Sunday, 4 March 2012

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 04/03/2012 - King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Reverend and The Makers, Bonobo, Field Music

Four tracks that put a SPRING into our step this week!

Field Music - A New Town (2012)

Sometimes a song makes you stop what you're doing and makes you quickly grab your phone to fire up Shazam. This usually fairly simple method of finding out what song is playing  becomes a bit more difficult to do when you are are driving through the lanes of Wales at night with no 3g connection. After pulling over (in a safe manner) I quickly pressed the record button and was intrigued to be find out it was by 'Field Music'.  Now I have to be honest here, they're a band that I've not really delved into but all the material I've heard I've liked and after listening to this I'll be sorting that out, because this is brilliant! The groove is entrancing and I can quite easily say this will be in my top 10 of the year! Download it below for free!

Old Pa's Corner :-
King Creosote &Jon Hopkins - John Taylor's Month Away (2011)

I just cannot stop playing this since I heard it a week ago, is'nt it great?  when you get these few and far between musical moments. It has just been released as a single this year but comes from the Mercury Price Nominated album 'Diamond Mine(2011)' which is absolutely fabulous. Who is King Creosote? You may well ask! Well, would you believe his real name is Kenny Anderson, he is Scottish (surprise) and comes from Fife. He has only released something like 40 albums. Yes, 40 albums. I am so knocked out with his stuff that I will be searching out his back catalogue. I have already introduced the track to the TD team but I think it deserves to be shared with everybody and everyone.  Remember King Creole and the Coconuts well this is the Scottish version :  King Creosote and the Haggis (silly joke, but I could not resist it). Enjoy!

I know you will all remember my Grandad/Pa was a Trawlerman out of Aberdeen.!  'and the main sail shifts!'

I'd much rather be Andy!
Shell Hunter:-
Reverend And The Makers - 'Bassline' (2012) 

Has it already been two years since we heard from these Sheffield indie electropoppers? "The Reverend" John McClure is back after a break from music with a third album called '@Reverend_makers' which should be released on 7th May. 'Bassline' which is free to download from Facebook if you befriend The Reverend, is back to form. Lots of great examples of the Sheffield accent which I love and of course, more importantly head bopability! Like what you hear? Check out another classic Reverend and The Makers track here!

Eyesdown - Bonobo feat Dels & Andreya Triana (2012)

I must have first heard the original of Eyesdown a couple of years ago (taken from Bonobo's 2010 Black Sands album) but this version I heard recently is taken from a remix of that album, released last month and features Dels on the M I C. I've never really been a big fan of Brighton based Bonobo, apart  from a few beat heavy Trip Hop tunes in the late 90's but maybe I've been missing out as I love this song with it's unique offbeat rhythm and Andreya's dreamy vocals, a real Sunday morning track. (or Tuesday morning if you're a shift worker like me).  Sometimes songs are best left as they are, as Eyesdown is a beautiful piece of downtempo electronica but I'm a fan Dels's lazy drawl and I feel he brings the song a grittier edge, contrasting well with Andreya. You'd be a monkey not to like it...Bonobo monkey? Oh forget it.

Check out the website here and download a free remix of Eyesdown and if you have a minute have a look at the original here and make up your mind which is better.

Check out more Tracks of the Week here....Boing!

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 04/03/2012 - King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Reverend and The Makers, Bonobo, Field Music
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4 March 2012 at 15:22

SH - haven't heard this before but will be befriending them on this performance
Old Pa - Really like this, heard it a few times and as someone who now lives near the coast, it and makes me think of all the fishermen heading out to sea. Though, if it was me i'd spend the time "catching" up on some good music!
Fly - I've had the remix version for a couple of weeks and I'd marked it out for a TOTW. Enough said!

4 March 2012 at 15:32

SFW - or trawling through some old music or surfing the net.....stop this right now before The London Scouse gets his hook in!!!!

4 March 2012 at 17:32

Sfw - this is definitely worth a handbrake turn into a layby to shazam for sure! Love it, thanks for the download!
Pa - truly beautiful with a great feel to it. I especially like the seagulls
Fly - another unusual and moody track. Where do you find this stuff?! Really good ones this week, all winners to me!

5 March 2012 at 07:23

Thanks for sharing your tracks, as ever, chums. Old Pa - that King Creosote is awesome. How the heck are we ever going to track down 40 albums, though????

5 March 2012 at 09:14

Old Pa, you almost had me hook, line.... but I won't take the bait

5 March 2012 at 09:16

LS I knew you would not rise to it!

8 March 2012 at 11:54

Good choices, loved the groove on Field music. King Creosote's one is amazing though, yes good use of seagulls but a highly evocative and gorgeous song. I wasn't so sure about Reverand, I guess unfairly it came after King Creosote and that song had put me into a catatonic state which I was reluctant to wake from. Or something.