Playlist 367 - Sept 1 2015

First show back and a few new albums which came in during the summer break. Robert Forster's 1st solo album in 7 years is a beautiful slow burn of Blonde on Blonde-ish folk moves and faux memoir.

Blank Realm, also from Brisbane, are a powerful psych rock beast taking in elements of No Wave on this the opening track from their new album Illegals in heaven.

Seminal jangle pop Marxists McCarthy are getting a reissue on Optic Nerve. This is the Kit play Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork this month. Sublime soul crooning from August Wells.

And The Chap being extremely Chappish once again, setting the internet on fire with their electric sound of desire (that excellent line is a quote from the song 'Guitar Messiah').

More on these pages as always.

Sept 1 2015 w/ Robert Forster,Blank Realm,Television,August Wells,The Chap,McCarthy,Ergo Phizmiz++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 367
Tues Sept 1 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Robert Forster – I can do
Robert Forster – Let me imagine you (playing Blood & the Moon: A Provocation on Yeats, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Sept 13 & 14)
Television – See no evil
Blank Realm – No views (playing Workman's Club, Dublin, Sept 27)
This is the Kit - Silver John (playing Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival, Cork, Sept 17-20)
Rozi Plain - Best team (playing Courtyard Green Man, London, Sept 13)
The Chap – Guitar Messiah
McCarthy – The well of loneliness
EL VY – Return to the moon (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Dec 13)
William D Drake - Distant buzzing (playing Union Chapel, London, Oct 17)
Ergo Phizmiz – Gala Romanza
Stephen Steinbrink – I don’t know how to deal with it (playing St Pancras Old Church, London, Sept 10, w/ Julie Byrne)
Julie Byrne – Prism song
August Wells - Here in the wild (playing Electric Picnic Festival, Sept 4-6; Coughlan's, Cork, Sept 11)

*next week's show is a 2-hour special and features music from Susan James, Kathryn Joseph & Laura Cannell, among others

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