Tuesday, 18 May 2010

On the Stereo

1. Rocks Off - Rolling Stones

2. The Big AC - New Street Adventure - www.myspace.com/newstreetadventure

3. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

4. Woke Up This Morning - Alabama 3

5. Blue Drag - Washboard Rhythm Kings

All cracking tunes, 'The Big AC' by Birmingham soul boys New Street Adventure is certainly worth a listen as they're looking like a breath of fresh air on a breezy seaside afternoon. They're supporting Mayer Hawthorne on the Birmingham leg of his UK tour and are well worth checking out.

Over the last few weeks I've had the pleasure of seeing Turin Brakes in extremely intimate surrounding at the small bit of Sheffield's City Hall (the name escapes me). Having gone back to their stripped down roots with new LP 'Outbursts' Ollie and Gale seem to have found their rightful place, a palce outside of the larger venues and the big band set up.

Also returning to their roots are Feeder. After their split with long term record label, Virgin,  last year they're now going under the name Renegades and have found their balls in the process, then connected them to a series of distortion pedals. After a sold out and shit kicking set at Sheffield's Leadmill the Feeder we once knew seems to have disappeared and they've been replaced by a monster intent on making noise and turning heads, it's working.

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