Communicating Vessels 7″ Series

Communicating Vessels is releasing part two of their lavishly packaged 7″ vinyl recordings of secret songwriters from the southeast of the USA. Born equally of bright lights and seedy charm, The Grenadines might be Birmingham, Alabama’s sexiest band. Fronted by husband and wife team Michael and Lauren Shackelford and thrust into widescreen by guitarist David Swatzell and bassist Jesse Phillips, The Grenadines have been making a name for themselves in … Continue reading Communicating Vessels 7″ Series

Covers Up!

For some reason everywhere we’ve turned recently has brought us into contact with cover songs, so we figured we ought to do our duty and collect the best of them together in one convenient place just for you. So here you’ll find Deer Tick’s surprisingly faithful cover of an Eddie Cochran classic, Okkervil River taking on the White Stripes, Bat For Lashes doing The Eurythmics, Middle Brothers Daytrotter version … Continue reading Covers Up!

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (11th March)

Oh yeah… me and MM are enjoying a glass of the special stuff tonight. And we’ve waited a bit for this. In the last two or three years, I’ve come across a few genetic mutations of female adult vermin of a highly toxic strain. But guess what? Tonight, at least, a little justice has been done. They’ve gone where the goblins go, below… Well not … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (11th March)

Video Round Up

Some more half decent, decent, and downright entertaining videos for you to check out. The Agitator’s new single Say NO! is a politically charged call to arms set against an equally radical new musical style. Not a guitar in sight, just front man Derek Meins’ force-of-nature voice accompanied by Robert Dylan Thomas and T-Train on thunderous double drums. Pared down and primal! a Bergen, Norway-based … Continue reading Video Round Up