I'm still not 100% sure why Fred Thomas isn't a global megastar - very few people write better pop songs*. Maybe this time, eh Fred?
New album "Aftering" is out now, linkage in the usual spot, he's on the Dreaded Facebook at ilovefredthomas.
* truth - try "Brickwall" from his last album "Changer"...
Posted Monday, December 10, 2018.
"Stop Him" - Honey Hahs
This is genuinely wonderful. Even if it does make me feel. So. Very. Old.
"Horseback" - Majetic
Noisy, melodic bleep madness from New York.
"Bellyache" - Yak
This would not have been out of place at the Haçienda.
"Disarray" - Low
It's difficult to think of a better word than "throbbing".
"Celia" - Cults
Putting the sinister into synthpop New Wave covers.
"Heavy Blue" - Rainstorm Brother
Part bigverb piano, part electrofolk noise, all lovely.
"If I'm Gone Tomorrow (It's Because of Aliens)" - MUNYA
Psychedelia-laced pre break-up space optimism.