November 2020 Playlist

Click here to listen on Spotify This month I’ve had the chance to catch up on a few recent new releases both from at home and further afield as well as revisit some old favourites. Firstly with the newer stuff is my highlight from IDLES’ latest Ultra Mono, Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You and The... Continue Reading →

The Fuzztones – NYC

Not many bands make it to 40 years but that’s just what 2020 marks for The Fuzztones (albeit with a few line ups changes in that time) and to celebrate the event the band, led for that whole time by singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Rudi Protrudi, have released an album paying tribute to their... Continue Reading →

Coastal Fire Dept – Radio EP

Earlier in the summer Coastal Fire Dept leader Ollie Goddard mentioned a plan to me, based on feedback he’d received while promoting their debut album, Control, to make a set of their new songs ‘radio friendly’ with production, editing and in some cases the performances tweaked to make the songs more palatable to the airwaves...... Continue Reading →

RentOClean – Scrub-A-Dub

When RentOClean first burst onto the Guernsey music scene eight years ago, then as a four piece, they quickly made a name for themselves as a top party band with their mix of reggae, ska and punk that got crowds dancing and won them the Guernsey Gigs Battle Of The Bands in August 2012. Since... Continue Reading →

IDLES – Ultra Mono

The last few years have seen Bristol post punks IDLES’ reputation grow and grow from critically acclaimed albums to stand out sets at Glastonbury to feuds with other bands being escalated by the media in a manner reminiscent of the Britpop battles of the mid-90s (albeit with a musically harder edge). This has meant that... Continue Reading →

Tantale – A Message To All

When ‘ambient grunge’ four-piece Tantale announced their intention to release a Christmas single a few months ago I’ll admit to being sceptical. While I’ve always enjoyed their heady mix of swirling psychedelia and fuzzy noise over the last decade, they weren’t the first band I’d have thought of to embark on that most pop of... Continue Reading →

October 2020 Playlist

Click here to listen on Spotify Another bunch of tracks for you to round the month; old, new and otherwise. For my usual crop of locally sourced stuff there’s a new one from Kiya Ashton’s latest EP, something from Elliot Albert Orchard, one by Ukuladeez and a Billy Bragg track that was recently covered by... Continue Reading →

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