A strange situation arose this afternoon. Just before recording the
show we seemed to have two Suns. The second bright patch really was
in the sky, rather like a very short bright section of rainbow. I
guess it must have been something to do with the atmosphere and the
Some unusual diversions this week too - even into the world of rap.
No hang on, this is interesting.
Lots of music from the PMN this week and it just happens that all
but a couple of tracks are from the USA.
Glide - Woof Woof / Ken Clarke
Ken Clark, Rick Fowler, Sherry Joyce, John Williams
Gig coming up at The Classic Centre in Athens, Georgia on 21
One unusual song on the MySpace "The spank me song” - take a
Lips - Spivey
Ryan Spivey: guitars, vocals, synth...
Josh Boucher: drum programming, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
The lost art of classic radio hits, the lonely cowboy songs, the
palate of sounds in psychedelic rock, and the underlying groove are
the ingredients of SPiVEY's music.
We can fly - Lachi
From the album Ugly
Independent Music Awards finalist Lachi has lured the hearts of
many with her honest lyrics and enchanted sound. Lachi is a
powerful and enchanting singer/songwriter, who's music can best be
described as piano-driven, jazz-influenced alternative rock.
Sultry, smooth, intelligent and bold, Lachi commands cleverly
crafted, insightful yet quirky lyrics. They steer away from
mediocrity and carry with them a message of natural beauty and
internal conflict, managing to captivate the hearts of many. She
holds a deep connection with her music, which can be felt and
shared with everyone who watches her on stage. Along with band
mates Andrew Boxer on drums, Andre Donatien on guitar and Jamie
Diaz on bass, this Manhattan-based singer/songwriter reveals her
heart and mind as she unleashes her eclectic musings.
I can't believe that Suffolk'n'Cool is the only podcast to have
picked up on E.P.Hall on the PMN.
e.p. hall is a songwriting project based in bloomington, indiana
known for its sentimental vocals, bookish lyrics, growley synth
lines, and fingerstyle guitar. The project's influences include
various diy, new weird america, and freak-folk mini-movements.
Good Evening (Dream Big) -
(New York, NY, USA)
When Outsight's music bursts out of the speakers, what emerges is
the sheer musicality of what he's doing - a combination of catchy
hooks, masterful flow, intelligent lyrics and irresistible beats.
The New York based rapper has lived a life completely immersed in
music of all kinds, and it shows in the range and quality of his
records. His upcoming album, From
Here To Eternity
, will be forcing Hip-Hop tastemakers to
continue to take notice of this supremely talented rapper and
singer, and is sure to expand upon his growing fan
Show at the Blender Theatre at Gramercy in NY on February 16 at
Cruise Control - Azoora
(London, UK & Åre, Göteborg Sweden)
"Azoora" are a blend of acoustic electronica which combines that
dreamy shoe-gazing feel with a charming British indie twist. They
have recently released their debut EP Tall Tales
in which they have two
alternative takes of each of their tracks, having both original
tracks, and remixes.
Hackney Crystal - Pauline
The former ballet student and hardcore tequila drinker released her
first, self-titled album across Europe in 1999 to critical acclaim.
Her music has been described as a blend of 'folking soul' and
'urban campfire blues'. After a break from the live scene, Taylor
returned in summer 2005 with a spectacular opening set for
Morcheeba at Somerset House. Taylor released the beautiful
A Simple life
in the same
year having just signed a major publishing deal with Warner
Chappell Music. She also features on both Dido records, P*NUTs
debut album Sweet As
(Cheeky Records/BMG, released Sept 2003) and Jason Sparks
Heroes and Villains
(Botchit and Scarper, released 2004) and has written with ex
spicegirl Melanie Chisholm and new artists Kristian Leantiou, Paolo
Nutini, Belle and The Hempolics. Pauline recently signed a record
deal with new and exciting indie label Fred-Label and is currently
working on her third album due for release in Autumn '07. [What
makes me think the bio is a bit out of date? P]
Walk Away (Sunburn in Cyprus mix) -
(LA, CA, USA)
This is from a collection of remixes of chillout duo Lovespirals.
Anji Bee sensual vocals and Ryan Lum's soulful guitar &
keyboards have been remixed by numerous artists in various
Anji has her own show The Chillcast with Anji Bee at www.anjibee.com/