For some reason I’m always more excited about new music in the early part of the year, suppose it because all last years tracks have been weighed and measured. So heres two that you really should listen to.
John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
Apparently inspired by Icelandic night time driving experiences and I can hear how that suits this song perfectly. Hes quite an enigma John Grant and always seems to choose cool people to work with, his last record was with the incredible Midlake and I think Gus Gus have a hand in producing his new stuff and which is a really good thing.
Jagwar Ma – The Throw
Australian youth channeling the sound of Manchester 25 years ago which is fine by me. Unfortunately that original scene went down hill really quick, but before Northside and Candy Flip ruined the party there was some great music too. This is reminiscent of Bummed era Mondays, Paris Angels and maybe even a bit New FADs, look that one up kids.