Sunday, 29 June 2014

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 29/06/14 - Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Frett, Robert Plant, The Kooks, Embrace,

Five tracks that put thunder in our hearts...

London Scouser:-
Embrace - 'I Run'

I was a mahoosive Embrace fan back in the late 90's early 00's and 'Drawn From Memory' was probably my favourite album of 2000. Any band that can use a kazoo is pretty awesome in my view. They even released an official England song, 'World At Your Feet', for the 2006 World Cup, and it was a decent effort... Unlike most England performances... This song is off of their latest self titled album and was released last week, its very reminiscent of the song that got me into them way back when, 'All You Good Good People' and the album is currently on it's 4th repeat play.

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - 'Third Wave' (2014)

The hallucinogenic effects of driving to work at 4am in the morning with sleep in your eyes and the first light of the sun poking through the clouds on the horizon, can not be overstated. Emphasised further by the brilliant, 'Third Wave' tickling my psychedelic tickle spot. 'Third Wave', is taken from Mexican duo, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete's third album, The Obsolete Chamber, a perfect accompaniment to any early morning drive.

Lorelle and the Obsolete on Sonic Cathedral records or check out their Tumblr site here...

Frett - Porcelain (2014)

Foals-meets-Bombay Bicycle Club? Frett are Suffolk based duo Simon Lucas-Hughes and Elliott Buckle and this features on their third EP, called simply, EP3. Atmospheric with a simple, catchy guitar melody it actually feels a little too quick - you'll be pressing the repeat button a little too easily.  One to watch!

Old Pa's Corner:-
Robert Plant - Rainbow (2014)

This is the first release from Robert Plant's new album Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. It is his first since 2010's Band of Joy.
I have not been a great fan of his solo stuff, apart from the occasional gem, but this is rather good and I have to say I for one will be looking forward to the new album out in September.  

Shell Hunter:-
The Kooks - 'Around Town'

The Brighton boys are back after a good few years of silence, apparently 'finding themselves' with this blinder of a track! It's gone straight into my favourite songs of theirs. I love the gospel choir backing and bet it would be amazing live and if you are lucky enough to be at Glasto this year, they are set to be the secret act today! It's taken from their upcoming 4th album titled 'Listen' out this year, which is exactly what I will be doing with it! Praise The Lord!

Give it a listen or two and I bet you'll have a smile too, even if you don't think too much of it.

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29 June 2014 at 11:32

LS - Sounds like embrace
FC - If your head is like this, you must be knackered
OP - YouTubes been blocked so I did a quick search an added the Soundcloud. Worth the effort
SH - Luke Pritchard's voice just grates me...but it does sound ok. i'll need to give it a few more spins

9 July 2014 at 11:24

LS - this is really good
FC - What's an early morning drive?
Hawkwind on downers! brilliant!
SFW - Interesting one, needs repeat
SH - worth waiting for it to get started...must check where the vid comes from