Tuesday, 20 October 2015

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 18/10/2015 - Miya Folick, Keith Richards, The Libertines, Chris Cornell, St. Germain

Five tracks that softened the blow this week...

St.Germain - 'Real Blues' (2015)

I've been feeling a little nostalgic in my old age by listening to some old playlists recently (there's a novel concept, listening to older music) and came across a favourite of mine, St Germain. I checked out what they were up to and found out they had dropped this single in May and have released their first album in 15 years this October. A great track too, with hints of The Desert Blues of which I'm a tad partial to. 

Shell Hunter:-
Chris Cornell - 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart' (2015)

No introduction needed for Mr. Cornell. He is back with a new album, Higher Truth and this is the first track I've heard from it. I can't help but like it, his rock weathered voice has still got it where it counts and have I ever mentioned he is a major hotty? Like a fine wine, he gets better with age! The snob in me thinks he is a little guarded with his delivery here as perhaps his usual screams may divide audiences. Nonetheless, he proves he can still come back with a tune that you will find yourself humming over and over. Once again, what a voice...

Old Pa :-
Keith Richards - Long Overdue (2015)

Here is a slice of Reggae from the legend that is Keef Richards. I really like this. I have sampled the album and find I came back to this track right away. I was looking for something by Tom the Jones new album, I thought it would be right under the circumstances. 
But I think this will do nicely instead. Cool Ruling Keef!  Stop it Baby!

If you want to hear more from the album, keep on listening.

Miya Folick - I Got Drunk (2015)

I can remember having a little too much "Dutch courage" when I was in my late teens.  Whether it was too much Strongbow/Diamond White/TNT/Southern Comfort (the list goes on), or Peter Cetera records, I'd often make a fool of myself declaring my undying love to the cute girls. (it rarely worked). I don't know how the cool kids do it these days but LA songstress Miya Folick, probably has a bit of a hangover. Her opening line says it all, "I guess I'll write you a love song, because I got drunk and told you how I really feel about you". The raw energy of the driving drums, guitar and vocals that lead into a crescendo of "Isn't it obvious to you", shows that this girl is bearing herself to us all.  She shouldn't worry about it too much, Men are idiots.

London Scouser:-
The Libertines - Anthem For Doomed Youth (2015)

I was mowing the lawn the other day and had thought I'd listen to my Discover Weekly playlist to drown out the noise of the mower. When this track came on I immediate thought it sounded like Jarvis Cocker, so when I found it was The Libertines I was pleasantly surprised. I was into them when they first burst onto the scene, but became bored with the tabloid stories revolving around Pete. I liked the odd Babyshambles and Dirty Pretty Things tracks but found them easy to forget. After Shellhunter's recent post for the track Gunga Din and now this, maybe they will stay in my attention once again.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 18/10/2015 - Miya Folick, Keith Richards, The Libertines, Chris Cornell, St. Germain
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20 October 2015 at 12:00

Flycasual. St Germain - there's a name from the past. 'Tourist' was a great album. This sounds very good too.

Shell Hunter. This is the end of Chris Cornell I prefer - less screamy! In fact I'd be very interested in hearing him go down a darker Mark Lanegan route.

Old Pa. I've played the album a lot over the past few weeks and love it, but funnily enough I usually skip past this track. I just love the Cool Ruler's original too much - some things are sacred!

SFW. A new name to me. A good tune that drives along nicely. You're dead right, men are most definitely idiots.