Sunday, 22 April 2012

TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 22/04/12 - Willy Mason, Crybaby, Soundgarden, Jake Bugg

Fed up with all these April showers? Don't worry have a listen to these four songs that put thunder in our hearts.

Old Pa's Corner :-
Crybaby - 'I Cherish The Heartbreak, More Than The Love That I Lost (2012)

What do you get when you slip a bit of Richard Hawley in with a bit of Morrissey and mix it all up, well you get Crybaby of course. I love this, it's a grower, I have not listened to the album where this comes from or have I heard anything else by Crybaby but I will tell you this for is right bang at the top of my wanted list to hear.

Jake Bugg - 'Lightning Bolt' (2012)

Shell Hunter previously featured his song, 'Trouble Town' as a TOTW and this Nottingham born singer-songwriter has got more up his sleeve with this track. It has been getting the attention of the great and the good with Zane Lowe making it his Hottest Record of the week and he's currently supporting Michael Kiwanuka around Europe. When I first heard it I thought it sounded like Alex Turner meets George Formby but don't let that put you off! I'm expecting we'll be hearing more from him - don't let it "Bugg" you!

Shell Hunter:-
Soundgarden - 'Live To Rise' (2012)

As a big superhero film fan(which naturally comes with being married to a comic book fiend), I have caught up with two of the Marvel characters from the new Avengers film I kept putting off, Thor and Captain America. It wasn't until then that I discovered Soundgarden were releasing a new song for the film. It isn't as heavy as it could be but I can tell it'll go hand in hand with lots of action landscapes and possibly some love interest scenes as well. I've listened to it a good few times already and it has really grown on me. Chris Cornell's shout-sing is as good as ever and they've used a previous winning chorus combo: its got the word Sun in it! Persevere, with great riffage comes great responsibility!

Check Soundgarden's website for a link to download this track for FREE here but be quick, its only for a limited time!

Willy Mason - Restless Fugitive (2012)

Oh no not bloody Willy Mason again! We've featured him 3 times over the last month but I can't help it, I just love this song. I got it as a free download from his site to coincide with the forthcoming release of his new album but it wasn't until my recent trip to Florida that I finally fell in love with it. One of my favourite things to do is to gaze out of a window, whether it be a plane, train or automobile, listening to music, lost in my own wierd little world. So on approaching my destination I wanted to listen to something with a Floridian theme, I was disappointed to find that I only had Sade's 'Smooth Operator' with it's tenuous link to Key Largo and that was that. I then threw on a playlist of songs 'to hear' and I was instantly captivated by 'Restless Fugitive'. It's a wonderful song, I love the atmosphere it conjures, with it's great percussive intro, bassline, echo-ey guitars and Willy Mason's croaky voice. Perfect for watching all the little yachts on their drug runs.

I can't get enough of Willy at the's definitely one of my favourite songs of the year so far! Do yourself a favour and download it from his site's free!!

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 22/04/12 - Willy Mason, Crybaby, Soundgarden, Jake Bugg
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22 April 2012 at 19:18

Loving that Crybaby tune - I'll be investigating further. Thanks for the tip!

22 April 2012 at 20:56

Funny, I just came across Crybaby only the other day on a trip back home to Bristol. Nice. Definitely a Richard Hawley fan.

Re: Jake Bugg...we do need more singers in the George Formby mould. Hope he goes the whole hog and uses a ukulele as well.

23 April 2012 at 22:20

Thanks for the comments,,,,it will be interesting to hear more Crybaby

26 April 2012 at 11:26

Crybaby and Jake Bugg are definitely two to check out. I know what you mean about Richard Hawley too (new album coming out) I love that sort of vintage sound which is also apparent in Jake Bugg's two singles. I really want to like the Soundgarden track and I hope it's a grower (it's Chris Cornell, it's Soundgarden!!) but I can't help but think of Nickleback, especially with the movie connotations (Spiderman). Harsh but I hope I will change my mind.

29 April 2012 at 19:41

Pa - Excellent track especially if you love Richard Hawley as most of us do!
Sfw - I'm already a fan, this confirms it. Why couldn't I have talent like that when I was 17?!
Fly - Love this track, heard it as I was getting out of my car and had to stay til the end. It reminds me a little of The Staunton Lick by Lemon Jelly.
Woah, woah, woah! Nickelback?! How dare you! If I didn't mention the Avengers would that have made a difference?

30 April 2012 at 00:34

I know, ok I take it back but the song is a bit weak.

30 April 2012 at 14:14

SFW Can't make my mind up on this, there is definately somthing there, definately interested
SH Old school riff the silky rock tones its all there, but (to coin a phrase) it is rock by numbers. not unpleasant by any means.
FC I like WM and I love this one, superb, great atmosphere just up my alleyway. Will look forward to the album.