Song of the Week #17 (2020) – Bob Mould

Holy crap – a song for our times. Bob’s pulling no punches this time. “You’re one of us. Or one of them.” And “Wake up every day to see a nation in flames”. Indeed. New LP in September.

Life Under Lockdown #10 – Lloyd James Fay

Lloyd James Fay is the former front man of Thula Borah now striking out under his own name after the band’s demise last year. The first fruits of Lloyd’s post-Borah work are a new E.P. ‘Fake Depth’ recorded last year with producer Andy Miller. Whilst Lloyd’s previous solo album ‘The Black River Chronicles’ was a…

Song of the Week #15 (2020) – The Alien Cormorant and Cecilia Miradoli

This week’s Song of the Week comes from Scottish musician & producer The Alien Cormorant (aka Alan Cormack of Spare Snare and Muppet Mule) & Italian singer songwriter Cecilia Miradoli (one half of duo PINHDAR). The pair have teamed up to record ‘From My House To Your House’, a 5-track EP in their own home studios. The…

Song of the Week #14 (2020) – De Rosa

Well, 2020 may have so far managed to outshit the dreadful recent years exponentially, but at least there’s a new De Rosa single. ‘Mystery Walks’ has been a staple of the live set for the last couple of years and is the latest in a long line of gorgeous De Rosa melodies (think ‘New Lanark’,…

Song of the Week #13 – Randolph’s Leap

I’m sure we’re all in need of a little cheer and I kind think of any better way than brightening up the next three and a half minutes than by watching the new Randolph’s Leap video: ‘(You Can’t Put The) Brakes On Love’ is the title track from the first Randolph’s Leap lockdown album which…

Song of the Week #11 (2020) – Let’s Active (redux)

It’s probably fair to say that Let’s Active first came to attention as a result of core member Mitch Easter‘s production work with R.E.M.. Yet their take on garage pop deserved a wider audience than it eventually achieved. The original band was a trio featuring Easter (Guitar/vocals), Faye Hunter (bass/vocals) and Sara Romweber (drums). Although released…