‘Spillin’ The Beans – “I Can Feel the Weight” by Silver Liz

Well, I have no excuses for the latest hiatus, apart from intrusive reality, but ‘Spillin’ The Beans is back again and this week I am exploring the debut album by Silver Liz, “I Can Feel The Weight“. The album was released at the end of October Continue reading

‘Spillin’ The Beans – King Crimson: Live in Chicago June 28th, 2017

Apologies once more for the absence of any Beans last week, but my excuse is perfect. The dog ate my review. No? Well, OK, I tried. Anyway, this week I am turning once again to a major artist, to my mind, one of the towering giants of British experimental, underground and progressive music since 1969. Continue reading

‘Spillin’ The Beans – “Reuben and Coldcut” by Spiller

After a short hiatus last week, I am back again and ‘Spillin’ The Beans about the double EP “Reuben and Coldcut” by Spiller, who are an Oregon-based quartet and not an Italian DJ and producer with a famous connection to Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Continue reading

Jaws of Love – Tasha Sits Close to the Piano

A few weeks ago I featured Jaws of Love’s excellent track Hawaiian License Plates in Sounds of Sunday.

I’m now pleased to say that Local Natives’ songwritervocalist and pianist Kelcey Ayer has released Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, his solo debut as Jaws of Love, via K-Rizzla/House Arrest digitally on September 22nd, with its gatefold coloured vinyl release available in the UK on 3rd November. The anticipated album is currently streaming on HypemachineDo give it a listen, it’s great.

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‘Spillin’ The Beans – “Down There For Dancing” by Granfalloon

‘Spillin’ The Beans is late again this week, so apologies for real life getting in the way of writing reviews. This week’s review is the debut album by Granfalloon, the musical nom de plume (nom de plectrum perhaps?) of Manchester-based songwriter Richard Lomax.

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Are you feeling horny?

Looking for a YT video link for one of my song recommendations this week, I spotted a familiar face looking back at me from the ‘Up Next’ sidebar. What I stumbled across has really grabbed me. Not Linda’s vocal (which IS great, but is she possibly losing a bit of control aiming for all that power?), nor Sam’s brief contribution (I’m assuming he’s now too old for the Boy Wonder tag?), but man, do those horns sound good down there or what?! Enjoy.

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‘Spillin’ The Beans – The Jackson Lamb novels of Mick Herron

This week, I’m taking a break from reviewing music, mainly because I’m not that enthused by what I’ve got in the review pile, and I’d rather say positive things than negative ones. So, instead I thought that I’d write about some spy fiction that I am currently reading avidly.


There are actually four novels in paperback, Continue reading