Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Lovely Eggs - Leicester, The Donkey, 19th May 2011



I've been looking forward to seeing The Lovely Eggs for ages and then last week they paid a visit to The Basement in York and guess what? That's right I was down in Peterborough doing some work stuff. Gutted doesn't quite cover it but as some sort of small consolation I have come by this recording of their recent performance at The Donkey in Leicester. The set is a good mix of stuff from last years "If You Were Fruit" album and their latest masterpiece "Cob Dominos" which regular visitors to this site will  already be familiar with as one of the essential records of the year thus far. 
The band released their new single "Fuck It" this week on Cherryade Records which is available as a seven inch single with new song "Band On Sand" on a b-side.
Thanks as always to the taper who deserves several free beers!


People Are Twats
Sexual Cowboy
I Like Birds (But I Like Other Animals Too)
Hey Scraggle Tooth
Fuck It
Mohammad Ali & All His Friends
I'm A Journalist
Why Don't You Like Me
Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)
Print An Imprint
Watermelons
Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion
Band On Sand
ODEeath

1st June - Manchester, Night & Day
11th June - Wakefield, Long Division Festival
17th June - Cumbria, Ravonstonedale Festival
16th July - Keighley, The Aire Do Festival

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spacemen 3 - Enger, Forum, Germany 1988



Walking With Jesus
Come Together
Things Will Never Be The Same
Rollercoaster
Mary Anne
Take Me To The Other Side
Starship/Revolution
Suicide


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vivian Girls - San Diego 2011


Recorded at The Casbah, San Diego earlier this month. 


1. Never See Me Again 
2. Can't Get Over You
3. I Heard You Say
4. The Other Girls
5. Wild Eyes
6. Take It As It Comes
7. Lake House
8. When I'm Gone
9. I Have No Fun
10. Vanishing of Time
11. Death
12. Sixteen Ways
13. ?
14. Before I Start to Cry
15. Dance (If You Wanna)
16. Tell The World
17. (break)
18. All The Time
19. No

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Twenty)


BEER IN THE BREAKERS

1. The Wave Pictures - Little Suprise (Moshi Moshi)
This is a track from the new Wave Pictures album "Beer In The Breakers" whic is available now on Moshi Moshi. It was recorded in just one day at Darren Hayman's house in Walthamstow. "Beer In The Breakers" is a real return to form for the London band and easily their best record since "Instant Coffee Baby".

A Waltz (To Wonder) Cover Art

2. Austyn Sullivan - A Waltz (To Wonder) (Self Released)
This is one of five tracks on an EP called "Recollections Become Phantoms" which can be downloaded on one of those name your price deals from the Austyn Sullivan Bandcamp Page

The Soft Moon

3. The Soft Moon - Out Of Time (Captured Tracks)
This is a record which has been around for a while but I've only just heard it. It's another top release on Captured Tracks who owe me a t-shirt. I paid for it ages ago and am starting to fear it may have come to grief over the Atlantic. Anyway this is a track from the debut full length by The Soft Moon who is actually just one bloke called Vasquez who lives on the other side of the big wet thing in America.

Ascension

4. Jesu  - Sedatives (Caldo Verde)
Justin Broadrick (he of Napalm Death) is back with a new record under his less aggressive Jesu moniker. It's called Ascension and is quite possibly the best Jesu record yet. I know that's probably a daft thing to say because right now all over the country people will be rising up with pick axes and chainsaws desperate to find my house and show me the error of my opinions, oh wait, that's more Napalm Death fans really isn't it? Seriously though it is a good record and also the first release I have on Caldo Verde Records who have actually released quite a few records according to their website which also informs us that there will be a vinyl version released in due course.

Never Kill A Secret - EP

5. The Primitives - Breakaway (Fortuna Pop)
This is The Primitives reading of Toni Basil's 1966 single "Breakaway". It's taken from their latest EP "Never Kill A Secret" which is availab;e now on Fortuna Pop.

Colour Trip

6. Ringo Deathstarr - Day Dreamy (Club AC30)
I've read some reviews which have been less than red hot about the new Ringo Deathstar album ""Colour Trip" but the fact remains they are all wrong, this is a first rate album and should be owned by everybody. Then again I recently saw the new Kate Bush record get five stars by an apparently reputed journalist. He must have left his ears on the washing line that day. "Colour Trip" has recently appeared on vinyl so if you haven't bought it yet there's some nice plastic waiting for you.

Image of WOODSMAN 'RARE FORMS' CD

7. Woodsman - Insects (Lefse Records)
I can't remember if this track has been up here before but even if it has it's well worth another listen. It's the first track on the current Woodsman album "Rare Forms" which has a brilliant sleeve which makes you fall over if you look at it after a couple of bottles of wine. Great fun!

FAIRMONT - Velora EP image

8. Fairmont - Ununoctium (Border Community)
Taken from the "Velora E.P." which is available now on Border Community.

Tunnel Blanket

9. This Will Destroy You - Glass Realms (Suicide Squeeze)
Taken from what I'm fairly sure is the Texan bands third album "Tunnel Blanket" which was released last week on Suicide Squeeze.



10. Four Eyes - Back To Life (Puzzle Pieces)
This is the first track on a new seven inch single which is the first record released on Puzzle Pieces records who are based in Brooklyn. Their second release is by a band called Bad Banana and you will be able to sample a track from that in next weeks Fodder.

Glider [Us Import]

11. My Bloody Valentine - Soon (Creation)
What do I need to tell you about this track. Although I suppose the possibility exists that some of you might never have heard it. It is certainly one of the most important records in my life in that it changed the way I listen to music and together with the immortal "Loveless" album which followed it set a blueprint of what can be achieved with a bit of creativity and single mindedness about creating a good record rather than considering whether or not it will sell. "Loveless" of course did sell rather well and is still to this day considered by many to be one of the cornerstones of British music and that is something I can't argue with. Since then speculation has been rife about a new My Bloody Valentine album and the word is that it's still in the pipeline but I won't be betting my morgage on it. In fact I think I might be better if it doesn't happen because let's face it no matter what a new record sounds like it would be impossible in 2011 to create a record which would be considered as important as "Loveless".

Cob Dominos

12. The Lovely Eggs - People Are Twats (Cherryade Records)
Taken from the album Cob Dominos which I'm sure by now needs no introduction. Annoyingly the band play in my home town of York this week, on the very night when I will be in Peterborough. Now that's sods law in action!

Mon May 23rd The Chameleon, Nottingham
Tues May 24th Limbo @ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Weds May 25th Bitterscene @ Bassment, Chelmsford
Thurs May 26th The Fox and Newt, Leeds
Fri May 27th The Basement, York
Sat May 28th The Adelphi, Hull
Sun May 29th The Yorkshire House, Lancaster
Tues May 31st The Scala (With Half Japanese), London
Weds June 1st The NIght and Day, Manchester

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Fall - Berlin, Maria - 12th May 2011

It seems like a very long time since we heard anything from The (mighty) Fall so I'm sure you'll all be mighty relieved to learn that there will indeed be a new Fall album this year. The as yet untitled new record will be released later in the year on Cherry Red Records and I for one tremble with excitement at the very prospect.
This set was recorded the other night in Berlin at a venue called Maria Am Ostbahnhof which is sadly closing down. 
Infinite thanks as always to the taper, Lord Hanno in this case without whom our lives would be far less interesting.
By the way there is a new track on here for which we don't have a title but may give some insight into the sound of the new record which apparently is quite heavy!


Hot Cake
Muzorewi's Daughter
??New Song??
Strychnine
Change
Bury
I've Been Duped
Greenway
Chino
Hungry Freaks Daddy
Mountain Energei
Psykick Dancehall
Wolf Kidult Man

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ride - Live At The Metro, Chicago, 8th May 1992

 

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Leave Them All Behind
Taste
Not Fazed
OX4
Like A Daydream
Chrome Waves
Twisterella
Perfect Time      
Making Judy Smile
Nowhere
Vapour Trail
Mouse Trap
Time Of Her Time
Seagull

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Primitives - Birmingham, O2 Academy 3, 23rd March 2011

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I was very sceptical about the whole Primitives reunion thing at first. I mean, quite often these things can be a bit of an embarrassment (no names mentioned) but having seen The Primitives twice now since their return and coupled with their apparent desire to record new material as demonstrated by their recent, and rather good "Never Kill A Secret" E.P. this comeback does everything you want and more. The slightly surprising thing though is that they just seem to be getting better and better as you will hear if you download this fine set. It was recorded in Birmingham just the other month and is quite simply sublime. In fact I think this is my favourite Primitives bootleg ever and that is some praise.


1. I'll Stick With You
2. Everything Shining Bright
3. Stop Killing Me
4. Really Stupid
5. Nothing Left
6. You Are The Way
7. Summer Rain
8. Never Kill A Secret
9. Empathise
10. Dreamwalk Baby
11. Buzz Buzz Buzz
12. Need All The Help I Can Get
13. Spacehead
14. Sick of It
15. Crash
16. Rattle My Cage
17. We've Found A Way To The Sun
18. (break)
19. Way Behind Me
20. Through The Flowers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Times New Viking - Iowa City 2011

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I've been waiting for a good recording of Times New Viking for what seems like ages. This one ticks just about all of the boxes. A good set from the Ohio band and having recently missed them in York, something I seem to be making a habit of at the moment this is a welcome listen.

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Nineteen)

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1. Everyone To The Anderson - Danzig High Flyer (Unlabel)
This is a track from the Brighton trio's debut album, the cunningly titled "The Man Born From Inside Of A Horse" which will be released on 13th June

Chimera Cover Art

2. The Glass Canoe - Broka (Self Released)
I've been meaning to include a track from this album in a Fodder for several weeks now but what with one thing and another it hasn't happened... until now. This is the first track on an album called "Chimera" which can be downloaded in full for everyone's favourite price from their Bandcamp page. or you can check it out further down this page.

Goto80 - Cherry

3. Goto80 - Makedir (Self Released)
I do love this kind of thing. Goto80 is a Swedish Bloke who likes doing strange things to computers. His latest work "Cherry" is available now although I suspect you will have to go HERE to find a copy.

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4. //Orangenoise - I Know Everything (Area Man Remix) (Self Released)
This is a track form yet another release you can find on Bandcamp. It's a remix of a track which originally appeared on the Karachi band's "Veracious E.P." which was released back in January and can be downloaded from... you guessed it!



5. The Field Mice - Triangle (Sarah)
A complete classic. It occurred to me that a lot of people will never have heard this record so in an effort to put things to rights here we go. It's the first track on the London bands nineteen ninety mini-album "Skywriting"  which remains as far as I'm concerned the pinnacle of their powers.

Mirrors And Monuments

6. Circle Traps - Bo! Symbal (Opit Records)
This is one of five tracks on an E.P. recently released on Opit Records.

Prurient - Many Jewels Surround the Crown

7. Prurient - Many Jewels Surround The Crown (The District) (Hydra Head Records)
New single by Prurient. It's available as a seven inch and limited to just five hundred copies on clear vinyl.


phon.o, modeselektor, monkeytown, 50weapons, 010, anstam, dubstep, techno, basic channel
8. Phon.o - IL62 (50 Weapons)
This is one side of a split ten inch single featuring this treat on one side and a new track by Anstam on the other. Superb stuff.

In Love With Oblivion

9. Crystal Stilts - Shake The Shackles (Fortuna Pop)
Taken from the Brooklyn bands excellent new album "In Love With Oblivion" which is available now on Fortuna Pop.

MH-277 Golden Glow - Tender Is The Night

10. Golden Glow - On My Own (Mush)
Golden Glow is the brainchild of Manchester based artist Pierre Hall and is about to unleash his debut album on an unsuspecting world. "Tender Is The Night" is the name of the beast which will be released on Mush Records on 21st June. All the tracks on here were recorded on Pierre's four track which gives them a raw and honest sound which I love. I would seriously question the mental state of anyone who didn't like this this album.

Dylan Ettinger - Lion Of Judah image

11. Dylan Ettinger - Lion Of Judah (Not Not Fun)
I'd like to say this is a new single from Dylan Ettinger but the fact of the matter is it has already sold out. It was issued last month on Not Not Fun with a run of 360 seven inch singles. Well at least you can hear it here!

The Big Fear Cover Art

12. Quiet Lights - Simple Mechanics (Old Flame)
This is a track from the new Quiet Lights E.P. "The Big Fire" which will be released on Old Flame Records on 21st June.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Inspiral Carpets - Birmingham 1989

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This is great. A good recording of The Carpets at the peak of their powers. I only ever got to see them once, somewhere in Leeds. I think it was probably at the university in 1990 and they were tremendous that night. This is a slightly earlier recording and demonstrates perfectly why they were on the cusp of a deal with Mute Records and a place on the cover of all the music papers worth reading. Most of the tracks on this recording appeared the following year on their debut album "Life" which marked the end of the bands early period and included the brilliant "Sun Don't Shine" which is sadly missing from this set. If you want to hear more early Carpets their 1987 demo tape is still active HERE. I have a feeling Mr Vincent will enjoy this set.


1. Intro
2. Directing Traffic 
3. Real Thing
4. So Far
5. Find Out Why
6. This Is How It Feels
7. Besides Me
8. Butterfly
9. Move
10. Joe
11. Song For A Family
12. Many Happy Returns
13. Out Of Time
14. Sackville
15. Commercial Rain

Monday, May 09, 2011

The Glass Canoe - Chimera

Chimera Cover Art

This is the debut album by San Francisco band The Glass Canoe. They were formed in 2009 and have spent the last two years writing and recording material which would eventually form this record. Nice...


1. Broka
2. What A Green Taste
3. The Field
4. Happy
5. My Air 
6. I Can't Sleep
7. First Ideas
8. How It Could Be
9. Home For Hours
10. Den

Sunday, May 08, 2011

No Joy, Live on KEXP, 6th May 2011

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As I'm sure you're aware No Joy have already given us one of the most blistering albums of the year in the shape of their spine shaking monster "Ghost Blonde"a dose of which my ears still scream out for on a daily basis. So then this is the encore if you like. One of those promotional things bands do when they go on a radio station and play a few tracks. Often these events are ruined by cringe worthy DJ's talking out of their rear ends but on this occasion the presenter hardly says anything which is actually a bit of a shame because she has a rather cute voice. Anyway the set No Joy perform is pretty excellent consisting of versions of three tracks from "Ghost Blonde" and another entitled "He Cried". The band are currently on tour with Vivian Girls (I have a recording of one of their shows as well) and if they come anywhere near you then you must pay homage.  


Ghost Blonde
You Girls Smoke Cigarettes
Maggie Says
He Cried

Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Whatevers - City Lights Fade


This is the latest free single from the wonderful February Records and what a treat it is. It's the first material I've heard from Leeds band The Whatevers but I'm hoping this will be just the beginning. It wouldn't hurt them to drive twenty miles up the road to York to play a couple of gigs either. This is what the February Records website has to say about them.

"The Whatevers are a pop band from Leeds in the north of England. Mike writes the songs and Kate sings them. Al plays bass guitar.

Mike and Kate met at school. Kate had shaved her head to shock the locals. Mike had just split up with the only other indie punk girl in their small town, so it was natural they would become boyfriend and girlfriend. Kate would buy the NME and Mike would buy the Melody Maker and they would swap halfway through the week and cut the pictures out and practice interview techniques for the day they formed a famous indie band. Mike was in a band called Sparkling Tarts and they played at the local youth club with Kate’s band. After they had broken each others heart for about 15 years, Mike finally had enough songs and they formed The Whatevers. Al was one of their biggest fans, so they asked him to join the band.

The Whatevers sing mainly about their relationship history, radical leftist politics, not being able to get out of bed and conversations about sex that they have had at bus stops.

“City Lights Fade” is a picture-perfect example of lo-fi boy/girl bedroom pop. Jangling guitars, charming vocals and irreverent lyrics pervade these five songs. The band channels another boy/girl group, Eux Autres, for their cover of “Anne Boleyn.”"

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 1. City Lights Fade
2. Everything But The Kitchen Sink Drama
3. The Second Best Of The Whatevers
4. Why Girlfriends Are Better Than Guitars
5. Anne Boleyn