Posts Tagged ‘J Fernandez’


Time for the MM countdown of our favourite tracks of the year to begin. Over the next few days we’ll be revealing our top 100 tracks and top 30 albums of 2015, with contributions from Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, Polly Pocket and Franca. We’ll also share their personal choices with you next week.

So without further ado, here are numbers 100 through to 76.

100 Ultimate Painting – Woken By Noises


99 Samantha Crain – Elk City


98 Diet Cig – Dinner Date


97 Cruising – Safe Corridor


96 Gold Class – Life As A Gun


95 Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas


94 Arborist – Twisted Arrow


93 Kodiak Deathbeds – Borderline


92 Summer Twins – Demons


91 Together PANGEA – Blue Mirror


90 Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home


89 Wilco – Random Name Generator


88 James McMurtry – South Dakota


87 J Fernandez – Between The Channels


86 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang – I’ve Been A Long Time Leaving


85 Drenge – We Can Do What We Want


84 Spray Paint – Thrash Master


83 Bueno – Babyface


82 Slaves – Despair And Traffic


81 Ezra Furman – Ordinary Life


80 Table Scraps – Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)


79 Trance Farmers – Garbage Night


78 The Felice Brothers – Carriage


77 Wavves – My Head Hurts


76 Titus Andronicus – Into The Void (Filler)


Check back tomorrow for numbers 75 – 51.

Here are a few more new videos that we’ve been enjoying ready for your viewing pleasure. Dive into new offerings from J Fernandez, Eskimeaux, Blitzen Trapper, Drenge, Destruction Unit, The Hanging Stars, Bully and Valley Maker.










Friday Round Up

Following on from our Monday Morning Round Up post, here is a second instalment of another eight fine tunes that we have uncovered whilst trying to catch up with our in-box.

All starting with some easy going country rock from Americana band The Afternoon Edition. The solid harmonies and laid back approach on their debut single Canyon Lights recalls such greats as The Band and Crosby Stills Nash and Young.


Having drawn comparisons to everyone from Syd Barrett, to Robyn Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone, Between the Channels is the brilliant second single of gently pulsating psychedelia and motorik rhythms taken from J Fernandez’s new album Many Levels Of Laughter.


Apache Sun are a psych-rock band from Glasgow and new single Silhouettes is a undeniably groovy, blissed out paean to the tripped out sixties – all kaftans, kaleidoscopes and lava lamps.


Tough Age released their new album I Get The Feeling Central last week. Twelve songs of incendiary garage punk with none better than the scuzzed up twang and ferocious surf licks of New Orleans Square.


Goodcat are an indie folk band from Des Moines and Time & Space is taken from recent album release Keep Sinking In. It is a lovely slice of pastorally tinged orchestral folk that is somewhat reminiscent of Loch Lomond. Lovely stuff.


In a similar vein, Ash & Iron is a band from southern Sweden, that expertly fuse nordic melancholy and Americana to create sharp and distinct songwriting with a sound that reminds us of bards like Neil Young and James Taylor. Listen to the lovely Wolves.


Abandoned Delta have just released their self-titled debut album and it is a unhurried, reflective collection of alt-country that gets better with every listen. Try album opener Black Car.


Lastly FANS take dark and brooding indie rock to new heights (or should that be lows) with gothic tinged new single If God Is Real, all driving guitars and metronome percussion to create an almost palpable sense of isolation and suffocation.