1. Mr Russia - It's True (Lens)
Mr Russia are neither a man or hail from the former Soviet Union. In fact they are just three blokes from Chicago who happen to have made a bloody good record. The bands debut album is called "Teething" and will be released on 14th February.
2. Little Comets - One Night In October (Lucky Number)
This is a track from the Newcastle bands new single which will be released 19th January.
15th March - Edingurgh, Cabaret Voltaire
16th March - Glasgow, King Tuts
18th March - Leeds, Cockpit
19th March - Liverpool, Academy 2
2nd April - Stoke On Trent, Sugermill
3. Stormtrooperz - Spirits (Audiogore)
4. The Bridewell Taxies - Spirit (LFO Remix) (Stolen)
I still love the old Warp sound. Maybe it's time for a klonk revival!
5. This Scarlet Train - Picture Frame (Nightshift)
Taken from the 1987 E.P. "Fimbria".
6. Tim Hecker - Sea Of Pulses (Kranky)
Taken from Tim's new album "An Imaginary Country" which is bloody lovely and will be released through Kranky on 10th March.
7. Padre Pio - Madeline (Self Released)
Title track from the bands new "Madeline EP". If you have the good fortune to be in New York you can catch them at the Delancey on the 26th January.
8. Sky Larkin - Octopus (Wichita)
Another track from the Leeds bands brilliant debut "The Golden Spike" with which you will be able to decorate your ears from 2nd January. If you pre-order it from the bands website you also get an additional set of mp3's which demonstrate the band playing the whole album live at Leeds Brudnell Social Club which I'm really looking forward to hearing. And if you can't wait that long and fancy leaving the house...
22nd January - Bristol, Louisiana
23rd January - Cardiff, Barfly
24th January - Nottingham, Bodega
26th January - Glasgow, King Tuts
27th January - Manchester, Night & Day
28th January - Oxford, The Bullingdon
29th January - London, ICA
30th January - Brightom, Audio
31st January - Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
9. Ariel Rodz - Neumonic Lemon (Unlock)
10. Craig & Willoughby - Alice's Song (Cabritunes)
Taken from the album "Surrender".
11. CFCF - Crystal Mines (Paper Bag)
Taken from CFCF's debut E.P. "Panesian Nights" which will be released through Paper Bag Digital on 20th January.
12. Carsick Cars - Kindliness (Maybe Mars)
Hopefully 2009 will see a new record from Carsick Cars but finding information is something resembling impossible.
13. LR Rockets - Animal (Silverdoor)
This is a track from the new E.P. "Dance It Away" which will hit the streets of the UK next week.
11th January - London - The Worlds End (with Kids Love Lies & Attack Switch Attack) FREE ENTRY!!!
16th January - Chelsmsford - Club NME @ Barhouse
31st January - London, Krak On @ Scala
28th February - London, Playground @ 93 Feet East
3rd March - London, Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar (with Screaming Tea Party)
14. Fleeting Joys - Closer To My World Without Pain (Only Forever)
You really can't go wrong with this album. It's called (as I'm sure you already know) "Occult Radiance" and will be available from 22nd January.
15. Duncan Beatz - The Gun (Infiniti & Exotic E Rmx) (Freakin USA)