BEST OF 2015, ROCK, INDIE & POP #25 to #6

25   Personal Best – Arnos Vale

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24   Lightning in a Twilight Hour – Fragments Of A Former Moon

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23   Jennie Vee – Spying


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22   Kontiki Suite – The Greatest Show On Earth


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21   Reichenbach Falls – The Traitor Shore


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20   Paper Aeroplanes – Joy


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19   Piney Gir – mR hYDE’S wILD rIDE


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18   Mammoth Penguins – Hide & Seek


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17   Craig Finn – Faith in the Future


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16   Case Hardin – Colours Simple

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15   The Dreaming Spires – Searching for the Supertruth


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14   The School – Wasting Away and Wondering


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13   Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter


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12   Owl & Mouse – Departures


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11   The Manhattan Love Suicides – More Heat! More Panic!



10   Bully – Feels Like


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9   Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

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8   Bill Ryder-Jones – West Kirby County Primary


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7   The Treasures of Mexico – Holding Pattern


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6   Kid Wave – Wanderlust


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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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Piney Gir Sept Tour Dates & New single

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It’s been a busy few months recently for Piney Gir – gigs, radio sessions, an appearance at Glastonbury, a trip to Japan with Gaz Coombes, and of course the release of her sixth solo album mR hYDE’S wILD rIDE.

Ever busy, she now has an Autumn tour lined up in support of her forthcoming single Mouse Of A Ghost / Tilt A Whirl.

Released on 25th September, It’s a six track ‘DOUBLE A-side’ digital only bonanza for the third single from Piney Gir’s latest album mR. hYDE’S wILD rIDE.

The six track version is an iTunes exclusive while the standard four track version will be available everywhere else.

There are two remixes of the double A sides by Soulsby Synths & Dreamtrak plus the i-tunes bonus tracks which are both covers – ‘Something Stupid’ (Originally by Frank & Nancy Sinatra) and Alone Again Or (Originally by Love or you may know the version by The Damned.)

10th Sept – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
11th Sept – The Central, Head Of Steam, Gateshead
12th Sept – Elvis Shakespeare, Edinborough (Daytime in-store session)
13th Sept – Lemon Tree, aberdeen
14th Sept – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
17th Sept – The Eagle, Manchester
18th Sept – Café Kino, Bristol
19th Sept – Unity Works Café, Wakefield
20th Sept – Crescent WMC, York

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