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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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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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FURTHER LISTENING, GLENN DONALDSON, MIX, MIXTAPE, PINKS & PURPLES, PLAYLIST, SOUTH RECORDS, THE REDS, TOUGH LOVE, UNCOMMON WEATHER -

Glenn Donaldson, aka The Reds, Pinks & Purples, releases his third album of classic wistful jangle pop this week on Tough Love. Uncommon Weather (which is available on limited transparent blue vinyl) is a continuation of the timeless DIY pop from his 2020 album You Might Be Happy Someday and their first proper full length Anxiety Art, a title that might nod to the classic Television Personalities song “Anxiety Block.” Donaldson’s music continuously reckons with the influence of Dan Treacy, whose own forays into drum-machines, echo, and reverb in the early 1990s is an important reference point for The Reds, Pinks...

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