VINYL NEWS: A BIT OF A ROUND-UP
20th March 2018
More vinyl news for you, folks, including releases from Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte, Dub Pistols, Ethan Gold, Douga, Proto Idiot and Charles Howls
They’re a jazz trio: keyboardist Jamie Saft, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte offer Loneliness Road (RareNoiseRecords; www.rarenoiserecords.com) but provide three tracks with vocals by Iggy Pop. Less shocking, more brooding.
From Douga is Hidden Tapes and the Golden Tide (Do Make Merge; douga.bandcamp.com). Resembling classic jangly-guitar, 80s indie, it’s infused with sparkling vocals and uplifting melodies. Lovely.
Ethan Gold’s Songs From A Toxic Apartment (Gold; www.ethangold.com). Earnest and well crafted. An singer-songwriter of what I call Competent Rock. Full of rounded edges and achievable challenges.
Dub Pistols’ Crazy Diamonds (PIAS) offer a new slice of dance-rap-reggae that’s uplifting and relevant, spilling over with energy.
Charles Howl’s My Idol Family (Oh Many; www.ohmany.co.uk) has that slightly arty rock sound with fragile and sensitive vocals that demand you sit and listen in silence. Just in case you might scare them away.
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