Monthly Archives: February 2016

60 – Soldiers of Fortune

Ah look – a supergroup! Or, more accurately, a self-styled “anti-band” – made up of some Interpol, Spiritualized and Endless Boogie alumni. This is Nails from their second album Early Risers and it’s a great tune. Kind of Vitalogy-era Pearl Jam mixed with some … Continue reading

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59 – Estrons

Awesome Welsh rock from Estrons, with their wonderful single Make A Man from the tail end of last year. I like – a lot.

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58 – Belle & Sebastian

Now, this was originally planned as a bonus post on the very reasonable grounds that I’ve been aware (and a fan) of these guys for many years and have seen them in concert on multiple occasions. Which kind of piddles … Continue reading

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57 – William Fitzsimmons

Another mournful slice of singer-songwriting for you today, courtesy of Pittsburgh native William Fitzsimmons. Kind of an Iron & Wine-meets-Sufjan-Stevens sort of vibe, this is exactly the kind soul-bearing, simple guitar-and-vocals stuff that I am a huge sucker for. I … Continue reading

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56 – Wolfmother

And so to a band that I’ve heard a lot about from various Aussie mates over the years, but who I’d never really heard properly until now. This is Sydney rockers Wolfmother – a proto Sabbath-sounding contemporary hard rock band … Continue reading

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55 – Anthony Toner

Lovely country-acoustic sounds from Northern Irish journalist-turned-songwriter Anthony Toner. This is Walked Upon The Water and it’s a great wee song, kind of in the vain of mid-era Jackson Browne. Enjoy. (Again, no video. Sorry – I’ll find one tomorrow.)

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54 – Paint The Trees White

Throwback garage indie-pop rock sounds from San Franciscans Paint The Trees White. Very nice – although no video. Sorry!

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