A week late simply because we couldn’t find enough tunes last week to fill an hour. What’s that about?
Anyway, we’ll make up for it this week with picks from the last three. Johnny Marr has an LP coming out soon and the new double-A single we like, though one track does remind us of the time Brian May was shilling for Ford Transits. Jister picks up from the seminal Normal Island with new track Levelling Up which goes extremely well with something off the new collaboration between Aesop Rock and Blockhead. The jury is still out for us on the new Idles album. We did think that the last one might be their pinnacle. Undecided on that so far, but we include a track here while we make up our minds. And we close with a version of Shed 7’s Chasing Rainbows. It really has been 25 years since it came out.

Ditz – Dead Würst
The Backlash – Rise
Johnny Marr – Tenement Time
Idles – Car Crash
Inca Babies – Crawling Garage Gasoline
Blood Red Shoes – Morbid Fascination
Chvrches and Robert Smith – How Not To Drown
Home Counties – The Home Counties
Johnny Marr – Sensory Street
Novyi Lef – Value
Pigeon – Yagana
Gewalt – Es Funktioniert
Aesop Rock x Blockhead – Difficult
Jister (pictured) – Levelling Up
A Certain Ratio – Emperor Machine
Sigrid – Mirror (Kelly Lee Owens remix)
Shed 7 – Chasing Rainbows (1996 strings version)


Back to something like normal now, so very much your regular sort of selection this week. The route takes you from a collaboration between Limiñanas and Laurent Garnier through to Disclosure taking in all points in between. Baba Ali has quickly become a favourite round these parts, Icelanders Skrattar are new to us but we like the sound. Old favourites Swine Tax and Dream Nails are back with new stuff and just dig in and try and find something you like eh?

Limiñanas/Garnier – Saul
Idol State – Gripping At The Handrails
Skrattar (pictured) – Trouble
Baba Ali – Nuclear Family
Cassels – Mr Henderson’s Cough
Swine Tax – Kestrel Of Sticking Dreams
Dream Nails – They/Them
False Advertising – Personal Space
Du Blonde – Radio Jesus
Alice Tambourine Lover – Forse Non Sei Tu
Slow Crush – Lull
Papur Wal – When He’s Gone
Surprise Chef – New Ferrari (Harvey Sutherland’s Weird Flex)
Conscious Route & True Note – Proper Gander
Tush – Chrysalis
Boyoca – He’s A Fool
Disclosure – Another Level

Off next week. Back after a wee break.


This week, we clear out the twitter favourites we’ve been building up since the old computer blew up, so it’s another long one (by usual standards).
We kick off with perennial favourites PSB and St Etienne before taking a circuitous route through animalia-pop from Birds & Beasts, the exemplary Yard Act with the title track off the forthcoming album, fellow JOHNs – their latest long player is great by the way, newcomers Pray For Mojo before going a bit rap-heavy with Palestinian MC Tamer Nafar kicking off that section. Always good to get new things from Warmduscher and this is no exception. And we finish with an older one from ACR. That’ll be the first dance at the editor’s upcoming nuptials.

Public Service Broadcasting – Der Rhythmus Der Maschinen
St Etienne – Penlop
Low – More
Birds And Beasts – Deep Down
Mush – Clarion Call
Yard Act – The Overload
Amyl & The Sniffers – Hertz
Christian Fitness – Male Guitarist
JOHN – Non-Essential Hymn
Pray For Mojo – Landslide
Last Tourist – Black Raven
Bleach Lab – Real Thing
Wet Leg (pictured) – Wet Dream
The Immediate – Men Like Us
Teleman – Simple Like Us
Snippet – Here Come The Freaks
Tamer Nafar – The Beat Never Goes Off
Ceschi – 2020 BC
Chiedu Oraka – Stay The Same
Lence – Sorry I’m Like This
Sleaford Mods – I Don’t Rate You (Orbital remix)
The Pro-Teens – Spray It, Don’t Say It
Warmduscher – Wild Flowers
John Vanderslice – New Zealand Pines
A Certain Ratio – WSLU


Hello again. Been a while, you’re looking well.
What happened was this. Last time I tried putting something together, the office computer smelled of burning. It’s dead now. But I’m back on the horse with a new machine, so we can get to it again. And so we have a bumper issue this week, catching up on all the stuff that’s been clogging up my inbox since last time out. Next time, the twitter DMs and favourites and all that.
Anyhoo… We kick off with new stuff from Johnny Marr, who we went to see at Leeds Uni a couple of weeks back and was great. Other highlights include a slice off the forthcoming new long-player from house favourites Fold, a terrific one from JOHN who we love, and a triple of tracks by and featuring Conscious Route. There’s a bit of light relief from Mr B and we close off with one from The Godfather, Steve Cobby.

Johnny Marr – Spirit, Power And Soul
Sea Fever – Crossed Wires
JOHN – Šibensko Powerhouse
Christian Fitness – How Do You Schlep?
The Parasocials – The Fall
Yard Act – Human Sacrifice (live at Brudenell Social Club)
Adult DVD – Hoarder
bdrmm – Port
BEAK> – Oh Know
Blokeacola – The Confidence Of Ignorance
Jim Bower – All You Need Is Time
Absolutely Free – Interface
Me Lost Me – Acrobat On The Roof
ROMO – The Final Movement To The Silhouette
Fold – Total Identification
Alex Tronic – Dub Vagrant (ft Conscious Route)
Post Coal Prom Queen – Dragon’s Jaw (ft Conscious Route)
Conscious Route – Oblique Oppression
Figure Of Speech – Get Over It
Faithful Johannes – Write It As Fiction
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer – Captain Twerp
STOCKSNSKINS – Control Alt Delete
Deadly Avenger – I Am Godzilla, You Are Japan
emanative – The Inner Unity Of The Opposites
Y Bülbül – Aspiration Nation
Steve Cobby – Saddlebags

Hopefully we can get back to something like regular now.


Put this together just in time for kick-off in the final last night, hence the optimistic inclusion of New Order at the end. Anyway….
Usual mix of great new stuff as we continue the search for your next favourite band. Highlight is probably that Boyaca one towards the end – cannot stop the head nodding to that. New stuff from Amyl & The Sniffers is not to be … err… sniffed at. Teleman return shorn of one Sanders brother, but still sounding great. Godflesh remain awesome, DZ Deathrays kick us off with a proper belter. Old chum Blokeacola has another new track out which is always welcome. Portishead cover an Abba track to exemplary standards. Streamed on Soundcloud, it’s raising money for Mind. So go get it.

DZ Deathrays – Skeleton Key
Godflesh – Playing With Fire DUB
Typhoid Rosie – Defend Your Temple
Nightwatchers – White Fathers
Trigger Cut – Solid State
Amyl & The Sniffers – Guided By Angels
Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers – Ain’t Got A Leg To Stand On
The Media – Blink Of An Eye
Amen Dunes (with Sleaford Mods) – Feel Nothing
Nevermen – Mr Mistake (Boards Of Canada remix)
Teleman (pictured) – Right As Rain
Blokeacola – Surf The Lonely Tide
Portishead – SOS
Chiedu Oraka – G Finger
Lonely Guest – Pre-War Tension
The Force Dimension – 200 FA
Boyoca – Bamboo Mask
New Order – World in Motion


This is rapidly becoming a fortnightly thing, this is due to life. However, when we miss a week, we’ll try to make it up to, as this week with a bumper 27 tracks.
Highlights: That new Joel Culpepper LP sounds fantastic. Tropical Fuck Storm are great. Got a couple of great new remixes for you towards the end – before finishing with a track from 8 years ago because we can. Wet Leg sounds ace, Jim Bower’s album is out soon, Faithful Johannes’s is too. You should buy it all.

Fenix e As Cinzas – Emergência
Voodoo Beach – Anders Sein
The Ziggens – Rev It Up
Granfalloon – Who You Are
Jim Bower – Manifest Destiny
Acid Dad – Searchin’
Blood Wizard – windowshopper
Turnstile – Holiday
Pure Adult – Cam Girls
Tropical Fuck Storm – G.A.F.F
Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
The Vega Bodegas – All My Fish Are Dead
Lancashire Bombers – Spinout Nuggets
Snapped Ankles – The Evidence
Lightning Bug – The Right Thing Is Hard To Do
Chihuahua – Towering Narcissus
The Frixion – I Cannot Play These Games
The Mystery Plan ft. Big Supreme – Silver Lining
Faithful Johannes – Confidences (KWOL)
Erica Nockalls ft. Jah Wobble – I Know
Joel Culpepper (pictured) – Poetic Justice
Maya Yenn – tiptoe
Juice Menace – FUPTHECLUB
Polo & Pan – Ani Kuni
Badeye vs Nature Of Wires – Hold Me Now (Nature Of Wires remix)
TVAM ft. Charlotte Spiral – Porsche Majeure (DC Gore remix)
Rex The Dog ft. Jamie Irrepressible – Do You Feel What I Feel


More of the usual for another week. We’re delighted to feature our old friends Ceiling Demons and their latest which is of the standard we’ve come to expect. We also have Demons, not resident on the ceiling so far as we can tell. The latest from Sugar Horse is possibly their best yet – we like that – while Deathretro and DEAFDEAFDEAF follow in similar fashion. And there’s a thumper from Alabama 3 in there to keep things bouncing. Dig in.

Andrew Hung – Brother
KAOUENN – Flood Of Light
The Allergies – Move On Baby
Sugar Horse – Fat Dracula
The Eternal Witness – One Percent
Demons – Play Acting Virtue
Dead Slow Hoot – Gesticulating Wildly
Monitors – Previously…
Fred Paa Jord – Bommer På Alt
Ceiling Demons (pictured) – From The Womb To The Grave
Ora Violet – Have You Met Me
Lady Di – Peanut Cup!
Deathretro – Edge Of Nothing
Alabama 3 – Whacked
Leddie MC ft. Eve Conway – Count On Me
Ilze – Monster


Trying to get back to something like regular service. Track of the week is that Baba Ali one. He’ll be supporting house favourites Yard Act on tour. BBXO, Phobophobes and Surfing Magazines are all back. Amateur Trepanning is a great name, backed up with the tunes. All is good. Dig in.

Means Of Production – We Will Bury You
Mathlovsky – Geng Geng Gang
Great Pagans – Just A Step Behind
Amateur Trepanning – Thank Ourselves For Temporary
Nishubert – Молодости не будет
King Shelter – Concrete!
W H Lung – Pearl In The Palm
Helvetia – Rocks On The Ramp
Old Tramp – The Loneliest Fool In This Town
Arab Strap – Fable Of The Urban Fox
Baba Ali – Black Wagon
BBXO ft. Reba Mangope – Accelerate
Werd n Deeko – Sorry We Were Missed
Phobophobes – I Mean It All
The Surfing Magazines – Pink Ice Cream
Soccer96 – Dopamine
Moth Effect – Hovering


Having missed yet another week because of life, here’s another bumper catch-up show.
We kick off with another track from The Problem Of Leisure, an album of Gang Of Four covers by way of tribute to the late Andy Gill. Idles do Damaged Goods and it could quite easily have been written for them. A new one from house favourites John is probably the best thing we’ve heard this year to date. The Shadracks may sound like a Billy Childish outfit, but it’s actually his son, so that explains that. The Jim Bower track sums up how we see life since early 2016. There’s all sorts of other great things in between with a particular shout to the ever-impressive Milk Bottle Sympathy who you really need to be all over.

Idles – Damaged Goods
Nightwatchers – 1905 & The Muslim Exception
Irmans – Hermano
John (pictured) – A Song For Those Who Speed In Built-Up Areas
Part Chimp – Drool
The Shadracks – You Can’t Lose
Broken Baby – Madonna’s A Dick
Amusement Parks On Fire – Old Salt
La Fleur Fatale – Skydancer
Tennis System – Autophobia
James Leonard Hewitson – Temporary Values
Blokeacola – Slow & Steady
Jim Bower – When David Bowie Died
Jef Maarawi – Terra Papagalli
Milk Bottle Sympathy – Disco Johny
Leda – Marocco Speed
Samh – Keeping Waves
Public Service Broadcasting – People, Let’s Dance
PPJ – Txu Txu
Buscemi feat. Yves Gaillard & Steve Kashala – Taxi Driver
Shakk – Living Proof
Nat Lyon – Tiger Up And Down
I Like Trains – Prism (JAB remix)
Odd Nosdam – Merino
Field Kit – Don’t


Missed another week because of life, so another bumper selection to compensate.
So much goodness in here it’s difficult to pick out highlights. Some new old stock from house favourites Benefits, Herbert Groenemeyer with a Gang Of Four cover from a forthcoming compilation by way of tribute to Andy Gill, a new Stranglers record we actually like, one off the new EP from Murderers which we’ve been very much looking forward to, a selection of home-grown rap from the West Midlands, Scotland and Yorkshire… It’s all good, it’s all fresh. Tuck in.

Suzi Moon – I’m Not A Man
Kid Congo Powers – I Made You A Clown
Stephen EvEns – I Hate Shop
Horsemeat – Rusted
Cherym – Listening To My Head
Benefits – Rats
The C33s – Benzodiac
Mad Daddy – Ride With Me
Monitors – The Drill
Herbert Groenemeyer – I Love A Man In Uniform (ft. Alex Silva & Gang of Four)
The Stranglers – And If You Should See Dave…
Jim Bower – Shut Up About Your Girlfriend
Andrew Hung – Wave
Def Robot – Kill Bill
Murderers – Man Made
Seasurfer – Pretend
Inferior Complex – Believe In Me
The Creature Comfort – And You Know It
Django Django – Kick The Devil Out
Lonelady – (There Is) No Logic
The New Consistent (pictured) – All That We’ve Got
Kryptik – You Want It
Conscious Route – Father & Son
Chiedu Oraka – Ave Life
Tokky Horror – Sleeper


360 episodes, we’ve come full circle.
Bumper episode seeing as we missed last week with impromptu bank holiday Other Things Going On. We kick off in the north-east with Jister and Benefits each with their own slice of frustration at The Absolute State Of Things. Another one of the very excellent Dry Cleaning LP and there’s a second EP from Milk Bottle Sympathy. Blokeacola continues to fill our inbox with new tunes and we’re more than happy to receive them. There’s a Specials cover from our favourites Yard Act (their EP arrived here last week and it’s mint and you should buy it). Lou Barlow has new stuff out and the closing two tracks are the big highlights. Lucid Dream and Sons Of Kemet both have LPs coming out that we’re sure will feature in the end of year round-ups. Should do anyway.

Jister – Normal Island
Benefits – We See You
Dry Cleaning – Scratchcard Lanyard
Do Nothing – Uber Alles
Milk Bottle Sympathy – 21st Century Dads
Blokeacola – Mango Insane
Black Ink Stain – I See You Dead
JARS – Самый лучший фестиваль (The Best Festival)
Yard Act – Gangsters
The JoJo Man Band – Zombie
The Charm Offenders – Scrapes
Madisyn Whajne – Save My Heart
Cozy Slippers – When Will When Come?
Flight Attendant – Paradise
Mr Shiraz – Snow Queens
Chubby and The Gang – Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
Roxy Girls – Like A Buoy
Lou Barlow – Love Intervene
The Chills – Monolith
Last Tourist – Cave In The Hills
LongDistanceDan – Funky Fresh
Perdurabo – Unleash The Revolution
Sons Of Kemet – To Never Forget The Source
The Lucid Dream (pictured) – CHI-03