It’s Friday…? Again…? Ok…if you’re sure but it seems to have come round quick.
Everyone seems mad fer 1994 today but we’re trying not to get sucked too far into the rose-tinted whimsy about the good old days. Let us not forget that for every pivotal musical moment in that year – Portishead, the rise of Britpop, the death of grunge – there were also number ones by Chaka Demus and Pliers, Whigfield, and Manchester United. A grounding thought.
Anyway – we won’t resist the pull of mass nostalgia completely in today’s list but we’re balancing not with chart detritus but awesome new sounds you need to hear. Ready? GO!
Now, here’s this week’s music. Follow us on Twitter and hashtag #LF for weekly recommendations.
Listen Friday – 3 March 2017
You Want Fox – Liar Liar
New Reckless Yes release AHOY! That’s right, the new single from You Want Fox is out digitally a week today and the brilliant video is out now. Not heard them (we’ll talk about that later) – think QOTSA crossed with Taylor Swift in the style of Royal Blood. Confused? Don’t be – just watch this.
Mouses – Green
Like that You Want Fox track? Thought so. You want to see them live now don’t you? Well YOU LUCKY THING. They play Derby on 11 March with Unqualified Nurse Band and North East garage pop brutalists Mouses. This band has a phenomenal live reputation (as do Fox and Nurse if we’re honest) so this is a show you are gonna wanna be present at. You can get a ticket here.
Ist Ist – White Swan
This band are making stark post-punk waves around Manchester at the moment and they play a free show with our LIINES this week in that very city. You can get yourself a free ticket here and check out their single White Swan while you’re sorting it.
Cherry Hex and The Dream Church – Honeypot
We are digging this band so hard right now. From Nottingham they have definite trip hop vibes and this song is compellingly beautiful, seductively warm.
Slutever – 1994
Told you we wouldn’t resist it completely. However, we’ve not picked a song from 1994 – we’re DIFFERENT. We’ve picked a song called 1994.
Cable – Sale of the Century
Oh wait…we have picked a song from 1994. As EVERYONE is saying it was a pivotal year for music with the zeitgeist spreading itself around multiple genres and popular culture doing the ‘this is amazing’ stuff before it went all corporate and a bit shit again. A pre-formed Reckless Yes had individually alright years in 1994 too: Sarah went to the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party and Pete was inventing math rock doing this…