I like a lot of what Piano Magic are doing with this - the production,
the laid back yet uptempo timing, the slide guitar - but why am
I thinking that they've a slightly better song than this hidden
somewhere in their studio song files? It's performed almost flawlessly
and grooves along nicely, but leaves me wondering what it's the
I'm not sure if an award for 'best part time band' is a good
or a bad thing, or even if that award actually exists, but Roja
are quite real and 'Company' sways along like it's flamenco night
at the Hacienda, two decades ago. Former New Order bassist Peter
Hook is involved somewhere, which should tell you something.
Voyage - 'Don't Tread On Me'
Usually rap tunes have quite a lot to say for themselves, but
'Don't Tread On Me' has a lyric that consists of exactly two lines,
one of which is the song title. The music makes a good effort
at treading into Daft Punk territory, although the video I've
got just seems like a trailer for the song (and album) proper.
Pixies - 'Classic Masher'
You cannot argue with this one. It's the Pixies, giving us a
song with a 'Here Comes Your Man' sort of melody, and a video
that belongs on 1990s MTV and that must have taken quite a long
time and a lot of paint to put together. Best song you've heard
this week, guaranteed, and if you want a ticket for any of their
upcoming UK shows then sorry, they've all gone now, so you'll
just need to watch the video instead.
- 'How Much Time'
Years ago (about ten actually) it seemed that every time I went
to a gig I would find myself standing in front of a Liverpool
band called the Black Velvets, whom I think I saw three times
in the space of about two months. Now, in 2016, while Seprona
don't sound an awful lot like that other band, the silhouetted
video images are making a connection of some sort. Alright tune
if you like the Coral etc
Invisible Boy - 'Strangers'
This is just a bit weird. Musician Chris Bierden recorded 'Strangers'
then made a low-cost video to accompany it while on board a aeroplane,
with the turbulence providing some visual effects as the camera
shakes about. Not sure about the vocal but the lo-fi approach
to air travel deserves a bit of applause.
Graphics - 'Lense'
'Remixed by Yasauki Shimizu' it says alongside the title and
while I've never heard of him either, Motion Graphics are to be
congratulated on their choice of producer for the version of 'Lense'
that they've chosen to share with us, the sort of track that you'd
need to put on repeat for about fifteen plays to really get an