Five tracks that thawed the Arctic Vortex this week...
Old Pa's Corner:-Talisman - Greetings and Salutations (2013)
Talisman are a Roots Reggae band from the Reggae Haven that is Bristol. They reformed in 2011and have just released their third album and it is their first new material since 1990 would you believe.
This is great stuff and the band are as water tight as a beavers scrotem with a great prominent bass shinning through. Greetings and Salutations is the lead track from their album I-Surrection (2013) and for good measure I have thrown in the Dub version too.
Utterley delicious! Utterley scrumsios!. Go on treat yourselves.
Is it me or is that great bass riff a little bit too close to Seven Nation Army....it is still bloody brilliant! Never mind the White Stripes....would anybody like to join me in a case of Red Stripe, chilled to perfection !! my treat!.
Jungle - 'Drops' (2013)
I could have picked any of the four tracks on Jungle's debut release, The Heat EP (buy it on Bandcamp here), it's saucy interstellar Electro Soul at it's very finest. So I went for the eerie groove of 'Drops', as it was the first song I heard from the West London duo and has, hands down, the best use of a creaking door in music, ever. I haven't felt this excited about an artist (apart from Young Fathers who are a bit similar) for awhile and I'm so looking forward to hearing more. Jungle were also nominated for the BBC sound of 2014, big ting awaits!
Chess club records
Ed Sheeran - I See Fire (2013)
I do not know where I was in December, but the fact I missed this was a complete school boy error. It features in 'The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug' and has got me wanting to watch the film (again). It's strange how much Ed divides opinion. Whether it is all the success he's obtained, the fact he written songs for One Direction or just pure ginger jealously. The guy has a talent that cannot be ignored...and my wife thinks he's brilliant, so I have no choice.
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Echoman - 'Zero Gravity' (2013)
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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 12/01/14 - Jungle, U2, Echoman, Talisman, Ed Sheeran,
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