1. Pocketbooks - Fleeting Moments (How Does It Feel To Be Loved)
Taken from the bands debut album "Flight Paths" which will be released in June.
3rd April - Brixton, Jamm
11th April - Hull, Adelphi
12th April - Newcastle, Fake Indie Label @ Head Of Steam
25th April - London, How Does It Feel To Be Loved @ The Luminaire
28th April - London, Carrot & Stick @ 100 Club
2. 2D feat MC Kemon - Puppet Show (Resin)
According to something I read on another site MC Kemon spent much of his teenage years playing professional football in Budapest so he clearly is a man of many talents. I wonder if he can still play. York City are short of a good player or two at the moment!!
3. Alex Gladwell - Song (Self Released)
This track comes from what I think is Alex's debut album "Fantasia" which you can download in it's entirety absolutely free from HERE. Usually when artists try to mix several styles it all goes a bit flat but Alex Gladwell really seems to have pulled it off (the music that is).
4. Here We Go Magic - Ghost List (Western Vinyl)
Taken from the self titled debut album which I think is released this very week.
5. Camera Obscura - Swans (4AD)
Some bands just seem incapable of producing a bad record just as some bands can't make a good one (no names mentioned). Camera Obscura fall firmly into the former category with their third album "My Maudlin Career" which is in my opinion their best yet. Maybe it's just me but Tracyanne's Scottish accent sounds much stronger than it used to and you can't whack a good Scottish accent. "My Maudlin Career" will be released through 4AD on 20th April. The band are currently at SXSW in Texas with seemingly every other band on the planet but have a string of UK dates to embark on upon their return.
21st April - Newcastle, Academy 2
22nd April - Manchester, Club Academy
23rd April - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
24th April - Warwick, Leamington Assembly
25th April - Sheffield, Leadmill
26th April - Glasgow, Barrowlands
29th April - Belfast, The Stiff Kitten (great name for a venue)
30th April - Dublin, Andrews Lane Theatre
6. Anti Ear Drum - Stef's Harde Style Mix (HSH)
Taken from the excellent "Brainscan E.P."
7. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - (Cult Of) The Cemetery Flowers (Mandolins Version) (Geographic North)
This track comes from a seven inch which was released last year and somehow slipped through the net.
8. Hatcham Social - Hypnotize Terrible Eyes (Fierce Panda)
Taken from the excellent debut album "You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil"
26th March - Cambridge, The Junction
27th March - Stoke, Sugarmill
28th March - Liverpool, Academy 2
1st April - Sheffield, Stock Room
16th April - Manchester, Night & Day
18th April - Reading, Oakford Social Club
24th April - Whitley Bay, Trojan Rooms
25th April - London, Camden Crawl
8th May - Glasgow, ABC 2
11th May - London, Kings College
9. Fuck Dress - Everythings Ultra Now (NR One)
Regular readers may recall we featured Fuck Dress last year with their brilliant track "Suburban Nietzsche Freak". Well they're back with a new E.P. which actually features that track alongside three other top tunes. I can't recommend this E.P. enough. As Mr Vincent would say ATTITUDE!!!!!
10. Friendship - The Graveyard Shift (Too Pure)
This is the latest offering from the Too Pure singles club which I don't think has issued a bad record yet. This one will be issued to singles club subscribers at the end of April and if you fancy a quality limited edition seven inch dropping through your letterbox every month then get over to their site and subscribe. I don't think you'll regret it.
11. The Kabeedies - Little Brains (NR One)
This is a track from the new Kabeedies single which features no less than three top tunes and will be available from 13th April. What's particularly good though is their forthcoming mini tour of venues in County Durham. I think more bands should get off the beaten track and play more unusual places.
1st April - Sheffield, Stockroom
3rd April - Stanley, The Lamplight
4th April - Newton Aycliffe, Greenfields Community College
5th April - Middleton In Teesdale, UTASS drop in
6th April - Bishop Aukland, Postchaise Hotel
7th April - Peterlee, East Durham College
8th April - Manchester, Dry Bar
14th April - Norwich, Tilting Sky: Red @ The B2
15th April - Norwich, Tilting Sky: White @ The B2
16th April - Norwich, Tilting Sky: Blue @ The B2
17th April - Cambridge, The Junction
18th April - Bradford, 1 in 12 Club
19th April - Hull, Adelphi
21st April - London, Guided Missile @ The Lexington Arms
23rd April - Sunderland, Polar Bear @ The White Room
12. The Fall - Sparta FC (Action)
There's only so many hours you can survive without hearing a Fall record so I consider this a service to humanity. The Fall are playing at The Junction, Cambridge on 31st March so if anyone's planning to record it a copy sent in this direction would be greatly appreciated.
13. Sharmaji & DJ Boo - Skank Ethics (Original Mix) (Low Motion)
14. Tiny Masters Of Today - Skeletons (Mute)
New single. Out 13th April
15. White Light Parade - Wake Up (Promo)
White Light Parade are from Bradford and if I'm honest I've not being too impressed with their previous singles but this one is a bit of a corker.
16. Town Bike - Bad Girls (Super Kawaii Pop)
This is another track from the Liverpool bands debut album "Go, Fight, Win" which I'm sure is a staple diet on your i-pod already.
7th April - Liverpool, Bar Fresa
8th May - Birmingham, Scruffy Murphy's
9th May - Hull, Adelphi
16th May - Oldham, The Castle
26th May - Liverpool, The Cavern Club
12th June - Manchester, Retro Bar