1. The Candy Twins - Happy Families (Lost Music )
This track was advertised to be in last weeks Fodder but due to my inexcusable incompetence.. wasn't. All good things are worth waiting for however and this track is one of them. It comes from a new E.P. on Lost Music called "Sad Glad Songs" (LMC002) which is quite frankly quality. There are only to be two hundred copies pressed however so haste might be an advantage.
2nd April - London, Buffalo Bar
23rd May - Hampton, Party On The Pool
2. DJ D Vs Nitrogenics - Melodic Art (Hardcore Blasters)
3. Grand Duchy - Forte Wayne (Cooking Vinyl)
Another track from the album "Petits Fours" of which I've read a couple of luke warm reviews but I think this is as good as anything Black Francis has ever produced.
4. Art Brut - Demons Out! (Cooking Vinyl)
It's always a sunny day when a new Art Brut album makes it's way into my clammy paws. This is the bands third album and still they show no sign of running out of ideas. Interestingly this album is produced by a certain Black Francis (who appeared on the previous track) and has given this record a slightly harder sound than the first two albums. It's always hard to pick out a stand out track on an Art Brut album but this is one of the tracks I keep coming back to. "Art Brut Vs Satan" will be released on 20th April and preceded by a new single "Alcoholics Unanimous" on 6th April.
19th March - Sheffield, Fuzz Club
5th April - Exeter, The Phoenix
23rd April - Kingston, New Slang Club @ McCluskies
26th April - Poole, Mr Kyp's
27th April - Manchester, Academy 3
28th April - Birmingham, Academy 2
29th April - Newcastle, Other Rooms
30th April - York, The Duchess (I can't decide whether to go to this gig or go next door to Fibbers for Sky Larkin!!)
1st May - Leeds, Cockpit
2nd May - Glasgow, Stereo
4th May - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
5th May - Bristol, Thekla
6th May - Brighton, Concorde 2
7th May - London, Electric Ballroom
The tour then moves off into Europe and beyond. See their Myspace for more details.
5. Televised Crimewave - Listen And Repeat (Pure Groove)
This is the lead track from the band's debut single which is available this very week on a rather sexy seven inch single.
19th March - Brighton, The Handbury Ballroom
20th March - Chelmsford, Club NME
21st March - Sheffield, Death By Shoes @ The Cremorne
27th March - London - No Fiction @ Power, Kilburn
2nd April - London, XFM Presents @ 333
9th April - London, The Playground @ Proud Galleries
16th April - Middlesborough, Warehouse
25th April - London, Camden Crawl
16th May - Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
22nd May - Doncaster, Club NME @ The Priory
6. Projekt A-ko - Molten Hearts (Filthy Little Angels)
Taken from the Scottish band's debut album "Yoyodyne" which is scheluled for release on 20th April.
7. Grauwelt - An Accident (Lab-Oratory)
Taken from the album "Obsolete" which was released last week.
8. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Natural Light (Tomlab)
Hot on the heels of his "Advance Base Battery Life" compilation which brought together some of the more obscure moments from Owen Ashworth's Casiotone comes a brand new collection of songs. "Vs Children" is the fourth proper Casiotone album and will be released through Tomlab on 7th April and there will also be one or two gigs in support of these releases.
11th April - Muenchen, Orangehouse
12th April - Koeln, Subway
14th April - Bristol, The Croft
15th April - Nottingham, The Bodega
17th April - Galway, Roisin Dubh
18th April - Cork, The Quad
19th April - Dublin, Whelans
20th April - Manchester, The Deaf Institute
21st April - Glasgow, NicenSleazy
22nd April - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
23rd April - Sheffield, The Shakespeare
24th April - York, Fibbers
25th April - Brighton, Freebutt
27th April - London, The Luminaire
29th April - Oslo, Blaa
1st May - Stockholm, Strand
2nd May - Aarhus, Pop Revo Festival
3rd May - Copenhagen, Loppen
4th May - Hamburg, Knust
5th May - Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
6th May - Prague, Klub 007 Strahov
7th May - Wien, Arena
8th May - Minehead, All Tomorrow's Parties
10th May - Paris, Maroquinerie &
11th May - Amsterdam, Paradiso
12th May - Lueneburg, Gebaeude 9
13th May - Nuernberg, MUZ
14th May - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
15th May - Luxembourg, Exit07
16th May - Saarbruecken, Sparte04
17th May - Leipzig, UT Connewitz
9. Nathan Fake - The Turtle (Border Community)
Taken from the album "Hard Islands" which is schedueled for release on 18th May.
19th March - Lisboa - Lux
20th March - Coimbra, Via Latina
21st March - Oporto, Gare
27th March - Glasgow, Pressure @ The Arches
28th March - Nijmegan, Doornroosje
3rd April - Berlin, Tresor
4th April - Liverpool, O2 Academy
10th April - Geneva, Electron Festival
10. The Wendy Darlings - Get Up (Lost Music)
I'm absolutely loving this band at the moment. They're French and remind me of everything that's great in pop. This track is taken from the bands forthcoming seven track E.P. which will be released through the mighty Lost Music soon.
11. 808 Empire - Kyro-genics (Space Re-Dub) (Electric Kingdom)
12. Trespassers William - The Lids (Gizeh)
This track comes from the Seattle bands new E.P. "The Natural Order Of Things" which will be released on 25th May. Apparently they will be heading towards Europe sometime in the Autumn.
13. The London Apartments - Satellites (Self Released)
Taken from the Canadian bands excellent album "Signals & Cities" which is available for free download in full from the bands website HERE
14. My Bloody Valentine - Drive It All Over Me (Creation)
Taken from the "You Made Me Realise" E.P. which was released back in 1988 through the mighty Creation Records.