Playlist 424 - Nov 22 2016

A spate of great gigs coming up in Cork and we played several of these bands on the show this week.

Fixity, a new album conceived in Cork, recorded in Malmo and sounding like a pure beast, launches in Triskel Dec 3.

The Altered Hours, "hometown" show at the Kino Dec 10, it's been too long. Also Rozi Plain, same venue the following night, all part of the Sudden Club Weekender. Great.

A terrible clash but also on Dec 10 in Cobh at the Sirius Arts Centre, the return of the wonderful Slow Moving Clouds, strings and drones turned into gorgeous ambient hum.

Also great music from Cool Ghouls, channelling The Byrds from 1965/6; Rothko with vocals by Johny Brown, sterling bass and voice expositions from the north of England; The Sea Nymphs, a timeless treasure from 1992, just released.

And Lambchop, making autotuned vocals credible for the first time.

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Playlist 424
Tues Nov 22 2016
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Slow Moving Clouds – The conquering hero (playing Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Dec 10, w/ Jonathan Pearson)
Sans Chateaux – Aspendale
The Altered Hours – Virgin’s sleeve (playing The Kino, Cork, Dec 10)
Cool Ghouls – Time capsule
William D Drake – Distant buzzing (playing The Forge, Camden, London, Dec 1)
The Sea Nymphs – Mirmaid’s purse
Fixity – Hungry clouds (playing TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Dec 3, w/ Magic Pockets)
Lambchop – Flotus (playing The Roundhouse, London, Jan 26)
Rozi Plain – Actually (playing The Kino, Cork, Dec 11)
Fair Mothers – Disgrace
Rothko – The mainline landscape of my youth remains seared in my mind
Alien Ensemble – Sun
Sleaford Mods – TCR
Pascal Pinon – Fuglar
Sea + Air – Peave begins at home

*next week's show features more music from Angel Olsen, Hilma Nikolaisen & Weyes Blood, among others

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