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Bella Union, Further Listening, Island of Noise, Jack Cooper, Modern Nature, playlist, South Records, Southend, Ultimate Painting -

We're big fans of Modern Nature here, their debut, How To Live, was our 2019 album of the year and we had the great pleasure of them playing our Christmas party too. This new album, the follow up to last year's Annual, is another step up. A beguiling, free-flowing, career highlight, which takes in some of British free music luminaries such as saxophonist Evan Parker, pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist John Edwards and violinist Alison Cotton, as well as long term collaborators Jeff Tobias and Jim Wallis. Island Of Noise is available as a limited boxset, which features an expanded instrumental version of...

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april magazine, cindy, flowertown, further listening, if the ceiling were a kite, playlist, tough love, vol 1, volume 1 -

April Magazine, our latest San Francisco crush, just released their new album, If The Ceiling Were A Kite Vol.1, on Tough Love. As it's our album of the week/month/year we asked them to put together a Further Listening playlist and asked them a couple of questions giving those of us thousands of miles away an insight in to how it all started. BUY: If The Ceiling Were A Kite Vol.1 [limited edition cream vinyl] - How did the band come together?   It started as roommates. Peter and I (Kati) shared a bedroom door – he'd record all night and...

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2021, Cindy, Dinked Edition, Further Listening, Playlist, Tough Love -

San Francisco has been turning up a lot of our favourite bands these past few years, with the SF labels Mt St Mtn and Paisley Shirt, along with Tough Love in the UK, bringing most of them to our attention. Cindy's third record, 1:2, has been on heavy rotation here for months and has finally seen release this week (as a Dinked Edition, or on blue vinyl).  BUY: Cindy - 1:2 To follow up the Further Listening playlist Cindy's Karina Gill made us for her other band Flowertown, we have another here. As usual (these San Francisco bands all seem to have...

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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, 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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