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:-

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