A long overdue Tuesday Track. After a dry spell for new music,I seem to have come in to a load of great new tracks and albums.
Due to their name alone, !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) are the perfect pretentious man’s band. BUt don’t let that put you off if you’ve never heard them before – they’ve released a cracking new single which has their sound from back in 2006, but with a big dancefloor feel.
We were lucky enough to go and see Glen Hansard and his awesome band this weekend in Belfast. An incredible talent who takes songwriting and performing to a whole new level. His songs genuinely have the power to make you laugh and cry…. with so many of the lyrics taking on a really personal dimension as you listen.
During the gig, my wife and I, started to think about different groups of friends who are having an incredibly tough time at the minute. This song is for them…
After a month long sabbatical to Australia (somebody has to do it), i’m back with a new Tuesday Track.
So what better place to choose for inspiration than Perth, Western Australia?. There was a long time when Perth was seen as a bit of a cultural wasteland, but things are getting a lot better. Here’s some proof from Tame Impala:
My highlight of the batshit crazy Olympics Opening Ceremony was hearing a David Holmes track played almost entirely. It was great considering so many other tracks had been chopped up and played in snippets.
Even better to hear some proper Northern Irish talent recognised (we have so much of it). If you haven’t listed to his album The Holy Pictures, then do yourself a favour and grab a copy.