Another damn fine selection if I do say so myself!!
1. Heaviness - How You Avoid The Sugartraps (Heaviness) What a fantastic way to start a playlist. Heaviness have clearly set their collective heart on trying to re-write Loveless which of course is impossible. However their self titled debut album is an essential listen and I think Mr Sheilds himself would be impressed.
2. My Teenage Stride - Reception (Becalmed) Another track from the "Ears Like Golden Bats" album. Don't stop indie-pop is all I can say.
3. The Big Hat Band - When The Chips Are Down (CD-R) Don't know much about this lot. I think they come from Belgium but don't quote me on that.
4. ILIKETRAINS - Spencer Percival (Beggars Banquet) New single from ILIKETRAINS. It's the first new material since last years outstanding "Progress Reform" album. Out 26th March
5. Sister Vanilla - K To Be Lost (Chemikal Underground) Sister Vanilla is Linda Reid, sister of Jim and William from the Mary Chain both of whom play on this album. Glad to hear she has inherited that fantastic sound. The album is called "Little Pop Rock" and hits the shops on 2nd April.
6. The Sexual Objects - Full Penetration (Creeping Bent) The Sexual Objects is the new project from one time Fire Engine/Nectarine Number 9 bloke Davy Henderson. This is one of those limited 7" singles so if you see one, grab it.
7. Polytechnic - Still Spinning (Shatterproof) From the Manchester bands debut album "Down Til Dawn" Out 23rd April.
8. Pull Tiger Tail - Let's Lightning (B-Unique) New single. Out 26th March
9. Maps - So Low, So High (Mute) I saw this lot live a couple of months ago and have been looking forward to this album ever since. It's called "We Can Create" and will be released through Mute on 14th May.
10. The Orchids - Another Saturday Night (Siesta) Yes it is that Orchids. The very same one who used to record for Sarah Records many years ago. Well their back and I'm pleased to say that they're back and nothing much seems to have changed. The album is called "Good To Be A Stranger".
11. Num 9 - The Wait (Acuarela) From the album "The Glow Worms Resistance".
12. I Was A Cub Scout - I Hate Nightclubs (Abeano) New single. The band are about halfway through their current set of dates. See www.myspace.com/iwasacubscout for more details.
13. Forward Russia - Don't Be A Doctor (White Label) I'm not sure how you would go about getting a copy of this. It's a 10" white label and is also rather good. If the next album sounds anything like this it'll be awesome.
14. Good Shoes - Never Meant To Hurt You (Brille) New Single.
15. Client - Monkey On My Back (Metropolis) From the forthcoming album "Heartland". Out 10th April.