Sunday, 30 September 2012

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 30/09/2012 - Tickle Torture, Public Service Broadcasting, P45, Hudson Taylor,

Four tracks that rocked our socks this week! Let us know what yours were!

Shell Hunter:-
Public Service Broadcasting - 'Spitfire' (2012)

I was just discussing new music with one of my collegaues as I often do, and he said he hasn't been able to stop listening to the EP from Public Service Broadcasting. I admitted I hadn't heard of them so we sat together and checked them out on Spotify and Youtube (youv'e got to love the instant accessiblity of modern technology). I checked out their website and read they sample old public information films and archive footage attempting to "teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future". I was instantly transfixed by the 80s electro sounds and immense guitar hook along with the grainy layers of radio recordings. The London duo have been hailed by both BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 2 and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the 'The War Room'. It's refreshing to hear the toffy Brit's commentary put to some real catchy riffs and it reminds me of Primal Scream in places. They are touring the UK at the moment and I fully intend to catch them at XOYO on 27th November. Hit their website for full listings on

Hudson Taylor - 'Drop of Smoke' (2012)

These two young chaps are Dublin brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor, aka Hudson Taylor.
This track was a iTunes free single of the week and they've recently released their debut ep Battles.
Melodic Folk/pop at its best!

Old Pa's Corner :-
P45 - Cold Shivers (2012)

Here is an interesting one, another Ska influenced band P45 (we've all had one of them) is a bit reminiscent of UB40 in the choice of name but we can forgive all that as this little piece is red red hot. Not sure what it is all about mind you, but there is a green eyed cat in there and that is fine with me. They are definitely one to watch and will have an album out next year. Bring it on! Miaow!

Tickle Torture - 'Forgotten' (2012)

Instead of shuffling into work on an early shift like an extra from the Walking Dead, I found myself getting my sleaze on by slinking in with a 'Pimp Limp'. This, as a result of listening to Tickle Torture's EP, 'Spiritual Machete' on my way in to work, 6 tracks of tastefully seedy electro pop with elements of Prince sprinkled in there for good measure. 'Forgotten' is my particular highlight with it's distorted synths and buzzsaw bassline, the vocals at the beginning even reminding me of MJ's 'Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough' and that's coo' with me!

Tickle Torture is Elliot Kozel, a beat maker hailing out of Minneapolis with a bright future fo sho'. Get your info on the man and download the album here....

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30 September 2012 at 13:39

SH - this is good the great Leslie Howard spitting fire...also a bit of Kratwerk influence...must here more
SFW - this is not bad from the Dublin chappies
FC - not sure about this one...but like the album cover...have you ever been tickled missus?

1 October 2012 at 19:31

I love that Public Service Broadcasting track. Fine concept. I haven't heard of them before, so I'm grateful for the introduction.

1 October 2012 at 20:46

I've heard the Public Service Broadcasting tune (and a couple of their others) a lot on the radio and it still sounds really fresh. Track of the week!

6 October 2012 at 06:36

Fly- I love this! It is so sexy and dirty!
Sfw- like this too, folk/pop is spot on.
Pa- cant stop singing this one. It's purrrrfect!
Top choices again peeps!