Woolly jumpers on Thursday, shorts on Sunday; it must be June in England. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, and don’t forget to send those unwanted earworms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all contributors.
Purson – Unsure Overture – CaroleBristol: Purson are fronted by Rosalie Cunningham, who used to lead Ipso Facto. Her current band are a psychedelic outfit and this song, Unsure Overture is a bonus track from their latest album, Desire’s Magic Theatre. I think that they are interesting and this has a nice poppy psych vibe.
Kauan – Adore You – abahachi: Despite the fact that their ‘Sorni Nai’ album became a firm favourite last year, for some reason I’ve only just discovered Kauan’s Facebook page (in the hope that they might be playing the UK some time in the next decade – Ukraine would be a bit of a trek) and encountered their recent series of covers from the album sessions. There’s a decent version of the Floyd’s ‘Breathe’, but it’s quite straight and therefore ever so slightly uninteresting; this reworking of, ahem, a Miley Cyrus number is somewhat different…
Peter Rowan – No Woman no Cry – goneforeign: Here’s a great version of a great song, it’s by Peter Rowan and friends and was recorded live at a club in Nashville Tennessee. Totally non traditional backup band, it’s a quartet of well known Country players and Rowan is a Country superstar down there. Don’t let any of that keep you away, this is a great version, Bob would be proud.
Gul Panra & Atif Aslam – Man Aamadeh Am – Ravi Raman: Man Aamadeh Am (I Have Come To You) – sung in Farsi, the beautifully romantic language of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Already struck by her singing, it hasn’t helped me that Gul is equally stunning in looks. I’m in real danger of becoming a stalker fan here.
Junoon – Sayonee – Ravi Raman: Pakistan’s first rock band. A collaborative effort between an American and two Pakistanis these guys crafted a whole new genre and disbanded after 15 years of going against the grain. Which is saying something especially as Pakistan left its secular roots and became an Islamic nation. Rock guitars, tablas, Pakistani folk … they mixed them and served them hot.
B.B. King – Everybody Lies A Little – tincanman: Seems topical, what with the Brexit vote upcoming, the never-ending US presidential campaign, and @barbryn telling us we were out of years on the ‘Spill when we weren’t.
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