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Episode Twelve – Say Lou Lou

“There’s always a bit of Bergman when we do anything. Especially because with us being two women, the visual placements of faces together are so Bergman, how he structurally and visually put people in relation to each other…His depiction of women in film is so real, so true.”

Aug Stone talks to Miranda & Elektra Kilbey about The Eternal Spirit of Woman on their gorgeous new Say Lou Lou album Immortelle, Bergman, James Bond, covering their parents’ classic ‘Under The Milky Way’, and much more.

Show Notes Here…

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Episode Nine Show Notes – Even As We Speak

                                                                              Photo by Joshua Morris

 

Even As We Speak website.

Even As We Speak Bandcamp page.

Emotional Response Bandcamp page for Four Song Comp with Even As We Speak’s ‘Stay With Me’ & ‘Football Star’. 

 

‘Drown’ video. One the finest POP songs of all-time. Awesome video too.

 

‘Clouds’ video. From The Black Forest EP.

 

‘One Step Forward’ video.

 

‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ (New Order cover)

 

‘Goes So Slow’

 

‘Love Is The Answer’

 

‘Getting Faster’ Live At Indietracks 2018. Note the spacesuits.

 

‘Drown’ Live at Indietracks 2018.

 

‘(All You Find Is) Air’ Peel Session. Available on Yellow Food: The Peel Sessions

 

Check out Mary’s Her Name In Lights project.

 

And Matt’s solo country project.

 

Live at the Dome, London
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Episode Five Show Notes – Jah Wobble

 

Jah Wobble‘s 2018 World Cup song

New album Dream World available here. One of my favourite records of 2018. Each time I listen to it, I love it more. Lots of energy and flair over a wide range of styles.

 

Classic Wobble bassline in ‘Strange Land’

My first introduction to Wobble’s mighty bass playing was on those first two P.i.L. albums

 

‘Poptones’ is one of the most beautiful and unique pieces of music I know.

 

Another killer bassline in ‘Visions Of You’ by Jah Wobble & The Invaders of The Heart, from their Rising Above Bedlam lp, featuring Sinead O’Connor.

 

Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell’s Psychic Life is one of the best records of the new millenium, a proper update to where post-punk should be now. Def check out Julie Campbell in her Lonelady guise. As Wobble says in the interview, a true artist.

 

‘Feel’ is one of my favourite ever songs. Gorgeous, pop perfection that makes you quite simply feel with every fibre of your being.

 

‘Club Scene Dub’, which Wobble considers one of the best bits of world music he’s ever done.

 

‘Fight Scene’ from the soundtrack Wobble did to the film Fureur.

 

Wobble’s autobiography, Memoirs Of A Geezer: Music Mayhem Life, is a great read. Highly recommended.

 

And you can follow him on Twitter here.

 

Pledge Music page for the upcoming album with Bill Laswell and North American gigs. 

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Episode Four Show Notes – Ian Button

In 2013 my friend the poet Kevin Reinhardt made me a mix cd that started out with P.P. Arnold’s amazing ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ followed by this killer tune that reminded me of classic Mary Chain. It turned out to be ‘Aphrodisiac’ by Papernut Cambridge who had just released their debut album, Cambridge Nutflake, on Gare Du Nord Records, a label collective run by Ian Button, Robert Rotifer, and Ralegh Long.

My interest was piqued and when Papernut released their second record, There’s No Underground, I was psyched to review it for The Quietus and it is one of my favourite albums of 2014:

This is a great rock & roll record. Ian Button may be “haunted by the insects in his dark imaginings”, as he intones on opener ‘The Ghost Of Something Small’, but outside that buzzing hook-laden head of his, it’s a leisurely ride through glittering neon, the fluorescence that illuminates rock’s shadowy nighttime world. The lights that feel like they’re never gonna end whilst terminating all too quickly – there’s 12 songs in 30 minutes here. But no matter, press play again and we’re back amidst the exiled warriors on Electric Main Street. Just as one would never fault T. Rex for being derivative, so here the nods to rock’s past – The Stones, Bolan himself, The Replacements, Kinks, and Mary Chain – are simply the lineage continuing itself. All sung in that sweet sinister voice a la Jim Reid, with just as sharp an ear for melody.

 


Nutlets 1967-1980, a covers record, followed in 2015, and introduced me to the wonderful ‘Jesamine’, originally by The Casuals.

Love The Things Your Lover Loves followed in 2016 and Outstairs Instairs is released June 29, 2018.

Ian has worked with a lot of great artists as a musician and producer. Notably, he was in Death In Vegas and produced the latest Go-Kart Mozart album, Mozart’s Mini-Mart. During the course of our conversation he introduced me to the Vaughan Thomas record from 1972.

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Episode Three Show Notes – Tyson Meade

My introduction to Tyson Meade and Chainsaw Kittens came at 2 am one Sunday night back in 1992 (a very good year for music) when I just happened to catch the premiere of their ‘Connie, I’ve Found The Door’ video at the end of 120 Minutes on MTV. A song so powerful and exciting, it woke me straight up with that thrilling feeling you get from the best songs, and I still feel that way about it all these years later.

 

Another fave, perhaps even more thrilling and ass-kicking, is ‘Sore On The Floor’ from their next album Pop Heiress. Released in 1994, it looked like the Kittens were about to break big. Read Tyson’s blog post about it here, and check out the other blog posts too about Tyson’s life in rock n roll and living in China.

 

And the killer title track from that album:

 

Two songs from the self-titled Chainsaw Kittens album from 1996 on Scratchie (James Iha & D’arcy Wretzky from Smashing Pumpkins’ label) that is being released on vinyl for the first time this Record Store Day, April 21st, 2018.

‘Dorothy’s Last Fling’

‘Speedway Oklahoma’

 

An interview I did with Tyson for God Is In The TV in 2012 as he was getting ready to make Tomorrow In Progress in China.

“In many ways Tomorrow is an electronic update of the Kittens. Tyson’s glam-dripping three-octave voice, his unique lyrical slant and delivery, the enticing way he staggers and repeats as he conjures these tunes into being…The album sees him experimenting more, taking risks and pulling them off, and producing some of his finest material to date.” My full review of Tomorrow In Progress for The Quietus here.

‘Buddy Dash’ (duet with Nicole Fiorentino from Tomorrow In Progress)

 

New album, Robbing The Nuclear Family, is released this Record Store Day, April 21st, 2018 on Jett Plastic Recordings.

 

The very John Waters video for ‘He’s The Candy’ starring The Play Babies:

 

A great video about Tyson’s awesome Jackson Pollack-esque artwork and his creative process:

 

You can find Tyson on Twitter here.

 

And Tyson is running for Oklahoma’s 5th District U.S. Congress with education as top priority. Visit the Facebook page here and the Crowdpac campaign here.

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