This week I am indebted to my friend Kelly who put me on to Divide And Dissolve. What a sound. What an assault on the senses.
Before you get to that though, you’ve new stuff from Shame – eagerly awaited – Mush, Django Django, friends of the show Johny Nocash and Birds And Beasts, Du Blonde, Big Lad and Vukovar. Any one of those would make a regular week a good one, but they all arrive together to make a fab one.

The Nearlies – Pinjata
Mush – Blint Instruments
Shame – Water In The Well
Thank – Think Less
Low Hummer – Take Arms
Big Lad – Monster Jam
Seasurfer – Zombies
Blue Bendy – International
Madisyn Whajne – One Shot
Johny Nocash – Roasting On the Cobwebs
Du Blonde – Medicated feat. Shirley Manson
Nervous Twitch – Tongue Tied
Birds And Beasts – Dancemaster
Pale Blue Eyes – Motionless
Vukovar – Hearing Voices
Django Django – Glowing In The Dark
Divide And Dissolve (pictured) – We Are Really Worried About You


Lockdown week whatever it is. I think it’s Monday. Hope you’re all keeping well anyway and here’s something to divert for you for an hour or so.
We start as we did last week with new old stock, this time a previously unreleased track from McCarthy that seems apposite. More lockdown boredom avoidance, this time from John MOuse who is doing a track a week which will form the LP Goat in due course. Finally, I get round to sticking one in from the latest Wild Billy Childish album, and I promised the flip-side of Samh’s new single and here it is. There’s a tremendous cover of Del Amitri from Rats From A Sinking Ship, one from Sir Robert Orange Peel’s excellent new LP titled Arthur Fowler’s Christmas Club and we close with a belter from ADF. Been a fan since the start and this is among their best ever.

McCarthy – Who Will Rid Me Of These Troublesome Proles
Unruly Girls – She Grew Up In A Shotgun Row
Ugly Fly Guys – Cult Of Buzz
Irma Vep – I Do What I Want
John MOuse – Buy-to-let Industry Expert
Samh – Just Like Me And You, They Don’t Know What They’re Doing
Rats From A Sinking Ship – Nothing Ever Happens
Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers – Got Love if You Want To
The Mystery Plan – Al Gore Rhythms
Darman – Splash
The Sewer Cats – Rich Cheaters
The Grey Merchant – Sonder
HMS Morris – Poetry
Laundromat – Slow Clap
Sir Robert Orange Peel – Aldi
Asian Dub Foundation – Stealing The Future

#BoL50 2018

Merry Christmas. Another year of crate-digging done and here’s our traditional end-of-year collection of 50 of the best tracks of the year. It’s not exhaustive – mainly because we chose Spotify as our medium and some of our favourites simply aren’t on there (to whit Christian Fitness, Laura Cantrell‘s new one and several others).

Enough waffle: onward. Set your crossfade to 12 and play it in order. Or don’t. Whatever.

That playlist:

LA Salami – England Is Unwell
Spray – Anthologised By Cherry Red
Half Man Half Biscuit – Knobheads On Quiz Shows
Teleman – Cactus
Art Brut – Good Morning Berlin
Thee Oh Sees – Sentient Oona
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs  – GNT
The Death Wheelers – Roadkill 69
Sauna Youth – Theatre 83
Viagra Boys – Sports
Idles – Colossus
Oxygen Thief – End Of The Pier Pressure
Polly Panic – Losing Form
Swine Tax – Natural Causes
Shame – Tasteless
Pinch Points – Teflon
Parquet Courts – Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience
The Chats – Do What I Want
The Immediate – Sever
Flux Capacitors – Paul
Peter Bibby – Work For Arseholes
Silverbacks – Dunkirk
Fontaines DC – Chequeless Reckless
Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys
BSÍ – Ekki á Leið
Menace Beach – Crawl In Love
Silent Forum – How I Faked The Moon Landing
Mien – (I’m Tired Of) Western Shouting
Awolnation – Seven Sticks Of Dynamite
Fews – Paradiso
Autobahn – The World Around You Is Fractured Somehow
Grimes – We Appreciate Power
The Armed – Nowhere To Be Found
Vukovar – Little Gods
Tarkamt – Death Takes A Vacation
Kamaal Williams – High Roller
Emanative – Planet B
The Last Skeptik – Out Of Mind
Epic Beard Men – Five Hearts
John Paul – Kiss Me Quick
Chester P – No-One Makes It Out Alive
Unangelic Voices – My World
Novyi Lef – Blue Lampshade
Eli Hermit – Rats
The Lucid Dream – SX1000
Bonnacons Of Doom – Solus
Matt Berry – World In Action
Unloved – Love
Holly Golightly – Satan Is His Name
John Metcalfe – Solitude

And a happy new year as well. x