Monthly Archives: March 2022

HOLLIE COOK: Full Moon Baby + video + 2022 tour dates

HOLLIE COOK:  Full Moon BabyDo you like a bit of Hollie Cook? The monkey likes a bit of Hollie Cook. It’s good news then to hear that she’s back with a new album – Happy Hour – in June. Naturally there’ll be some singles before that of course and the first of those is this one, Full Moon Baby. If you’ve been following Hollie for a bit, you may remember her brand of poppy but classy reggae has hitherto been described as
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PAOLO APOLLO & ANTONIO NEGRI: Sambabila EP (Vinyl 7″)

A compact little slice of culture here as The Link Quartet’s Paolo Apollo gets his Brazilian groove on with dad Antonio Negri on the sticks for their 7″ Sambabila EP. No, they haven’t invented a new sub-genre, Sambabila is merely a portmanteau of samba (for obvious reasons) and San Babila – one of Milan’s most famous squares. Er – why? Well because while neither of the two have actually
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Represent b/w Juicy Fruit (Vinyl 7″)

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND:  Represent Juicy FruitBlimey is it summer already? Of course it’s not! Yet the arrival of a new Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band 7″ always makes it seem that way somehow and new one Represent, featuring the previously unheard Juicy Fruit on the flip, is no exception. Represent you will recognise from last summer’s triumphant third LP, Expansions – a minimal but heavyweight chugger that RZA would’ve lapped up
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LA TRIBU: No Te Quiero Mas (I Don’t Want You More)(Vinyl 7″)

LA TRIBU: No Te Quiero Mas (I Don't Want You More)A new Latin funk 45 delivery arrives from Matasuna Records whose unerring ear for an under-represented classic sees the label drop the first official 45 reissue of La Tribu’s hard-to-find 1971 classic No Te Quiero Mas (I Don’t Want You More). Originally released as the B-side to the Mexican outfit’s most famous track (the much less groovy traditional rock cut Por Perdete), No Te
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RADIO TRIP: Music Heads (Vinyl re-issue)

If you enjoyed the recent ‘first time on vinyl’ release for Radio Trip’s 2009 uptempo b-boy cut Computers Singing on 7″, you’ll be feeling like your cup runneth over with the re-release of the album from which that single came. That’ll be Radio Trip’s 2009 cut n paste sample masterpiece, Music Heads then. But why might this prompt such a joyous response given that said LP
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PM WARSON: Leaving Here

PM WARSON:  Leaving HereEddie Holland’s classic early sixties R&B cut Leaving Here gets covered by PM Warson on Warson’s new single and it’s arguably our man’s best effort since Don’t Hold Me Down. Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time the track has been covered – The Who have notably had a crack at it – but if Warson’s version is (like The Who’s) faster than the original, it’s not as ‘rock’
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THE IN SOUND COMPANY: Silk And Gunpowder/Our Tin Can Rocket (Vinyl 7″)

THE IN SOUND COMPANY: Silk And GunpowderThe latest addition to the mounting body of superb psychedelia coming out of Markey Funk’s Delights label is this new vinyl 7″ from The In Sound Company – and you know that ‘in sound’ is ‘wayyyy out’. The single is another collab. between Markey himself and RPS Surfers’ Shay Landa (like last year’s Oregano single ) with Silk And Gunpowder as the A-side. This turns out to be a
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KID ACNE: Innovate (Behind-the-scenes video from ‘NULL & VOID’ LP)

KID ACNE:  Innovate You’re a musical artist, your duties constitute writing, recording and performing and possibly getting regularly hammered after gigs while fending off legions of groupies. Menial tasks like, er, creating album cover designs and artwork is the job of graphic designers or printers or, well, someone anyway – and crucially not you, right? Wrong! Leastways if you’re Kid Acne – as this new
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MIND THE WAX: Drop Beats Not Bombs (Music In Solidarity With Ukrainian People)

Drop Beats Not BombsWhoever you blame for the war in Ukraine, one thing’s for certain – it wasn’t started by the average person on the street who, like in any other country on earth, just wants to get on with their life with the minimum of fuss and never-mind dick-swinging hawk politicians, psychopathic paramilitaries and the kind of international financial and corporate chicanery that threatens
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X-RAY TED: Doin My Thing/ Tribute To The Original Artform (Vinyl 7″)

X-RAY TED:  Doin My Thing/ Tribute To The Original Artform (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ X-Ray Ted’s doing his real thing and delivering another banger on Bombstrikes with latest single – er – Doin My Thing. If you’ve been looking for some new peak-time heat to drop, this might very well be it. A 124 bpm slab of good old-fashioned funked-up party breaks, it’s reminiscent of A Skillz’ old Insane Bangers series which is to say a total sureshot. Meanwhile the
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