Chapter four of this year is here today! Let’s just get on with it, it’s only a top seven this time, intro over and done:
The wicked great debut album by English band called Dry Cleaning with their album entitled New Long Leg, has easy taken out my top spot this month! It’s unbelievable amazing, just listen to it yourself, quick smart! But really what even more wonderful and wicked things should/can be say about them? They’re like a post-punk band dream come true, if you like/love post-punk music? Well, hopefully you’ll like/love them because they’re the kind-of band you didn’t know you were waiting for! Gush, gush and more gushing so please just have a listen, if you’ve not yet heard them? Hope you dig them as much as me?
I Won’t Bend For You by Brian Henry Hooper is the brand new posthumous album release last month arrived from overseas on LP this month. So it was also three years this month since BHH or Hoops passed away, this album was recorded just before his death and has been in the works for a while now but off course, delayed like everything in the last year because of you know what? Only on vinyl release for the moment but no word on any other forms, not streaming sites or anything too but I can tell you it’s well worth the wait! Brian most well-known as bass player for Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, Beasts Of Bourbon, Roland S. Howard solo albums but songwriter-singer in his own right! It’s more of a band records with the wicked line-up Mick Harvey ex-The Bad Seeds/The Birthday Party on the drum kit and sometimes guitar, JP Shilo who’s worked with a lot of Melbourne artists/albums has a few co-writing credits too and mainly playing guitar. Kim Salmon plays fuzz/wah-wah guitar on a couple of tracks. The late great Spencer P. Jones is on the opening song. Daniel Tucceri plays piano on about half the album’s tracks plus does closing track tribute to Brian instrumental with violinist Andrew Watson, as well. It’s ten tracks by BHH with that tribute song, it’s 11 track album with beautiful gatefold with a whole pile of black & white photos recording this album. So if want a copy of this record? Get LP straight from the label based in Spain, linked here. Here’s a link to It Ain’t Free song on his facebook page which doesn’t seem want to be embedded here, seems to be the only audio online anywhere you can listen toooo!
Next is the mega epic 28 track this comp album Various Artists album by label called New Weird Australia and album entitled Space Between Space and as far as I can tell they only release comp albums too! Released very early in the month so I guess, I’ve had the most time with it but it’s so bloody wicked, you know? It’s mainly electronic music, if want it sum-up in one genre but they’re some other styles as well. Highlight some tracks, if 28 is a bit too much or something? Burned Out by Collector would be the best/my fave if you want me to name just one, who blogged about earlier this month and Friendships‘ Blues From The Flying Pan is another one who I’d seen them live once, off course a while ago by now plus I think, The Flat Calls by Match Fixer, Fence View 24 by Horse MacGyver and Ritual Body Posture by Laurence Pike are wicked cool too but I know those all artists so maybe, I’m just naming everyone I knew before? As the highly recos but the all the rest are really great too, I’ve been slowly checking most of them out so if you have the time? Just listen to the whole thing! Make-up your own mind, you might totally dislike it!
Strange Time by MF Tomlinson was in 2000’s Aussie band called Yves Klein Blue but now is solo artist based in London, UK. He’s calling this his debut album but it’s only six tracks so I think, I would call it an EP or mini-album but whatever floats your boat? I think, or at least have to say the title track is really great and could be the ultimate pandemic theme song, so far!
Cover of the month is: If I Could Cry (it would feel like this) by Stella Donnelly, originally Jens Lekman of 2007 which also is tie-in with another record label celebrations of something? This time, it’s American indie label called Secretly Canadian, this is just one thing of a few and I think, even more stuff is coming soon with this celebration?
It’s a couple video clip of this month, one has to be Bill Callahan‘s Cowboy. As far as I known, is the only video clip he’s made or at least stared in himself for his album entitled Gold Record of last year.
Much newer track from the postponed album that should have been out by now but isn’t because of you know what, again! Time For Dreams‘ Death to All Actors song is going to be on the album entitled Life of the Inhabitant, now going to be released at the start of June 2021 but we’ll got this video clip in the meantime!
That’s it, have you heard/seen all those yet? Hope you might have found something you dig?