Less locked down tracks #2

New old and old tracks I’ve been spinning over the last two weeks. Didn’t get round to doing one last week. New tracks at the front, older at the back.

Top of the list has to be The Coral’s Paul Molloy – his new single Dungaree Day is an ace slice of bouncing beach boys Mersey psych – would have been number 1 for weeks in the summer of 66. Also further new tunes from Doves, Flaming Lips and Fontaine’s D.C. ahead of their likely to epic albums later this year. Love the drawling Dublin chorus from the Fontaines.

Infectious South African pop from Keleketla – with Coldcut, plus an older tune from master afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Also hooked by the African/funk/psych grooves of Khruangbin.

Andy Bell from Ride has released two new tracks this week – Commune is the best – at his shoegazey spaceman 3 best.

David Gilmour has produced his first new music in five years – with his daughter Romany, all acoustic and harmonies. Hope Dave doesn’t wait another five years.

Plus new punk pop from The Beths, from NZ, reminds me a bit of Breeders and Lush.

New Weller album has lived up to its reviews – the title track On Sunset is great. I’ve also started to explore the massive catalogue of indie/folk storyteller Darren Hayman – this track is from his album telling the story of an astronaut on each track.

Plus old stuff from Cracker, The Charlatans and the VU.