Out Now

Jesu - Star
From the "Silver EP". Been around a few months this one but it's new on me.

Hot Club De Paris - Your Face Looks All Wrong
From the album "Drop Till It Pops". Released 9th October and highly recommended

Svalastog - Centerline Reminder
From the album "Woodwork"

Clinic - Family
From the album "Visitations". Released 9th October

In Disgust - All Gone Away
From one of the best demo's I've heard this year.

Fury Of The Headteachers - Whatever Does For You Will Do Me In
Another demo. Can't wait for the album.

Telepathe - Pet Communicator
From the "Farewell Forest EP"

Akron Family - Gone Beyond
From the album "Meek Warrior". Released 2nd October

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fury Of The Headteachers

It must be great to live in Sheffield these days at the hub of a seemingly endless production line of new interesting bands. I'm not talking about the ones which appeal to the mass media and make stacks of dosh, I'm talking about the plethora of exellent unsigned talent which circles around this great northern city. One of the best bands I've heard for some time celebrate under the rather brilliant moniker Fury Of The Headteachers. They have a sound which I'm sure Sonic youth would kill for. Loud pounding basslines, distorted guitars and a singer who wouldn't look out place in a Happy Flowers gig all make for one of the best and most individual sounds around. This lot are most certainly not bandwagon jumpers and I suspest that if you even suggested that to them you may have something larfe inserted in a place you would rather not.
Fury Of The Headteachers released their debut single "Fables" through Grace Records earlier this year and although it was limited to just 300 copies attracted good reviews. The bands second single "Farewell Comrade" is avaliable now. An album entitled "You Took A Scythe Home" is planned for early next year.

October 3rd - London, Artrocker @ The Buffalo Bar
October 6th - London, Wolfgang Bop @ The Montague Arms
October14th - Glasgow, Barfly (with Stopstarts)
October 27th - Sheffield, The Grapes
November 7th - Sheffield, Club Crash @ The Hubs

The Boyfriends

The Boyfriends are a four piece from London. Their debut single "I Love You" was released back in February and I'm asahmed to admit that I missed it at the time, an error for which I punish myself by beating my thumb with a large hammer on a daily basis. Their second single "Adult Acne" however did not slip though the net and was played on Burning World #7. I don't think it will be too long before the rest of the civilized world catches onto the simple yet charming tunes The Boyfriends appear to be able to spawn at will.
The band have just released their third single "Once Upon A Time" and will present the world with their eponymously titled debut album on 2nd October through Boobytrap records, a couple of tracks from which can be heard below.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

From the mind of Wilson J Bontempi

Soooo, it's been a while, but it's good to be back.
I made the mistake of going drinking with Mr Waaah, Man, that motherfucker is crazy! I'm not going to go into detail, but I was left in no doubt that this cat needs a straight jacket!! Great night man. So down to business. Just what has been cluttering up my ears this week?
I'll tell you.
First off the bat was Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace, with Coracao.
Three decent remixes, with my favourite being the Axwell remix. Big bouncy base baby yeah, reminded me of the mid nineties, released on Subliminal, this EP is pretty sweet.

What else was there?.....Ah yes the familiarly titled Power Of Love by Quentin Harris.
A soulful bouncy little number, I liked the simplicity of this one. It grows on you. Released nearly two weeks ago on Jellybean Soul, this comes with four mixes including a dub mix.

Last and yes least! Pimp Phonk and their Electro Invaders. In the right ears this is probably ok, but in mine....Hell no! this is so far from up my street, it has a different zip code. Three mixes for your money, released on Manga back in August.

Hear is a chance for you guys out there to provide me with the funkiest house going. I'm looking for something so damn funky it makes me want to cry tears of joy.
You can send your shit to the usual address just put FAO Wilson J Bontempi. If your shit is hot then it will be posted for all to hear. If it's not then sadly it will not. Give me something to work with guys.
I've been Wilson J Bontempi.

Burning World #17

Yeah I know it's been a while but number 17 is finally here. I think it was worth the wait though with stuff from the brilliant new albums by Larrikin Love and Milburn, two records which should be somewhere near the top of your shopping list. I also decided to throw in an old classic from the band who celebrate under the moniker of Cud. The main reason for that (apart from it being a great tune is that the band will be playing what they say will almost certainly be their last ever gig at The Irish Centre in Leeds on 19th September and I'm quivering with the exitement of it all as we speak.
A couple of really good demo's this week as well. Los Campesions come from Cardiff and you can download their demo from . The track in thisweeks program "You! Me! Dancing! is in my opinion the pick of the crop with it's wonderful scratchy guitars that David Gedge would probably be quite happy to die for. The other demo is from a band called "In Disgust". They provide the unsuspecting listener with some first class Extreme Noise Terror style eardrum torture and I'll certainly be playing more from this lot in future programs.

Larrikin Love - On Sussex Downs (WEA)
Bromheads Jacket - Trip To The Golden Arches (Marquis Cha Cha)
Daysleepers - Threnody (White Rabbit)
Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing! (Demo)
In Disgust - Industrial Ghetto (Demo)
Marko Laine - Station 7 (Wordless)
Cud - Only (A Prawn In Whitby) (Imaginary)
Milburn - Lipstick Licking (Universal)
The Brother Kite - The Finest Kind (Claire)
The Maccabees - Precious Time
AFX - Stepping Filter 101 (Rephlex)
Napalm Death - Fatalist (Century Media)
They Shoot Horses Don't They - Sunlight (Kill Rock Stars)
Aberfeldy - Someone Like You (Rough Trade)
Lee Scratch Perry - Baby Krishna (Narnak)

If you've got any demo's or stuff for review, the address is :-

Burning World,
43 Poplar Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO26 4SF

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Larrikin Love

Larrikin Love will release their long awaited debut album on 25th September. "The Freedom Spark" will follow the new single "Happy As Annie" which will hit the shops on 11th September. The band are currently on tour in the UK... well actually they're having a few nights off because Micko has gone and knackered his shoulder by falling over whilst paddling in a shallow stream at the Secret Garden festival thus forcing the band to cancel their gigs in Swindon (1st September) and Swindon (2nd September), but they expect him to be fit enought to see out the rest of the tour, see their my space site for details.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

From the mind of Wilson J. Bontempi

Artist: Sebastian Leger (Feat Gia Melish). Hypnotized

When I first heard this, I was like, daaaaaamn baby. I thought I’d gone back in time to nineteen eighty six. This is not a bad thing so don’t get me wrong. A cool effort with some splendid “baywatchesque” drum sampling, don’t even get me started on it. Seriously don’t.
A thumbs up from me, for this catchy little number. ( Some good mixes too.)

Artist: Matthew Bandy. Sometimes

A chilled out beat with some funky bongo. (Dig the funky bongo baby). This tune has two sides though, it starts off chilled and relaxed before turning it up a notch, with some great saxing, Sweet.

Artist: Matthew Bandy. Do What You Want

A nice relaxed vibe from this, not a big fan of the lyrics though! At over Six minutes long it becomes a little monotonous.

Artist: Premature Wig. Place Detection (vocal)

On it’s own it ain’t a bad tune, but if you really listen to it there are a lot of sounds in it which to me are just not necessary. Sometimes less is more.
Not my bag man.

Check you later.

Wilson J Bontempi

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Burning World #16

The Voom Blooms - Anna (23 Recordings)
Bearsuit - Stephen F***ing Spielberg (Fantastic Plastic)
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Such A Chore (Fantastic Plastic)
Gotye - A Distinctive Sound (Creative Vibes)
King Missile - Detatchable Penis (WEA)
Mr Symarip - Come On And Dance With Me (Liquidator Music)
Xiu Xiu - Don't Cha (Acuarela)
Little Man Tate - Teenager (V2)
The Black Angels - Better Off Alone (Light In The Attic)
Fat Worm Of Error - Red Melting Plastic Box (Load)
Lee Scratch Perry - Panic In Babylon (Narnack)
Popup - Lucy, You Were Trying To Say? (Art Goes Pop)
Dat Politics - Turn My Brain Off (Chicks On Speed)
The Motorettes - Do You Wanna Be My Girlfriend (Kitchenware)
The Reverse - Secrets (Run Out)

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Burning World #15

Erase Errata - Tax Dollar (Kill Rock Stars)
Polytechnic - PEP (Transgressive)
Metalux & John Wiese - Untitled 1 (Load)
The Thermals - An Ear For Baby (Sub Pop)
Mr Symarip - I Was Busted (Liquidator)
Little Man Tate - House Party At Boothy's (V2)
The Datsuns - Blood Red (V2)
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - The Tales Of Hermit Mark (Fantastic Plastic)
Sonic Youth - Incinerate (Geffen)
Fire In The Head - Darkest Before Dawn (Eibon)
ISAN - Stickland (Morr)
Napalm Death - Short Lived (Century Media)
Chronic Sonata - Everyday (Bastard Jazz)
The Romance - Faith (Demo)
The Pastles - I'm Alright With You (Creation)

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club

I knew this was gonna be a good one. It's always a good sign when you put a record on and the cat runs for cover. With a name like The Victorian English Gentlemens Club you're never quite sure what your going to get but this album is anything but gentlemenly. You know the sort of thing. Noisy jerky guitars, pumping basslines and a singer who sounds as though he could scare the shit out of Mark E. Smith. This is the debut album by the Cardiff three piece and follows up their previous two singles brilliantly fulfilling the promise that this is one band to be scared of. The album will be released through Fantasic Plastic on 28th August and you can be quite sure there will be a track from this on the very next Burning World podcast.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Burning World #14

The Rifles - One Night Stand (Red Ink)
The Meeting Places - Until It's Gone (Words On Music)
Erase Errata - Cruising (Kill Rock Stars)
Darker My Love - Hello Traveller (Dangerbird)
Sincere Trade - Rain Day (Drosstik)
The View - Coming Down (1965)
Napalm Death - Sink Fast, Let Go (Century Media)
Pale Saints - Colours & Shapes (4AD)
ISAN - Seven Mile Marker (Morr)
The Reverse - Carry The Light (Run Out)
Snic - Technophagy (Seraph/Saraph)
The Mountain Goats - Half Dead (4AD)
The Black Keys - Your Touch (Nonesuch)
The Romance - First To Know (Demo)
Tokyo Police Club - If It Works (Paperbag)

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Burning World #13

The Clerks - The Dissidents (Art Goes Pop)
The Dead Science - The Human Horn (Deathbomb ARC)
The Longcut - Vitamin C (Deltasonic)
Black Sun Empire - Don't You {State Of Mind Remix} (Black Sun Empire)
Hefner - Country Song For Simon (Cargo)
The Holloways - What's The Difference (Demo)
The Black Keys - Just Got To Be (Nonesuch)
Teenag Fanclub - Everything Flows (Paperhouse)
Sincere Trade - Bend From Heat (Drosstik)
Napalm Death - Puritanical Punishment Beating (Century Media)
XIU XIU - Juarez (Deathbomb ARC)
The Young Knives - Weekends & Bleak Days {Hot Summer}
Zach Hill & Mick Barr - Desert Glass Bubbles (5RC)

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Rifles - No Love Lost

This year just keeps getting better and better. It seems like every week there's another fantastic new band with another brilliant debut album. I mean so far this year we have had moments of pure perfection from The Longcut and had our ears burned off by Be Your Own Pet to name but two and long may it continue. This week it's the turn of The Rifles who released their latest single "She's Got Standards" a couple of weeks ago and you can hear it on this weeks Burning World program below. The single comes in lovely pink vinyl and is worth buying just to sit and look at spinning round on your turntable. The Rifles release their debut album on 17th July and it is yet another contender for the top of the end of year lists. Eleven jerky pop/punk anthems each of which leave most of their peers sat in the shade. This'll still be on my ipod at Christmas.

Burning World #12

Armalite - Unfinished Business (No Idea)
Firebug - What They Say (Jump Up)
Blood On The Wall - Reunite On Ice (The Social Registry)
The Rifles - She's Got Standards (Red Ink)
Pilate - A Kind Of Hope (Maple)
The House Of Love - Hope (Creation)
The North Atlantic - Scientist Girl (We Put Out)
Max & Harvey - Sleep (Ninja Tune)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - They Live In The Meadow (Graveface)
The Apparitions - Electricity & Drums (Machine)
James Figurine - Apologies (Plug Research)
Zombies Ate My Neighbours - Chapter 1 Act 1, Touch Me Dirty
These Monsters - Night Of The Storm (CDR)
Hefner - Dirty World (Cargo)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Burning World #11

Asobi Seksu - New Years (Friendly Fire)
The Stumps - Ex-Fracas (Foxglove)
Chevron - Gary Grew Some Garage (Planet Mu)]
Jessica Bailiff - We Were Once (Kranky)
The Delgadoes - Under Canvas Under Wraps (Chemikal Underground)
Blood On The Wall - Heat From The Day (Social Registry)
ILIKETRAINS - A Rook House For Bobby (Fierce Panda)
Capleton - Small World (Penitentiary)
3Hostwomexicansandatinofspanners - Public Order Offences Keep Solicitors In Work (Noisestar)
Another Sunny Day - You Should All Be Murdered (Sarah)
Mark & John - Pick Up The Phone (Pickadoll)
Tokyo Police Club - Cheer It On (Paperbag)
James Figurine - 55566688833 (Plug Research)
The Young Knives - The Decision (Transgressive)

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Fall - 30th Aniversary

There can be very few bands who can claim to have been active for no less than thirty years and still sound as fresh as the day they were born. In fact the only one I can think of is The Fall. Perhaps it's got something to do with the fact that Mark E. Smith seems to sack band members as one of his favorite pastimes, or perhaps it's more to do with the fact that Smith is a complete one off. Over the last three decades he has stubbornly refused to follow trends or sell out to the powers that be. Over the last couple of years he has even gone as far as walking off stage half way through just because he felt like it and on the last tour cancelling gigs at very late notice. As annoying as Mark E. Smith can be you just have to admire his unshakeable attitude and self belief.
This is a recording of the recent 30th anniversary gig which took place at the New Century Hall in Manchester on 10th June. It's apparently the 30th anniversary of the original line up, Mark E. Smith, Una Baines, Martin Bramah and Tony Friel going to see The Sex Pistols in June 1976.
Although this is an audience recording the sound quality is pretty good.

Pacifying Joint
Theme From Sparta FC
Mountain Energei
What About Us ?
I Can Hear The Grass Grow
Wrong Place, Right Time
Bo Demmick
White Line Fever
Mr Pharmacist
Midnight in Aspen
Systematic Abuse

Friday, June 23, 2006

Burning World #10

3Hostwomexicansandatinofspanners win the award for band name of the week. They've just released their debut album "Pegasus Bridge" through Noisestar records and it is spectacular. The one thing which comes through about this bunch of lads is that really don't give a shit about anything other than having a laugh and making some quite angry noises. At times they remind me of the Happy Flowers who releasedsome pretty good stuff on Homestead Records some years ago. Check out the MP3's on their website HERE.

Another release to look out for this week is the new album by Capleton. If you like dancehall reggae then this should be one of your albums of the year. Capleton seems to have been releasing records forever and this is top quality stuff. Check out the track in this weeks program.

Good Shoes will release a new single on 10th July. It's called "All In My Head" and features two brand new tracks on the b side. Check it out in the program below. The Sheffield quartet have a couple of gigs coming up and I would highly recommend that you make an effort to see them before they explode.

7th July - Dorset, Stanway House
22nd July - Oxford, Truck Festival

...and finally on to this weeks program.

The Longcut - A Tried And Tested Method (Deltasonic)
3Hostwomexicansandatinofspanners - Coked Up Supermodel Licking Shit (Noisestar)
Secret Shine - You Are Inside (Razorblade)
Capelton - Table Turning (Penitentiary)
Submarine Races - Six Foot Two (In The Red
Good Shoes - All In My Head (Brille)
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Toothbrush & My Table (Hollywood)
ILIKETRAINS - No Military Parade (Fierce Panda)
U-Ziq - Gary's Gruesome Grime (Planet Mu)
Archie Bronson Outfit - Jab Jab (Domino)
Mojave 3 - Truck Driving Man (4AD)
Poni Hoax - L.A. Murder Motel (Tigersushi)
Scientist - Dub Of The Traveller (Ras)
The Album Leaf - Wherever I Go (Sub Pop)
1990's - You Made Me Like It (Rough Trade)

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Burning World #9

I think it's fair to say that this is probably the best Burning World program thus far. The fact of the matter is that there is so much good music around at the moment you and you don't have to look very hard to find it. I just wish more people could be bothered because only then will we rid the world of the dirge which makes up ninety percent of the commercial charts. Anyway of particular note this week is the new album by a band from the south west of England wo celebrate under the moniker The Archie Bronson Outfit. Their new album is entitled Derdang Derdang and has just been released by Domino Records. Check out the track in this weeks program because the rest of the album is just as good.

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Enjoy the program

Archie Bronson Outfit - Dead Funny (Domino)
Shitmat - Gary's Gruesome Garage (Planet Mu)
Saint Judes Infirmary - The Church Of John Coltrain (SL)
Louie - Dead Man (Fallout)
Luciano - March (One Love International)
Poni Hoax - Drunks & Painters On Parade (Tigersushi)
The Orchids - It's Only Obvious (Sarah)
The Longcut - Transition (Deltasonic)
Camera Obscura - Tears For Affairs (Elefant)
The North Atlantic - Drunk Under Electrics (We Put Out)
The French Kicks - Knee High (Vagrent)
The Fire Engines - Hungry Beat (Pop Aural)
The Wedding Present - Rekindling (Scopitones)
Little Man Tate - House Party At Boothies (Demo)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Burning World #8

At last summer seems to have arrived. The sun is shining and the sky is blue and the postman is walking down the street with hopefully one or two records in his bag for me....Oh well maybe tomorrow. Looks like rain now.
It's only June but already this has been one of the best years for music I can remember. There have been so many exiting new bands all trying to do something a bit different an long may it continue. Bishop Allen are one such band. They come from Brooklyn, New York and have had the challenging idea of releasing an EP every month. Personally I like the February EP best but evry one is a winner and I'm just a sucker for things like that and have to go and collect all of them or risk feeling incomplete for the rest of my life. The EP's only cost $5 so pop over to their website and have a gander.
Other stuff to try and find this week include the new single by 1990's. Produced by Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and including at least one former member of The Yummy Fur it's one of those singles which remains on your I-Pod for all time. A great slice of angular pop crafted as only the Scots know how and it's such a shame that their not in the World Cup...Oops.

Help She Can't Swim - Midnight Garden (Fantastic Plastic)
Sambassadeur - Think Nothing Of It (Labrador)
Duels - Potential Futures (Nude)
The Longcut - Vitamin C (Deltasonic)
Paris Angels - All On You (Perfume) (Sheer Joy)
The Blizzards - Why Do You Fancy Scumbags (Universal)
Bishop Allen - Central Booking (Champagne School)
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill (Elefant)
Booka Shade - Blue Room
Parks & Recreation - Perfect Love (Hush)
1990's - You Made Me Like It (Rough Trade)
Larrikin Love - Downing Street Kindling (Warp)
Wire - Three Girl Rhumba (Harvest)
Plaid - I Citizen The Loathsome (Warp)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Burning World #7

You cannot imagine my pleasure at finding a new EP by the brilliant "Be Your Own Pet". The EP is called Summer Sensation". I don't know whether or not it's avaliable in the UK but it's certainly worth tracking down a copy on import if possible. Be Your Own Pet was without doubt my favorite LP of the year so far....until this week.
The debut album by The Longcut will hit the shops on 12th June and is an essential purchase. People will make comparisons to Joy Division and various other old bands but this band from Manchester are very definitely now and you can be quite sure that you'll be hearing a lot more from these guys.

If any bands or labels would like their music playing on Burning World please feel free to send whatever you will to the address below.

Burning World #7

Little Man Tate - What, What You Got (V2)
Sambassadeur - Kate (Labrador)
Be Your Own Pet - Fire Department (Ecstatic Peace)
The Longcut - Holy Funk (Deltasonic)
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country (Elefant)
Daydream Nation - A Passing Notion (Northern Star)
Bromheads Jacket - Wooley Bridge (Marquis Cha Cha)
The Fall - Marquis Cha Cha (Eagle)
Boards Of Canada - Skyliner (Warp)
The Boyfriends - Adult Acne (Boobytrap)
Tilly & The Wall - Urgency (Team Love)
The Chapman Family - She Didn't Know (Demo)
Glider - Over The Ocean (The Gaia Project)

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Burning World #6

The long awaited new single from Camera Obscura hits the shops this week. "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" is another perfect pop gem from the Camera's and their new album "Let's Get Out Of This Country" will be released in early June. I'll play a track from it on the podcast next week.

Another release of note this week is a compilation on Northern Star Records called Psychedelica Volume One. Not the most catchy name for a record granted but this is definitely the best comp I've heard so far this year. The contribution from The Electric Mainline is without doubt one of the highlights of the album and I can't wait to hear their album which will hopefully be completed soon.

Four Tet have just released the follow up to last years "Everything Ecstatic" album. It's called "Everything Ecstatic Part 2" oddly enough and is worth a purchase just for the first track. A sixteen minute journey through avante gard genius.

Burning World #6

The KBC - Pride Before The Fall (High Voltage)
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken (Elefant)
Whirlwind Heat - Slugger (Brille)
The Futureheads - Decent Days & Nights (Shy Child Remix) (W/L)
Echo Is Your Love - Three Ropes (Run Out)
The Chapman Family - You Do Something (Demo)
God Is An Astronaut - Frozen Twilight (Revive)
The Hot Puppies - The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful (Fierce Panda)
Little Man Tate - Young Offenders (Yellow Van)
Four Tet - Sun, Drums & Soil (Domino)
Boards Of Canada - Side Drive (Warp)
The Electric Mainline - We Are Now (Northern Star)
Elle Milano - Swearing's For Art Students (Brighton Electric Music)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Burning World #5

Some fantastic records this week and no mistake. Pick of the bunch this week has to be the new album from Finland's "Echo Is Your Love" who have just released their third album this very week on Run Out Records and you could do a lot worse than tracking down a copy.

Be Your Own Pet - Bunk Trunk Skunk (XL)
Hot Club De Paris - Sometimes It's Better Not To Stick Things In Each Other For Each Other (Demo)
Glider - Can You See Them (The Gaia Project)
Clinic - Tusk
Code 64 - Sea Of Stars (Memento Materia)
The Motorettes - You Gotta Look The Parts (Kitchenware)
Whirlwind Heat - The Sun Is Round (Brille)
Echo Is Your Love - The City And The Dark Age (Run Out)
Brief Candles - The Patron Saint Of Hopeless Causes (Latest Flame)
Pale Saints - Sight Of You (4AD)
The Maccabees - Latchmere (Fierce Panda)
Interface - Mind Killer (Nilaihaha Records)
Polysics - Metal Coconuts (Tired & Lonesome)
The Seconds - Dogsickle (5RC)
Shooting At Unarmed Men - I Cry For No Man (Too Pure)

58 mins

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Slowdive - Pygmalion Era Demos

This is a bootleg which I've just happened to stumble across the other day. It's basically a collection of demo's from the mighty Slowdive which were recorded in 1995, the same year as they released their final album "Pygmalion". Although personally I prefere the earlier Slowdive material circa "Catch The Breeze" etc this is a fine record. At the time I wasn't entirely convinced about Pygmalion but these demos prove beyond all reasonable doubt that although perhaps past the peak of their powers Slowdive were still a band to be reckoned with in 1994.

Slowdive - Pygmalion Era Demos

1. Miranda
2. Watch Me
3. Yesterday
4. To Watch
5. Option One (Instrumental #2)
6. Cargo
7. Sinewaves
8. Ambient Guitar
9. Crazy For You (Alternative Version)
10. Prautrock
11. Changes
12. Red Five

Monday, April 17, 2006

Two Gallants - Live In Brussels

Now and again when I go record shopping I like to do some kind of random purchase. It could be anything which looks vaguely interesting really but last week it was the latest album from Two Gallants. Although I'd seen their name splashed around in the music press their music I'd never heard. Two Gallants are a duo consisting of Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel. Their debut album "The Throes" was released on Alive records last year but I think the one to buy is the latest offering "What The Toll Tells". The first track "Las Cruces Jail" is worthy of the entry fee on it's own. The band are currently in the middle of a massive tour which takes in most of the U.S. and Canada.
This is a recording of one ofn their European dates from earlier in the year. March 1st is the date and the venue is Ancienne Belgique ABClub, Brussels, Belgium.

Two Gallants - Live In Brussels

1. Steady Rolling
2. Mothers Blues
3. Age Of Assassins
4. Long Summers Day
5. Trembling Of The Roses
6. Las Cruces Jail
7. Linger On
8. Nothing To You
9. applause
10. Waves Of Grain

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Burning World #4

Not a bad selection of music at all this week. The highlight of the week for me is the new album by Shooting At Unarmed Men which I only heard for the first time about an hour before I recorded this program. It's quite strange how one record can brighten up your whole week. Just the pick me up I needed after Cambridge United's victory over the ever luckless York City which just about ends our play-off hopes for another year. Anyway apart from that the new records from Two Gallants, Semifinalists and The Maccabees should all be on your shopping list this week. Please feel free to get in touch with any comments or contributions.

Burning World #4

iForward Russia - Nine (Dance To The Radio)
Tilly & The Wall - Rainbows In The Dark (Team Love)
Nightmares On Wax - The Sweetest (Warp)
Shooting At Unarmed Men - A Horse By Day Is A Horse By Night (Too Pure)
Two Gallants - Las Cruces Jail (Saddle Creek)
Brief Candles - Space Age Love Song (Latest Flame)
Semifinalists - I Saw You In The Hall (V2)
The Voices - As Long As I Die Before You I'll Survive (My Kung Fu)
The Maccabees - Latchmere (Fierce Panda)
Magic People - Crooked Sticks (Mister Records)
Little Man Tate - What? What You Got (Yellow Van)
The Radio Dept - Every Time (Labrador)

56 mins

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Burning World #3

This weeks program is pretty hot, if I do say so myself.
Exellent new singles by the likes of Neils Children, Les Incompetents & Voxtrot and a brand new track by the mighty Fall recorded live in Greece just a couple of weeks ago. In fact the only downside to this program is the fact that I'm on it.... oh well, you can't have everything.

Les Incompetents - How It All Went Wrong (White Heat)
Wilderness - Fever Pitch (JagJaguar)
Voxtrot - Rise Up In The Dirt (Cult Hero)
Nathan Fake - Grandfathered (Border Community)
The Fall - Systematic Breakdown (Live Recording)
The Seconds - Teeth (5RC)
Heavenly - Shallow (Sarah)
Brief Candles - Cold North (Latest Flame)
Nerve Filter - Stealth (Accession)
Neils Children - Another Day (White Heat)
Irving - She's Not Shy (Eenie Meenie)
Larrikin Love - Edwould (WEA)

58 mins the way if there are any bands or labels out there who would like their stuff played on Burning World please send any records or cd's to:-

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Friday, March 31, 2006

Burning World #2

Here it is then, the second in the series of Burning World programs. I think it's fair to say that there's some pretty good stuff in this one including the new Bromheads Jacket record and an exerpt from a bootleg I've just come across wich is a recording of one of Mark E Smith's spoken word gigs in America from 2001. He even has a go at telling a joke, hilarious.

Burning World #2

Milburn - 17 (Mercury)
The Seconds - Sister (5RC)
Nightmares On Wax - Flip Ya Lid (Warp)
Mark E Smith - ? (Live Recording)
Be Your Own Pet - Bog (XL)
The Sounds - Tony The Beat
Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (Border Community)
Bromheads Jacket - When you Was Famous
Little Man Tate - Just Can't Take It (Yellow Van)
The Charlottes - Cold (Cherry Red)
The Federals - Automatic Breakdown (Demo)
The Radio Dept - The Worst Taste In Music (Flow Flux Remix) (Labrador)
The Holloways - Fuck Up's (Demo)

52 mins

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Burning World #1

This is a the first in a series of shows I'm putting together to showcase as much new music as possible. At the moment there are so many new bands around doing some fantasic things and deserve to have their music heard by as wide an audience as possible. Hope you like what you hear.

Burning World #1

Be Your Own Pet - Wildcat (XL)
The Holloways - Generator (Demo)
Good Shoes - We Are Not The Same (Brille)
Santa Dog - Rosa (Ra Ra Ra)
My Robot Friend - Hypno In (Soma)
The Black Keys - Keep Your Hands Off Her
The Motorettes - We Are Solution (Kitchenware)
Little Man Tate - The Agent (Yellow Van)
Television Personalities - Ex Girlfriend Club (Domino)
Head Like A Kite - Your Butt Crack Smile (Pattern 25)
The Radio Dept - The Worst Taste In Music (Labrador)
The Howling Bells - Low Happening (Bella Union)
The Elected - The Bank And Trust (Sub Pop)
The Harrisons - Blue Note (Melodic)

49 Minutes

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Little Man Tate

I've just listened to the new Little Man Tate single and I think it's pretty safe to call them Sheffield's finest. I really hope that they can use the current buzz which is around Sheffield to catapult themselves towards some kind of success because this band deserve it. As far as the sinle is concerned...well it's called "The Agent" and it's fine, but the real treat on this release is a catchy little number entitled "Just Can't Take It". It's worth a purchase just for that.
These are a couple of new demo's from the bands website.

Little Man Tate - Sexy In Latin
Little Man Tate - This Girl Isn't My Girlfriend
Little Man Tate - Hello Miss Lovely (so you like my jeans)

Little Man Tate are currently playing far and wide. You'll kick yourself if you miss them.

24th March - Wigan, Club Nirvana
25th March - Hull, Silhouettes
27th March - Coventry, Colesseum
29th March - London, Water Rats BBC6 Music
1st April - Middlesborough, Empire
26th April - Dublin, Antics nite @ Crawdaddy
28th April - Stockton on Tees, Kubar
29th April - Sheffield, The Plug (16+)
30th April - Glasgow, Barfly
3rd May - Preston, 53 Degrees
4th May - York, Fibbers
5th May - Leeds, Cockpit
6th May - Nottingham, Social
9th May - Bristol, The Fleece

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Grates

The Grates come from Brisbane, Australia. They consist of Patience (Vocals), Alana (Drums) and John (Guitar). Apparently they've released loads of stuff in their native Australia leaving us here in the UK rather neglected. However, do not despair because the band are now signed to the Captains Of Industry label and have released a four track ep called "Ouch, The Touch"which is quite simply sublime. They remind me a little bit of Deerhoof but perhaps not quite as extreme. Hopefully The Grates will return to the UK for some live dates in the near future.

The Grates - Message
The Grates - Sukkafish
The Grates - Wash Me

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


I can't tell you much at all about Sarandon. The first time I heard the band was in session on Radio One a couple of weeks ago. What I can say though is they are bloody brill. I don't think they have a song over two minutres in length, which is no bad thing. Sarandon are currently recording what they describe as their fourth seven track 7" mini album called The June Bride and on the strength of what I've heard so far it'll be at the top of my shopping list. If you can imagine some kind of Bogshed, Wedding Present hybrid then you won't go far wrong.

Sarandon - Health
Sarandon - Hiccup
Sarandon - Politique
Sarandon - Pin Up
Sarandon - Janet and Susan
Sarandon - Happy

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Fleeting Joys

If you liked The Meeting Places mp3's in the update below you'll love these. Fleeting Joys come from Sacramento, California and are clearly cut from the same cloth as The Meeting Places as far as influences are concerned which is not a bad thing at all. I'm just a complete sucker for swirling warped guitars and soundscapes, just does it to me every time.

Fleeting Joys - The Breakup
Fleeting Joys - Satellite
Fleeting Joys - I Want More Life

Monday, February 27, 2006

The Meeting Places

I just don't get it. Why do people choose the most ridiculous times to do things. I mean, there's a house just across the way which I can see from here and they've decided to choose this week to have their house re-roofed. It's standing their now, in the middle of freezing february with no roof and it's forcast snow tomorrow which reminds me, I must dig that old sledge out of the shed..... Hold on, why am I telling you all this. I mean it's not as if you're really interested is it. Sorry I'm just bored. I think I'll have to play that new Chalets album again, it never fails to brighten up my day. I don't know about you but whenever it snows I'm always tempted to dig out My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless". It always seems to sound even better in the middle of a blizzard which is what I'm hoping for tomorrow.
This band might be of some interest to you. They celebrate under the moniker "The Meeting Places". Formed in 1991 in Los Angeles they make exactly the sort of music you need to be listening to while your sat in front of the window with a large mug of coffee watching the snow fall and hoping it never stops, or at least lays deep enough to prevent any chance of having to go to work.
The Meeting Places are apparently working on a new album as we speak which should be released later in the year.

The Meeting Places - Freeze Our Stares
The Meeting Places - Now I Know You Could NeverBe The One
The Meeting Places - Wide Awake
The Meeting Places - Take To The Sun

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Be Your Own Pet

I've just got a copy of the debut album by Be Your Own Pet. This is the first record I've heard by the band and it's a real treat. Fifteen tracks packed with the kind of attitude I just don't hear enough of. From the opening track "Threshers Flail" your almost forced to pay attention. This is clearly a band who are not having their strings pulled by some smarmy label bosses. The first couple of times I heard the record it put me in mind of the first Babes In Toyland album "Spanking Machine" which in itself was a pretty special record. I think the band played in the UK recently and I'm kicking myself for not getting to see them. Oh well, maybe next time.
I'll be interested to see how many lists this record ends up in come December. As we stand, it's top of mine.

The debut album from Be Your Own Pet will be released in the UK through XL Recordings on 27th March and is an essential purchase.

Be Your Own Pet - Wildcat
Be Your Own Pet - We Will Vacation, You Can Be My Parasol

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes consist of just two people, Laura-Mary who wishes she was Spanish and plays guitar, and then there's Steven who wishes he was French and plays the drums. They come from Brighton and sound rather spectacular. Ecletic 7" label Johnson Family Records heard them last year and immediately offered to put out a three track 7" single which was released last July and has now sold out. The bands second single entitled "Stitch Me Up" will be released through Try Harder Records on February 20th but you might struggle to get a copy because it has already sold out on pre-sale.

Blood Red Shoes will be playing at:-

21st Feruary - London, Vibe Bar
24th February - London, Uberstompf @ Tatty Bogle, Soho
3rd March - Brighton, The Freebutt
8th March - London, Nambucca
31st March - London, Buffalo Bar
28th April - Oxford, The Wheatsheaf
27th May - London, Camden Barfly

Blood Red Shoes - Stitch Me Back

Blood Red Shoes - Don't Always Say Yes

Blood Red Shoes - Victory For The Magpie

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Slaraffenland come from Copenhagen. Their mix of Avante-Gard guitar fumblings and electronic squibbings works perfectly. The band have been playing in a and around New York and have apparently impressed the godlike Thurston Moore who I hear is not easily impressed.
Slaraffenland have released two EP's to date. The latest is entitled "Jinkatawa" and is avaliable through Honningmand Records.

Slaraffenland - Shuto Uchi

Slaraffenland - Cockaigne

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Federals

The Federals are a four piece from York who play with so much energy you could keep your hands warm on them. I saw them for the first time last week when they were supporting Cardboard Radio & Lady Fortune who incidentally were fantastic. The Federals (or The Feds as they've become affectionately known in my house) play some of the most gritty rock n' roll I've heard in years and I think we'll be hearing a lot more from these boys. Watch this space

The Federals - Automatic Breakdown
The Federals - Time Waster

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Santa Dog - Belle De Jour

It's been a while but Bristol's finest Santa Dog will return in March to follow up last years fantastic Chemical Ep with a new EP entitled Belle De Jour. The first pressing will be limited to 100 copies and all will come with beautiful hand printed sleeves featuring artwork by the band, and as if that's not enough anyone who pre-orders the EP in February will have their name put on the sleevenotes. If the accompanying mp3 "Rosa" is anything to go by this is one release which should be on your shopping list. Order it from HERE for a mere five pounds including postage worldwide.

Santa Dog - Rosa

Catch Santa Dog live at:-

March 11th - Bristol, Louisiana
April 14th - Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
April 15th - Aberdeen, Cafe Drummond
April 21st - Bristol, Folkhouse
April 28th - Bath, Porter Butt

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Motorettes

Went to see The Motorettes at Fibbers last night. Actually that's not strictly true, truth is I went to see Agent Blue and The Motorettes were the support. It was one of those times when the support band completely outplay the headliners and you end up feeling somehow sorry for them. The Motorettes are a three piece from the City of Newcastle. I suppose they could be compared sound wise to The Futureheads with their perfect punchy punk and vocal harmonies. I don't think they have a song which is longer than three minutes. Great Stuff, but I do think the singer should maybe try and find a jacket that fits him.
The Motorettes debut single "Super Heartbeats" has just been released through Kitchenware Records. Purchase it HERE

The Motorettes - Relax It's The 80's

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Lady Fortune

Lady Fortune come from Telford and are one of my tips for 2006. They play some bloody brilliant songs with more attitude than I could fit in my house. Last year the band spent some time on the road supporting The Paddingtons who as I'm sure you know were responsible for one of the best albums of last year. As far as I know Lady Fortune have not yet secured a record deal but I'm sure it won't be long before we see them on the playlists at Radio One.

They have a few dates coming up:-

4th February - London, Nambucca
7th February - Sheffield, The Old Grape
10th February - York, Barfly (I'll definitely be at this one)
22nd February - Somewhere in Manchester

Lady Fortune - Lady Stop Talking
Lady Fortune - Sweet Mary Jane

There are a couple more songs avaliable on the bands My Space site HERE

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Mudhoney - Under A Billion Suns

I really wasn't expecting to like this album at all. I mean, they've been around forever (18 years) and have made a million albums...well nine actually but it seems like a lot more. Usually bands who record a classic debut album (and Mudhoney's "Superfuzz Bigmuff" was one of the great records of the late 1980's) seem to gradually deteriorate album after album until eventually they all sound like Dire Straits. So I was a bit apprehensive about this one. The band have certainly evolved over the years but still retain their trademark thick fuzzed up guitar sound and that unique howling thing which only Mark Arm can do. This might not be the best record Mudhoney have ever made and you won't find a new "Touch Me I'm Sick" on here but it's still one hell of a ride.

"Under A Billion Suns" will be released in th UK on 6th March

Mudhoney - On The Move

Monday, January 30, 2006

The Voices

One album which has impressed me particularly recently is the new album from a band called The Voices. It sounds something like a head on collision between Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine with Slowdive turning up to clear up the carnage. The first track "As Long As I Die Before You I'll Survive" is seven minutes of fuzzed up distorted perfection. As if that's not enough the next track "Evermore" could almost have been pulled straight from "Isn't Anything". Pure bliss.
I must confess I know absolutely nothing about the band but I highly recommend you track down a copy.

The Voices - If I Die Before You, I'll Survive

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Record Box

It's been a while since I last did a Record Box so here goes.

Sennen finally have a release avaliable. It's called the "Widows EP" and is a seven track piece of pure wonderment. If you like Ride you'll love this.

Fridge are one of those bands that you just don't hear enough of. Avante Gard does'nt quite describe them but with song titles like "Surface Noise & Electric Piano" I'm sure you catch my drift.

Fridge - Ark
Fridge - Surface Noise & Electric Piano
Sennen - Opened Up My Arms

Greenspace are a band who have recently come to my attention. As far as I can make out they come from the lovely City of Newcastle and make one hell of a fantastic racket. They released a self titled mini album last year through Space Badger and I hope for great things this year. I'll tell you more as I find out.
Anyway they've got a tour coming up and I strongly advise you to make an effort to catch up with them.

January 26 - The Tanners, Newcastle
February 15 - Porters Cellar Bar, Bath
February 16 - Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
February 17 - Actress and Bishop, Birmingham
February 18 - Sumo, Leicester
February 22 - Whistle Binkies, Edinburgh
February 23 - Star and Garter, Manchester
February 24 - The Cluny, Newcastle
February 25 - The Vine, Leeds
February 27 - Meze Lounge, Newport
February 28 - The Hub, Cheltenham
March 2 - Railway Inn, Winchester
March 4 - Providence, Brighton
April 6 - The Red Rooms, Newcastle (with Thee More Shallows)

Greenspace - Marcel
Greenspace - Something

Right then, here's a few more tunes to keep you warm on these cold winter nights.

Splinter - Flashback
Thoughts - Kryptonite
Thoughts - White Light
The Electric Mainline - Do You Come Away
The Clerks - The Dissidents
The Clerks - Echoin
The Sweater Kittens - Suprise Me Tiger
Heads To The Wall - The Glasshouse
Heads To The Wall - Erase Today
8 Can Valve - 8 Valve Stomp
Silvertone - If I Would Give My Life
The Park Race - Hey Mister

Saturday, January 07, 2006


I don't hear nearly enough records from Australia and to be perfectly honest the ones I do hear tend to be somewhat disappointing. Brighton come from Brisbane, Australia and from what I've heard so far could well be one of the best bands in the country with their hard edged angular guitars sharp enough to gouge your eyes out. Signed to White Horse Records they've got a release due out in the near future. I just hope it's going to be available outside Australia.

Brighton - Other World

Brighton - Through My Eyes

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Electric Mainline

This band could well turn out to be one of the gems of 2006. The Electric Mainline come from London and sound like a very early Boo Radleys with their fuzzed up guitars and washed out vocals. Apparently there's going to be an EP in the not to distant future and I greatly look forward to hearing it.

Here's two tracks from their current demo. There's a couple more on their My Space page HERE

The Electric Mainline - We Are Now
The Electric Mainline - Catch Me Off Guard