Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Sixty Two)

Cover Image 1. Ceremony - Someday (Killer Pimp)
This track is taken from the new Ceremony 7" which is limited to just 500 copies and will be released through Killer Pimp on 26th January. Ceremony will soon unleash their new album "Rocket Fire" on the world. My eyes have shrivelled up with exitement.

2. Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Lost At Sea (Ecstatic Peace)
This track comes from what is probably the most played record in my house at the moment. It's the second album from Sunburned Hand Of The Man who have anywhere from three to twelve band members and come from somewhere over the Atlantic. As you have probably realised, I know absolutely bugger all about them except this is their second album it's called "A LP" and is better than a fish finger sandwich! Now that's saying something.

3. Koolaid Electric Company - Show Me The Sun (Self Released)
Taken from the "Feel Our Noise And Adore Us" EP

Product Details 4. Four Tet - Circling (Domino)
I never have been the biggest fan of Four Tet in the past but their recent stuff really has been top of the league. This track is taken from the new album "Their Is Love In You".

5. Blonde Louis - 100 Miles (Promo)
This is one of the tracks on a two track sampler for their new "100 Miles EP". I can't tell you anything about the band at all. Even their Myspace is a bit vague. They make a decent noise though and at the end of the day what more can you ask for.

4th February - Norwich, B2
6th February - Letchworth Garden City, Plinston Hall
16th February - Nottingham, Bodega
17th February - Southampton, Unit
18th February - London, Borderline
20th February - Brighton, Audio
21st February - Birmingham, Academy 3

6. Women's Basketball - Hold Me, Fuckers (Tweefort)
Women's Basketball isn't what you'd call a "real" band. It consists solely of a bloke called Tyler Trudeau who plays everything. The album "An Octopus, But Like, An Octopus With Massive Wings And Junk" is released this month through Tweefort and is guaranteed to put a smile on even the most miserable of creatures.

Product Details 7. Hadouken! - Evil (Surface Noise)
Hadouken! finally return with the follow up to their 2008 debut "Music For An Accelerated Generation" and to be fair if you liked that record then you'll probably like this one as well. No great leap forward, pretty much more of the same. The album is called "Music For The Masses" and is released through the bands own Surface Noise label (which is actually an imprint of EMI bur I won't mention that!) The band will be making an in-store appearance at a record store near you soon before they embark on a "proper" tour, details of which you can find on theirMyspace page.

8. The Number Eight - There Are No Knobs That Should Not Be All The Way Up (Self Released)
Taken from the Michigan band's "Heavy EP".

9. Illness - Bane Face (Self Released)
Illness are a new band from Brighton who have just recorded their first EP which will be released sometime in the spring and on the evidence of this track it will be a record which needs to be owned.

10. The Electric Pop Group - The Way It Used To Do (Matinee)
If your after a great indiepop album then this is the record for you. The Electric Pop Group have just released their debut album for Matinee and to call it a treat is understating the case. Ten sparkling pop songs which are guaranteed to cheer up even the most miserable buggers in this world. The album is called "Seconds" and is technically the bands second album. The first was a self released CD which the band issued in 2006.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Sixty One)

So 2010 is here and has got off to a blinding start with great albums from the liokes of Los Campesinos, Good Shoes and Harlem to name but three. Coincidentally there are tracks from all three of those records in this weeks Fodder (bet you didn't see that coming).

1. CNC - Magenta Ants (Draw)
This is a track from an album which has been sitting in my inbox for a couple of weeks now. How I wish I had got round to it earlier, it's quite superb. Unfortunately I can't tell you a great deal about it. The album is called "No Mood" and is been distributed through Draw Records who's website is all in Polish. Well worth tracking down though.

Breakage Featuring Newham Generals & David Rodigan - Hard 2. Breakage - Hard (Caspa & The Others 'The Police Take Over' Remix) (Digital Soundboy)

Filthy Little Angels 3. The Lovely Eggs - Devil In Me (Filthy Little Angels)
This track comes from the compilation "Five Years Of Filth, Music Versus Money" which as you may have correctly guessed is a celebration of some of the wonderful sounds which have been unfurled by the Filthy Little Angels label over the last five years or so. There is actually quite a few tunes I don't remember on here and I would urge you, if you only do one thing today to pop over to and download it for yourself. Oh did I mention it's free!

Malory - Pearl Diver 4. Malory - The Signs (Club AC30)
This track come s from the new Malory album "Pearl Diver" which will be released through Club AC30) on 11th January.

cd054 sleeve 5. Northern Portrait - When Goodness Falls (Matinee)
I had almost forgotten about Northern Portrait. They released a couple of good EP's back in 2008 and then fell from the face of the earth. Now in 2010 they return with their debut album "Criminal Art Lovers" which has a picture of my house on the sleeve... actually I just made that last bit up but it is a quality record and sets the bar for the rest of the year which is already shaping up well.

Romance Is Boring 6. Los Campesinos - I Warned You Do Not Make An Enemy Of Me (Wichita)
From the new album "Romance Is Boring" which has really grown on me over the last week. An early contender for album of the year? Probably not because the new Fall album is just around the corner, nevertheless this is well worth passing through the turnstiles for. Los Campesinos are about to set out across the UK in search of young and unguarded flesh and will be calling at...

11th February - Wrexham, Central Station
12th February - Liverpool, EVOL @ O2
13th February - York, Fibbers
15th February - Aberdeen, Tunnels
16th February - Dundee, Dog House
17th February - Edinburgh, Bongo
18th February - Derby, The Venue
19th February - Leicester, The Musician
21st February - Cambridge, Junction
22nd February - Norwich, Arts Centre
23rd February - Brighton, Audio
24th February - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25th February - London, KOKO
26th February - Falmouth - Princess Pavillion
27th February - Bristol, Thelka
1st March - Birmingham, The Rainbow
2nd March - Northampton, Roadmender
3rd March - Reading, Plug & Play
4th March - Kingston, Banquet New Slang

Product Details 7. Dorias Barraca - The Only Touch (Club AC30)
Club AC30 swing back into action this month with two great releases. One is the new Malory album, a track from which is also on this fodder the other is an EP by Dorias Baracca for whom this is their debut release. It's called the "Handsome Melting Point EP" and will be available from 18th January. Quality stuff, sound great in a snowstorm!

Product Details 8. Good Shoes - I Know (Brille)
Good Shoes return with their second album "No Hope No Future" on 25th January. I wasn't sure if they would be able to follow up their 2007 debut "Think Before You Speak" but they have allayed all my fears and produced an album which boots it into the gutter and calls it a tramp.

9. Harlem - Someday Soon (Matador)
This is the first track on the Austin bands debut album "Hippies" and if the first few lines of this song doesn't make you smile I recommend you seek immediate medical advice. "Hippies" will be released through Matador on 6th April.

10. Speak & The Spells - She's Dead (Robot Elephant)
"She's Dead" is the new and possibly debut single from London's Speak & The Spells. It will be released on 8th February as a limited edition 7" which will cost you a mere fiver to your door look very nice on your turntable.

20th January - London, Catch
27th January - London, The Old Blue Last