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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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An Alternative Frame Of Mind

Great 90’s Alt grooves! 01, The Folk Implosion – Natural One 02, Guided By Voices – Bulldog Skin 03, Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running 04, Pavement – Embassy Row 05, Giant Sand – Bender 06, 16 Horsepower – Seen What I Saw 07, Beirut – The Akara 08, Built To Spill – I Would Hurt A Fly 09, … read more –>

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Top Tune – October 2012

  The Raveonettes – You Hit Me (I’m Down) (2012) Taken from their new album “Observator”, this pretty lament confirms The Raveonettes as one of the standard bearers for the scuzzed up retro 60’s scene. There’s a great deal of this about these days but none do it much better than the pair from Denmark. Simple, affecting and catchy in … 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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Top Tune – July 2012

Soulsavers – Longest Day (2012) – from the album “The Light The Dead See” I’ve always liked Dave Gahan’s voice but never felt his work outside Depeche Mode really matched the high and consistant standards of their best work together. Much of this was due to Gahan’s songwriting which i believe most would agree, isn’t his strong suit. Enter the … read more –>

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Top Tune – June 2012

Worlds Away – Benjamin Schoos (2012) – from the album “China Man vs China Girl” A classic piece of alternative retro 60’s style pop given a modern production and sweeping arrangement. I know very little about Benjamin Schoos (sometimes known by the pseudonym Miam Monster Miam) except that he is from Belgium (you can count their pop idols on one … read more –>

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Famous, Not Famous

Simply a collection of lesser known tracks by alternative bands you will probably know. If you don’t, then they are all well worth checking out. Some are from older artists including the odd, eclectic and rather fab come back single by the former lead singer of the The Jam, Paul Weller. Zombie Man by Primal Scream on Beautiful Future Losing … read more –>

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