In which Icelandic experimentalist Jófríður Ákadóttir takes Frank Ocean's already fantastic "White Ferrari" and improves it further by drenching it in waves glorious processed ambience.
Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018.
"Lucy (feat. Odie)" - Still Woozy
I will admit to being overly partial to the distortion created by timestretching and pitchshifting things to pieces, but the backing to this has it in spades. Adds just the right amount of quirk to an already decent summery pop tune.
"Arms Of Pleonexia" - Cabbage
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.
"Mama Milker" - Gloria
Fell in love with this French psych-pop band as a result of their tune "Exotica" a couple of years back, but this song is more in the "dirty 60s-esque girl pop wonderment" camp, with magnificent harmonies and bloody hell it's only got an actual bloody guitar solo in it.
"Quarrel" - Moses Sumney
Behold the slightly bizzare new video for "Quarrel", in which the talented Mr. Sumney turns his prodigiously lovely voice to the forbidden love between horse and man (kidding). Stick around to the very end - this gorgeous song starts small and goes suitably epic (if not a bit 70s Battlestar Galactica - you'll see what I mean).
"Walk The Walk" - Gaz Coombes
A terrific blues-y head nodder a la the Black Keys, but elevated by strings and a semi-falsetto that are surprisingly reminiscant of That Other 90s Band From Oxford, you know, the one he wasn't in*.
"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.