“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.
‘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.
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.
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’
“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.