Here’s an old recording I made of Scottish group California Snow Story (ex-Camera Obscura). It’s from a lovely live set at Tchai Ovna back in 2006. David from the group recently asked me for the full recording, and pretty soon afterwards this one turned up on Soundcloud. David also tells me there’s a new album in the works so stay tuned!
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Ashleigh Wyatt of Little Desert and Red Red Krovvy is one of my favourite drummers. Several years ago she was in a group called Pop Singles, who sounded like many of the best pop groups from Australia in the 80s. While Wyatt has been buys in other bands, it’s been fairly quiet from their singer Tam Matlakowski. But now he has made their entire discography available for free on bandcamp, including unheard demos.
To mark the occasion, here are some snaps from the second time I saw them play, in Melbourne back in 2009. While you’re at it you should also check out Matlakowski’s solo album that came out late last year. Released under the name Tam Vantage, you might notice that’s the make of the 12-string guitar he’s playing in the photos above. It will reward you for your time.
And while we’re talking about Australian pop, I must comment that it’s still criminal that The Passengers never got to release this song. I can’t listen to it without shedding a tear.
I recorded one of the band’s songs when they played the Psychedelic Ballroom in LA, organized by The Blindspot Project. The Acid Test SF and Tony the Tyger were among the guest DJs. This band is amazing and have two imminent single releases – one on Market Square and one on local label Lolipop. I also stopped by their shop, where you could hear someone recording some guitar in their next-door studio.
Nightmen is a Swedish band out of Malmö, including members from “other bands”, but they’re just as good – or better – than those other bands. I’ve already called Girl For You the best punk 45 from Sweden this year, so if you haven’t checked them out yet you should do so now. They turned in a great set supporting The Hussy last week, and they have an album coming out soon. Check out some more pictures from the gig here.
Another great Swedish punk group that played Malmö recently is Viagra Boys from Stockholm, that remind me a lot of East Link. Watch out for their first two releases this autumn.
This contribution comes from Marcus Cawood and was put up to promote last week’s Radio Syd in Malmö, the first in 2015 and the last at longtime venue Moriska Paviljongen. The music is an edited live mixdown from Cawood’s old club Reaction. I went to this particular night 10 years ago, when Alessandro (Lavarone Mod Holiday) was the guest DJ, and last week Alessandro came down from Gothenburg to play again. It was an amazing set, if perhaps not as well attended as that night at Panora. The venue known as Panora back then closed years ago, but a couple of weeks ago the new Panora cinema opened a few blocks from where I live. This time the venue does not include a club room, sadly.
The mix in itself is edited down from the full 4 hour set. There are few dropouts here and there, due to microphone action. I hope you can put up with that, because it’s a brilliant set with many classics of the scene, then as now.