The Five music thing again for whatever it might be worth. Five? Five more? Maybe Six? Do we need a new editorial yet? Is there a point? Is there any point? Was there ever? What do points make? Again and again and again (and again). Five more, same as last time (and the time before) five (or six) more musical things and yeah, we did say all this last week and the weeks before and blah blah blah while the whole world window and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding and all that proof reading. When we started this thing, oh never mind, it doesn’t matter and like we did ask last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? Cut to the chase, we could just cut ‘n paste the editorial from the last time, there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music that have come our way in the last few days and cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial? Anyone see my contact lens? Who needs any of this? Who needs it, who needs it, Cynical who? Same what every day? Here’s your five for today
Five (or maybe six) musical things then, just how good are….
1: Agvirre are from Manchester, this ten minute slice of has just come out let it flow now, let it unload (do like their red leaf, do like a leaf), let the music do the talking (as Joe Perry once said) , time to explore Agvirre…
Here, have some more, two bites are always better than just one, two birds in the hand when you dance around the bush or the architecture and all that other stuff. Wonder if they know Miller? This track, The Letting Go, is excellent, go explore their Bandcamp and the artwork we’ve stolen without asking is by Dafydd Jones, this is goood good good, this is all good., as is the Dead Cosmonaut Bladerunner track on that two track things you’re about to listen to. And and and, credit where it is due, this came our way via Chaos Theory just now, Agvirre are playing that alldayer with Rad Pitt that we mention further down the page.
2: Momma – Now this sounds like quite a few bands who would have been on Sub Pop type labels and and coming over to play Camden, possibly on Organ bills, in th mid to late 90’s, Kind of like it, really like the video, liked it before I read it was shot on VHS.
“The rising NYC-based band Momma have announced today the news that they’ve signed to tastemakers Lucky Number (Dream Wife, HMLTD, Sunflower Bean, Jay Som), and have released the dynamic, energising new single “Medicine” to celebrate. “Medicine” presents some of Momma’s best work yet and arrives alongside a Hailey Heaton-directed video shot on VHS”
“Produced and mixed by bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch, it also marks Momma’s first song demoed and written in New York as a 4-piece of singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, bassist Kobayashi Ritch, and drummer Zach CapittiFenton. The band explained: “The two guitar riffs were written by Etta and Allegra about a year before we actually brought it to the full band. When we wrote the first verse, we realised it was one of the first times we couldn’t write about heartbreak – we were both in very loving relationships. We wanted to write about that feeling of just being addicted to someone, and how someone else’s company can really feel like a drug.” The band will support their new labelmates Sunflower Bean on a series of US dates early next year with further plans for their first ever UK dates to be announced in due course.
3: Rad Pitt – Okay, so this came out in 2020 and we’re telling you about a gig in 2022 and this is 2021, next year, last year, whatever, Rad Pitt do need to be mentioned, they’re playing the Twelve Year Chaos Theory thing, hang on, let’s do the cut’n paste thing – “12 Years of Chaos all-dayer, Saturday 26th February 2022 at The Black Heart! Massive thanks and reverberations to Bismuth, Maud the moth and Alice Karveli for joining us” “Us” are Chaos Theory, go ask them about it, this is the dubiously named Rad Pitt from Colchester, “s.o.s, s.o.s….”, here’s their Bandcamp link and their stylishly excellent 2020 album, post hardcore or post something or other, Postman Pat, let’s go….
4 Black Helium are also on that Chaos Theory bill we mentioned up there with Rad Pitt mere seconds ago. Black Helium are from London, this is a live session they’re generously letting you have for no money what so ever via thier Bandcamp page
“Black Helium are a four piece psychedelic rock group based in London. Never afraid to stray from the beaten path, Stuart Gray, Beck Harvey, Diogo Gomes and Davey Mulka fearlessly traverse aural hallucinatory soundscapes; from detuned Neanderthal rock to deep oceans of introspective blissed out psych” here have some more…
“The Wholly Other’ Black Helium’s second LP, delivers a lysergic heterogeneous sprawl. From the blunt thunderous groove of ‘Hippie On A Slab’ to the narcotic tranquillity of ‘Teetering On The Edge’, via the hypnotic ascension of ‘Pink Bolt’.”
Chaos Theory are doing the way it was done back in the proper days, we like thier beautiful Chaos, we’ll let them get on with it while we sit bac kand let leave grow up out old gig posters like this one from 1992.
5: Inca Babies – “Crawling Garage Gasoline’ is a track from the new inca babies Album called ‘Swamp Street Soul’ out on 23rd November 2021. it is a re visiting of a 1980s inca’s classic, all bluster and ‘pedal to the metal’ speed punk. The urge to re-record the song came from its popularity as a live song at recent inca gigs, now paired down and with more bite, it has certainly stood the test of time. It was originally released on the ‘Surfin’ in Locustland’ EP back in 1985 and also recorded for the Incas’ third John Peel session in June that year”. It does sound like something from back there, something good from back there, almost beautifully backrooms of Camden or the various versions of Camden in most towns and cities of this land back there, that urfent lurch, that need for an edge, that ride on the Red Eye Express
Visit Bandcamp for more, there’s a new album out this week, Swamp Strett Soul
And have some more, we like Agvirre, we’re probably not alone
And while we’re here, you need The Godz, everyone need a slice of the Gods at least one a week, This song is still played every Friday at 5:00pm on qfm96 out of Columbus Ohio. To this day it is still the most popular song requested on Friday drive at 5 home One of Columbus Ohio’s best Rock bands. They were Godz!!!