January Music

I have been tardy in updating the SysBio centre iTunes library, consequently there is about 5 days of new music that’s just been added.  I’m liking The Lost Tapes, a series of CAN tracks from 68-77, and well worth a listen.  This spurred me to get digital copies of my old vinyl so plenty more CAN.  Other stuff includes Errors, Eat Lights Become Lights, Gnod, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neil Young & the Horse (Psychedelic Pill – excellent), Richard Hawley (standing at the ski’s Edge – very good), PAWS (a young Glasgow band on FatCat records) Psychedelic Horseshit, Odonis Odonis, Crocodiles, King Creosote, Scott Walker & loads more.  Your sure to find something worth listing to!

New Music

Its been a while so find another 24hrs worth of music on the iTunes server: classic hippy tunes from Tyrannosaurus Rex (before they became Glam) that includes some ridiculous poetry read by the great John Peel, selection of Elbow B-sides, The latest from Bobby Womack (Bravest Man in The Universe) fantastic CD and some stuff I picked up at GreenMan (TOY, Alt-J, of Montreal, Daughter).  I tracked down some vintage Budgie, one of the most under-rated blues-rock band the UK ever produced,  I have particularly fond memories of the tracks from the 1980 Reading Festival performance. There’s new Public Image Ltd record that I’m liking, and many more things.  Enjoy

New Music

Been a while since I updated the Sys Bio music server – so treat yourselves to 1.5 days of new stuff.  New records from Neill & The Horse (Americana – quite magnificent), Pattie Smith, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gravenhurst and some vintage Allman Bros.  New music includes Lost Rivers – a splendid record – and an EP from Daughter that I’m really liking.  Last but not least a collection of Donna Summers stuff in tribute to the departed Queen of Disco.  Enjoy!

Killie in the Sunshine

Up to Hampden to see Killie play Celtic in the League Cup final.  “The day was bright and sunny” (Proclaimers – Joyful Kilmarnock Blues).  We travelled more in hope than expectation but were rewarded by a fine performance from the Lads, some splendid goalkeeping from man of the match Cammy Bell, a goal 6 min from time and Killie are in Dreamland.

2012 League Cup Winners without conceding a single goal in the whole tournament.

Drink was taken!

New Music

The long awaited (by me at least) record from Twilight Sad is to be recommended.  Following my enjoyment of the Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack, a collection of Nine Inch Nails records are now available.  Check out the Feist records (in preparation for Green Man Festival) and a few other more esoteric things for your delectation.



Creosote & Hopkins

Kenny Anderson (AKA King Creosote) & Jon Hopkins performed their sublime Diamond Mine record at J2 last night, spellbinding (apart from the twats with the loud clicky cameras who had to be restrained).  If you haven’t heard this record, you should check it out.


Feliĉan novan jaron

Esperanto for Happy New Year.  

New music added to the music server for 2012 includes Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Head and The Heart, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (Girl with Dragon Tattoo soundtrack, film was not to bad for Hollywood, could have been soooo much worse), which includes a splendid version of Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.  Also, for the nostalgic or frankly elderly easy listening fans amongst you……60 classic tracks from Glen Campbell (I had a burning desire to hear Wichita Lineman over the festive season).


Islet at the Portland

A quite splendid gig at the Portland Arms last night, Islet are a group of Welsh musicians who are truly joyous to watch.  Constantly switching instruments, playing with an incredible enthusiasm and roaming through the audience as they do so, they put on a fantastic performance.  Go if you get the chance.

Supported by a couple of young bands from Cambridge, Dirty Cousins and Ill Murray, the latter a particularly impressive group, all in all a top nights entertainment.

A shout goes out to Simon at GreenMind promotions for supporting local bands and bringing a range of interesting music to Cambridge, check out the GrennMind site for upcoming gigs.

We Were Promised Jetpacks

A fantastic performance by Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks in a small sweaty basement club in London last night.  As a live act these lads are hard to beat, pounding overdriven music with soaring vocals from Adam Thompson.  Check out the records and if you ever get the chance to see the lads, take it!

July music

Todays Jock music comes from Kilmarnock’s finest – the mighty Biffy Clyro, live at Wembly.  Also, and not for those of a prudish disposition, a truly magnificent record from Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells – heart-achingly funny!  A recent reading of Peter Hook’s personal history of the Hacienda sent me scurrying from some vintage Acid House (Phuture and 808 State) and revisting the Inspiral Carpets.  Top it off with the latest C&W style offering from Neil Young and the new offering from Explosions in the Sky – Enjoy.


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