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