Saturday, July 04, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Forty Six)

1. The Longcut - Tell You So (Melodic)
Another track from the Manchester bands second album "Open Hearts".

2. Dublin - Like Magic (Like Me Riddim) (MP3)

3. Ant - Time I Was Gone (Acuarela)
The former Hefner drummer returns with his first record in....ages. It's a six track mini album/ep which features appearances from former bandmates Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter.

4. Kikumoto Allstars - I'll Make You Jack (International Deejay Gigolo)
Just when you thought the retro boom was over this happens. Had this lp been released in 1988 it would already have sounded dated but in 2009 it actually sounds good. The album is on DJ Hell's International Deejay Gigolo label and cunningly entitled "House Music". This really shouldn't work at all and could easily have been an embarrassing cock-up but somehow the Kikumoto Allstars (great name by the way) have created one of the most entertaining records so far this year. I can just imagine these sounds emanating from caravans up and down the country all summer.

5. The Radio Dept - David (Labrador)
Taken from the new four track ep which was released last week. There are a couple of good remixes on here as well.

6. Billy Bragg - Between The Wars (Go Discs)
Just felt like hearing this again. Taken from the 1985 ep of the same name.

7. Hyperbubble - Better Set Your Fazers To Stun (Bubblegum)
New single featuring legendary pop queen Helen Love on vocals.

8. Boys Noise - Starter
Taken from the new maxi 12". There will apparently be a new album in the autumn.

9. Lost Valentinos - Midnights (Original Parts 1 & 2)
This is a rack from the debut single by Sydney's Los Valentinos. Bit of a blinder I'm sure you'll agree. The bands debut album "Cities Of Gold" will be released shortly and on the strength of this it should be worth looking forward to.

10. 93 Million Miles From The Sun - Yesterday Morning ()
This is definitely the most played track on the Burning World ipod this week. The whole album is brilliant but this track in particular jumps out at me.

11. Neokarma Jooklo Trio - Night Revelation (Conspiracy)
This is great. It comes from a four track ep which is being marketed as an lp. Two of the tracks are well over ten minutes so I suppose you could. The ep is called "Times Vibes" and was released in March through Conspiracy Records. The Neokarma Jooklo Trio have been around for a few years now and have released at least two previous albums which are on my shopping list and as soon as I find them you will probably hear the results on this site.

12. The Legend - 73 In 83 (Creation)
For some reason I've recently been digging out all of the early Creation Records singles and listening to them in order (shut up I know what you're thinking). I had forgotten just how good most of their early releases were so, just in case you have no idea what I'm blabbering on about I'm going to post one track from every seven inch in every Fodder until I get either bored of told to stop. This track was the first release on Creation back in 1983. (CRE001)

13. Engineers - Emergency Room (Kscope)
Taken from the album "Three Fact Fader".

10th July - London, Bush Hall
8th October - Leeds, Academy

14. Laurel Aitken - Halfway To Paradise (Pressure Drop)
Taken from the album "Says Fire" which was originally released back in 1969. It has recently been re-issued on cd through Pressure Drop which I think has something to do with Cherry Red and contains a lot of bonus tracks. I'm not usually impressed by bonus tracks because they tend to be stuff which was not good enough to feature on a regular release but the tracks on here make it well worth the entrance fee.

15. Scul Hazzards - Keep Quiet (MP3)
Taken from the "Slaughtered Pigs" ep.