Category Archives: Odd Ones

Top Tune – May 2015

Vangoffey – Race Of Life Ex-bassist of Supergrass returns with a quintessentially British pop gem that’s sure to put a smile on your face. The video is fab too!

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Top Tune – March 2013

  Banks – Before I Ever Met You (2013)   The best Massive Attack tune around that isn’t actually them. Sultry vocals swing around a massive (no pun intended) beat and moody sounds. Sexiest track of 2013 so far. Random Fact: Check out the “S O H N” remix of this song which takes you into even darker, murkier waters … read more –>

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Top Tune – January 2013

Esther Phillips – Just Say Goodbye (1966) Just Say Goodbye Lyrics I can’t forget the night you told me that you loved me The stars were shining so bright How could I constantly resist you when you’re lips were sweet And your arms held me tight You said you’d give me your heart But you just lied to me from … read more –>

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Top Tune – December 2012

The Growl – Cleaver Lever Yet another band from the rampaging Aussie scene which has so many great bands right now. The Growl hail from Brisbane and create a beautifully grungy, hard blues sound with a slow menacing beat, perfectly topped off with a classic Black Keys styled vocal. Before anyone accusing them of ripping them off, it’s important to … read more –>

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Top Tune – November 2012

The Bombay Royale – Monkey Snake Fight (2012) Monkey Fight Snake appears on the new Bombay Royale album You Me Bullets Love. Some of it is quite brilliant, coming on like a Bollywood movie soundtrack caught up in a Tarantino exploitation surf flik. The track featured here is an instrumental but i recommend giving the whole album a listen as … read more –>

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Top Tune – September 2012

Dum Dum Girls – Lord Knows (2012) I’ve always been a sucker for bitter sweet sixty’s style simplicity. The Dum Dum Girls manage to pull off something evoking The Velvet Underground as though produced by Phil Spector, through the ever influencial Jesus and The Mary Chain and wrapping it around a sugar coated Mazzy Star harmony ….lovely. Is it comtemporary? … read more –>

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Mickey Mouse and the Medicine Man

In case you are, like myself, fascinated by the historical relationship of drugs and popular media, this one’s just right for you. Apparently, back in 1951, Walt Disney released a Mickey Mouse comic book where Mickey and Goofy discover a drug called peppo,¬†which makes you want to mow the lawn, paint the house and do other amazing stuff people were … read more –>

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Top Tune – August 2012

Blur – Under The Westway (2012) What can you say about Blur that hasn’t already been said. Love them or hate them, they are one of the true quintessentially British bands, who have more than a few times epitomized what’s great about music from these shores. What’s remarkable about “Under The Westway“, is that after multiple albums and a long … read more –>

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