Sunday, 14 February 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 14/02/2016 - The Milk, James Hunter, Steve Mason, Travis


London Scouser:-
Travis - 'Everything At Once' (2015)

When I first heard this I instantly liked it with its catchy chorus. I didn't know at the time it was Travis, as its different to what they made their name with. It was released at the back end of 2015 and is the title track for their new album due out in April. They have followed it up with '3 Miles High' which is a much gentler sound and very like some of their ballady hits.

The Milk - Deliver Me (2014)

This week I have broken the rules for TOTW, I've not only changed my track, but it is from 2014. The Milk are four Essex boys who released their sophomore album, Favourite Worry, via the wonderful Wah Wah 45s label, last year.  Since listening to this I've made Favourite Worry my "album-for-a-Sunday" and feel like going through (another) soul revival.  Great stuff.

Old Pa's Corner:-
James Hunter - Somethings Calling (2016)

James Hunter, I just die for his voice. There is always that Sam Cooke vibe shining through. This has that fities, sixties feel and I just love it. This track is taken from his new album 'Hold On!' . This is number one on my list. 

Shell Hunter:-
Steve Mason - 'Planet Sizes' (2016)

It seems like forever since we had Steve Mason on Tunedr. He is gearing up to release another album on 26th Feb called Meet The Humans and I'm hopeful it will be a corker. Here's the first offering which I instantly love. His voice is its soothing, melodic self and its got a tune which will be hanging in the air for hours after you play it. Mr Mason has recently moved to one of my favourite places in the world, Brighton. What a great place for inspiration and diversity which I've read will span folk, pop, dub and deep house. Sorted.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 14/02/2016 - The Milk, James Hunter, Steve Mason, Travis
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16 February 2016 at 10:50

LS - strange one and 'not very Travis' jury out!
SFW - fabulous, if it was 2016 release it would be a contender
SH - Nice track by Stevie Boy...

23 February 2016 at 16:06

LS, I've only heard 3 Miles High so far and have finally been won over and I'm pleased Everything at Once is a good en' too. I was a bit worried as they've had a couple of come backs, I suppose, since 2008 and they weren't great so I'm pretty optimistic about the new album. A Travis fan from my courting days with my wife some 16 years ago see!? Yikes! Good video too, I do like the actor Daniel Bruhl.

Sfw, Brilliant! As Old Pa said!

Old Pa, another soul gem.

SH, looking forward to the new offering after this track. Could do with a 'let your hair down' weekend in Brighton!

24 April 2016 at 21:34

SFW - I wasn't expecting that... A very welcome surprise
OP - Pleasant and very retro sounding
SH - And he's back... with a total foot tapping winner

And the winner is... No contest really