Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Cold Pumas - Sherry Island

After the quite intensely thorough and extremely informative Cold Pumas' food interview with Belly Kids a few months ago, I've since found that listening to the band has started to conjure up thoughts of picnics and hunger pangs. Whether it was because I consumed (if you will) the entire interview over a particularly tasty curry lunch (don't judge me), or just always seem to watch their sets at a time in the evening when the beery cheesy-chips temptations are starting to develop, I can't really say. Either way, their new video for Sherry Island does nothing to distance these two entities, as the band are surrounded with the kind of delicacies that would be welcomes at Abigail's Party, resulting in quivering jelly dribbles and green cocktail spittle.


They take to the road THIS WEEK with fellow Faux Discx/Gringo Records' faves Sauna Youth and are joined by more swell bands than can be counted on both hands, including Playlounge, Sealings, Hookworms, Vision Fortune, Fair Ohs, Collider, Mazes and Weird Menace. Tasty.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


The 'Memory' EP from FEATURE is now streaming in full on Bandcamp:

Make sure you wait it out to the end - Glands is my favourite.

The EP will be released in plastic form by Cazenove Tapes very soon. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Novella - Mary's Gun

After taking some time out over the summer to hone their sound, fully incorporate influences and play with new equipment, Novella have returned with one of their best tracks yet - the compelling, and slightly creepy, 'Mary's Gun'.

The song was written about The Shangri-La's lead singer Mary Weiss, who started carrying a gun after her hotel room was broken into and got into hot water with the FBI. The beat gradually quickens over the course of the song, triggering the image of Mary's racing heart and shocked nerves, as the chorus' sinister demand of 'Hold me in your tiny hand' seems to take over. Listen below...

Mary's Gun is release on 7" single via Italian Beach Babes on November 26th.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sew Twee

J M for J L
(weird pink marks are from the fabric below)

THIS is what keeps me from being one of those very committed bloggers that update at least once a week. 

More to follow soon...

Thursday, 11 October 2012

METZ - Wet Blanket

So METZ are sounding pretty great...

Even with a banging headache after a day spent screen-staring, 'Wet Blanket' blasts through everything and throttles my migraine into oblivion. I only really started paying attention to them when The Quietus put Cold Pumas and METZ on the bill together in a few weeks' time for a London show, and judging by both bands' recent output, it looks set to leave everyone staggering away with minds (and eardrums) in pieces.

Info on the show can be found here.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

R. Ring - Fallout & Fire

I spent Thursday night re-watching that Pixies documentary loudQUIETloud and as well as stoking my obsession with the Deal sisters all over again, it reminded me to post up a song I found last month - R. Ring's 'Fallout & Fire'.

R.Ring is the new band of Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery of Amplines, and although they've previously released homemade CDs, their first 'official' release will be a 7" on Mista Records.

The song has the familiar Breeders' tenderness, all soft vocals, acoustic slides and faded background guitar.

R. RING - Fallout & Fire by misrarecords

The 'Fallout & Fire' b/w 'See' &" is out on October 30th.