Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Forty Three)

1. Loveninjas - She Broke His Penis In Two (Labrador)
Taken from the 2006 album "The Secret Of The Loveninjas".

2. Black Channels - Feral Children (Demo)

3. Ackboo - Bangladesh Dub (Roots Youths)
This is the first record I've heard on the Roots Youths label. The catalogue number is RYR1009 which indicates at least eight previous releases.... I'm on it.....

4. The Brownies - It Kills (NR One)
More quality from the NR One stable. This track comes from the debut album by fellow Norwich residents The Brownies. The album "Ourknife Yourback" will be released on 22nd June but can be pre-ordered now from the NrOne website.

5th June - Sunderland, 7even
9th June - Edinburgh, Whistlebinkies
10th June - Dunfermline, Feature @ Montys
11th June - Leslie, The Greenside
12th June - Glasgow, Cosmopol
13th June - Aberdeen, Fudge @ The Moorings
14th June - Stirling, Bulge @ Cape
15th June, Manchester, Fuel
16th June - London, Offset/Artrocker @ Buffalo Bar
17th June - London, Club The Mammoth @ The Macbeth
19th June - Bury, Toughen Up! @ The Old Maltings
21st June - Southend, Southend Fringe Festival @ Saks
22nd June - Ipswich, Steamboat Tavern
23rd June - Norwich, B2
24th June - Chelmsford, Bitterscene

5. Pop Will Eat Itself - PWEI-zation (Chapter 22)
Whatever became of Pop Will Eat Itself? This track is take from their 1989 release, the superbly titled "Very Metal Noise Pollution" EP which I only have on cassette. I presume it was on vinyl too. I have a feeling I probably purchased this for the packaging as it comes in a very nice cardboard box type thing with the cassette tucked away in the middle.

6. Boy Genius - Blame Love (Self Released)
This is the excellent new single by Brooklyn's king of pop Boy Genius. If only we had more records like this.

7. Ducktails - Friends (Not Not Fun)
This is a trackfrom what I believe to be the debut Ducktails album which is well worth a purchase for the sleeve alone. I think there are 100 black vinyl pressings floating around one of which needs to find it's way to my house.

8. Evanti - Unleash The Essence (StraightOn Black)

9. Dananananaykroyd - Infinity Milk (Best Before)
Taken from the Glasgow band's debut album "Hey Everyone". The "Dans" as they are known around here are playing at quite a few festivals over the course of the summer.

23rd June - Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy
2nd July - London, New Slang @ McClusky's
5th July - Kent, Hop Farm Festival
7th July - London, LOTW @ Vibe Bar
14th July (my birthday) - Belfast, Waterfront
18th July - Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
19th July - London, Lovebox Festival
1st August - Derbyshire, Y-Not Festival
7th August - Invernesshire, Belladrum Festival
14th August - Leicestershire, Summer Sundae Festival
21st August - Hasselt, Pukklepop
28th August - Reading Festival
30th August - Leeds Festival

10.The Joy Formidable - Chwyrlio (Friends Vs Friends)
This is the b-side of the bands current single "Whirring" which I picked up at their recent York gig which I have to say was totally brilliant. They played a new song during their set which sounded great and I can't wait for some new material. This track is basically a mellowed out Welsh version of "Whirring".

11. Engineers - Brighter As We Fall (Echo)
Apparently it has taken two years for Engineers to record this follow up to their 1995 debut but the wait has been worth it. The new album "Three Fact Fader" will be released through Echo next month. The only date planned at the moment will take place at Bush Hall in London on 10th July. I hope there will be a more widespread tour later in the year. I remember seeing them in York a few years ago and they were tremendous and had one of the best projection shows I can remember seeing.

12. Pullover - Holiday (Starfish)
A nutritious portion of indiepop from 1996.

13. The Cubists - Hallelujah Hollywood (Semi Precious)
Taken from the album "Mechanical Advantage".

14. Clark - Rainbow Voodoo (Warp)
Chris Clark is back with a new album and it is a stormer. The new record is called "Totems Flare" and has been on my i-pod pretty soliudly for the last few days. "Totems Flare" will be released through Warp on 13th July (the day before my birthday) on cd, download and double vinyl.

15. The Lovely Eggs - If You Were Fruit (Cherryade)
The Lovely Eggs are completely new on me although they released a seven inch last year entitled "Have You Heard Of The Lovely Eggs" to which we can now retort a resounding YES!!! This track is taken from the Lancaster duo's debut album "If You Were Fruit" which is available now through Cherryade Records.

12th June - London, Twee As Fuck @ Buffalo Bar
13th June - Brighton, Put It On Promotions @ West Hill Community Hall
18th June - Cardiff, Loose Club (with Shonen Knife)
20th June - Manchester, Mrs Boon's Tea Party @ TV21
20th June - Stoke On Trent - Norfolk Inn (with Moofish)
26th June - Blackpool, West Coast Cafe (with The Three Ages Of Elvis)
25th July - Ripley, Indietracks Festival
26th July - Ripley, Indietracks Festival