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Black Dresses: Forever in Your Heart

Album dropped on the 14th, I saw the Needle Drop review on the 19th and I bought it today. That sort of urgency to Have The Music is rare, but it’s good stuff.

Slightly perplexingly for doddery old fools like myself, Black Dresses have declared that they are no longer a band (from what I gather they have been victim of the internet’s propensity towards being entitled and devoid of human empathy because nothing is real) but are still putting out music. And pleased I am.

It’s sad, it’s uplifting, it’s angry, it’s beautiful and I know it’s not the main focus of digital music but look at the cover art by bani, it’s gorgeous.

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International Teachers of Pop: Pop Gossip

Originally seen way back in 2019 in a Guardian One to Watch column (I keep saying they don’t recommend anything good but I keep buying stuff they recommend) their original album is excellent but their second effort steps things up a bit with a bit more variety and the mandatory Sleaford Mods collaboration…

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The Comet is Coming: The Afterlife

The Comet is Coming feels like they might be the perfect third side of a triptych of acts I’ve skimmed alongside Melt Yourself Down and Sons of Kemet…

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

This is not really new, is it? This, the third album by John Grant was released in 2015 and the excellent “Disappointing” came to me via brotherly Christmas tracks that year. It’s been sitting in semi-regular circulation on Spotify, and on my “things to buy” list since then…

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Ghetto Kumbé: Ghetto Kumbé

I think I saw this on Cory Doctorow’s twitter, specifically…

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HAAi: Systems Up, Windows Down

If we can’t go dancing, it’s still good music to work to…

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Billy Bragg: Back to Basics

I’ve started transferring our cassette tapes to digital – since we don’t have a tape player any more they are basically sitting in drawers decaying slowly. One of the first tapes had a whole bunch of Billy Bragg tracks which prompted me to pick up Back to Basics, a compilation of his first three releases.

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Asthmatic Astronaut: Spirit World

For reasons undefined I’ve decided to start the blogging again, with a wee bit of musical recommendations and commentary. Then because it’s the start of the year I’ve not done much music yet, so we’re off to a bit of a funny start.