Monthly Archives: January 2018

SONG OF THE DAY Black Flower – Almaz

“Psyche-delicious and accessible 21st century Ethiodubjazz.  As if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls..” Ok, so for this one I’m going to ask for five minutes of your undivided, distraction-free  attention so that you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings -Tear It Down

It’s bold, sassy and downright funky, but Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Tear It Down is also so much more than just a superb song, for with it comes a strong political message. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings recorded Tear It Down during the Soul … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blurt – The Ruminant Plinth

When today’s song was first released in 1983 I was a mere toddler, so here I am nearly 40 years on and only just discovering the joys of Blurt.  This post-punk band were founded in 1979 by poet, saxophonist and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee – Farewell Transmission

Kevin Morby could sing the weather forecast and I’m pretty sure he would still have the same calming and serene effect on me! It’s just what he does and I always know where to turn when I need a bit … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Alligator Wine

Have you ever wondered how to make alligator wine but just didn’t know where to start? Well, I have the answer but you’re going to need the left eye of a fish, the blood of an alligator and the skin … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Run Child Run – Hungry

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Sims, aka Run Child Run, has spent the last five years exploring, developing and perfecting his own very unique sound and yesterday unleashed a collection of his compositions via debut album, Vanishing Point. During his own … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Fall – Two Steps Back

“Everybody likes me, they think I’m crazy….” I didn’t discover the sad news about Mark E Smith until this morning and couldn’t let the day pass without remembering this tumultuous legend! The Fall formed in 1976 and had a career that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cut Chemist – Work My Mind (feat Chali 2na and Hymnal)

Eagerly awaiting the release of Cut Chemist’s second studio album this March (and first record in 12 years), I’ve been delving into the LP’s three available tracks so far! American DJ, producer and solo turntablist Lucas MacFadden, a.k.a Cut Chemist, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grains Of Sand – Going Away Baby

This little flurry of frenzied psych madness comes to you courtesy of LA’s The Grains of Sand, a garage rock band that formed in California in 1965! For a period, the group exerted a promising presence in Los Angeles’s music … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Melanie de Biasio – Afro blue

I’ve been on a right musical jaunt tonight! If songs were countries I’d have covered half the globe by now and it all started with Van Morrison’s The Way Young Lovers Do!  From there I somehow ended up listening to Tim … Continue reading

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