As heard on an Introducing Mixtape in September
This closed a Simon Mayo show a few Wednesdays back
Revisiting some elderly emails. There’s a small set of song links (in this case myspace) that I used to send to favoured individuals in the days before this blog.
The source is 6 Music, possibly the Introducing Mixtape
I’m a late convert. I walked into the kitchen not that long ago, put 6 Music on, and was utterly blown away by ‘What Kind of Man’. Leading directly to the purchase of tickets to see Florence and theMachine at Alexandra Palace last week.
It was very good. Iconic venue. Fun bus ride from Finsbury Park. Great burrito, only a small part of which found itself down my front. The Staves as support. Time with daughters. Brilliant sound quality – example a harp that could easily have been an affectation, but which came through loud and clear.
The only downside – as is often the case – my lack of knowledge of her music, and being completely surrounded by those who adore every moment of every song.
This cover is slightly ragged, adding to its charm
Very fond of Tinariwen and keen to see them live.
A band whose website I check periodically for tour dates
Music from (recent BBC television drama) An Inspector Calls.
Reminiscent of Philip Glass music for The Hours – which is why I like it of course
Heard this unfamiliar song on Dermot O’Leary’s indie disco slot.
I am given to understand that Monaco is a side project of New Order’s Peter Hook