Review: Jeepster's first signing in several years, SixNationState are a phenomenal live band who have been winning fans around London and the South of England with constant touring over the last twelve months. They have played with The Holloways and The Maccabees, toured Germany and Austria with The Rumble Strips and performed to a packed Trailer Park Stage audience at this summer's Truck Festival. Following on from their limited split 7" release, 'Keep Dancing' on Worst Case Scenario Records in March this year the band's first single for Jeepster will be live favourite 'Fire!'. A frantic introduction to the energy and excitement of the band the single will be available on two track 7" and three track CD. All three tracks rocket in at just over seven minutes in total! The artwork for the single is intended to provide an introduction to the band and their distinctive image while retaining a level of anonymity. The individual personalities within SixNationState will be introduced as the campaign develops toward the album. The 7" format will be coloured vinyl in a full colour sleeve, limited to 500 copies.
Review: UK rockers Slaves To Gravity release "Meantime". Produced by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Feeder etc), this is a taste of the new outfits mouth watering take on post millennial rock.
Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players - "Spasticus Autisticus" (version)
Material - "Over & Over"
Was (Not Was) - "Wheel Me Out"
Dinosaur - "Kiss Me Again"
Don Cherry - "I Walk"
Common Sense - "Voices Inside My Head"
Nicky Siano - "Move"
Indian Ocean - "School Bell/Tree House"
Review: Second time around for Joey Negro and Sean P's peerless collection of post-punk era New York club cuts, a compilation that proved hugely influential when it was first released way back in 2000. The track listing strangely omits one track present on the original release (the full 16-minute version of Steve Miller Band's "Macho City"), but otherwise it's a faithful reproduction. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the eccentric electrofunk of Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" and P-funk influenced strut of Material's "Over And Over", to the skittish jazz-goes-dub disco bustle of Don Cherry's "I Walk" and the low-slung percussive voodoo of Nicky Siano's "Move". The undisputed master of NYC leftfield disco, Arthur Russell, is represented via cuts from Loose Joints, Dinosaur and Indian Ocean.
Review: With touches of ska laced through tropical themes of guitars and other stringed instruments that are tied together with lyrics dipped in punky undertones, the music of Sacred Paws has comfortably found its niche. "Run Around The Sun" is their follow up to the debut album "Strike A Match" from 2017, and their sound has found its arc by fusing together a strong danceability of fast paced finger picking riffs with skittering drums and vocals that sometimes swoon into a generation X, post-90s grunge kind of feeling. With bigger hooks and choruses adding more to the band's already varied sonic, Sacred Paws are something to dance around.
Review: After six years, legendary Massachusetts group Sebadoh - friends of Subpop from back in the day - deliver a new album called "Act Surprised". It adds a revitalised bevy of local blues tales and happy go lucky songs to an audience that can be assured the spirit of American punk, grunge, shoegaze and rock is still strong in Sebadoh. That '90s movie soundtrack motif - whether the band wanted it or not - is still there and sounding unique and finely restored. With accents and sounds of both the music and voices giving rise to memories of when bands like Weezer, Pearl Jam and Tool were dominating the airwaves, it's good to know that the grungy low slung feels of Sebadoh are still in their melancholic, easy going, Massachusetts way.
Review: Ty Segall, one of the leading lights and most hard-working artists of America's west coast garage scene, perfectly balances quality and quantity with 'Freedom's Goblin', his tenth studio album under his own name (include his live records, aliases and collaborations, and the total body of work effectively doubles). Having seemingly ditched the songwriting rules he had set himself on previous albums, 'Freedom's Goblin' sees Ty Segall at his most explosive and full-throttle, inventively exploring the many avenues of sub-genres of rock and psychedelia. Consisting of 19 ironclad songs that clock in at nearly eighty minutes, this is an expansive and exhilarating album that never becomes tiring. The wild combination of flawless production (co-engineered by the legendary Nirvana producer Steve Albini) and Segall's balance of raw power and melodic sensibility, makes 'Freedom's Goblin' another astoundingly high-calibre addition to an already colossal catalogue.
Review: To be a fan of Ty Segall must be a rewarding thing as the Californian singer-songwriter can deliver at the very least one album per annum. This does nothing to diminish the quality of his much loved and trusted music and this time around, with the help of his backing group the Freedom Band, he delivers a live album recorded at Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom. Mixed by American legend Steve Albini, this album even comes with a rendition of a Segall track commissioned by Comedy Central, and though "Deforming Lobes" may be on a slightly different tip from Segall's cover album "Fudge Sandwich" - and the four albums he released in 2018 - there's no denying the raw take of a wild, uncensored performance.
Review: Righteously rare recordings from the annals of UK-US music culture makes its way to disc via the legendary John Peel and the inimitable Steve Albini (and his Shellac band). Containing cuts from the late radio-jock's worshipped Peel Sessions broadcast in 2004, this archival release features a stream of previously unreleased recordings of the Chicago group's live & studio sessions for the legendary radio spot. The record (featuring bonus CD) delivers raw and seldom heard versions of "Crow" (from 1998's Terraform LP) alongside "Canada," "Disgrace" and "Spoke" from the Excellent Italian Greyhound LP (2007). Filled with stories of the BBC's "live From Maida Vale" sessions and the studio's famous 24-track console, these exhumed artifacts all make it out at a time when Albini has been quoted saying of Shellac: ""There will be more new material in the future."
Review: As someone whose melancholy melodic flair and poetic skills have helped to shape a fair chunk of twenty-first century indie-pop, Jamre Mercer might have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at this stage, but the good news is that this fifth album marks a fruitful evolution for this wordy and ornate stylings whilst still offering the solace of old. The self-produced songs here are replete with sunny pop tuneage, new wavey vigour and electronic ornamentation, and the wordplay sharp. Older and wiser twenty year into the band's life, Mercer may be world-weary, yet his skills remain evergreen.
Review: London's krautrock, prog, electronica, free jazz and funk rock fusion specialist returns with his fourth full length for the mighty City Slang! "Depayse" remains fully laced with Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab's subtle Sudanese flair, singing praises and the word of love in "Everyone". The title track sees ambient jazz percussion give a giant runway for a massive guitar solo to take flight while album closer "Mango" delivers something of a West London-Caribbean vibe. In between is an album full of dips and climbs through the hill tops of a sunny afternoon somewhere in the feel-good malaise of Sinkane's multi-instrumental talents.
Review: The most recent entry in the storied CV of London-born Sudanese musician Ahmed Gallab has been a stint heading up the Atomic Bomb! band, whose role is to reinterpret the work of celebrated Afro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor. It's been a tenure that's had a marked impression on his new sixth record as Sinkane, on which cheerful disposition and rhythmic drive combine to offer a collection of uplifting songs that hark back to the funk and soul of the '70s and '80s with rare zeal and freshness. Replete with fizzing synths, brass and his rich falsetto, 'Life & Livin' It' is the moment that this longstanding sideman finds himself ready for his close-up.
Review: Who remembers Joel Wastberg aka sir Was' 2017 LP, "Digging A Tunnel"? It was one of those albums that achieved cult status not just because of its star's unarguable talent, but its means of production. Recorded close enough to a train line to feel the locomotives shaking the studio itself, it had to be loud, daring and striking to drown out the passing carriages. "Holding On To A Dream" is an altogether quieter affair because the two years between then and now have afforded our man luxuries like a real place to refine his wares. And refine them he has. "No Giving Up" is smooth pop perfection. "The Sun Will Shine" takes us closer to soul, while "Deployed" emphasises electronics to create something closer to early-MGMT's intimate moments than MGMT seem capable of these days - Little "does-no-wrong" Dragon's guest appearance accentuating the notion that this is exquisitely crafted stuff, and far from by numbers.
Review: Unabashed satirical wares straight outta Nottingham, Sleaford Mods somewhat charming embrace of British provincialism sees the semi-ironic nature of their music nestle itself in a space shared with Jamie T, Mike Skinner and Blackout Crew. Slightly wayward, political and patronising, their music can sometimes come off something like a scene out of Peep Show, though however tongue-in-cheek their commentary of the UK life can be, it's a gloriously proud album of cultural identity, and in among references to chip tune, bedroom produced beats, alternative Madchester-era sounds to rap and spoken word, it's a record embracing hoodies and trainers as much as it does anarchy and builder's tea. Oi!
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