1. The Lovely Eggs - Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion
Quite simply the love of my life at the moment. The Lovely Eggs come from the English town of Lancaster and consist of David and Holly, who used to be in Angelica (remember them?). Their debut album "If You Were Fruit" is available now.
Taken from the Washington bands self titled debut album.
3. Steve Summer - Shake The House (Jack For Daze)
This is one of three tracks on the debut 12" by Steve Summer. This particular track was apparently recorded on an old analogue tape recorder which may or may not add to your listening pleasure. This is the second release on the Jack For Daze label. The first was a twelve inch by Neville Watson which is hopefully being treated with care in the Royal Mail sorting office en route to my house as we speak.
4. The Field Mice - If You Need Someone (Sarah)
I'm considering doing some kind of Sarah Records special in the not too distant future. I'm not sure exactly what form it will take as yet but I think it would be quite good to post the first track from each of the singles 1-100. If you have any better ideas let me know.
5. The Zookeepers - Bubbling Brine (Self Released)
This is a track from the new Zookeepers record "Ballin' Outrageous" which I think is the second Zookeepers record but I could be wrong, usually am. This isn't the best track on the album by a long way but it does contain the best sample I've heard this year.
6. The Longcut - The Last Ones Here (Melodic)
I had almost forgotten about The Longcut. It's been three years since the Manchester band released their debut album "A Call & Response" on Deltasonic Records and it was undoubtedly one of the best records of the year. The new album is called "Open Hearts" and produces the same kind of abrasive pounding moments as the first although, it's probably just me but I get the impression that the band were possibly slightly pissed off at various times in the recording process. The downloadable version is available now from the usual outlets but if you want hard copy such as a CD or Vinyl you will unfortunately have to wait until October. You can however pre order those formats from the bands website.
Another winner from the album "Totems Flare" which is rapidly becoming the most played album so far this year in my house. This really is a record which you need to have in your collection preferably in it's double vinyl format when it is released on 18th July.
8. Fruit Sand - Tell Me Before (Clinic Tapes)
taken from the album "The Renaissance".
9. Bob Log III - Manipulate Your Figments (Fat Possum)
...and the prize for title of the week goes to...
10. The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Bootleg)
I still have a soft spot for The Orb. This track was recorded live at this years Coachella Festival.