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Thanks again for the response to my last blog! Again some great recommendations with Gorillaz and The Coral amongst them - they were two of my favourite records of last year.
In my first two posts plenty of you guys recommended listening to The Tallest Man On Earth - I wasn't familiar with him so I grabbed his EP ‘Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird'. The comparisons to Bob Dylan are obvious and it even sounds too much like Bob! It's early days so I will see if this one grows on me.
I'm undecided on whether to grab the latest Kanye West album. I wasn't a fan of his last one but this one has been getting rave reviews, has anyone got into it?
Tom McCurrie posted a comment which gave an upcoming band, Shamona, a mention. They are a young local band and are worth checking out and showing some support.
They have a cover of John Lennon's ‘Come Together' on their Myspace along with their own tunes. I will be keeping an ear out for them! Check them out here .
A mention from Daniel Evans for Exit Calm is also worth a look.
And it's also worth checking out THIS/BROADCAST here .
There were also few mentions for Broken Bells. That was one of my faves from last year too so I'm glad to hear you guys are liking that. If you haven't heard them before, their self-titled album is worth checking out.
Tony Kibble gave a few good mentions, among them The The. I grabbed their album ‘Soul Mining' and I'm happy I did! Cheers mate!
A couple of people mentioned having a word with the DJ over pre-match and half-time music! Give me some recommendations and I will see what can be done!
Dave Powell was spot on with a Captain Beefheart shout - I love his ‘Safe As Milk' record! Check out this amusing clip of Beefheart and His Magic Band!
Dave also mentioned The Fall. I have never really given them much time and with so much material its hard to know where to start! Any recommendations?
Also check out Phil Murphy's band - Secret Pilot. Cheers for the post!
Beady Eye are going to be supported by Miles Kane on part of their upcoming tour. I was planning to try and see both so this is good news for me! Two birds with one stone and all that! Any one get out to any gigs over the last month or so?
In this month's issue of BIDO LITO! (Liverpool music magazine) amongst other good stuff there is an interesting article about independent music label Payper Tiger Records that I thought was worth a mention. You can pick up the free mag at various places around the city, I normally grab mine at Probe or Bold Street Coffee!
Over the past month one of the albums I picked up that I enjoyed was Anna Calvi's self titled effort. It's probably more of a grower than an instant favourite due to its fairly intense and slightly dark and dramatic nature but its one I'm getting into.
It takes me around 30 minutes to get to Finch Farm of a morning so here is a little insight into some of the tunes I have been listening to over the past few weeks. In no particular order:
Anna Calvi - First We Kiss
The Black Angels - Bad Vibrations
Jacques Dutronc - Les Cactus
Miles Kane - Come Closer
Beady Eye - The Roller
Tame Impala - Desire Be, Desire Go
The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
The The - This Is The Day
The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
The Walker Brothers - Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore
Captain Beefheart - Zig Zag Wanderer
The Doors - You're A Lost Little Girl
What's making the recently played playlist on your iPod? Feel free to post your own playlists at the bottom of this blog and I'll check them out when I can!
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