Here’s a confession: I have Americanaphobia. I fear that if I allow into my life too much of it then, before I know it, one day I’ll find myself enjoying, say, Lady Antebellum. And that would be a terrible fate. The trouble is, I keep coming across artists who can clearly be labelled ‘Americana’ whom I … More Song for Saturday: ‘Old Black Hen’ by Songs:Ohia
Another one from Edinburgh’s National Gallery of Modern Art but this time a very recent image. It’s of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram, who co-founded the BBC Radiophonic Orchestra. The artist is Glasgow-based Victoria Morton. I think the mish-mash of bright colours probably match the strange new sounds she was producing in that studio.
There are only two members of Honeyblood but they make such a big sound with just a guitar and drums that you think they must be a larger band. If you like your guitars fuzzy and skuzzy, vocals drenched in reverb and gorgeous melodies, you’ll love their debut album. It’s difficult to pick one … More Song for Saturday: ‘Choker’ by Honeyblood
At times of stress or distress, I always turn to Cocteau Twins. For the last week or so I’ve listened to virtually nothing else. On Twitter I said that they was keeping me on an even keel. ‘But they make me soar,’ said somebody. Me too, but more than that, I know the songs so … More Song for Saturday: ‘Fotzepolitic’ by Cocteau Twins
With all eyes on Newport for the next week, here’s a lovely but unsentimental view of my hometown from some people who really know it.
One to put a smile on your face for the weekend. Altogether: ‘Ah-ah-ah!’ You can listen below or follow the link to buy it. Here’s the Gilliam-esque video: