Playlist 423 - Nov 15 2016

I saw Trashcan Sinatras play live last weekend. What a joy that was. A band at the top of their craft, 25 years + on. This album (pic) features some of the best one liners in all of pop music - "got to get the keys from my girlfriend", "disco dancing in the morning" - and that's just in the first song, which opened the show . More to come on that gig on the blog.

August Wells are back on tour in the spring with band which should be very special.

We had a run of beautiful vibes-tinged jazz pieces - Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr from their album of jazz covers. Rayon (Markus Acher from The Notwist) plying similar late night tones. And Mikael Tariverdiev, the sound of St Petersburg through film in the 1970s, a bittersweet and quietly uplifting sound.

And more from Hilma Nikolaisen, a gorgeous album of shifting psych pop shapes.

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Playlist 423
Tues Nov 15 2016
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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*listen back to this show here

Trashcan Sinatras – Easy read (playing Bloomsbury Ballroom, London, Nov 19)
The Lemon Twigs – I wanna prove to you (playing Moth Club, London, Nov 28+29)
August Wells – Here in the wild (playing Coughlan's, Cork, Mar 2+3, plus Irish tour)
Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr – You don’t know what love is (playing The Lexington, London, Nov 20)
Rayon – Kona
Mikael Tariverdiev – Snow over Leningrad (from the soundtrack of the film The irony of fate)
Entrance – Promises (playing The Waiting Room, London, Nov 30)
Jess Williamson – See you in a dream
Angel Olsen – Give it up (playing Roundhouse, London, May 24)
Hilma Nikolaisen – Word
Yama Warashi – Quagmire moon (playing Servant Jazz Quarters, London, Nov 27)
Arborist – A crow (playing Whelan's, Dublin, Nov 26, w/ Malojian)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi (playing Village Underground, London, Dec 5)
Angelina – Vagabond Saint
Whyte Horses – The snowfalls

*next week's show features more music from William D Drake, Fixity & Slow Moving Clouds, among others

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