Playlist 329 - Oct 21 2014

Having just read the fascinating 4AD biography, I'd been biding my time to play something from the staggering Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, a Bulgarian female choir given an "indie" UK release first in 1986. It was an album that had quite an impact on many other 4AD artists, including Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins, who was already ploughing a most individual vocal furrow, in fairness.

Two from the Hidden Shoal label this week, the sumptuous dream pop of Chloe March, the feverish psych strummings of Brother Earth.

Also Caribou, it's sounding like an instant classic that new album; a re-release for Gravenhurst, lovely psych folk with an electronic undertone; Ty Segall channelling Brett Anderson of Suede but pulling it off; East River Pipe , haunting and poignant wrapped in glorious guitar pop.

And Kemper Norton, as intriguing and spooked out as ever.

More on these pages as always.

Oct 21 2014 w/ East River Pipe,Caribou,Bell Gardens,SPLH,Voix Bulgares,Cocteau Twins++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 329
Tues Oct 21 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Bell Gardens – She’s stuck in the endless loop of her decline
SlowPlaceLikeHome – Dear Diary
Paul Smith & Peter Brewis – Exiting Hyde Park Towers (playing St Giles in the Fields, London, Dec 19)
Chloe March – Eucalyptus night
Brother Earth – Out like a lion
Kemper Norton – Requited
East River Pipe – King of nothing never
The Drink – At the weekend (playing The End Festival, London, Nov 20)
Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares – Kalimankou denkou
Cocteau Twins – Iceblink luck
Caribou – Our love (playing Liverpool Music Week, Oct 23)
Gravenhurst – Black holes in the sand
Ty Segall – The singer (playing Electric Ballroom, London, Nov 12)
Women’s Christmas – Thumbs up to the world (playing The Pop Inn, Dublin, Nov 1)

*next week’s show features music from Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Benjamin Schoos feat. April March & Micah P Hinson, among others

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