Playlist 439 - Mar 21 2017

New releases this week from Dublin band Percolator (pic) with a lovely scratchy but somehow understated brand of shoegaze. They play Coughlan's in Cork at the end of April.

Also Snapped Ankles, punktronica they're calling it, all I know is it's got thundering bass and distorted vocals and is a great thing altogether.

Mick Harvey still wowing with the Serge Gainsbourg interpretations/translations, this time in duet with the wonderful Sophia Brous, more greatness.

More thunderous drumming this time from Huddersfield's The Scaramanga Six, two drummers apparently and a wonderful anthemic vocal refrain.

Plus Barry McCormack, playing The Workman's Club in Dublin soon, bringing great sturdy songwriting into folk tunes with a motorik pulse.

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Playlist 439
Tues Mar 21 2017
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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The Kinks – Dead end street
Those Unfortunates – The consolations of the life I know (playing The Betsey Trotwood, London, May 19)
Barry McCormack – All the things you’ve done (playing The Workman's Club, Dublin, Apr 5)
Frontier Ruckus – Our flowers are still burning
Mick Harvey feat Sophia Brous – While re-reading your letter (playing Under the Bridge, London, Mar 25)
Kid Koala feat Emiliana Torrini – satellite
VENN – Real blood (playing Night & Day, Manchester, Mar 24)
Percolator – Crab supernova (playing Coughlan's, Cork, Apr 28)
Snapped Ankles – I want my minutes back
Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – Tears on fire
Fazed on a Pony – D’you
The Satin Bells – I stand accused (of loving you)
The Scaramanga Six – As we take the stage/Owned
Pieter Nooten – Here is light I
Bing & Ruth – The how of it sped (playing LSO St Luke's, London, May 26)
Urban Farm Hand feat Bella Hardy – Moving around

*next week's show features music from Alex Stolze, Camille & The Saxophones, among others

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