This is one of those posts in which we round up some of the new music emanating from our wee corner of the world, so, let’s get to it shall we?
We’ve mentioned Lockah before; he’s had loads of online coverage of late, and quite rightly so. Myopic indie/rock kids may scoff, but there’s a proper bass music scene up here, and it’s finally getting the recognition it deserves. His label Tuff Wax (who aren’t scared to put out some guitar-based stuff too) is one of the best things to come out of this city in years. Here’s the whole EP, which is out now through Mad Decent imprint Jefrees (or click here for a direct download link).
Our eyes and ears have been on His Name Is Codeine for a while now; imagine if The Velvet Underground lived in Elgin and The Raveonettes and The Jesus and Mary Chain popped round for a cup of tea and a couple of pink wafers. Aye, imagine that. Arguably, this is their finest moment so far:
It’s always a pleasure to put up something new from Alan Davidson, AKA Kitchen Cynics. A genuine original, he’s been blazing his own psych-folk trail longer than a lot of you have been alive. This is his contribution to a 94-track, 12-hour (!) tribute album to music writer Lee Jackson. I don’t know a lot about Lee, but he obviously had the respect of a hell of a lot of people. More information on the album here.
You just knew that something involving Steven Milne would be in here didn’t you? Right on cue, here’s the new remix EP of The Little Kicks‘ Loosen Up. Featuring interpretations by Optimo‘s JD Twitch, Discopolis, Fiction and Funky Transport, it won’t come as a shock to you that such a stellar line-up of talent have delivered the goods, and then some.
That’s all for now, happy listening, and cheers to all the music makers…