Clap Your Hands!

I am unbelievably happy at the moment, due to the fact that one of my favorite bands are back after a 4 year hiatus! Clay Your Hands Say Yeah's 3rd Album 'Hysterical' is out on the 12th September, and I will be making sure i get a copy asap, it's going to be awesome, check out this track 'same mistake' taken from it if you don't believe me!








You can also get a free download of it by clicking the get it now button there.

As if that wasn't awesome enough, they're also re-releasing their eponymous debut on vinyl, fully remastered! yes please!

The First Sunny Day In August

Hi All,

I've made a little mix of some lovely folk tunes for you to listen to while you take in this beautiful weather. Happy days!

download it here

1) Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountain
2) Joanna Newsom - The Sprout & The Bean
3) Donovan - Sand & Foam
4) Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Hush The Warmth
5) Laura Marling - Hope In The Air
6) Tunng - Tale From The Black
7) Fairport Convention - The Lobster
8) The Gentle Waves - Hangman In The Shadow
9) Sufjan Stevens - For The Widowers In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypisilanti
10) Tyrannosaurus Rex - The Pilgrims Tale
11) Peggy Zeitlin - Spin Spider Spin
12) Espers - Black Is The Colour
13) Heron - Lord & Master
14) Iron & Wine / Calexico - Burn That Broken Bed

Where does the time go?

Hi Again, has it REALLY been a year since that last post? I guess so, and I can only apologise profusely if you have been on the edge of your seat all that time in anticipation of my promised podcast! Life has a habit of getting in the way and my life for the last year has been constantly in the way! I've moved three times, which meant a lot of feeling unsettled and I find it hard to be creative when I'm unsettled.

I would still dearly love to do the podcast and only need to get myself a new microphone before I'll be on it! I will also try to post more regularly too, with little nuggets of music and the like that you'll love.
It's a habit thing really, I've been out of the habit and I need to get back into it. (no nun jokes please!)

Anyway, in the mean time here's a song for you. This singer of some considerable talent is called Eddy Johns (Not to be confused with Eddie Johns, Who may or may not have been sampled by Daft Punk for 'One More Time') and I got introduced to him and his music at The Icarus Club @ The Station hotel, Hither Green where my band, The Fictive Kinship, and I were fortunate enough to share the bill with not just Eddy but also some other great acts too. I'm pretty sure they have a night there every thursday, well worth checking out if you are around.

Anyway, Here's "Riding Home" a lovely little song, I'm sure you'll agree.