Andy Bell - Further Listening Playlist

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Andy Bell - Further Listening Playlist

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 to the creative, questing mind, of a true head.

Andy has also given us his thoughts on each track. Scroll down to listen/read.

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This Mortal Coil – ‘Fyt’

Ride used to come onstage to this in the early ’90s, it always makes me think big things are afoot 

Pye Corner Audio – ‘Lost Ways’

The first song in the Pye Corner Audio live set which made me want to try and work with him – my favourite tune of Martin’s

Andy Bell – ‘Heat Haze On Weyland Road’

A downtempo kind of electronic-ish little number from my debut album  

Spacemen 3 – ‘Big City’

Always ahead, always a reference point for me and an inspiration 

Harold Grosskopf – ‘Synthesist 2048’

Fantastic tune, sounds incredible loud

Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – ‘Illusion Of Time’

Lockdown classic from last summer

Andy Bell – ‘The Commune’ (Pye Corner Audio Remix)

My favourite of the PCA remixes of my tracks 

Slowdive – ‘Sugar For The Pill’ (Avalon Emerson’s Gilded Escalation)

A beautiful remix of a very lovely song 

Moon Diagrams – ‘Nightmoves’

Cool track from Moses Archuleta of Deerhunter

Andy Bell – ‘I Was Alone’ (Pye Corner Audio Remix)

On this remix PCA improved on my original, in my opinion 

Idjut Boys – ‘One For Kenny’

Found this on a DJ Harvey compilation, real favourite in the summer months

Andrew Weatherall – ‘Unknown Plunderer’

Hard to overstate this man’s influence and talent. The late, great Andrew Weatherall

Patrick Cowley – ‘The Runner’

A really cool tune by this master, which I discovered three minutes ago, thanks to the “recommended based on the music in your playlist” feature

The Sabres Of Paradise – ‘Ballad of Nicky McGuire’

Classic Sabres of Paradise from the ‘Haunted Dancehall’ album 

Haai – ‘Be Good’

Words to live by from the excellent Haai 

Erol Alkan – ‘Silver Echoes’

Erol Alkan’s finest hour in my book, totally mesmeric 

Ride – ‘Catch You Dreaming’

And here is one of Erol’s stellar production jobs for Ride, this is from 2018’s ‘Tomorrow’s Shore’ EP

This Mortal Coil – ‘With Tomorrow’

Finishing  where I started, with This Mortal Coil, you’ve got to love a melancholy ending

Thanks and take it easy out there 

- Andy Bell


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