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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Trummor & Orgel, Terrascope review

Featuring drums and organ/synths only, more swinging sixties sounds can be heard on “Out of Bounds”, the latest release from Trummor and Orgel , although there are also nods to Kraftwerk, Stereolab and seventies soundtracks, the music both retro and current, drifting from one to the other often in the same tune. This contradiction can be found in “Letters in Red and Blue”, a sequencer drifting in and out off the tune, whilst Jimmy Smith organ rides over the top, whilst on “Making Sense” it is purely retro, but done with love and style. Whichever way you look at though, the playing is top notch, the groove is in place and all is well with the world.

DC Fontana, Terrascope review

With a groovy lounge feel, DC Fontana are a long way from guitar heaviness, their sound characterised by lashings of Hammond organ, dancing flutes, a solid hip-swaying groove and, on this album at least, songs sung in Italian and French. Over 14 songs the band have a ball: a good time feel pervades the room, Mary Quant dancing in the corner whilst Twiggy struts the catwalk, the beautiful people smoking French cigarettes from elegant holders and the scent of Moroccan hash drifting from dark corners. Add to this some brash brass and an ear for melody and you have a collection that will make you smile, get you moving and generally brighten your day - and there ain't nought wrong with that.

Radio Moscow, Terrascope review

On the same label [Alive] and sounding like Cream on a heady mixture of acid and amphetamines, Radio Moscow will detonate your mind with one listen to their third album “The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz”. Just listen to “Little Eyes” the intense and crazy opener that mixes Blue Cheer with Acid Mother Temple, offering the whole thing to the Gods of fucked-up noise, before stirring it up again to create “No Time” which is the same song turned up even further, the thrilling guitar work of Parker Griggs matched by the bass of Zach Anderson and the Drumming of, err, Parker Griggs! Thankfully Mr Griggs employs Cory Berry to play drums on stage; he is not quite that multi-talented.

The Bloody Hollies, Terrascope review

More sleazy rock and roll, of a slightly more modern variety, can be found on “Yours Until the Bitter End”, the latest album from The Bloody Hollies. The first thing you notice about the music is how much like Jack White the vocalist sounds, add to this dirty and distorted guitar and comparisons with The White Stripes and The Raconteurs become almost inevitable. This is a shame as the band can hold their own in such company, with tracks such as “So Grey, So green”, “Dirty Sex” and “Leave That Woman Alone” easily competing with the current crop of media darlings. Energetic and alive throughout this is a really strong collection that deserves much more recognition than it will undoubtedly receive, just turn it up and have a good time. ( 

Thee Gravemen, Terrascope review

Fans of primitive garage in general and The Cramps in particular should do themselves a favour and check out the self-titled album fromThee Grave Men, two Englishmen living in Sweden, the disc packed with scuzzy rock and roll recorded in mono and sounding all the better for it. After the sleazy opener of “Hey There Pretty Baby” gets you in the mood, “Come on” will confirm whether you are gonna enjoy the ride, and I get the feeling it is a love or hate thing with this album as it sets out its stall early on and does not step far from the blue print. Mind you, when it sounds this fucking good why would you want to change a thing, as the duo rock their way through twelve slices of good time rock and roll including covers of “Green Fuzz” and “Let there Be Drums” as well as some blistering originals including “Digging Graves”, “My Girlfriend is a Werewolf” and the excellent “My Witch”.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Giorgio Tuma, Antimusic review

Giorgio Tuma
In the Morning We'll Meet

Elefant Records
Home country: Italy
Tuma is essentially a pop music composer but most of his work sounds like film score, like stuff you would hear in a movie from the '60s or early '70s, not heavily psychedelic; more along the lines of lost in a daydream. Full of layered vocals (the all-girl takes seem to be the best) and slow, luxurious arrangements, In the Morning We'll Meet is the perfect accompaniment for that leave-me-alone and let-my-mind-wander mood.

Ouch... Radio Moscow dissolve with guitar in face

Radio Moscow mk 2 dissolve on stage in a moment of blood and fury. New line up cemented the following day! Read the story here

Parker Griggs: 14 stitches after a Fender in the head!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Jerry Shirley book event Crouch End Library, London

Come along and ask Jerry questions about being a teenage mod, befriending The Small Faces, signing to Immediate and playing on loads of great records, joining Humble Pie when a teenager and then again playing on a host of other artist's records (Syd Barrett, George Harrison, John Entwhistle)... and yes more on HUMBLE PIE and drumming in the ’70s rock legends.

Signed copies for sale!

The Bloody Hollies, Penny Black Music review