Tag Archives: Paul Weller

BEAT SURRENDER – BEST OF 2015 (ROCK, INDIE, POP #5 to #1)

#5

Alabama Shakes

Sound & Color

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Alabama Shakes / Facebook / Twitter

#4 

Wolf Alice

My Love Is Cool

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#3

Paul Weller

Saturns Pattern

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Paul Weller / Facebook / Twitter

#2

Paul Orwell

Blowing Your Mind Away

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Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud

#1

Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

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Website / Facebook / Twitter

Reichenbach Falls – The Traitor Shore

thetraitorshoreI recall making references to the seasons on the previous album (Reports of Snow) from the Oxford based musical collaborative Reichenbach Falls who are fronted by Abe Davies (vocals & acoustic guitar) and Jamie Cooper  (electric guitar).

Well it seems once again appropriate to touch on the seasonal mood and whether deliberate or not the album release, it’s out on September the 14th,  fits perfectly with the recording that plays out like the last days of summer in a beautiful sad way, the majority of the songs presenting themselves like a landscape in soft focus, frayed lead-vocals are accentuated against the nuanced arrangements and the track sequencing works perfectly creating an album that will stay with the long long after the summer fades.

Pre-order the album now via Bandcamp.

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There are no problems, only Solution Songs – Thee Cee Cees

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Bit of a heads-up for the forthcoming Thee Cee Cees album which gets released at a very oppurtune time, Solution Songs will be out on the 5th of May via Southend-on-Sea indie label BillyDiscs, the band features Beat Surrender favourites including and Extra Mile recording artiste Chris T-T on lead vocals, Andy Lewis (Paul Weller/Spearmint/Pimlico), Adam Devlin (The Bluetones) lead guitar, Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard (Strummer/Foxton/Archive/The Alarm) drums, Billy Brentford (Thee Faction) rhythm & polemic, bass & memotron plus Kerry Schultz & Darren Hayman other vocals, Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) guitar and Manic Street Preachers’ string section.

The band also have a 45 on the way, Have an Analysis b/w Solution Songs which will feature Darren Hayman & Kerry Schultz, the 7” picture-sleeve is out on Monday the 6th ofApril via Podrophenia Records.

The Style Council Mr Cool’s Dream – Iain Munn

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Mr Cool’s Dream is a wonderful book dedicated to the The Style Council and offers an amazingly detailed and accurate biopic of the band, their music and what has being described as Paul Weller’s ‘forgotten’ years, I’ve consumed many similar books but never one quite as exhaustive and in-depth as this one, it’s a real labour of love and it’s great to see it back in print – this time as a high quality 360 page paperback, a must for any fan of the band, of Weller and of the era – you can buy direct from the author / publisher here, highly recommended

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