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.