Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Thirty Four)

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1. Venetian Snares - Deep Dicking (Planet Mu)

Hot on the heels of the Last Step album, a track from which can be heard in Pod Fodder 29 Aaron Funk returns with his Venetian Snares and another new record.  "Filth" will be released through Planet Mu on April 13th.

2. Liechtenstein - Everything's For Sale (Drill Building) 

This is a track from a new three track CD-R by Swedens Liechtenstein. If you liked the bands previous two single I can guarantee this will tickle your nipples.

14th April - Dresden, The Wimp Club @ Ost-Pol

15th April - Berlin, P!O!P! Kombinat Berlin@ Bang Bang Club

18th April - Hamburg - The Hamburg P!O!P! Weekender 2009 @ Prinzenbar

15th May - New York, NYC Popfest 2009 @ Don Hills

3. The Starlets - Radio Friendly (Stereotone) 

More top quality stuff from Glasgow which means they're almost certainly on first name terms with Mr Vincent. This is a track from their new album "Out Into The Days From Here" which will be released on 27th April through their own Stereotone label. In addition to the two London gigs listed below the band will be playing a "secret" warm-up gig at the Halt Bar in Glasgow on 4th April. So now ya know...

8th April - London, 229

1st May - London, The Camden Head

4. Cuckooland - Radio Friendly (Damaged Goods) 

Lead track from a seven inch single released by the former Shelley's Children in 1994.

5. Cyanide Pills - Break It Up (Damaged Goods) 

This track is from the Leeds bands debut single which is available on a very sexual yellow vinyl seven inch. Incidentally this year will be Damaged Goods Records twenty first anniversary. Well done boys... now lets have a new Billy Childish record.

25th April - Leeds, Josephs Well

6. Eureka Brown - Full Speed Ahead (Self Released) 

Taken from the album "Digitalia"

7. The Wedding Present - It's Not Unusual (RCA) 

This was the last track on the Weddo's "Kennedy" twelve inch released in 1989. This is miles better than the Tom Jones version. 

8. Brass Monkey - The Press Gang (Topic) 

I dunno... I just like it. Taken from the album "Head Of Steam" which will be released in the U.K. on 20th April. 

9. Projekt A-ko - Here Comes New Challenger (Filthy Little Angels) 

Another track from the band's debut album "Yoyodyne" which will be released on 20th April. 

10. Inverness - Flood Waves (Self Released) 

Taken from the album "Forest Fortress".

11. Hatcham Social - So So Happy Making (Fierce Panda) 

Another track from the London band's excellent debut album "You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil". I think this lot could be destined for great things. 

1st April - Sheffield, Stock Room

16th April - Manchester, Night & Day

18th April - Reading, Oakford Social Club

23rd April - Hartlepool, The Studio

24th April - Whitley Bay, Trojan Rooms

25th April - London, Camden Crawl

6th May - York, The Duchess

7th May - Liverpool, Barfly

8th May - Glasgow, ABC 2

9th May - Wakefield, Escobar

11th May - London, King's College

15th May - Brighton, The Great Escape

12. The Wendy Darlings - Eleasy (Is My Fantasy But Wendy D Is Paying Me) (Lost Music) 

The Wendy Darlings are my favorite band at the moment. I really hope they find their way over to our shores before the year is out and while I'm being greedy an album wouldn't go amiss. This track comes from the current E.P. "We Come With Friendly Purposes" which is available through Lost Music and needs to be part of your life. 

13. Church Of Misery - Shotgun Boogie (Rise Above

Taken from the album "Houses Of The Unholy" which will be released through Rise Above on 20th April. The Japanese band are soon to embark on a European tour which reaches the U.K. in May. See the bands Myspace for more details.   

14. The Early Years - Like A Suicide (Sonic Cathedral) 

Taken from the compilation album "Cathedral Classics Volume One" which is a collection of all the tracks from the first eleven Sonic Cathedral singles and includes tracks from the likes of Mark Gardner, The Tambourines, Kyte, School Of Seven Bells, Japancakes and loads of others who's names I've temporarily forgotten. 

The next set of Sonic Cathedral nights will take place at:-

10th April - London, The Luminaire

16th April - London, The Legion

19th April - London, The Social

24th April - London, St Giles In The Fields Church

How nice would it be to see some nights outside London?

15. Wry - Disorder (Monstro Discos

Taken from the Brazilian outfit's debut album "She Science". 

16. The Coathangers - Bury Me (Suicide Squeeze) 

This album is immense. I can't think of any other word for it. If you like your music with attitude this record is for you. A suitcase full of squirrels wouldn't be as pissed as this lot. The album is called "Scramble" and can be ordered from the Suicide Squeeze website. I've just noticed there is a limited edition yellow vinyl version which I think I need to buy.

17. 16 Bit - In The Death Car (Boka) 

You might remember a few weeks back I played a track which featured a chainsaw revving all over the place. Well this track comes from that self same E.P. and is in fact the title track. There's a vocal mix of this as well but I think the voice just spoils it.