Sunday, 10 July 2011


These are our tracks of the week. Do you have any? Let us know!


Philip Selway - Running Blind by Bella Union

This is a great track from Radiohead drummer Philip Selway and features on his new EP Running Blind (Last year he released an album called "Familial").   It's all acoustic niceness and a world away from the beats and rhythms of Radiohead. So if you like Radiohead you'll be interested, though if you don't but like acoustic singer-songwriter stuff, give it a try. It's a bit like steak, it's good with a glass of vino.

Little Dragon - 'Ritual Union' (2011)
Not the official video but still ball achingly entertaining nonetheless!

Apparently the band acquired their name by giving singer, Yukimi Nagano, the nickname Little Dragon as she was prone to throwing tantrums whilst recording! The petulance has paid off, as Ritual Union is a great piece of laid back electronica from the Swedish four piece's forthcoming album of the same name. I first heard this song late at night, probably the perfect time to be receptive to it and it reminded me of bands like Portishead or Morcheeba. They've been just below the radar for around 4 years now, despite having made a number of high profile collaborations, notably with Gorrilaz and more recently SBTRKT. But I think all that is about to change now as I am pretty sure they are about to blow up this year and finally get the recognition they deserve.

Old Pa's Corner
Wilco - 'I Might' (2011)

This track is from Wilco's new album, out, I believe in September called the 'Whole Love'. A pretty good taster, I think and the Album will be eagerly awaited. I first got into Wilco in the late 90's with the 'Summer Teeth' album and I have followed Jeff Tweedy ever since. I still have to say that they have never bettered  'Yankee, Foxtrot Zero' for consistency and I did like that low key stripped down sound. I was a little disappointed, personally, in their last album and hope the new effort will be a return to form. Maybe its me, but do you not think there is a hint of Joy Division's 'Dead Souls' in the backing?

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10 July 2011 at 17:42

Running Blind , a sweet little track, maybe a little chips could be added to that steak and wine for perfect competion

10 July 2011 at 17:47

The Dragon is breathing the vocals...the year of the Dragon beckons, as they say in deepest Wales

12 July 2011 at 11:29

A definite toss up between posting Little Dragon or the Wilco track for me. Good minds think alike and all that.