Monthly Archives: January 2022

RADIO TRIP: Computers Singing (Vinyl 7″)

RADIO TRIP: Computers Singing (Vinyl 7It’s all about that ‘same basic sound; same basic pattern’ here with Jalapeno Records doing the decent thing and giving a ‘first time on 45 single’ release to Computers Singing by Radio Trip (a.k.a. The Apples’ Mixmonster and Schoolmaster) off their late noughties Music Heads LP. If you remember the track (and if you’ve previously heard it, you definitely won’t have forgotten it
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THE MOON INVADERS & THE UPSESSIONS: Soundclash Series Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

THE MOON INVADERS & THE UPSESSIONSBadasonic Records follow-up their Aggrolites/ Slackers Soundclash Series Vol. 1 with round two in what you might call a ‘Low Countries Derby’ as Belgium’s Moon Invaders go head-to-head with The Netherlands’ The Upsessions – each playing one of the other band’s songs on the label’s new 45. The latter deliver Walk Don’t Run as a breezy slice of midtempo ska not dissimilar to the original
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THE GREASE TRAPS: Roots

A game of two halves? One long song with two different halves for – er – the price of one? Whatever you want to call it, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth on new single, Roots, from Oakland’s deep funk outfit, The Grease Traps. The last song recorded for their Solid Ground LP, it is also that album’s opener and was recorded in a single take! Things start out with a
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KOMLA MC vs FOLD: Victoria Falls

KOMLA MC vs FOLD: Victoria FallsVictoria Falls? Ouch – that must hurt a lot. Oh you were serious!  Sorry – Dr Livingstone, then, I presume? No? Ah, well if it’s not Rumpelstiltskin, it must be Komla MC vs. Fold. Of course it is. Phew – we got there in the end. And so it is that expats Komla MC (latterly of Accra in Ghana) and Mr Seth Moshowitz of Fold (latterly of NYC) hook-up for a track that doesn’t obviously celebrate a
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KING ROOSTER: Snake Bait (Vinyl 7″)

KING ROOSTER:  Snake Bait Let’s not speak of the fact that a copy of the new King Rooster vinyl 7″, Snake Bait, was posted by 45 Live Records’, Mr Pete Isaac in a timely manner from his neck of the woods on 17 December 2021 and yet took a full twenty-two days to travel the hundred miles to MB Towers in Bristol. Who says privatisation is a catastrophic prioritisation of
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DAYTONER: Time (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: Time (Vinyl 7Cornish outfit Daytoner return at the end of the month with a new 45 single Time b/w Keep It Moving. As you might be able to intuit from the track titles, the pandemic’s deleterious effect on live music has had a galvanising effect on the band who were keen to – er – keep things moving, having developed a finer appreciation of, well, time during successive lockdowns. Indeed
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JR. THOMAS: Sunk In The Mist b/w Lava Rock (Vinyl 7″)

JR. THOMAS:  Sunk In The Mist…aaannd the second of two forthcoming retro reggae drops from Colemine Records arriving on 45 in the middle of next month is this new single from Jr. Thomas featuring Sunk In The Mist b/w Lava Rock. Those familiar with Thomas’ work will know he takes his musical cues from an era that largely encompasses the first half of the 70s. Which is to say that you are as apt to find him
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THE SOUL CHANCE feat. WESLEY BRIGHT: Who Could It Be / Goodbye (Vinyl 7″)

THE SOUL CHANCE feat. WESLEY BRIGHT:  GoodbyeThe first of two retro reggae releases due out on Colemine Records next month is 7″ single Who Could It Be b/w Goodbye both sides of which are collaborations between California’s The Soul Chance and Ohio-based singer Wesley Bright. Who Could It Be? was initially released on digital format in autumn 2020 and found the parties concerned taking a boss reggae path. They follow
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RICHARD CAITON: Listen To The Drums b/w You Look Like A Flower (Vinyl 7″)

RICHARD CAITON:  Listen To The Drums b/w You Look Like A FlowerRocafort Records sees in the new year with this 45 re-release of a pair of classics – Listen To The Drums and You Look Like A Flower by lesser-known New Orleans soul hero, Richard Caiton. This single effectively reissues Caiton’s debut 1964 single created at the studio of Cosimo Matassa where fellow Nawlins names such as Allen Toussaint, The Meters and Dr John also recorded
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