Sunday, 6 April 2014

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 06/04/2014 - The Men, Little Hurricane, Prince Fatty

Three smog clearers that were a breath of fresh air this week...

Old Pa:-
The Men - Sleepless (2014)

I just had to feature this track, for 2 mornings now I woke up and it was there. That is always a good sign, so it just had to be done. The track is from The Men's new album Tomorrow's Hits and it is rather good. I love when a track burrows its way into your brain but sometimes it can be annoying. Take that bloody advert for, I can't remember but the song is the Phil Collins song True Colours and I find myself humming it as I go about my business. I used to like Phil Collins.  

Prince Fatty - 'Did You Really Know' feat Soom T (2014)

You can't beat a bit of rootsy dub to blow your kid's minds! My listening habits have changed somewhat over the past few weeks with a brand new wee one ruling the crib, it's a bit difficult to playing the likes of Mastodon or Public Enemy without adding to the chaos. Reggae is the perfect answer, Gregory Isaacs was the only thing that would sooth my eldest son and now it's London's Prince Fatty (a nod to King Tubby) to the rescue for my youngest. It must be the hypnotic bass and beat of the music, something primal like a heartbeat...perfect for 'jigging' around trying to calm an angry baby. I'm a big fan of his brand of old school reggae/dub and 'Did You Really Know' is taken from his latest and 6th album, Prince Fatty VS Mungo's Hi-Fi, released last month. Easy Kno!

Prince Fatty on Mr Bongo records...

Little Hurricane - Sheep in Wolves Clothes (2014)

San Diegans, Little Hurricane, consist of duo of Anthony "Tone" Catalano and drummer Celeste "C.C." Spina who refer to themselves as [the] "dirty blues duo". They met when "Tone" was advertising for drummers on Craigslist and the rather lovely "C.C." answered the call. They've just released their second album, "Gold Fever" through their own label, Death Valley Records. I'd recommend you checkout their website, where you can download a free covers album, titled Stay Classy (A Collection of Covers). It all sounds a bit Anchorman to me, but like Ron and the Channel 4 news team, these duo are on the cusp of being a "big deal".

Stay Classy!

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 06/04/2014 - The Men, Little Hurricane, Prince Fatty
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7 April 2014 at 21:41

OP - This thing is infectious
FC - Brings sunshine. Easy Kno!

10 April 2014 at 13:17

Op, excellent track, couple of hearings and I'm hooked! Lovely piano hook and nice Americana feel to it.

Sfw, not bad, sounds like a folkier Jake Bugg and a rockier Tom Odell, with a squeeze of Counting Crows but what do I know.

11 April 2014 at 08:27

Old Pa. I don't know these guys at all, but this is good and I can quite understand how that little riff would get stuck in your head. In fact it's lodged in my cranium right now.

Flycasual. I admire Prince Fatty enormously for flying the old School flag and always enjoy hearing bumping into his tunes. 6 albums? Blimey, I'm way out of touch.

Sfw. Another new name to me. Not instant, but I'm intrigued enough to have signed up for the covers album.

11 April 2014 at 08:31

Flycasual. Hearing bumping? What am I talking about? I need coffee.