Tracks of the Week
Fufanu - 'Sports' (2016)
This week my work had recently undertaken a inter-departmental, 5-a side football match, unfortunately/thankfully I couldn't make it as I was working the night shift. Our department's rabble lost the game but it would have been highly unlikely that, with my knees, I would have made a difference. I'd probably be patrolling the midfield with all the presence and attacking intent of an empty packet of crisps blowing across a playground. All talk of sporting prowess is of a dubious coincidence since I have been listening to an album called Sports by Icelandic trio, Fufanu and rather good it is too. Lead single, 'Sports', is my standout, a bit of Krautrock behemoths Can thrown in along with a dose of Joy Division, maybe, and you get a pacy 06:30 of a track. Taken from their 3rd album which was released earlier this month. The Video isn't bad either, catching the band on their sportsday.
Sfw:-Chilly Gonzales - Tear Jerker (2017)
Here is a particulary melancholy, yet beautiful tune by the king of ivories, Chilly Gonzales. It features Pulps Jarvis Cocker and features on their Room 29 album which is based on the concept of 'What if a hotelroom could "sing" of the life stories and events it had witnessed?'
It also features the amazing line of "You don't need a girlfriend, you need a social worker", brilliant.
London Scouser:-Floating Action - 'Don't You Wanna Be Ready' (2016)
This week I've chosen another track by an artist I was unaware of prior to hearing this song. I love the simple guitar sound that starts and continues throughout. It's the work of Seth Kauffman who does everything in the studio, but does have a band that joins up for touring purposes. This is the opening track to last year's 'Hold Your Fire' album and on first hearing it's a good 21 track listen. They are currently signed to Jim James' (My Morning Jacket) record label Removador.
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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 26/02/17 - Fufanu, Chilly Gonzales, Floating Action,
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