Johnny Flynn – Detectorists TVST
I’ve written about my admiration of the tv show the Detectorists (and good news – third series is on its way). This is the song that plays over the opening sequence. I don’t know if Johnny Flynn had this song written already or if it was written specially for the tv show. Either way it captures the mood and feel of the show perfectly.
Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
It’s twenty years this year since Spiritualized released their album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. An anniversary I was reminded of by Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, and a recent Quietus feature, but confusingly marked by the band last year, a decision which Jason Pierce explains in The Quietus interview.
I loved this album when it was first released, listening to it constantly. From Kate Radley introducing the album on this the opening song (a suggestion of a state in which to maybe consider listening to what comes next) to the twenty-minute ‘Cop Shoot Cop’ that finishes it, this is an album that is ambitious, experimental, simple (the last two not incompatible with each other), and one which has become, in the twenty years since its release, one of my favourite albums of all time.
Sleaford Mods – I Feel So Wrong
I choose this week’s song in the knowledge I’m coming quite late to the Sleaford Mods. What can I say? I initially tend to turn from bands that get a lot of praise, and then find myself with a bit of catching up to do. This is a superb song.
Kevin Morby – City Music
Kevin Morby has a new album out, City Music. I’ve only giving it a cursory listen and only half the way through at that, so this week’s post is more a bookmark than anything to remind me to listen again.
Jacqueline Taib – 7 heure du matin
July is the month of the Tour de France. It’s being shown on ITV4. They closed the highlights of Stage 13 with this song, which was perhaps a nod to the winner of that stage, Warren Barguil, and to the winner of stage 12, Barguil’s fellow Frenchman, Romain Bardet.
When I first heard it I assumed it was a cover of The Who’s ‘My Generation’, but I was mistaken in that assumption.
Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band – Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
I’ve never really managed to properly listen to any of Joanna Newsom’s albums for some reason. But the EP, Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band, I love. ‘Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie’ is probably my favourite song on it.