Playlist 295 - Jan 21 2014

Great news last week of a Cork gig for Julia Kent (pictured) in March (also Dublin). We took a track each from her last two albums, Character and Green and grey, each quite different but equally great.

O Emperor are deservedly up for the Choice Irish album of the year, although no excuse needed to hear 'Holy fool'. Band of Clouds also play a rare gig in Cork in March - 'Cats cuts' is a great slice of fuzzy dream pop and both bands were in the Best of 2013 round up on the blog lately (so were My Pilot actually).

Some brilliant Spaghetti Western cuts from Bruno Nicolai and Alessandro Alessandroni(thanks for the nod PMcD) either side of some more recent soundtrack work from John Parish.

A couple of "archive" classics from Bjork's Medulla album and XTC's Apple Venus Vol 1. (Can less then 15 years old be considered archive?)

And Ezra Furman taking a page from The Modern Lovers' book, thrillingly.

More on these pages as always.

Jan 21 2014 show w/ Ezra Furman,Modern Lovers,Julia Kent x 2,Bjork,Mutual Benefit,Spag Westerns++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 295
Tues Jan 21 2014
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Bjork – Triumph of a heart
Mutual Benefit – Advanced falconry (playing St John’s Church, London, Mar 4)
Julia Kent – Ebb
Julia Kent – Tithonos (playing Triskel TDC, Cork, Mar 1; Sugar Club, Dublin, Mar 2)
Field Music – (I keep thinking about) A new thing
School of Language – Between the suburbs
Bruno Nicolai – La partenza (from the soundtrack of the 1972 film My name is Shanghai Joe)
John Parish – The girls rehearse (from the soundtrack of the 2012 film Little Black Spiders)
Alessandro Allesandroni – Bandidos (from the soundtrack of the 1969 film Bandidos)
O Emperor – Holy fool (Choice Prize)
Band of Clouds – Cats cuts (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Mar 1)
Ezra Furman – And maybe God is a train (playing Soup Kitchen, Manchester, Feb 11)
The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
XTC – Easter Theatre
My Pilot – The last big party

*next week’s show will feature music from Silverbacks, Patrick Freeman, Girls Names & Future Islands, among others

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