Post Tagged with: "England"

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

Wow, do these Medway, England, fellas really pack a whallop! They impress me as a strong cross between the Jam and the Creation, with some freakbeat and mod flourishes. Really rockin’ the rafters here!

Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum (2013)

Cate Le Bon was born in Penboyr, Wales and currently lives in Los Angeles. She sings in English and Welsh — a rarity, as less and less people speak Welsh as their mother tongue.

On Second Thought: Alberta Cross – Songs of Patience (2012)

Alberta Cross are a Swedish/English duo based in New York, and formed in 2005 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers.

Anthony Strong – Stepping Out (2013)

From the opening strokes of “Too Darn Hot,” it’s abundantly clear that Anthony Strong is the real deal. He swings hard and brims with confidence, filling Stepping Out with a brand of boldness that fits him like a perfect suit.

One Track Mind: Sting, “And Yet” from The Last Ship (2013)

One Track Mind: Sting, “And Yet” from The Last Ship (2013)

The last time Sting approached his familial history amidst England’s rusting ship-building days of yore, it was on the occasion of his father’s death. He returns now with larger themes

Forgotten series: The Five Day Week Straw People – The Five Day Week Straw People (1968)

Forgotten series: The Five Day Week Straw People – The Five Day Week Straw People (1968)

A collectible psychedelic album from this one-off studio-only group consisting of UK songwriters, The Five Day Week Straw People was originally on Saga Records and features your standard British underground psychedelia

Forgotten series: The Hi-Fi’s – Snakes And HiFis (2008)

Forgotten series: The Hi-Fi’s – Snakes And HiFis (2008)

It’s amazing to me that, after all these decades, there are still unknown bands putting out great music. England’s Hi-Fi’s rest firmly in that category.

Forgotten series: The Status Quo – Messages from the Status Quo (1968)

Hailing from London, England, the Status Quo went on to acquire massive fame in the United Kingdom where their abdominal success persists today.

One Track Mind: James Hunter Six, “Minute by Minute” (2013)

Something like blues, something like R&B, something like pre-Beatles rock. James Hunter is simply something else, and this soul-lifting, groove-tastic lead track from his forthcoming album only confirms it.

The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law (2013)

North Wales’ The Joy Formidable seems to have the knack for kicking off new years with panache. In January 2011, they released The Big Roar to considerable acclaim. In 2013, Wolf’s Law made its way into the public consciousness.