Rebellion 2017 – Thursday


Peter Test Tube – A threat to US security


7.45am – my mate arrives. It’s raining. The forecast is rain all weekend. I’ve had two hours sleep (I fell asleep in the bath at 1am. Sleep in the bath is not proper sleep). I’ve never been less in the mood for going to Rebellion. In recent years I’ve wondered if I’m too old for this and always concluded “No”. But am I …?

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The Wheel of Your Tune


Better late than never…

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number.  The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album.  This week’s spin landed on M1.

I’ve chosen the track 1er Gaou by the Cote d’Ivoire band Magic System.  About 15 years ago I travelled in Ghana whilst visiting family based there.  As we drove along the beautiful coastline away from Accra towards The Ivory Coast this song was playing almost constantly on the car stereo.  Every time I hear it I’m taken back there.  My brother in law bought me the album as a Christmas gift after our trip.

What’s your M1?

ALL\MIX/DUP – Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing

Featured previously on “Sounds on Sunday”, Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing are a Sheffield/Leeds based band who mash-up various genres on their forthcoming debut album ALL\MIX/DUP, the CD version of which is due for release via their Bandcamp site next Friday. There are some tasters for you there, too, just follow the link. As they say: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something with explicit lyrics.”

The line-up is Grok Enrol (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Phill Geldoff (bass, theremin), who have been working together since 2016. Guest musicians on the album include Jarrod Gosling (Cobalt Chapel / Regal Worm / I Monster) on mellotron and percussion. The album will be released on Premonition Tapes in CD and digital download format. And there is a credit to The ‘Spill inside the album cover!

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