Howdy, people – hope you are all doing good! We are, everyone now back on deck after some European sojourns for JT and The Coach – refreshed, revived, and full of vim and vigour!!!
LOTS of exciting stuff going on at the moment – and some great new releases tickling our tastebuds! For starters – one of the stars of Record Store Day 2015 here at Slow Boat, the tremendous Ms Tami Neilson has a new album, entitled “Don’t Be Afraid”, on both CD and LP – think; along the lines of her last album, “Dynamite!”, with more extremes – balladier ballads, more ripsnortin’ ripsnorters. Regardless, it’s highly recommended – as is the new album from her Church Tour compadre Delaney Davidson, entitled “Lucky Guy”.
Some worthy comeback efforts, too, from seasoned campaigners – there is a new New Order album, their first since the departure of bassist Peter Hook, entitled “Music Complete”, while post-Britpop likely lads The Libertines get to right their listing ship with their third album (and first in 11 years!), “Anthem For Doomed Youth”. There is a new solo effort from Rolling Stones lynchpin Keith Richards, “Crosseyed Heart” (which, we agree, is a dreadful title). There is a second album from the Davis Rawlings Machine – Gillian Welch‘ s right-hand man; she also features, and it is predictably excellent.
There have been LP reissues of long out of print titles from Placebo, New Order (I am on a bit of a jag!), Supergrass, Amy Winehouse, plus we have just topped up with classic releases from the tremendous likes of Massive Attack, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Soundgarden, Nirvana – it is NOT, I’m afraid, too soon to start thinking Xmas, people…
And – we dug out a couple of extra GOLD VINYL copies of the latest elpee by our homeboys, The Phoenix Foundation, “Give Up Your Dreams” – yes, even with the bonus cassette still available!!
Right you are, then – we’ll be seein’ ya, bless up
The Slow Boat Crew X