ORGAN: Five music things – Glasgow’s Humour, deux furieuses, some (kind of) new Yowie, Poland’s Kurws, Henge, Dungeness, Pleasure Complex and some Peter Hammill, there can never be too much Peter…

The editorial bit again, the introduction that heralds the latest Five Music Things thing and whatever the hell the five music thing is actually all about. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five. Cross-pollination? Five more? Do we need to do the editorial bit again? Is there another way? A cure for pulling cats out of hats? Is there a rhyme? Is there a reason? pigman, cowman, ha ha, charade you are, we don’t write reviews any more, all about the yellow trousers. Was there ever a reason? What do reasons make? Five more, everything must go and same as last time (and the time before) five, and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding is in that proof reading. When we started this thing, oh never mind, it doesn’t matter and like we asked last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? We do listen to everything that comes in, we do it so you don’t have to, we are very (very) very very picky about what we actually post on these fractured pages or what gets played on the radio or what we hang in a gallery. Cut to the chase, never mind the editorial 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 cut slash and cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial or words in general? Just facts and links then, here you go, play the music, grab your five, eat your greens, go eat some art, go eat some dirt and don’t forget the yellow trousers (all about bands in yellow trousers!). Yer idiot man and his comedy Fall covers insists we’re far more interested in the colour of a band’s trousers than the music they make, he wrote a whole angry blog about ’cause we don’t think his music to be worth a whole heap of anything much.

Here we go then, five (or so) more musical things in no particular order…


1: Yowie – Talking of falling up stairs, as we were a moment ago with Kurws (see, told you this was in no particular order), there’s some kind of (not quite) new Yowie. Urgently good of course, hard boiled, almost said awkward but they never are, they always flow and they always take you with them if you want to jump on. There’s always room on Yowie’s ride, you’re always welcome to indulge in their gregory peckary, their highwire gymnastics, they multi-limbed instrumental dancing around spectacular architecture (all spectacular). It does slash out and if you’re not careful it might just catch you, and yes, as I might have said before, it is all rather Jackson Pollock, all precise and controlled, every bit of it considered, accurate, articulate, nothing just for the sake of it. What we actually have here are new formats of the 2017 Yowie album Synchromystocism, must be Bandcamp Friday? Go have a look, we’re mainly writing this bit for the people who didn’t hear it first time around (yeah, there might be a few), here’s the Bandcamp, I’d like it on eight track cartridge please, that or on rye bread with a pickle on the side, Jackson was a hero to most and all this writing about music sucks up far too much painting time.


Actually you are right, it is Bandcamp Friday. Have you got ant of this yet? We did put up Bandcamp page with some of the 43 CD paintings and an old Organ magazine or two, expect a few bits of art and such from the Organ / ORG Records days to land on the page from time to time. Buy something and we’ll fill the package with all kinds of junk


And people do keep telling us we should like Henge, I’m not so sure but hey, here they are…  


2: Henge are squelchy, Henge are Zpor, Goo, Grok and Nom, they have a new single, they sound a little like they’d be enjoyed from the pond, not a pond, The Pond with all that danger dancing and pushing and shoving and going off and things. They’re on a massive UK tour at the moment, like the kind bands don’t really do anymore, the dates are on their website and well they’re all science fiction and Poisoned Electrick Headed Devoness and some of it looks dangerously Doctor bleedin’ Who and maybe just a touch too wacky but then if you like Doctor Who this is the latest thing from Henge, we’ll just park it here for you. Oh and they just put an album out, here’s a taste or two and…


2 and a bit: Kurws – “In times when we are united by much, but still divided by more, music can get flayed for being reactionary, opportunistic or undeclared. Meanwhile, the Kurws, on their fourth album, put things clearly, namely head-on. “Powięź / Fascia” is an album founded as much by the culture of anxiety as by their personal dreads. The affirmation and the fear of ambiguity are two heads of the same desire – and two driving forces behind these collected exercises in not giving up”. so said those Beautiful defenders of a singular vision of amplified music Dur et Doux, seems like this rather positively repetitive mathematically rewarding album from Poland’s Kurws is coming out on the French label later this month. This instrumental tracks, those rhythms, they kind of peck at you, run all over you,kind of like insects with places to be, or bees using your head as a beacon to bounce off and navigate around, kind of feels like none of it will add up yet it always does, kind of feels like falling upstairs or being pecked at by several woodpeckers at the same time, kind of like it, kind of like it rather a lot. here’s the Bandcamp. Always follow the one eyed horse…


3: Humour have just landed in our inbox, “a Glaswegian group still in their relative infancy” so we’re told, “but one who arrived musically fully-formed, pairing together fragments of off-kilter post-punk, erratic indie-pop and discordant post-hardcore, delivering a sound that is at once disorientating and immediate. Early shows in support of Do Nothing and Folly Group have already marked them out as a must see live band, propelled by the unhinged lyrical energy of front man Andreas Christodoulidis”. One song doesn’t quite make for a gang of swallows, we don’t know if they’re “musically fully-formed” yet, but we do know we like this first taste and well, is it a one off or will there be more? A previous track, Yeah Mud, hints at more, the six-track debut EP, “Pure Misery”, is set for release on November 25th via So Young Records


4: deux furieuses – ‘All We Need is Sanctuary’ is the third single from new Deux Furieuses album ‘Songs From Planet Earth’ out 11th November 2022 via Xtra Mile Recordings, are Xtra Mile still going? Not heard from then for years, we probably said something that offended them back in the days of print. Do like the forward looking ways of deux furieuses, their positiveness. neat video as well, do we still call them videos? Filmed, edited and directed by deux furieuses (another band who don’t go for the capital letter thing). Find the single on Bandcamp or indeed wherever you go for your music


4: Dungeness and a bit of a brooding thing that’s touching on the epic, a big thing handbuilt by one Jamie Floate (who might well have figured on Organ pages before in a previous life). Big ambitious slices of not-quite-doom, a healthy widescreen ambition, dripping in atmosphere. Do we want to call it “post-metal/doom from South East England” or is it a little more than that tells you, certainly less of doomy thing that the last (rather fine) thing he released back in April. I guess this leading up to an album or an EP or something? Sounds like a more than healthy start.


5: Pleasure Complex – South London hard pop or so they say, boiling up, being boiled, lush stuff, good stuff, very vey 80;s but that’s no bad thing, what comes around goes around and all that. They do have standards in place.


Is that five now? There’s always another five, five alive, arrive alive,

By the way, seeing as you asked, did go back and have a listen to that cowman album – he doesn’t do capitals (yawn), we did go back after he peeved us off so much, and actually some of it isn’t that bad, far better than his previous weak tea versions of Pavement and his piss poor impersonations of The Fall (actually his Mark E.Smith impersonations are comedy gold). He’s basically making a one-man-band billy-no-mates bag of semi-violent guitar noise, the album has decent moment or two, if he hadn’t been such as arse about everything and publicly rubbished everyone else we cover on his blog, and if his press release for his new album had had the correct link with it in the first p;ace rather than an amateur hour link to his previous effort, he might have got a decent review out of us, sticks, stones, fingers and bones and all that. But hey, he doesn’t wear yellow trousers so we can’t seriously cover his music and he says we don’t write reviews any more anyway so I guess that’s that. The album is a bit of one trick pony, by the time we get to Itch we’ve really had enough of his diet of baked beans followed by baked beans and here, have some more baked beans, but hey, we don’t write reviews, we’re a fashion publication and we’ve eaten these baked beans a thousand times before, mostly on a Tuesday night down the Bull and Gate with some band third on the bill to Redeye Express wearing faded Big Black t-shirts just to prove how knowledgeable they are and yes, we could put a link to the album here but really…  Go listen to the new release from Mr Sterile Assembly – ORGAN THING: New Zealand’s rather experimental punk band Mr Sterile Assembly release a new NFT or a tape or a single or something like that…    

And while we’re here, there can never be too much Peter Hammill, we always need more Hammill, here’s an emegency 14 hour playlist of all things Peter that should get you through an average day…

And if you missed last week;s then


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