Some songs from some people from Manchester or nearby. And John Cale.
Cactus Knife – Adlington Widow
Cactus knife play the free gig Friday at the Bay Horse on the 29th of this month. Dreamy and slick with a killer release. The video’s pretty cool too.
MONEY – The Shadow of Heaven
A class band from Manchester signed to Bella Union (Flaming lips, The Walkmen, Xiu Xiu). I love this tune. Fragile, beautiful and full of soul. Video director Liam Healy also does a wicked job.
Kiran Leonard – Geraldo’s farm
An artist from Oldham who’s album ‘Bowler Hat Soup’ showcases what a mad range of styles he is comfortable with. This is one of the wilder tracks on there and this recording from the 6Music festival at the Victoria Warehouse is wilder still.
AnD – All Seeing Eye
The Manchester duo’s latest release on Berlin-based label Repitch Recordings. Raw, uncompromising techno, play it loud.
John Cale – Paris 1919
John Cale founded the Velvet Underground with Lou Reed and was responsible for the droning viola that characterized so much of their best early work. Since then he has continued to make amazing albums and musical scores. What a man, what a tune