Even the act’s name, Creative City Project, does reek of hooking your laptop up in a coffee bar, or buying a tuna wrap and moseying down to the skateboard park.
Continue reading “Creative City Project – Hands On Universe”
I always enjoyed the play off between Tobin Sprout and Captain Bob; Sprout’s gentle and witty Byrds/Beatles-isms doing battle with the “Roky fronts the Who” schlock that Pollard promotes.
Continue reading “Guided by Voices – Little English League / Glue on Bicycle”
This is the stuff that’s been round the block so many times it doesn’t matter anymore whether you think you’ll get brownie points for digging it or seeing it as a vital part of the zeitgeist (or some other nonsense.)
Continue reading “Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds – Haunted Head”
But regardless of who, why or how; the main thing is that Impossible Truth is one of the records of the year, one of those surprises that no-one saw coming.
Continue reading “William Tyler – Impossible Truth”
This is Sturm und Drang writ large, Hausswolff preening herself like a harpy high above the metallic clashes and stentorian parps and blurts. It’s fucking brilliant and no I really don’t fancy meeting her.
Continue reading “Anna Von Hausswolff – Ceremony”
No flutes were touched in the making of this concrete catalogue of 1st World Problems.
Continue reading “Lust For Youth – Perfect View”
If you like Harmonia or T Dream’s more melodic early moments, I bet you’ll tune into this.
Continue reading “IIOII – 6 6”
You can’t help but love tripped out, perverted Kraut nonsense like How I Roll, Tropical Rain or Heartstrong, (the noises in this latter track sound like a randy penguin.)
Continue reading “Patric Catani – Blingsanity”
Things like Cancel the Mortgage and Sick of Slx are waspish at times – the exasperated laments of Middle England somehow uprooted from the daytime TV / 5live phone in inanities and given a groovy edge.
Continue reading “Not Made In China – Southernisms”