1. The International Karate Plus - Box Elder (Filthy Little Angels)
A superb version of Pavement's Box Elder taken from a compilation album issued though the increasingly mighty Filthy Little Angels. It's called "Show Me A Word That Rhymes With Pavement" and has been issued to celebrate the reunion of Pavement. If you pop over to the Filthy Little Angels website you can give your ipod a treat and download the whole thing for free.
2. The One AM Radio - Credible Threats (Dangerbird)
I've never been that impressed by The One Am Radio but I like this. It comes from a new single which is available now as a limited 7" and 3D video which I think means you have to sit in front of your computer wearing those ridiculous glasses and look like a total tit for a few minutes.
3. Scuba - Heavy Machinery (Hot Flush)
Taken from the superb album "Triangulation" which is available now through Hot Flush.
4. Sennen - With You (Hungry Audio)
I've only just got hold of a copy of this record so you'll probably know all about it already. It's the second album from Sennen and was released a couple of weeks ago. The record is called "Age Of Denial" and the title track has been released as a download single. This is the track I keep coming back to however.
30th April - Cambridge, Haymakers
1st May - Leeds, The Library
2nd May - Nottingham, Bodega
3rd May - Manchester, Night & Day
4th May - Brighton, Freebut
6th May - Oxford, Jericho
5. Girls Names - Warm Hands, Cold Heart (Captured Tracks)
This is a track from the Belfast bands new E.P. which is available through Captured Tracks.
6. Caribou - Sun (Mondkopf Remix)
7. The Wind Up Birds - There Won't Always Be An England (Sturdy)
This is the b-side from the new Wind Up Birds 7" "Tyre Fire" which is released on 26th April on Sturdy Records.
24th April - Leeds, Cockpit (single launch)
1st May - Blackpool, The Blue Room
31st July - Kendall Calling Festival
8. Rx Gibbs - High Moon (Moonmusic)
This is the first track on thye new Rx Gibbs E.P. "Disclosure" which features four superb pieces of distorted loveliness. To make things perfect it can be downloaded totally free from the bands myspace page.
9. The School - Hoping And Praying (Elefant)
This is one of my favorite tracks on the Cardiff bands debut album "Loveless Unbeliever" which is available now through the mighty Elefant Records of Madrid. Definitely one of the best pop albums of the year.
10. 65daysofstatic - Tiger Girl (Hassle)
This is the first track to be made available from the Sheffield bands new album "We Were Exploding Anyway" which is released via Hassle on 26th April. I really like the way they're going with this one and this track in particular will have Fuck Buttons shitting themselves. As usual the band are out and about all over the place. They're currently in Europe but will return to the UK next month. Thus...
1st May - Leeds, Stylus
2nd May - Carlisle, Brickyard
3rd May - Glasgow, Oran Mor
4th May - Newcastle, Academy 2
5th May - Birmingham, Academy 2
6th May - Sheffield, Octagon
7th May - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
8th May - Bristol, Trinity
9th May - Cambridge, Junction 1
10th May - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
11th May - Plymouth, White Rabbit
12th May - London, Koko
14th May - Belfast, Mandela Hall
15th May - Dublin, Crawdaddy
16th May - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
15th July - Colchester, Arts Centre
16th July - Winchester, Glade Festival
17th July - Cheltenham, Trees Festival