Portland starting a storm at No 1
1 (3) 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.
2 (4) 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.
3 (9) 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.
4 (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!
5 (17) 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.
6 (7) 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.
7 (8) 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.
8 (14) 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.
9 (NEW) SMOOVE & TURRELL – HARD WORK / MONEY – JALAPENO
Feel good retro R’n’B barn stormer. Backed with a nice slice of soulful 70’s influenced consciousness.
10 (10) 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 (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.
12 (22) 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.
13 (15) K-X-P – EASY – MELODIC
Glam rock, Balearic beat, post punk, kraut rock and The Banana Splits all get a look in.
14 (11) 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.
15 (18) 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.
16 (16) SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ALWAYS – EXCEPTIONAL BLUE
Soulful, jazzy, expensive and in a class of its own. Laxx skanks it up nice.
17 (13) 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.
18 (20) 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.
19 (24) 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.
20 (28) 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.
21 (25) BONNIE PRINCE BILLY – QUAIL & DUMPLINGS – DOMINO
A gently strummed down on your luck but full of hope lonesome country tail.
22 (30) HACKMAN – AGREE TO DISAGREE – RAMP
Infectious feel good UK garage / house number. The title track of his forthcoming LP.
23 (NEW) DOROTHY’S GHOST – ONCE UPON A TIME – ELECTRIC SHEEP
Electronic glam rock with soaring ethereal vocals that float around a powerful lead. It’ll make your head spin. Mitch Davis gets spooky and Lee Waxman goes on a sunshine drive.
24 (27) 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.
25 (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.
26 (NEW) BARON BANE – LPTO – DESPOTZ
Debut LP of contemporary warm psychedelic songs that span across the genres with ease.
27 (29) CRUSHED BREAKS – CLOSE UPS – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
Pop melodies with soaring melodies enveloped in a pounding shimmering wall of fuzz.
28 (NEW) MR NO – SNAKE EP – DIFFERENT
Debut release from France of overloading techno, sleazy electro disco and slightly off kilter Detroit.
29 (NEW) MIDNIGHT MAGIC – WHAT THE EYES CAN’T SEE – SCION A/V
9 Piece funky disco outfit from New York that hark back to the days of the pre-machine maxi 12”.
30 (NEW) PENGUIN PRISON – DON’T FUCK WITH MY MONEY – STRANGER
Contemporary disco tinged pop with big choruses. Jay Shepheard, Johnny Arthur, CSY & Stripes and Penguin Prison take it to the clubs.
25th October 2011
The Zzub Chart… A different kind of Buzz!
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