Cold Water Swimmers’ storming new single, ‘Burn Your Idols’ out this Friday

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2019 by dc


Manchester three-piece, Cold Water Swimmers have a truly stonking new single out this Friday. Fizzing with a post-punk fervour that instantly charms and chomps it’s way into your skull, Burn Your Idols is an inspirational call to arms, a strident stomp of hope in these weary times.

For those of you still unaccustomed to the band’s visceral charms you can find out about upcoming gigs and new music news by following them on Twitter @ColdH20Swimmers

Check out the new video for, Burn Your Idols below:

The Garden – Thy Mission (feat. Mac DeMarco) – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2019 by dc

Well this is peculiar (in a good way)…

New movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep out this November

Posted in Book, Cinema, Film, Movie, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2019 by dc


I’m a lazy reader. I bought Stephen King‘s, Doctor Sleep novel six months ago and I still haven’t read it. As a sequel to The Shining I’ve heard it’s thematically and stylistically quite different, but that it’s up there as one of King‘s best works in the last 15 or 20 years – so it was enough to make me part with some money.

Anyway, Doctor Sleep has been turned into a film and by the looks of the trailer it looks pretty decent. It’s scheduled for a November release and the fact it’s got Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson as the leads and Mike Flanagan directing (fresh from his stint on the critically acclaimed TV series, The Haunting Of Hill House) bodes well.

Check out the trailer below:

Five great new tunes

Posted in Lists, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by dc

Sax man

Time to parp forth another five cracking new tunes that have been impressing me over the last week or two. I’ll avoid the obvious choices like Pixies, Bill Callahan, Crumb and Kevin Morby, and instead concentrate on some less listened to nuggets.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve already posted new videos by Bibio, (Sandy) Alex G, Weval, Purple Mountains, Ty Segall and Bon Iver, so they won’t be popping up either. Instead, dip into some new stuff below, and send me your thoughts and recommendations…

Pram – Doll’s Eyes:

Psychedelic soundtrack to a made up 1980’s movie made by curious children

Man & The Echo – Life On An Island:

Kevin Rowland meets Django Django at a lively Field Music hosted barbecue

West and Skyward – After All:

ASMR nourishment wrapped up in an Air meets 1980’s after party chillout vibe

Automatic – Calling It:

Post-punk soirees with krautrock in this awesome new Stones Throw head nodder

U-Bahn – Beta Boyz:

80’s new wave, weirdo rock jerkings from Australia’s newest bunch of musical oddballs

Plaid – Dancers – new video

Posted in Animation, Music with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by dc

Pretty futuristic oddness in abundance…

The classic psychedelic song Stephen Malkmus wishes he’d written

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by dc

I love Stephen Malkmus. He’s one of those omnipresent musical figures that’s stretched through my adult life and constantly entertained me and made the world a slightly better place.

So, any tunes he loves and recommends are definitely worth checking out. In the case of The 13th Floor Elevators’ “Slip Inside This House”, it’s a song Malkmus wishes he’d written and it gave me a chance to dip into some classic Roky Erickson tracks this evening and pay my respects following his death last week…


Bibio – Old Graffiti – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2019 by dc

I’m a big fan of this tune. It’s like alternative yacht electro…