...five tracks that probed our ears this week!
Old Pa's Corner:-
The Fat White Family - Cream of the Young (2014)
Looking for a starter for Sunday Lunch, well how about this nice taster Cream of the Young from the fabulously named Band The Fat White Family. This track can be found on their album Champagne Holocaust (2014). It sounds nice and dark with a little bit of the Doors throw in for good measure.
I have been listening to this album all week and it is rather good. If you like this track you will most certainly love the album.
Sinkane - 'How We Be' (2014)
The drive home after a late shift is always a pleasure. Asides from the obvious (knowing I can get straight into my PJ's and jump on the sofa), it's a great time to hear 30 minutes worth of new stuff on Xfm's Xposure with John Kennedy. This song was very much a stop me in my tracks moment and was just finishing when I pulled up in my car park so I quickly made a note of the time to check out the playlist later on. It was the electro-soul fusion that hit me. I discovered it was by London born Sudanese, Sinkane, real name Ahmed Gallab. Playing a plethora of instruments, and having interesting influences such as free jazz and shoegaze, I think he's definitely the sort of artist I'm going to like. That along with the fact he is signed with DFA records whom hold signings with big faves of mine present and past: Hot Chip, The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem. Stand by for the clincher though...he acted as musical director for Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyearbor earlier this year!
Gardens and Villas - 'Bullet Train' (2014)
Once again I have found a band courtesy of Spotify, 'Gardens & Villas' hail from Santa Barbara and this track features on their second album 'Dunes' which was released in February this year. Wikipedia describes their musical style as Indie-Rock & Synth-Pop and it's the latter of these two that I get the most from this track. It's about as 'Hot Chip' as I've heard from a band that aren't Hot Chip, and is nicely filling the void until such time as Alexis, Joe et al release something new. Even the video reminds me of the HC style. I've listend to Dunes a couple of times and like what I hear... But will you ???
Clap! Clap! - 'Kuj Yato' (2014)
Clap! Clap! - 'Kuj Yato' (2014)
Really intriguing stuff this. I love all types of African music but this track turned my head and had me doing the Roger Moore 'eyebrow' at the Stereo. A mix of traditional percussive rhythms, with some of it recorded in the field, sampled over bass heavy house beats. Clap! Clap! is an Italian producer who has created a debut concept album, Tayi Bebba, about a fictional island, with each song telling a story of this imaginary land. The music intertwines the old with the futuristic to good effect, using Hip Hop, Bass music and House to create a unique soundscape. Not your average African 'banger'! Anyway....whatever, it's a good listen!
Death Has No Dominion - Coming Like A Hurricane (2014)
Death Has No Dominion are a Danish folk-ambient, two-piece who have taken their name from the Dylan Thomas Poem. Falsetto vocals, airy guitars and melody that puts you into a trance they are certainly a band I'll be keeping an eye out for. It's a bit short but I like it! The self-titled album is out now.
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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 28/09/14 - The Fat White Family, Sinkane, Gardens & Villas, Clap! Clap!, Death Has No Dominion
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