Playlist 355 - May 12 2015

If you're a regular, you'll know I've been a huge fan of Aldous Harding since first coming across her late last year. The woman taps into a timeless folk strain but with a sharp & gothic songwriting style. She's on tour in the UK right now, check her out.

Circuit des Yeux is Haley Fohr of Chicago, also on tour soon inc in Cork, a fascinating purveyor of minimalist patterns with very appealing open-throated singing.

I'm always a sucker for high quality orchestral pop and Paperface is exactly that - strings, sentiment, wry observations, it's all there. Taking orchestral pop into more Scott Walkerish territory is August Wells, an old fashioned thoroughly gorgeous song.

The Star Department with lovely low key psych pop; Daniel Knox with irresistibly lilting cabaret; Twerps bringing jangle pop home gloriously.

And Dawn of Midi, for fans of Hauschka, brilliant excavation of rhythm.

More on these pages.

May 12 2015 w/ Circuit des Yeux,Dawn of Midi,Bjork,August Wells,Aldous Harding,Twerps,Michael Head++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 355
Tues May 12 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Twerps - Conditional report
Young Knives – Something awful (playing Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester, May 24)
Morton Valence – Chinatown
The Star Department – This ship won’t sail
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Careen
Circuit des Yeux – Do the dishes (playing Gulpd Café, Cork, June 18)
Michael Head – It’s harvest time
Aldous Harding – Two bitten hearts (playing Rough Trade East, London, May 20, 1pm)
Soley - Aevintyr
Paperface – Amsterdam
Daniel Knox – By the venture
Dawn of Midi – Nix (radio edit)
Bjork – Lionsong
August Wells – Here in the wild

*next week's show will feature music from Titus Andronicus, Orchestra of Spheres & Rod McKuen, among others

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