Our Week In Spotify Bangers No. 6
, November 30th, 2012 23:55
Listen to this week's playlist below - 13 bangers plucked from this week on the Quietus
It's once again that time of the week, when the Quietus staff rifle through the last seven days' worth of listening and publishing to deliver you a playlist of tasty morsels from this week on the site. Scroll down the page to listen. Enjoy!
Mogwai - 'San Pedro (The Soft Moon Remix)
Joe Clay was so taken with Mogwai’s new remix album, the brilliantly titled A Wrenched Virile Lore, that he wrote this effusive review about it. Stuart Braithwaite later confessed to Twitter that it had made him blush. Aw.
Colorama - 'Delaware'
Colorama are one of the artists on Edwyn Collins, James Endeacott and Grace Maxwell’s AED records. Luke went to West Heath Studios to talk to them about the pleasures and perils of independent labels, and to hear why they won’t be biking rubber ducks around London. Read the feature here.
Fairhorns - 'Worried Thrumm'
Matt Loveridge, formerly Team Brick and a member of Bristol trio Beak>, has recently animated a new solo project: the dark and stormy motorik of Fairhorns. He tells Ben Graham that it's simply another continuation of the pathways he's been exploring throughout his musical career.
Hirsute Pursuit - 'Boys Keep Swinging'
“No matter how many double "R"s R&B might like to add to dirty, Hirsute Pursuit's Tighten That Muscle Ring is hands down (stop sniggering at the back there) the most sexy and perverted album of 2012.” Read our review here.
Turbonegro - 'Dude Without A Face'
Turbonegro, reviewed live by Toby Cook here. “If this new chapter in the history of Turbonegro ever looked or sounded like a hard sell then tonight, strutting through their set in such gloriously camp yet powerful fashion that it's something like watching a Carry On film where Hattie Jacques overdoses on steroids and beats the crap out of Sid James with a dildo, tonight is the night we bought it.”
Mudhoney - 'In 'N Out Of Grace'
Grunge forefathers Mudhoney recently released a DVD of their seminal 1988 show in Berlin, which saw them debuting some of their now-classic early material; Paul Tucker talked to Mark Arm about the band then and now.
Kraftwerk - 'Metropolis'
Needless to say, the Quietus office had to restrain its excitement when the German legends were announced as the headliners of next year's Sonar Festival alongside the Pet Shop Boys, Vatican Shadow and more.
Gerry Read - 'Gibbon'
"In a sea of endlessly laboured, aseptic releases, Read's fast-and-loose production is a welcome injection of instinct that reveals a real man behind the machine. Mangled and volatile and filthy though it may be, Jummy is deeply refreshing." Read Maya Kalev's review of Gerry Read's debut album here.
Roc Marciano - 'Flash Gordon'
"A romantic scene in 'Flash Gordon' (depending on how romantic you find cocaine and strawberries) feels like it could be disturbed at any moment: "I sleep with heat under the pillow, the cash is where I left it – it's nuthin' / I watch the city while I'm fuckin', I'm such a glutton"." Read Kyle Ellison's full review of Roc Marciano's Reloaded here.
The Smiths - 'London'
This week, Taylor Parkes spoke to Johnny Marr about why he's been happy since The Smiths just doing a bit of this and a bit of that. Read the interview here.
Fatima Mansions - 'Lady Godiva's Operation' (Velvet Underground cover)
From 1980 through to the mid-90s, Cathal Coughlan was the driving force behind Microdisney and Fatima Mansions, two brilliant, if overlooked, bands. Now he's presenting an alternative version of British history with Luke Haines and Andrew Mueller as North Sea Scrolls. Colm McAuliffe met up with him to cast an eye over his career. Read the interview here.
Sylver Tongue - 'Something Big'
Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley has just returned with the Something Big EP under her new alias Sylver Tongue. She spoke to Jeremy Allen about why a strong link between pop and art is crucial - read the interview here.
Sam Willis - 'Frozen/Cirrus'
"Like Walls at their most beat heavy, even the clubbier intonations of Winterval feel more like panoramic recollections of nights out in a past life, rather than indulging in the sweat and thrust of one in the present." Read Simon Jay Catling's review of Sam Willis' new LP here.