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Monday, 29 June 2015

Boiled ... baked, Noisepod #4 (June 2015)

Thank god another year of that fuck-awful Glastonbury hypathon is done and dusted (crop-dusted). Ugh.

Next year, I imagine the BBC will finally stop sitting on the fence (farmer's five-bar gate) and really get behind this brave little musical festival, possibly devoting BBC2's entire output to it for four solid days, alongside a live blog on the BBC website and numerous "We interrupt this programme"-type bulletins across all major BBC platforms - which we'll obviously need if we're to be kept up to date with when a headline act has been seen coming out of their luxury caravan in their fabulous long-length sparkly-gold wellies ...

Er, yes. Anyway, in other news, which has been boiled and baked for your music satisfaction, here's Noisepod #4. Dedicated to the ghosts of the long-dead hippie counterculture ... [link now taken down; leave a comment for a re-up].


1: Perspex Flesh, Cancer black 
2: Atomic Suplex, Do the suplex 
3: Pissing Contest, Rat race 
4: Siberian Ass Torture, ___ Authority (I don't wanna clean my room) 
5: Mass Grave, President's dick 
6: Deathrite, Infernal void 
7: A surreal sight 
8: Amorous Dialogues, Vimto 
9: Beast As God, Eschatological vision 
10: The Black Dahlia Murder, Rebel without a car 
11: Primitive Man, Unable 
12: Haymaker, Another friend till the end 
13: Supports the church 
14: Flipper, Life is cheap 
15: Vilipend, Fool's gold 
16: Death Grips, Whatever I want (fuck who's watching) 
17: Infect, Sendo fogo 
18: Koranic recitation 
19: Listen Up!, Intro 
20: Roseanne Barrr, No means no Mariah 
21: Masters Of Ear Destruction, Deathrivers 
22: No Negative, Ft. n. cage 
23: Napalm Christ, Idols of evil 
24: How do you like your meat 
25: Sick/Tired, Dried up corpse 
26: Good Throb, You're shit 
27: Music Blues, 91771 
28: Ancient Shores, Omen 
29: Woolf, Patch 
30: I'm coming out 
31: Teddy & The Frat Girls, Clubnite 
32: Coffins, Purgatorial madness

Monday, 22 June 2015

The torture of band t-shirts

Over in another place - a calmingly-decorated boudoir full of quietly glowing collectibles - I slip into something more comfortable. A band t-shirt. Blimey, it's torture ... 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

It's our norm (May 2015), Podcast #118

Evidently they're down to their last 500 tickets for Field Day, which kind of begs the question - how many do they actually cram into that godforsaken bit of east London? Poor Victoria Park.

Anyway, bearing in mind Edwyn Collins' spot-on dictum about the truly detestable summer festival, I l'll be giving this £103-per-person hype-fest a well-deserved wide berth.

And at the risk of jumping on the bash-the-hipster bandwagon - which I most decidedly do not want to do - I also think Frankie Boyle scores a few hits with his latest little tirade, not least the notion that bands playing at these bloated over-priced affairs are often just fulfilling a sort of do-the-festivals quota, doing what their managers recommend, chalking the big events up, then a headline slot at Koko, onwards, upwards ...

So yeah, Fuck Field Day! With it's ... "village mentality" (for GOD'S SAKE). No, instead, stay in, turn your puny, undersized computer speakers up, and listen to the latest Niluccio on noise podcast. Everyone who's sensibly followed this sound advice has been of the same opinion. After listening to it, they all say ... it's our norm. [Link now taken down; leave a comment for a re-up].


1: Larvae, Intro 
2: Clotaire 1er, St mich 
3: Black Pus, Blood will run 
4: Ak’chamel, The Giver Of Illness, Potzlom 
5: The Worms, For the last time (Power Lunches, London 25/5/15) 
6: Sugarhill Gang, Rapper’s delight 
7: OOIOO, Jesso testa 
8: Butsenzeller, ? (Windmill, London 5/5/15) 
9: Alex Konadu’s International Band Of Ghana, Asaase asa 
10: Listen Up!, Identity crisis 
11: Junior English, You are lying 
12: Don’t Worry, ? (Power Lunches, London 21/5/15) 
13: It’s our norm 
14: White Hills, In your room 
15: Sidi Touré, La paix 
16: Warm Brains, Too much distance (Power Lunches, London 16/5/15) 
17: Of money laundering 
18: Keith Kazus, Civil civil (убийцы кавер) 
19: Lullabelle, Legend 
20: Graves, ? (Phoenix, Coventry 23/5/15) 
21: Chenard Walcker, Rock ‘n’ roll boy 
22: Dune Witch Trails, White pickets 
23: A Souvenir, XXIII 
24: Das Boots The Chemist, You’re not happy (Power Lunches, London 25/5/15) 
25: Wendell Borton, The worst 
26: Marwood Williams, Sideways