Playlist 447 - May 16 2017

Slowdive have a first new album in over 20 years. It's great and picks up seamlessly from where they left off. We heard from it and from their shoegaze confreres of the 80s/90s Cocteau Twins, the magnificent swirl of the album Heaven or Las Vegas.

The charmingly named Snapped Ankles (pic) have released track 2 and it's another stonking piece of strident electro, not without melody and other intrigue however.

Another gorgeous Flying Nun memory from their reissue of Look Blue Go Purple; new music from This Is The Kit, a beautiful kosmische jam; The Magnetic Fields with memoir, Stonewall riots, feather boas, Serge Gainsbourg, Judy Garland and irresistible tunes.

And Manu Louis with a twisted kind of fairground funk with some brass band looney tunes thrown in which is wonderful.

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Playlist 447
Tues May 16 2017
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Cocteau Twins – Cherry coloured funk
Slowdive – Don’t know why (playing Field Day Festival, London, June 3)
The National – The system only dreams in total darkness (playing Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival, Cork Opera House, Sept 16)
This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze (playing Clonmel Junction Festival, July 3-9)
Terry – Take me to the city
Look Blue Go Purple – Grace
Snapped Ankles - Jonny Guitar calling Gosta Berlin (playing Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, June 18)
Tau feat Nadia Daou – Ana Inta Inta Ana
Noosh Afarin – Gol-e Aftab Gardoon (Pomegranates: Finders Keepers)
Angel Olsen – Shut up kiss me (playing Cork Opera House, May 20)
The Magnetic Fields – Judy Garland (playing NCH, Dublin, Aug 28+29)
Goldfrapp – Anymore (radio edit) (playing Latitude Festival, July 13-16)
Cory Hanson – Garden of delight
James Elkington – Make it up
Manu Louis – Music from the hot dog stand

*next week's show features music from Jane Weaver, Joan Shelley & Moondog, among others

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