Richard Warren – ‘The Wayfarer’ at No. 1
1 (NEW) RICHARD WARREN – THE WAYFARER – TV
He’s certainly found his voice, delivering a gritty, raw & honest LP of 50’s tinged dark country blues. RW: “I got tired of lengthy expensive studio trickery, life’s too short”.
2 (3) DJANGO DJANGO – WAVEFORMS – BECAUSE
Modern groovy psychedelia that brings The Stone Roses, The Beta Band and Low era David Bowie to mind.
3 (7) LOCH LOMOND – LITTLE ME WILL START A STORM – CHEMICAL UNDERGROUND
6 Piece from Portland, Oregon with a beautiful debut LP of magical understated songs that will lift your spirits and float your boat.
4 (11) DJ CAM – SEVEN – INFLAMABLE
A sophisticated cinematic and dreamy LP, complete with tender songs and gorgeous instrumentals that send you drifting to far away places.
5 (5) THE FIELD – LOOPING STATE OF MIND – KOMPAKT
Modern atmospheric electronics swirl around old school Balearic rhythms building into various states of euphoria. Get right on one matey!
6 (2) THE TRAVELLING BAND – SUNDIAL XXMI – COOKING VINYL
Now a festival anthem and set for a well deserved re-release. Inspiring.
7 (10) KURT VILE – SO OUTTA REACH EP – MATADOR
Five outstanding brand new songs from the “Smoke Ring For My Halo” sessions, plus a take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound Train”. What more could you ask for.
8 (13) DOG IS DEAD – HANDS DOWN – YOUR CHILDHOOD / ATLANTIC
Feel good anthemic pop from Nottingham. Choruses don’t get much bigger than this, the stuff of future festival headliners.
9 (NEW) CIVIL CIVIC – RULES – GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
Eagerly awaited debut LP of 10 exhilarating sonic fuzz infused showstoppers that take your breath away. Like being caught in the eye of an adrenalin storm.
10 (6) LE VOLUME COURBE – THEODAURUS REX EP – PICKPOCKET
Charlotte Marionneau’s sedutive yet innocent vocals totally compliment the beautiful and fragile Kevin Shield’s song I Love The Living You.
11 (14) THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB – THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB – ACID JAZZ
Debut LP of swinging 60’s influenced pop, complete with well thought out harmonies and all those very important details & licks that make this a worthy nostalgic trip.
12 (12) THE LOVELY EGGS – PANIC PLANTS – CHERRYADE
A psychedelic sing a long about OCD in the village hall after a hard days graft on the allotment.
13 (15) CHRIS COCO – HOLIDAY – MELODICA
Like watching old Super 8 films to a dreamy soundtrack featuring Samantha Whates creating a fantastic 60’s sophisticated European vibe. Lovely.
14 (17) HEADMAN – BE LOVED – RELISH
Old skool electro with a pop vocal from Rosie Blair. Daniel Avery ventures into the dark side of classic Chicago acid house with his Divided Love Remix.
15 (16) K-X-P – EASY – MELODIC
Glam rock, Balearic beat, post punk, kraut rock and The Banana Splits all get a look in.
16 (10) SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ALWAYS – EXCEPTIONAL BLUE
Soulful, jazzy, expensive and in a class of its own. Laxx skanks it up nice.
17 (20) FRIENDS – I’M HIS GIRL – LUCKY NUMBER
Hot out of Brooklyn, 21st century post punk club funk with classic girl group pop harmonies. ESG, Tom Tom Club and The Shangri La’s having a sassy night out.
18 (25) TYSON – WHEN YOU’RE GONE – BACK YARD
Modern disco house scream up in a Sylvester meets Robert Owens style. Joe Goddard, Legowelt and Solo deliver a top set of mixes.
19 (23) SIMONE FEDI – BITTER DEVOTION – ESKIMO
Balearic flavoured disco pop Ft. Lola Rent (sounds a lot like Robyn) on sun kissed vocals. Ewan Pearson cooks up a simmering groover and Welcome Stranger concocts a Coco Loco punch.
20 (30) FOTO & CHICKEN LIPS FT. THE BOLTON TADCASTER – LOVE WILL BREAK HER – NANG
A Bowie-esque vocal works its way around chugging machine funk. Chicken Lips give it a good dose of acid house with their Warehouse Mixes.
21 (21) RADICAL MAJIK – MENTAL HEALTH – THE BOARDROOM PRESENTS
The Boardroom Collective have set up their own label and the debut release is 3 cuts of deep house, off kilter techno and mutant disco with all manner of influences & subtleties. Nice.
22 (NEW) DAN MICHAELSON – SUDDEN FICTION – EDITION/S
Inspired by the rural landscape of Texas and sung with a rough tenderness that’s so convincing you can almost taste the dust.
23 (18) JASMINE KARA – BLUES AIN’T NOTHING BUT A GOOD WOMAN GONE BAD – ACID JAZZ
A soulful pop star in the making and on the rise with the Chess Records seal of approval.
24 (27) POCKET FT. STEVE KILBY – HERE IN NOISEVILLE – TIRK
Richard Jankovich makes his debut on Tirk with a slightly melancholic synth pop number. Alien Skin and Peter Flowers take it on a wide eyed tour of the cosmos.
25 (28) BONNIE PRINCE BILLY – QUAIL & DUMPLINGS – DOMINO
A gently strummed down on your luck but full of hope lonesome country tail.
26 (19) CONNAN MOCKASIN – FAKING JAZZ TOGETHER – BECAUSE / PHANTASY
Tom Furse of The Horrors fame takes this to another level, cooking up percussive rhythms, a dub bassline, far out electronics and ghostly vocals. A bit like an early Andrew Weatherall mix
27 (29) MATT STAR & CANDY CSONKA – SOFTLY – ROOTS & WINGS
James Teej delivers a quality vocal and The Hector Remix comes over like a 1950’s teen idol lost in a techno world. Nice.
28 (NEW) VARIOUS ARTISTS – KITSUNE MAISON COMPILATION 12 – KITSUNE
Fifteen new artists & bands, including choice cuts from Computer Magic, Housse De Racket, Theme Park and New Navy.
29 (NEW) CRUSHED BREAKS – CLOSE UPS – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
Pop melodies with soaring melodies enveloped in a pounding shimmering wall of fuzz.
30 (NEW) HACKMAN – AGREE TO DISAGREE – RAMP
Infectious feel good UK garage / house number. The title track of his forthcoming LP.
18th October 2011 – The Zzub Chart… A different kind of Buzz!
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