Put Another Dime In The Jukebox Baby!

Originally Posted: July 03, 2008 

Well there has been plenty of good stuff out and about recently so here’s a taster of what’s troubling my ‘jukebox’ at the moment….

‘We Started Nothing’ – The Ting Tings

Great little album this – a nice slice of pop-rock and the duo make a fair bit of noise considering it’s just the two of them. ‘That’s Not My Name’ is the one most people will know as it buries itself deep inside your brain, regardless of whether you like it or not. ‘Shut Up and Let Me Go’ is the next single and is also quite catchy but ‘Great DJ’, ‘Keep Your Head’ and ‘Impacilla Carpisung’ are also worth a listen…..

Ladyhawke

No album yet, just a 5 track sampler but I love this. Very 80’s sounding and a lovely electro-rock clash. ‘Paris Is Burning’ is a corker of a tune but ‘Delirium’, ‘Back Of The Van’ and ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ are also mightily enjoyable. Saw her live last night and the gig rocked, she played a few I hadn’t heard before and am pleased to report they were cool beaty tracks and not one limp ballad….

Noah And The Whale

This is another great album, in a similar vein to the stupendous Laura Marling album – and Ms Marling is on board for backing vocals for some tracks here. ‘Five Years Time’ and ‘Shape Of My Heart’ are the stand out tracks for me, with honourable mentions for ‘Give A Little Love’ and ‘2 Atoms In A Molecule.’ A summer album for sure…..

A lot of my musical experiences recently have been as part of Grand Theft Auto IV. (Above)

I like to flick around the stations but usually end up on one of the following:

RADIO BROKER

Hosted by Juliette Lewis this station specialises in Alternative Rock and we are talking some great bands/artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Tom Vek, Les Savy Fav, !!!, The Black Keys, UNKLE, The Rapture and, of course, Juliette And The Licks.

Fond memeories and bank jobs and taking Little Jacob to play pool spring to mind.  😀

LIBERTY CITY ROCK RADIO

This station has the legend that is Iggy Pop fronting it and includes classic rock from the likes of: Smashing Pumpkins, ELO, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Genesis, The Black Crowes, ZZ Top, REM and The Who. However the two highlights for me have to be ‘One Vision’ by Queen – which makes me think of Liberty City each time I hear it – and ‘Edge Of Seventeen’ by Stevie Nicks. Roaming around the city at dusk with Stevie Nicks on the radio – what an experience.  😎

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