1. Sky Larkin - Kaleide (Wichita)
Sky Larkin are back with their first new material since last years impressive Golden Spike album. I'm a bit miffed
actually because they played at Stereo in York which is a fifteen minute walk from my house last month and I didn't find out about it until the day after the gig. Anyway this track is on their new three track E.P. which precedes the new album Kaleide which will be released through Wichita on 6th August. You can download the E.P. for free from the bands website HERE.
26th June - Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (with Broken Social Scene)
9th July - Sheffield, Corporation (with Broken Social Scene)
14th July - London, The Garage (my birthday if you're interested)
19th July - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
2. Bubblegum Lemonade - Caroline's Radio (Matinee)
I have to be honest, I had completely forgot about this band. They released their debut album "Doubleplusgood" back in 2008 had a couple of tracks featured on this site and then promptly erased themselves from my memory. Not to worry though because they're back now and they've brought a rather good 7" single with them. This is one of the three tracks which appear on the Glasgow bands latest creation and is the first taste of their second album which will follow later in the year. I should probably mention that the single is pressed on ravishing red vinyl and is limited to a mere 500 hand numbered copies so if you want to secure yours get yourself over to the Matinee Records website pronto.
3. Change Leopardon - Outpost (Self Released)
I can't find out very much about this release at all. It's taken from a six track album called "Juchitan" which you can download from HERE and beyond that I know nothing. Sounds good though.
4. Frightened Rabbit - Living In Colour (Fat Cat)
This is the lead track from the new Frightened Rabbit single which is released this week on Fat Cat. It contains three versions of "Living In Colour", this one an "Alternative Version" and something called "Mexico Jimmy" which sounds as though it was mixed during a food fight with Fuck Buttons.
5. Allo Darlin' - My Heart Is A Drummer (Fortuna Pop)
This is probably the most played album on my ipod this week. It's the debut album by London based Allo Darlin' and I promise you this album will make you happy.
17th June - London, Brick Lane Takeover at Cargo
19th June - Nottingham, The Chameleon
21st July - London, The Luminaire
23rd July - Midland Railway Centre, Indietracks Festival
6. Secret Colours - Love (Self Released)
Great track from a superb debut album from the Chicago band which will be released in early August but if you can't wait until then you can listen to the entire thing at their bandcamp page.
7. Shuttleworth featuring Mark E. Smith - England's Heartbeat (Yip Yop)
Yeah, I know this track has been on before but let's face it, it's a bit good. I notice the CD single version has sold out on Amazon. I hope that means they have sold millions.
8. Autechre - PCE Freeze 2.8i (Warp)
Taken from Autechre's new "Move Of Ten E.P." which is actually mor of an album considering it clocks in at just under fifty minutes and contains ten tracks. The thing with Autechre is you always know what you're going to get and yet they always manage to surprise in some way and this record is no exception. The mp3 version is available now from Bleep.com but the vinyl and CD release is not until 12th July.
9. This Many Boyfriends - I Don't Like You ('Cos You Don't Like The Pastels) (Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation)
This Many Boyfriends come from Leeds and this track is taken from their debut release "Getting A Life With" which is a seven track CD which will be released on 2nd July through Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation. Apparently it will come accompanied by a fanzine penned by the band and a badge & sticker set. According to the bands Myspace page they don't have any gigs coming up at all which is a bit of a git as I'd really like to see them.
10. Stefan Girardet - Chemical Sky (Unsound)
Taken from Stefan Girardet's debut album "Are We Here Yet" which is released on Unsound Records on 6th July.