from the listening nook

vinyl thoughts for an analogue life

Sesh/Fosser- Thee MVPs 

November 8, 2017
fromthelisteningnook

​Format: 7″ Black Vinyl 

Side A – Sesh: a deep low register lo-fi indie stomper full of hard as nails attitude and a cavalcade of thumping instrumentation. Twangy off-tune guitar mesmerizes whilst the catastrophic bassline takes no prisoners. A street-level staccato vocal tops this anthemic polemic.

Side B – Fosser: A&E aggressive heart monitor musical mayhem. Doctors in DMs as Nurse Ratchett tightens the raw chord screws. Vocals page from passionate PAs…a call to arms and legs and torsos! Swirly flighty guitar and rhythmic pumping bass revive the soul of modern indie music by channelling a revitilising adrenaline shot of RATM DNA.

Score: 8/10

Thought: Bleep bleep bleep goes the indie heart monitor…louder and louder it sounds…do you get it yet?!

Info: Too Pure Singles Club /  Thee MVPs 

Advertisements

No Brainer – Jon Jones and the Beatnik Movement

October 27, 2017
fromthelisteningnook


Format: 7″ black vinyl 
Side AA of a double A side from Come Play With Me

A slap-happy smash of discordant thumping screeching guitars resplendent with heady screamo chorus. Dark alleyway aggression meets metallic hobnailed vocals whilst repetitive slashes of noise bellow from the bottom of a tortured soul. A musical call for attention wrapped up is heavy duty fuzz and all sorts of shouty goodness.

Score: 8/10

Thought: down deep…deep in the markets better regions of existence bellows the agonized cry of Jon Jones’s musical soul!

Info: CPWM

Zodiac – Magic Mountain

October 27, 2017
fromthelisteningnook


Format: 7″ black vinyl 
Side A of a double A side from Come Play With Me

Full fat punk rhythms enmeshed with Fuzzbox vocals and a messy melange of music and lyrics. Pacey and toe-tapping and chock full of melodic aggression and an ethereal punk-prog aesthetic. Slaps you on the bum with its super tight dancing guitar break.

Score: 8/10

Thought: a sexy three-way with Peter Gabriel, Fuzzbox and the Sex Pistols…in a garage…with DIY tools!

Info: CPWM

Old Skool Dayz – Tom Glide feat. Chidi

October 8, 2017
fromthelisteningnook


Format: 12″ Black vinyl

Side A: classic early 80s summer soul rnb smooth choon packed to the rafters with soulful elegance and beautiful vocals. Mellow and relaxed with Neneh Cherry styling and chilled out beats. Stunningly gorgeous vocals from Chidi. 

Side B: two fantastic remixes by Ashley Needle and cohorts. Remix 1 brings a clean crisp feel to the track with more 70s inspired vibes and pads and a disco undertone. Remix 2 is stripped back to the bare and oh so beautiful vocals with instruments and samples sipping in and out. Perfect for headphones. A Brand New Heavies flavour throughout.

Score: 9/10

Thought: hot in the city, hot in the city tonight…where’s my Walkman and rollerskates?

Info: Wax and Stamp / Tom Glide

Knew You’d Never Been There / Secret Sister – Seize the Chair 

August 19, 2017
fromthelisteningnook

Format: 7″ black vinyl 

Side A: a supreme slice of lo-fi melodic angst that channels the best of 90s indie poetry and mixes it into a tasty pie of glittery guitar and up front bass. A knowing mid to the Charlatans brings back happy 90s summertime. Melancholic but ever so melodic

Side B: a top tier punk indie stomper with oodles of ethereal floaty vocals and smashy crashy drums.  Toe tapping beach flavoured big hitting tune that never stops invading your brain

Score: 8/10

Final Thought: an oh so superior soup of super tasty indie poetry seasoned with delicious beats and an umami of 90s vibes

Info: Too Pure Singles Club 

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.