Bless Playlist 1/11/2004

STARS
STARS. Yep.

This week’s top new tune was STARS‘ ‘What I’m Trying To Say.’ Taken from their shiny new album, ‘Set Yourself On Fire.’ It’s released now in Canada but apparently not released in the rest of the world till 2005. BOO! Go on, order it from Canada… let’s flout their naughty trade embargo…

The top old tune was Mel Torme’s ‘Coming Home Baby.’ Whatta voice!

Kante – Die Summe Der Einzelnen Teile
Golden Boy With Miss Kittin – Autopilot
Method Man Redman – Blackout
Camera Obscura – Eighties Fan
Spoon – Revenge!
Apparat (Feat Marit Posh) – Riding
Mr SOS – Intro
Blood For Blood – Piss All Over Your Hopes And Dreams
101 Strings – Where Were You In 1982
Ben Kweller – Ann Disaster
Styrofoam – Anything
Sweatshop Union – Us (Prod. By Mr. Marmalade)
Pavement – Trigger Cut / Wounded Kite At 17
Chekov – Turntable Soul Kicks (Stereo De Luxe Remix)
Youth Of Today – Thinking Straight
The Last Post – Until The Heart Gives Way
Napalm Death – Scum
Yasume – Dentosen
The Invisible Cities – Oh Yeah
Spearmint – The Flaming Lips
Adeem – Broken Right Wing
Herbie Hancock – Bring Down The Birds
Ove-Naxx – Miburounin
Mclusky – Icarus Smicarus
Bryan Ferry – It’s My Party
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – The Best
Mel Torme – Comin’ Home Baby
De La Soul – He Comes Ft. Ghostface
Karate – Tow Truck
STARS – What I’m Trying To Say
Radioactive Man – Do The Radioactive
Balkanto Vero – Balkanto Vero
Converge – Death King
Holopaw – Igloo Glass
The Lucksmiths – Camera-Shy
Non Phixion – Rock Stars
Legowelt Vs Orgue Electronique – Arpy Our Modular Friend
Maritime – Sleep Around
The Go! Team – Get It Together
Frank Pahl – Double Doorbell Quartet
McCarthy – Write To Your MP Today
Outerspace Ft. Sadat X – Top Shelf
Coltrane – My Favorite Things
Kaito / Erlend Oye – Release Your Body / Ghost Train (Accapella)
David Gates & Bread – Mother Freedom

Vida Halloween All-Dayer

Vida
Derbische-Sheffieldische Freundschaft…

I had an excellent day yesterday at Bar Vida, seeing eight bands and one art happening, all for £3! Now, that’s value. It was a bit of a Sheffield band invasion since five of the acts hail from there (Biba, The Thieves and Ima Nemic repped Derby).

It’s the first time I’ve seen Biba live and I really enjoyed their set. They sound strangely like some gothy 1983 4AD band even though they probably don’t intend to. I think it’s the combination of pounding drum machine, echoey guitar and pumping electric bass, it’s all very This Mortal Coil. Which is fine by me, classic goth that I am.

As for all the foreign bands – sheer class from Sheffield! If you get the chance to see any of these bands, take it, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s hope a Derby-Sheffield gig-swap routine gets going, it’d be great to have more new bands playing in Derby. Plus, I’m sure most Derby bands get bored playing the same city continuously…

The night finished off with mayhem as people just plugged in and made noise. Was it melodious? Nope! Was it full of humour, passion and sheer love of noise? Yep! It was dedicated to Peelie and I’m sure he would have loved it.

Click here for all the piccies!

OR…
…go straight to the peeps you lust after:

[Heart] Yeah!!
Letters And Colours
Biba
Alex Kid
The Thieves
Rotary Ten
Red Cars Go Faster
Ima Nemic
The Happening