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cindy, essex, flowertown, further listening, mt st mtn, paisley shirt, playlist, south records, southend, tough love -

To go alongside their future classic debut record (out this week on Mt.St.Mtn) we asked Flowertown to make us a Further Listening playlist, and they've put together a real beaut, focussing on their friends in and around the great Paisley Shirt label. We were instantly smitten when introduced to Cindy by Stephen at Tough Love, with nods to the best bits of all the best bands. Flowertown - which is Cindy's Karina, with Mike from Tony Jay - continue in that same vein. Glenn Donaldson from Freeform Freakout/The Reds, Pinks & Purples puts it best: “…Flowertown is indebted to the great...

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2021, drop 2, essex, recommendations, record store day, rsd, south records, southend -

Record Store Day release lists can be pretty overwhelming - hundreds of records, a lot of which you'll just glaze over as you're browsing, so we've got a few to keep your eyes out for which we think are well worth checking out:Candi Staton - Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) [INFO]. My favourite singer, during her greatest period. Just some of the best music ever. Her version of Jolene is the definitive version for me. The best. Cat Stevens - Harold & Maude OST [INFO]. A really lovely soundrtack of folk-pop classics recorded for the best film...

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2021, Andy Bell, Ever Decreasing Circles, further listening, mix, new, playlist, Ride, sonic cathedral, south records -

Andy Bell has been a constant companion to many of us for 30 odd years, as guitarist/singer in Ride, to bassist in Oasis, and now his solo work. He released his solo debut last year to coincide with his 50th birthday, and has followed that up this year with a series of EPs - the ever decreasing circles series (12", 10", 7" and CD). Perpetually moving forward with his own music, taking in ecstatic psych pop, electronic studio experimentation, shoegaze (of course) and all points in between. This Further Listening playlist, made exclusively for us, is a deep dive in...

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2021, clifftown, further listening, Hudson records, matt boulter, mg boulter, mix, playlist, south records -

We're long term fans of MG Boulter, having had him play in the shop on a few occasions over the years. A songwriter whose turn of phrase and observant lyrics bring new light to the minutiae or small town life. His new album Clifftown, is out now on Hudson Records, and he's been kind enough to make us a playlist of some favourites. Scroll down to read Matt's thoughts on his choices, and to listen BUY: Clifftown Clifftown is an album about growing up and living in a seaside suburban town, the good and the bad. I have always been drawn...

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2021, Album, Further Listening, Joseph Shabason, LP, Mix, Mixcloud, Mixtape, Playlist, South Records, The Fellowship -

Joseph Shabason is a big favourite of ours here, mixing Fourth World ambience with woozy ECM jazz - think Jon Hassell and Harold Budd covering John Martyn's Sweet Little Mystery and you're on the right track. We asked Joseph if he'd make us a Further Listening mix (following on from The Reds, Pinks & Purples from a few weeks back) and he delivered an absolute beaut, a mix of songs that have excited him in the past year. Scroll down to listen, and check out the tracklisting. BUY: The Fellowship (limited indies-only transparent blue vinyl) Tracklist: Andre Ethier - Wild GoldfishDan Edmonds - The...

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