Cabbage is the coffee I need to get me going this morning. Best thing to come out of Manchester since the bloke who maintains my mohawk left.
Posted Friday, April 20, 2018.
"Raindrop Blue" - King Tuff
Why not try this bizarre, slightly sleazy stompalong from King Tuff's new album "The Other" to start your day? I do like that the saxophone is returning from its long and deserved popular music exile. It's done its time.
"Trafalgar Square" - Jonathan Wilson
This song has many elements - there's a bit of Floyd-esque psychadelia, then it goes a bit Norman Greenbaum, at least one of the chord changes is cribbed directly from "White Punks On Dope". As such, it's completely bloody marvellous.
"My Queen Is Ada Eastman" - Sons Of Kemet
An angry British jazz deployment which had me transfixed from the intro and then the vocal kicked in somewhere around the three minute mark and now I'm basically hooked and it's been on repeat since. Help.
"Nevermine" - Forth Wanderers
This is considerably more lovely and jangly and melodic than we deserve at this point in the day. Good harmonies, too.
"Unearth" - CRATER
Late to the party again. Beautiful synth swells, soaring vocals from Seattle-based electronic duo. Worth your time.
"Oom Sha La La" - Hayley Heynderickx
Morning. It's a nice sunny day in London. So go outside. Like this song says...."If you don't go outside, well, nothing's gonna happen..."
"Rituals" - Rolo Tomassi
Morning. (Ok, not morning anymore.) We need something to lighten the national mood, don't you think? Also, this is arguably my favourite new rawks since SOAD's "Toxicity" came out.