Kurt Baker – Brand New Beat

Kurt Baker has a new full-length album Brand New Beat out on Collector’s Club Records (cd/digi) and Jolly Ronnie Records (vinyl). He’s the guy, if you are into classic old-school power pop and rock’n’roll. Late seventies / early 80’s powerpop revisited and brought up to date. A great album and it’s a whole lot of fun for sure. There might not be anything truly unique in this song Don’t Go Falling In Love for example, but I enjoy every damn second of it. Well done.

Kurt Baker Website

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BMX Bandits – In Space

Scottish indie legends BMX Bandits has a new album out on Elefant Records. BMX Bandits in Space came out last week on october 29th. I’m just listening to it for the first time on Spotify and it sounds sweet and beautiful. Marvellous stuff, but I knew that even before hitting the play button. I have to do some record shopping as soon as possible. There’s also a new music video presenting a great song and cooler than cool Duglas. This one is entitled Listen to Some Music.

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Neil Halstead – Palindrome Hunches

Neil Halstead has a new album Palindrome Hunches out on Brushfire Records. That’s far more exciting than any kind of Slowdive reunion. Slowdive was a really good band, but Neil has become even better since those days. Mojave 3 was like the best band ever and also solo-Neil ranks above Slowdive in my world. New solo album Palindrome Hunches is again filled with hauntingly beautiful folk songs. This is the opener Digging Shelters. I could just listen to that warm voice all day long.

Neil Halstead Website

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