2020s

The Bug Club are a lo-fi garage pop group from Wales and their latest single is this insanely catchy lo-fi anthem, Out In The Streets.

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Nicholas Britell is not a household name. But this is a household sound anywhere that the residents watch Succession. Like me.
 

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The Rose City Band are the country-flavoured side project of Wooden Shjips duo Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada. This druggy animated road video certainly captures the woozy mood of their laid-back country-fried boogie.

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May 2023 Playlist

26th May 2023 · 2023, Playlists

A soothing blend of punk, funk and country seasoned with soul and reggae, and tributes to the month’s dead – Gordon Lightfoot, Tina Turner, Linda Lewis and Andy Rourke of The Smiths.

Not sure if the term Aussie’n’Western is a thing, but if it is then The Paper Kites are a prime example.

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Tina Turner’s career might never have got started if a backing singer had not failed to turn up for a recording session of this song in 1960.

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PJ Harvey returns with the first taste of her first solo album for seven years – a soothing and sinister ballad about birds… and Elvis.

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I never much liked Blur. In the Britpop wars I was Team Oasis. I still am, at least where their first album is concerned.

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Here are The Hives again, returning to the fray in their forties with a new song that shows they’ve lost none of their spark after 26 years together.

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SBT – Amber Shade

17th May 2023 · 2020s, 2023, Music

Sarabeth Tucek returns from a decade-long hiatus with a new abbreviated name – SBT – and a new album, Joan Of All.

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